Recovery Cymru June 2020
The Million Steps Challenge

About Us

Recovery Cymru is a recovery community for people overcoming alcohol / drug problems in Cardiff and the Vale. All our activities are community led and are based upon people with lived experience supporting others to recover and help others to do the same. Our ‘RC Family’ supports people to be themselves, overcome their problems, improve their quality of life and find meaning.

We run two open access recovery centres (365 days per week across the two centres plus evenings), including group work, recovery coaching, telephone support and social diversionary activities.

Our aims are to:

1. Develop the peer led recovery community, in which people recover from alcohol and
drug problems;

2. Raise awareness of recovery, challenging stigma and discrimination.

3. Assist in developing recovery-focused substance misuse treatment systems.

We responded to the challenges of lockdown by transferring all our activities ‘at a distance’. Within one day we were delivering at a distance, contacting hundreds of people in the first week and building our ‘distance delivery’ programme so we are still ‘OPEN’ 365 days per year. Our virtual doors are still ‘open-access’. We’re offering telephone, video, text and email support daily, and online groups 6 days per week. Also, check out our flourishing online community – showing that recovery is possible and probable, even in Covid-times.

If you'd still like to donate without the pressure of the challenge, you can make a contribution here

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Why we are taking part

Recovery Cymru is taking part in this challenge to raise funds for our recovery hubs – our ‘real world’ recovery centre and our newly established ‘distance support’. The ‘RC Family’ is at the heart of our delivery and these physical and online spaces enable us to support, train and stay connected to our members, volunteers and staff. We also believe that meaningful activity, staying active and ‘being part of something bigger’ are important to us all, not only those in recovery - and we can do this together via The Million Steps Challenge!

One Million Steps

90 Days 500 Miles

1st October 2020
The National Challenge

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.

Sign up with our Complete System
With Bluetooth Pedometer

Track steps, active minutes, active hours, distance, calories burnt, and get buzz reminders to move! There’s no need for daily updates or sending proof.

Taking the challenge with friends is simple and you can compete in mini-challenges, climb that leaderboard, and shout out success on social media.

£29.75 (15% #HelpOurCharities Discount)
RRP £35. Includes Bluetooth Pedometer, VAT and Delivery
PLUS invite friends and get your place FREE when six of them join!

Don’t use a fitness tracker or already have your own?

Love using your favourite running app instead?

Sign up with Google Fit or Apple heath and connect to a range of fitness trackers and running apps.

Connect and challenge your friends no matter which device or app they use!

Don’t have a fitness tracker or app?
Simply install Google Fit or Apple Health on your smartphone and use your phone’s movement sensors to get your steps!

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

But that's not all!

It's A Celebration of Movement and Wellbeing and we care about your health and wellbeing.

500 miles is amazing and we want you to be your best

From habit loops to food labels and meditation to body strength content and videos to keep you moving – because every step counts!

Strength & Conditioning

Everyday exercises for the whole body


An introduction to meditation and positive living