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Mills Oakley steps it out to raise funds

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National law firm Mills Oakley have stepped up to take part in a challenge that sees it raise funds for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

Mills participated in what’s known as the ‘Steptember’ initiative – a challenge that looks to motivate workplaces to be more active, and to work together and encourage each other to walk 10,000 steps each day during the month of September.

Mills brought together staff and clients – beverage giant Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) and global property company Goodman Group – for the Steptember challenge. 

They were split up into teams in order to properly track their progress and collect contributions from sponsors dedicated to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

According to a statement from Mills, construction partner Scott Laycock and competition partner Kathryn Edghill raised the most funds for the Alliance overall, while associate Joe Pokoney covered the most ground, recording close to 500,000 steps over the month.

Meanwhile, the team challenge was won by the MO-jitos, “a heady cocktail of lawyers and clerks from the Melbourne property and planning teams comprising Caroline Mostafa, Drew Woods, Hannah Wilson and Tom Dugdale,” the statement added.

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Commenting on the initiative’s success, special counsel Mr Dugdale said: “Participating in Steptember has given us a significantly greater understanding of the impact that cerebral palsy has on so many lives, all while improving our health and fitness”.

“This is our second year of involvement, and we intend to have an even bigger Steptember next year.”

Emma Ryan

Emma Ryan

Emma Ryan is the deputy head of editorial at Momentum Media and editor of its legal publication, Lawyers Weekly. 

She graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism).

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