Ian Newton02.jpgIan Newton has signed up for the 100 days 500 miles One Million Steps: A celebration of movement and wellbeing supporting the North Cumbria Hospitals NHS Charity.

Ian is no stranger to challenges; during 2021 Ian took on Captain Sir Tom Moore’s 100 challenge and aimed to undertake 100 volunteer vaccination shifts. Having served as a steward he paid to train as a volunteer vaccinator and well exceeded his aim by completing 152 volunteer shifts. You may have seen him at two hubs in Penrith or Harraby, Carlisle where he has worked with amazing dedicated people giving the nation a boost.

He took up walking during the first lock down and lost an incredible six stone in weight. This has prompted him to take on his latest challenge to raise funds for the local NHS and he hopes he will inspire others.

Ian says: “We are proud of our NHS. One of the ways we can all help them is to maintain our fitness levels. Walking is a great way to get healthy and keep healthy. This challenge also enables me to raise some funds for our local NHS trust. Being in hospital can be a difficult and distressing time for anyone, with the funding raised through the charity we support projects and services that make a real difference. Join me in supporting your local NHS and enjoying a healthy lifestyle.” 

North Cumbria Hospitals NHS Charity is the official charity that supports Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland Hospital. The charitable fund helps improve the experience of patients and their loved ones.

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