WELCOME TO ISSUE ONE OF THE SURREYMOVES+ NEWSLETTER!
This monthly publication will be the central hub for all SurreyMoves+ information including the latest announcements, new challenges & rewards, and user statistics. Here’s what you can expect from this month’s edition…
- Monthly user statistics
- Complete a feedback survey for the chance to win a FitBit Inspire!
- The latest challenges and rewards for May
- The Big April Giveaway Month winners
It was another bumper month of activity in April with the easing of lockdown meaning we were on the move a lot throughout the month. Our 134 new users in April takes the overall total to 2,835, while the reopening of swimming pools on April 12th means ‘metres swam’ is now included in our monthly statistics again!
We’re always looking to improve our app by collecting maximum feedback from our users. Tells us your thoughts on SurreyMoves+ in this feedback survey and you could be in with a chance of winning a FitBit Inspire!
We launched two new strands of challenges at the start of the month with further challenges due to become live on the app during the month! Don’t forget there are also activity-specific challenges available within Groups throughout May.
Here’s an overview of what’s available…
May is National Walking Month so it’s the perfect opportunity to get outside and on the move! Our #WalkThisMay challenges ask you to walk an average of either 5,000, 7,000 or 10,000 steps a day this month.
Looking for some advice to help get on the move? Visit the Living Streets website for their #Try20 tips to help you fit 20 minutes of walking into your day!
MARATHON IN MAY
We’re challenging you to run the distance of a marathon or half-marathon in May! This can be completed in one go, two halves or multiple smaller runs.
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK
Mental Health Awareness Week starts on May 10th and ‘Connect with Nature’ is the theme for this year. Nature is key to our psychological and emotional health so we hope these challenges help provide the motivation to get outdoors. We’ll have a range of walking, running, cycling and swimming challenges on the app during this week!
Our SurreyLOVES challenges are back for the May exam period to offer you the perfect break from studying. There will be achievable challenges available in walking, running and cycling!
You can use your SurreyMoves+ points to claim rewards online or on campus! A host of new rewards have just arrived on the app this month…
HILLSIDE CATERING REWARDS
You can enjoy 50% off selected items at Hillside on Stag Hill camps by redeeming your SurreyMoves+ points! Here’s the items you can receive a half-price discount on…
- Hot carvery-filled baguette with 500ml water (1225 points)
- Large salad pot (875 points)
- Soup and half a sandwich with one filling and salad (850 points)
This lunchtime reward is available between 11:30 and 16:30 every day.
CCLG DONATION REWARD
This reward has been launched to coincide with National Walking Month, which is the perfect opportunity to start moving and raising money to help The Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group save more young lives. By taking part, you’ll support children with cancer and their families by helping find kinder treatments and raising awareness.
For every 500 points donated, we will donate £1 to the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group.
STARBUCKS PEACH ICED TEA
You can enjoy a Grande Peach Iced Tea at the Surrey Sports Park Starbucks for 1500 points on the app!
These voucher cheques allow you to choose from a selection of over 70 different online and in-store retailers including restaurants, supermarkets, department stores and hotels. Example options include Amazon, ASOS, B&Q, Tesco and IKEA! You can claim vouchers worth £5 or £10.
BIG APRIL GIVEAWAY WINNERS
Last month marked our Big Giveaway Month on the Moves+ app with a host of prizes up for grabs for users who completed a challenge during April. Prizes included a FitBit, wireless headphones, Amazon & Deliveroo vouchers and a pair of trainers! Anyone who completed a challenge was automatically entered into a draw to win the designated prize for that challenge, and the winners have now been selected. Here are some of those who snapped up the prizes and what they had to say…
CHALLENGE: #TakeAView Challenge
PRIZE: £50 Deliveroo voucher
“The #TakeAView challenge was a great opportunity to really look at the places I walk around each day. Daily walks in lockdown have sometimes felt like a bit of a chore but this challenge gave me the chance to pause, relax, and take in the natural beauty, whilst getting in some exercise!”
CHALLENGE: Surrey Does the Daily Mile
PRIZE: £20 Amazon voucher
“Moves+ is a great app to help motivate me to get outside and be active! I love taking part in challenges, keeping an eye on my position on the leaderboard, and redeeming some great rewards. Plus there is the added bonus of winning some great prizes!”
CHALLENGE: I Will Walk 300,000 Steps
PRIZE: FitBit Versa 3
“Using SurreyMoves+ has been a great way to keep active, particularly over the past year of lockdowns. I really enjoyed taking part in the 300,000 step challenge in April, as it was really motivating to have a target of hitting 10,000 steps each day throughout the month and was a great way to take a break from writing my dissertation!”
CHALLENGE: Hop Along Easter Walk
PRIZE: Amazon Echo Dot
“This was an achievable challenge which helped keep me active over Easter when I was stuck at uni and unable to go home.”
CHALLENGE: Get Moving Challenge
PRIZE: FitBit Versa 3
“SurreyMoves+ is a great app with a variety of challenges and rewards to get us moving. Thank you to SurreyMoves+ and Team Surrey for the wonderful prize.”
CHALLENGE: Hop Along Easter Cycle
PRIZE: Pair of trainers
“SurreyMoves+ really is a great incentive to get out and exercise. Getting rewards for doing something you enjoy and completing challenges really adds that extra motivation you sometimes need to push yourself.”
Other winners include: Simon Skene (Wireless earphones), Polly Alfandary, Julian Fletcher & Yujin Han (Treatment Room vouchers) and Eloise (KitKabin voucher).