Step 2 It
Step 2 It is the exciting new fundraising campaign by industry charity The Furniture Makers’ Company.
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
Biesse GroupGold sponsor
Axminster ToolsSilver sponsor
Ocee InternationalSilver sponsor
British Contract Furnishing AssociationBronze sponsor
British Furniture ManufacturersBronze sponsor
National Bed FederationBronze sponsor
Whitemeadow FurnitureBronze sponsor
The Step 2 It Online Challenge
July - August - Strava drawing
Strava Art is a recent phenomenon where people use the free Strava app to create a picture by plotting the route of an activity, whether it be walking, running, cycling etc. Think of yourself as a human pencil and where you go the pencil follows. We want you create your own picture and email your finished piece to us. If you make a donation to our charity, you will be entered into our competition where the Master will judge the best picture. The winner will get a bottle of champagne.
September - October - Run with Ruairi
Ruairi Giles, commercial director of bed manufacturer Harrison Spinks, is putting his best foot forward for The Furniture Makers’ Company and running the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 3 October. Over September or October we are calling on you to stand (and run) in solidarity with Ruairi and walk, jog or crawl 26.2 miles in your local area. You can do this in one go or divide the challenge into 26 runs – or anything in between. Calling on your friends, colleagues and co-workers for sponsorship is an absolute must and maybe you can make a donation to Ruairi’s total?
November - December - 24 hours of activity
Have you ever attempted to do anything for 24 hours straight? It is no mean feat and not for the faint of heart. Throughout November and December we are challenging you to do exactly that with any activity you wish as the real challenge here is endurance. You could choose juggling, for example, or playing video games for a solid day – whatever you want. However, please make sure you consider the health and safety of yourself and anyone else taking part before proceeding. As with the other challenges, you are permitted to break the time stint down into more manageable blocks, whether that be two sets of 12, four sets of six or 24 one hour slots.
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.
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!