Are you ready to Step Up?


Back by popular demand and following success of last year, The Donna Louise has launched “Step Up” – the one million step challenge!

From 1st April (or any other date you choose), you’ll walk, run, dance or skip your way to one million steps. Whether you walk 10,000 steps a day for one hundred days, celebrate 20 years of The Donna Louise by doing 20,000 steps a day or come together with family, friends or co-workers to get the steps in, you’ll do it at your own pace, in your own time, getting sponsored for every stride.

The face of Step Up is Six-year-old Oscar who has CHARGE syndrome, a rare genetic disorder which affects his heart, growth, eyes and ears. He’s undergone two bouts of emergency surgery over the last few years alone.

The bubbly character has been coming to The Donna Louise since he was just one-year-old. His Dad said, “Oscar loves coming to The Donna Louise, it makes a real difference to him. Even for a few moments we can forget about the challenges and difficulties and have some fun. For us it gives us a bit of respite and is an incredible help.”

However you choose to Step Up, with the well-documented health benefits of moving more, you’ll not only be stepping up for Oscar, you’ll be stepping up for you.

Whether it’s one person who wants to make a difference, or a business looking to get their whole workforce involved, by taking part in The Donna Louise’s one million step challenge, supporters will be making sure that the charity can be there for families like Oscar’s every step of the way.

Registration for “Step Up” is open now at It’s just £10 to sign up and everyone who takes part will receive a Step Up t-shirt and welcome pack with loads of ideas and inspiration to keep them going.