Onnec’s ‘Step It Out: Dublin to London’ Challenge

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week 2024, colleagues from across the Onnec Group took part in our fundraising challenge “Step It Out: Dublin to London Team Walk”, walking the 540km distance between our offices over 3 weeks.

This year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week was “Movement: Moving more for our mental health.” Physical activity plays a crucial role in maintaining good mental health, and what better way to embody this theme than by taking on a collective challenge that promotes movement and camaraderie!

Whether early morning dog walks, lunchtime strolls with colleagues, or running a half marathon, 70 members of staff laced up their trainers to raise awareness and funds for an important cause. The competition also increased interactions and camaraderie in the office, and provided the opportunity for departments who interact less daily, to work together! We had 13 out of 14 teams hit their 540km goal, of which 4 teams hit the monumental milestone of 1,000km!

Not only did this challenge encourage us all to stay active and prioritise our mental well-being, but it also served as an opportunity to raise a fantastic amount of money for our chosen local mental health charities – Mind & Pieta.

Congratulations to all who participated in the challenge, and thank you to those who donated.