Bangor Foodbank & Community Support
The Million Steps Challenge

About Us

BFCS was born out of a simple desire, to provide a one-stop shop that will throw a vital lifeline to those in need with all sections of the community working together. Thanks to the local support network of businesses, churches and individuals, BFCS has provided a daily safety net for at-risk families, the elderly and individuals across the borough.

BFCS boasts a proud history of working closely with a wide range of front-line service providers including: Community Advice, Sure Start, Health and Social workers, the Simon Community, North Down and Ards Women’s Aid, North Down Community Network and Ards and North Down Borough Council.

Working in tandem with ourselves, these front line service providers act as referral agents to ensure our resources are directed to the most deserving in our community.

BFCS is committed to a community built on diversity, tolerance, cooperation, and mutual respect; we want to contribute to society and demonstrate social responsibility.

Find us on:

https://www.bfcs.love/

Why we are taking part

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on our lives. Many of us are facing challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and cause strong emotions in adults and children.

Public health actions, such as social distancing, are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but they can make us feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety.

Learning to cope with stress in a healthy way will make us, the people we care about, and those around us become more resilient. Taking part in our Million Steps fundraiser will help us fund a range of specific front-line services and support to individuals and families in our local communities.

One Million Steps

100 Days 500 Miles

Sign Up With

Google Fit or Apple Health Integration
Million Steps Bluetooth
Pedometer Package

Where will your Million Steps take you?™

The Million Steps Challenge:

Your Life, Your Challenge, Your Way™

Walking is great for our physical and mental health. But we tell ourselves we can’t find the time, we’re tired, we’ll start tomorrow.

But, big things can happen from very small beginnings. Walk, jog, run or even dance your way to a million steps. It all adds up to an awesome 500 miles!

Challenge yourself, compete with friends, and even raise money for a good cause. No more travelling to events, overnight stays, worries about training, expensive entry costs or high fundraising targets.

Sign up with Google Fit or Apple Health, sync your own devices OR use our full package* pedometer and app.

Everyone participant receives an introduction to mindfulness and strength and conditioning.

* Full package includes Bluetooth pedometer and specially designed app.

Take The Challenge with our App Package

Add Steps Manually
Use your favourite app or sports tracker and add steps with a daily reminder to keep you up to date.

Track steps with your Phone Motion Sensors
Use Google Fit or Apple Health, connect to the Million Steps App and use your phone’s motion sensors to get your steps.

Connect Third Party Sport Trackers
Sync popular trackers like Fitbit, Garmin Connect and Apple Watch with Google Fit or Apple Health. (Please view compatibility instructions here)*

Connect with, support and cheer your friends EVEN if they use different trackers or devices!

Just £15 (25% #HelpOurCharities Discount) RRP £20 Includes VAT
PLUS invite friends and get your place FREE when six of them join!

Take The Challenge with our Sports Tracker Package

Need a sports tracker? Then join us with our Bluetooth Sports Tracker Package!

It integrates and syncs with the Million Steps App. Track steps, distance, active minutes and calories burnt. And get buzz reminders to move!

THE BEST PART: Just £19.99 celebration price

To celebrate over half a billion steps walked (250,000 miles/10 times around planet Earth!) we have a limited number of entries at £19.99 inc VAT and Delivery* RRP £35 (40% Discount)

PLUS invite friends and get your place FREE when six of them join!

* This is a special celebration price. Replacement pedometers are £16.99

But that's not all!

It’s a journey and we care about health and well-being.
From habit loops, meditation, and strength exercises.
We want to keep you learning and moving – because every step counts!