Many blood clots can be prevented – keeping mobile and well hydrated is important, so in 2018 we would love you to join us and ‘Step Up to Stop Clots’.

Whether is it for a day – a week or a month, why not add your name – we all know walking is good for us and it is especially good for keeping blood flowing.

Our Step Up to Stop Clots is simple

Set yourself a target of a day, a week or a month

Set yourself a target on the number of steps you will achieve during that time

Ask colleagues, family, friends, perhaps even your employer, to sponsor you

Register your fundraising plans with Thrombosis UK

Off you go - You can count your steps using most smart phones / pedometers or activity monitoring watches.

Remember, by taking part you are raising awareness of thrombosis and raising valuable funds for Thrombosis UK’s work.

Everyone can take part – step, walk, run your personal best as you

Step Up to Stop Clots

Firstly, sign up to register with Thrombosis UK as a Fundraiser.

Open a donation page with MoneyGiving or JustGiving.

Remember to share your online Fundraising page with friends and family via email, Facebook or Twitter to let them know you are fundraising for 'Step up to Stop Clots'

Encourage your friends to join in, we’ve even got a team and chart sweepstake!

Why not approach your company and ask if they will donate to a life saving cause that can make employees healthier? They may match the funds that you raise or make a donation.

It is so easy to keep track of your steps.

Simply set yourself a target and all you need is a pedometer and it will count your steps for you.

Alternatively, many SMART phones have free apps to track your steps or wheel rotations each day.

It really can be so easy – how about considering walking all or part of your commute to work, remember to take the stairs whenever possible, go for a family walk at the weekend, or even offer to take a friend’s dog for a walk.

Please send in photos of your daily walks for us to share, inspire others and importantly keep raising awareness of thrombosis