Media/Premier Cabs staff swap steering wheels for walking shoes as they step up to help kids with cerebral palsy

Premier Cabs staff swap steering wheels for walking shoes as they step up to help kids with cerebral palsy

Granville base leads the charge in signing up for the STEPtember challenge

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Premier Cabs staff swap steering wheels for walking shoes as they step up to help kids with cerebral palsy
 
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GRANVILLE, FRIDAY 22 AUGUST 2014 – They’re usually focused on roads and peak hour traffic, but for the next month staff at Premier Cabs’ Granville base will be more concerned about foot traffic!

They are stepping up en-masse to help children and adults with cerebral palsy by taking part in the STEPtember challenge.

32 staff members from Premier Cabs’ Granville radio room have signed up and will each aim to do 10,000 steps a day for the month of September.

Ammy King is leading the charge, signing up workmates Jacqui Cowen, Christel Ters and Hayley Norvall in team ‘One Step Ahead’.

She says there is healthy competition in the Premier Cabs’ Granville office amongst the eight teams which have registered for STEPtember.

‘Our pedometers have arrived and we’re already planning what activity we can do each day in order to reach our goal of 10,000 steps and stay ‘one step ahead’ of the other Premier Cabs’ teams!’ Ammy said.

‘Despite the friendly rivalry, we all have serious motivation for taking part and completing the challenge and raising as much money as possible. We are appreciative of being able to take 10,000 steps a day with ease, and want to use that to assist people with cerebral palsy who face numerous physical challenges every day of their lives.’

STEPtember participants form teams of four and each do 10,000 steps a day from 3-30 September. Participants wear pedometers and log their daily activity online. More than 40 activities can also be converted into steps including cycling, rowing, surfing and going to the gym. Participants also raise money to help Cerebral Palsy Alliance provide vital equipment and therapy for kids in need.

Ammy and her Premier Cabs colleagues would love the Parramatta community to also step up and register to take part in STEPtember.

‘Just do it!’ Ammy said. ‘Knowing there is no cure for cerebral palsy makes every step and every cent count. All money raised, small or large, will help change the life of someone living with cerebral palsy.’

To sign up a team or support the many Premier Cabs teams registered for STEPtember go to www.steptember.org.au

Attention editors: Premier Cabs staff members are available for interview and en-masse photos, please call Ammy King on 0407 342 776.

Media Contact: Jennifer Durante – Media Manager – (02) 9975 8758 / 0419 802 602

Released on 22 Aug 2014