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It’s not even Septem­ber yet, but the signs of Spring are all around. Bright yel­low freesias, mag­no­lia trees in full bloom and blos­soms are promis­ing an­other golden sum­mer on the Shore. Weirdly, there are even a few po­hutukawa­like blooms in my street. A few of us in the of­fice have signed up to Steptem­ber, or­gan­ised by the Cere­bral Palsy So­ci­ety. It’s a great idea. It will get the warmer sea­sons off on the right foot, by mas­sively in­creas­ing the amount of ex­er­cise we do. We are ex­cited about our new pe­dome­ters and keen to head home for walks and runs to test them out. Plus, we will be fundrais­ing to help chil­dren and adults liv­ing with cere­bral palsy. Peo­ple with cere­bral palsy face chal­lenges far more sig­nif­i­cant than 10,000 steps a day. Chil­dren with cere­bral palsy don’t know whether they will be able to take even one step and may need spe­cial equip­ment. This project will raise funds for such equip­ment, pro­grammes, re­search and ed­u­ca­tion grants. To get in­volved, check out Steptem­ Mean­while, I’m head­ing out for a run!

- Jodi Yeats

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