Keep an eye out for Artie and his team “Link It Up” on the leaderboard in 2017. Can you over take them?Artie has a very special connection to Cerebral Palsy Alliance with his little girl Eva using the services provided since she was a newborn.
Eva had a stroke when she was just ten days old. For 24 hours Artie and his wife Stacey sat waiting to see what would happen. They were told that Eva wouldn’t ever walk or talk due to the damage that had been made.
Despite the odds, Eva has proven everyone wrong walking, talking and even starting school last year!
Artie, do you have the same comrades joining your team each year?
The first 2 years it was the four partners in the business, but 2016 saw us add an additional team of staff kids! Little Junior Link’s!
What made you choose to take part in Steptember vs another fundraiser?
I get to see first hand the difference the donations can make to peoples lives and it is important for us to support the Cerebral Palsy Alliance who have done so much for Eva and the family.
What are some of the things you and your team do to help raise funds?
A lot of emails to be honest and keeping our clients and friends updated via Facebook and LinkedIn and social media in general. It’s a great tool.
What’s the competition like within the team/organisation?
There’s always a bit of healthy competition in both the fund raising and the steps, but Jeff is very hard to beat on the steps! He’s had days where he has cracked 50,000!
If you could give someone one piece of advice on taking part, what would it be?
Just do it! It’s a great cause and actually sets you up fitness wise for the summer ahead. It gets you into good habits, like walking to the shops or the post office when you’d normally just jump in the car and getting out for an early morning walk.