Participate within the Diabetes UK One Million Step Problem


We’re asking people from the east of England to take part in the Diabetes UK One Million Step Challenge to raise funds and improve the lives of people with diabetes across the UK.

It’s easy – take a million steps over three months, between July and September, and get sponsored for each step.

You don’t have to limit yourself to walking to complete the challenge.

You can jog or even dance the steps. But no matter how you move, you will have to take around 10,000 steps a day from July 1st to reach your million-step goal.

This year’s challenge offers two more options. There is the Half a Million Step Challenge, perfect for those short on time or anyone who finds it difficult to take 10,000 steps a day.

And there’s the longer 1.7 million step challenge for those who really want to push themselves this summer.

In addition to raising money to end the damage caused by diabetes, regular walking has many personal benefits, including better fitness, less stress, and better heart health.

So please give it a try and step it up for a healthier you.

Registration for the Diabetes UK One Million Step Challenge is free and there is no minimum target for sponsorship.

The event runs from July 1st to September 30th. Learn more and sign up at

Many Thanks.

Peter Shorrick
Diabetes UK Midlands and East Regional Head