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Stepping 2 million for Smart Works Newcastle

Eleven kind-hearted Cascaders are taking on a monumental challenge to walk 2 million steps in just 31 days to raise funds for charity.

Following last year’s success of 1 million steps by the team, they have decided to double the effort to 2 million with the aim of doubling the charitable money raised.

Conceived by Head of Business Operations, Georgia Boddy, the team pledged in 2021 to walk a million steps together to raise £1,000. The team of ten are all set up on Stridekick which automatically counts every precious footstep they make this month.

Between them they are hoping to raise as much as possible through their Just Giving page, to donate to Smart Works Newcastle, a charity that helps unemployed women find the confidence they need to reach their full potential, secure employment and change the trajectory of their lives. Georgia said:


“2 million steps equates to 1000 miles over just 31 days so it is a good challenge but one we feel is achievable with hard work. As a team we focus on wellbeing, so this is a great way to build team spirit, help a good charity, and ensure our physical and mental health are being looked after.”

The team will be taking walks together and in their own personal time to rack up the all-important steps, collecting donations on their Just Giving page. Dr Emma Black, co-founder and CEO of Cascade said:

“The commitment the team has made is the equivalent of walking to Madrid, the home of the Bank of Spain and Santander. It is no easy feat, but we are all committed to the challenge and Smart Works Newcastle is a great choice from Georgia as it is an important charity doing something I hold dear – giving a fair and equal chance for opportunity!”

As well as charity fundraising, 2022 for the Cascade team is all about wellbeing, investing in people, in knowledge and in the ability to do and be the best we can. As part of that, individuals are looking for routes to access new, enhancing additions to their life.

In response, the fintech business with purpose, Cascade has launched a new exclusive membership ideal for those who are aspirational about their own or their client’s cash.

By joining the Cascade Community with exclusive membership, participants receive complimentary access to exclusive Full Flow, Deep Dive and Rapid Networking Events featuring eminent guest speakers. Each event covers a hot topic in the world of finance, business or wellbeing and allows for networking as well as learning, complete with CPD accreditation!

Members also get access to Cascade’s savings hotline number, ensuring direct contact to an expert who can answer questions about cash, savings, deposits and rates as well as receiving limitless access to Cascade’s market leading dataset of live savings rates.

And as an added bonus, everyone who joins get complimentary Pirkx membership offering online healthcare access, lifestyle benefits, discounts and vouchers. Dr Emma Black concluded:

“Cascade Cash Management is on a mission to make savings simple, helping people to reach their savings goals faster, smarter and happier.

“The service has over 5,500 savings accounts on offer from Instant Access to 5 years. Cascade delivers the highest returns for savers and greatest possible depositor protection in the market. The team is passionate about savings and delivering the best possible outcomes administering funds on behalf of clients providing direct and independent access to providers to the tune of over £1bn so far.”

Partners including IFA’s, solicitors, attorneys and accountants can self-brand the product for presentation to their own clients. Cascade has also won many awards over the last few years, including Dr Emma Black being named as Cash Management Woman of the Year by Lawyer International in the Legal 100 2021 Awards.

There will be a full announcement later in the year on the full programme the Cascaders will be doing in the year to support charitable causes. In the meantime, you can donate and support the 2 million steps effort by visiting the company’s Just Giving page.

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