One million steps and 500 miles for Cancer Research

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Staff at The Oban Times are putting their sore feet up today (Thursday March 2) after achieving a staggering 1,000,000 steps to raise cash for the charity Cancer Research.

Ten staff members took part in the campaign after a challenge by production manager Andy Bruce to raise awareness of breast cancer and to raise money for research.

Staff members were seen plodding all over town throughout February wearing Fitbit step calculators generously donated by Fitbit. Overall they achieved 500 miles during the working day – giving up every lunchtime for a month to achieve their goal.

Andy said: ‘It has been great to be supported by my colleagues, to raise cash for Cancer Research alongside raising awareness of the condition.’

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