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Taking the Steptember Challenge

Today at the Advitech Group, our four teams started their Steptember journey to support workplace wellness and raise funds for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. We will be head-to-head with each other for some friendly competition in a bid to raise the most money for a great cause (and see who makes the most steps).

From 4th September to 1st October, each team member will aim to reach 10,000 steps a day. This will be a huge challenge for some – did you know the average office worker only reaches 3,000 steps a day? We’re excited to see what we can achieve and already we’re taking the long way around the office to the printer and kitchen.

Steptember is a fundraising event that raises money for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. The money raised helps to provide family-centred therapies, life skills programs, equipment and support for people and families living with cerebral palsy. They also fund important cerebral palsy research in Australia and overseas through their Research Foundation. Donate now.

As a team, we are looking forward to challenging ourselves to the benefit of those who need it more. As the most common physical disability in children and a permanent life-long condition, we are proud and inspired to raise money for this worthwhile cause. Each team will be seeking donations, which can be made to the individual teams or to the Advitech Group as a whole.


JULIE’S JUMBLE – Julie Rodber our Management Accountant, Sarah King our Group Executive, Liz Firth our Graphic Designer and Mike Taylor our Lead Risk Engineer

THE LUKE ROBERTS EXPERIENCE – Travers Searle, Josh Cappiello, Andrew Fuller and Luke Roberts, our Structural Engineers

TOBIAS’S TREKKERS – Louis Abell our Environmental Scientist, Dianne Hoskins our Executive Assistant and Ross Iles and Patrick McGaw our Process Engineers

HUSHSTEPPERS – James Hartley our Designer, Jen Roberts our Bookkeeper, Michelle Jacobs our Receptionist and Tewdwr Hoffman, Assistant Trade Supervisor

“Steptember is such a great initiative”, said Liz Firth. “I teach clarinet to a young boy with cerebral palsy, so this is personal for me. I see how difficult life can be for him at times and am so happy to be able to support fund raising for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.”

Each team member will be wearing a pedometer to track their steps and record them daily. Our volunteers are excited to be increasing activity and improving their health. By the end of the month, our teams should have reached the equivalent steps of virtually climbing the highest peak on every continent. We would love for you to sponsor our teams so we can make a difference to those impacted by cerebral palsy.