"Hello my name is Debbie and I'm a ward sister and I care for patients at Saint Francis Hospice.


Did you know that a hospice nurse walks 12,000 steps on an average shift?


This spring I’m challenging you to step into a nurse's shoes by walking 12,000 steps every day in March.


By taking on this challenge you can help bring love and care to all local people who need hospice care. Do something amazing today, Step up for Hospice Nurses."


Getting started


Getting started is simple. All you need to do is create your own Just Giving fundraising page by clicking on the link below, then share it on your social media pages and ask your followers to support you in your Step Up challenge by making a donation.




Thank you and good luck!


Click here to download our fundraising pack to help you achieve your fundraising goal.

  • £54 pays for an hour of Hospice at Home care for one patient
  • £194 pays for a patient visit from a community nurse
  • £202 pays for a day of care for a patient and their family on our Hospice ward

Step Up FAQ’s

  1. How do I track how many steps I have done?
    You can use either your smartphone or smart watch to track your steps. You can also link your JustGiving page to the fitness app Strava. Get details on how to do this here.

  2. What if I don’t quite make it to 12,000 steps on one of the days?
    Not to worry, you can either extend your challenge by a day or make up the difference on one of the remaining days of your challenge.

  3. How do I set up a JustGiving page?
    Setting up a fundraising page on JustGiving is really simple and there is a step by step guide here. Get in touch with our friendly team if you need any more help.

  4. I need ideas to help me fundraise, help!
    We can help! First off, download our brand new fundraising pack, which is full of great ideas to get you started. If you need more help then get in touch with our team who can give you advice to maximise your fundraising.

  5. How do I stay safe during this challenge?
    Please make sure you adhere to the current coronavirus restrictions for your local area during this challenge. You can find details of the current restrictions here.

  6. How can I fit 12,000 steps in to my day?
    Try some of these easy tricks to add in some extra steps:
    o Take the stairs wherever possible
    o Try walking on the spot while watching TV
    o Take a walk in the park at lunchtime
    o Go by foot when nipping to the shop

  7. I’m not sure I can do 12,000 steps. Can I do less?
    Yes! The challenge is all about getting more active so even if this means doing more walking each day than you ordinarily would then that’s fine.

Tag us


InstagramShare your success and tag us on social media! You'll find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube. And use our Hashtag #StepUpforSFH.


From all of us at Saint Francis Hospice, thank you so much for your support, with the impact of COVID-19, we need you now more than ever.