Walking event

Nurses’ Steps

Event details

Could you walk in the footsteps of a hospice nurse every day in February? Our nurses walk between 7,000 and 10,000 steps a day when looking after children with life-shortening conditions. Will you take on the challenge?

Location: Virtual
When: Tuesday 1st February 2022
End: Monday 28th February 2022
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How do I get involved?

Sign up today, just follow our simple sign up form to get started.

Every step you take in our nurses’ shoes will make a big difference to local children and their families.

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Challenge yourself today!

What’s the challenge?

Nurses’ Steps is back with a bang for February 2022, after our incredible supporters took on this mighty fundraising challenge in 2021 and raised over £30,000 for us!

  • Walk either 7,000 or 10,000 steps a day in February in support of the nurses at the hospice.
  • All we ask is that you raise at least £70, which could pay for a nurse to make a home visit to one of our families (making up some of their 7,000-10,000 steps).

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And we’ll send you a pair of exclusive Chestnut Tree House shoelaces to help keep you on track. And when you’ve completed your challenge, we will send you a well-deserved medal – to show our appreciation and what a difference you have made!


Print the activity sheets to help all the family have fun and fundraise, plus keep track of your steps and progress throughout the month.

What last year's walkers have to say:

My target was 49,000 steps per week. I exceeded my target each week. It was great to have a purpose to the daily walk to support Chestnut Tree House

Jean, participated in 2020

Why not take up the challenge today?

How far will I be walking?


7,000 steps every day in February is the equivalent of walking 98 miles


10,000 steps a day in February is a total of 140 miles, equivalent to walking from Brighton to Bournemouth
Information about the challenge

It’s just £12 to register, and we’ll send you some exclusive Chestnut Tree House shoelaces and a medal when you have completed your incredible challenge. We’ll also support you to help achieve your goal and fundraising target.

Yes! Your registration fees cover the costs associated with the Nurses’ Steps challenge, so please raise some sponsorship money for Chestnut Tree House to enable us to continue providing care and support to local children and their families. We ask you to try to raise at least £70, which will pay for a nurse to make a home visit to a local family.

Of course! There is no eligibility criteria to take part. You can set your own daily distance and upload this in different ways:

  • 2000 steps = 1.6km/ 1 mile
  • 7,000 steps = 5.6km/ 3.5 miles
  • 10,000 steps = 7.62km/ 5 miles