10 October 2023 News

Apira Completes Virtual Walking Challenge for Breast Cancer Now


In a remarkable display of unity, determination, and compassion, the Apira Women’s Network Walking Group recently completed a virtual walking challenge that not only improved their mental and physical wellbeing but also raised a substantial amount of money for the Breast Cancer Now Charity. With a goal of walking the equivalent of England’s cities, spanning an impressive 4,039,670 steps, this initiative was met with enthusiasm and dedication by the members of the group.

Breast Cancer Now holds a special place in the hearts of the Women’s Network, as one of its members had previously battled with breast cancer. The decision to support this charity was a testament to the group’s commitment to a cause that is personal and vital to so many women across the UK.

Setting a challenging deadline of one month, the group embarked on their virtual journey with the aim of raising £400 for Breast Cancer Now. The journey, which took participants through the virtual streets of England’s cities, was not only a test of physical endurance but also a celebration of community and support for those affected by breast cancer. The group displayed great comradery and supported each other though messages, calls and the odd meme!

Today, we are thrilled to share that the Apira Women’s Network has not only met but exceeded their target. The month-long walking initiative concluded at the start of this week, with a staggering total of £565 raised, surpassing their initial goal by an impressive 141%. However, the news gets even better.

In an exciting development, Apira has pledged to match the funds raised by the Women’s Network. This means that the group will be able to donate over £1000 to the Breast Cancer Now Charity, providing much-needed support for research, awareness, and patient care. Their success in raising funds for Breast Cancer Now was not only a testament to their dedication but also a reflection of the generosity of their supporters. This accomplishment reinforces the power of collective efforts in making a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer.

Rupal Thakarshi, who is leading the Women’s Network, said: ‘‘I’m so proud of our women’s network for taking on this walking challenge, with the support of other members of Apira. We’ve been walking together for just over a month, and greatly achieved over 4 million steps together. We’ve not only raised awareness for this important cause, but we’ve also bonded as a team and supported each other along the way. It’s been an amazing journey, and a great start to what the Apira Women’s Network has to offer, and I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish next.’’

The Apira Women’s Network is determined to continue their philanthropic efforts in the future. They plan to organise more virtual walks and challenges to raise funds for other worthwhile causes as this recent achievement is not just a one-time accomplishment but the beginning of a journey towards greater impact and change.

As we celebrate this remarkable achievement by the Apira Women’s Network, we are reminded of the importance of solidarity, compassion, and determination in making the world a better place. Their success in walking for a cause they hold dear is an inspiring example of what can be achieved when a community comes together with a shared purpose.