Step 2 It

Step 2 It is the exciting new fundraising campaign by industry charity The Furniture Makers’ Company.

Have fun
Raise money
Support lives

The Furniture Makers’ Company launched its largest ever fundraising campaign in May 2021, asking the furnishing industry to ‘Step 2 It’ and help raise £250,000 to support people from the trade who have been impacted by COVID-19.


Step 2 It aims to inspire companies and individuals to organise sports-based fundraisers between May 2021 – April 2022 in aid of the charity, encouraging friends, family and co-workers to join in the fun. What is more – thanks to a benefactor, every single penny you raise will be matched, effectively doubling your donation.


Last year our charity awarded a record number of financial grants to people from the sector whose lives and livelihoods were disrupted by the pandemic. Now we need your help to raise funds so we can keep supporting the industry.

Why take part?

Step 2 It is the brainchild of David Woodward, Master of The Furniture Makers’ Company, who is determined to get the industry moving for money, cycling for cash and dancing for dosh, so that we can continue to help people from the trade who need financial support.

  • Physical activity isn’t just good for the body, it is overwhelmingly beneficial for the mind too
  • The money you raise will help others like you working in the furniture and furnishing sector.
  • You can inspire others in our industry to take part and send a clear message of hope and solidarity.
  • Every penny that is raised will be match funded – doubling the value of your donation.

How to get involved

  • Host a company team building event – virtual or COVID-secure when circumstances allow
  • Complete the below Pledge form and return it
  • Plan your own individual event – and we are sure your family and friends will want to support you too
  • Start planning your own fundraiser with help from our toolkit
  • Take part in one of our online challenges
  • Sponsors

    Biesse Group

    Gold sponsor


    Gold sponsor

    Axminster Tools

    Silver sponsor


    Silver sponsor


    Silver sponsor


    Silver sponsor

    Ocee International

    Silver sponsor


    Silver sponsor

    British Contract Furnishing Association

    Bronze sponsor

    British Furniture Manufacturers

    Bronze sponsor


    Bronze sponsor


    Bronze sponsor


    Bronze sponsor


    Bronze sponsor

    National Bed Federation

    Bronze sponsor

    Whitemeadow Furniture

    Bronze sponsor

    The Step 2 It Online Challenge

    To keep us all moving during the COVID pandemic, we will be setting a new challenge every couple of months that solo competitors and virtual squads can tackle from home. If you plan on taking part in one of the events, please sign up using the registration links.

    January - February - 1000 push ups

    New year, new you, goes the cliché. Well we have just the challenge that is going to push you hard and get you on a healthy track for the year ahead. This challenge will see you complete 1000 push ups across 30 days with the first week starting slow with more reps being added to your daily target each day until you hit the 1000 milestone.

    Register now

    March - April - Climbing Everest

    Ever wanted to climb Mount Everest and stand high on top of the world? It’s a thrill only a handful of the world’s population will ever be able to attempt but this month we are challenging you to take to your staircases and complete the number of steps required to scale the tallest mountain in the world. Mount Everest stands an impressive 29,029 ft high, requiring an even more impressive 58,070 steps. On average, staircases have 13 steps so that is 4,467 times up the stairs, which works out as 149 times up the stairs everyday for 30 days, 112 times in 40 days, 89 times in 50 days or 75 times in 60 days.  Pick your target, get sponsored and start climbing!

    Get involved

    If you would like to sponsor the fundraiser or pledge , please contact George Cooper, marketing and communications manager, by calling 020 7562 8522 or emailing