Cope Foundation rounds up its annual 300,000 Steps Challenge

Matthew Murphy, supported by Cope Foundation; Sarah Lynch, supported by Cope Foundation and Gary O’Sullivan, staff member of Cope Foundation, taking on this year’s 300,000 Steps Challenge in aid of Cope Foundation. (Picture: Darragh Kane)

Volunteers from Cork and beyond have walked hundreds of millions of steps in aid of Cope Foundation.

Almost 800 people completed the 300,000 Steps Challenge during the 28 days of February to raise funds for projects and programmes that empower and support people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism across Cork city and county.

A total of 240,000,000 steps were completed in February by individuals, companies, schools, GAA clubs, people supported by Cope Foundation and many staff members. That’s the equivalent of travelling from Cork to Australia 10 times! The campaign was once again proudly supported by EY. 

The organisation has thanked all participants for their efforts and awarded some of its Top Fundraisers with exclusive 300,000 Steps plaques to mark their achievements.

People of all ages stepped out to stay fit and support the work done by Cope Foundation.

As a result, many participants have developed a habit of reaching over 10,000 steps a day and aim to continue achieving this daily.