Monthly Prize Draw Winner - Hugh

10 August 2021

Each month we give you a chance to win one of four 25,000 BetterPoints bundles for taking part in the Get Active, You Can Do It programme. This month I caught up with one of those lucky winners, Hugh.

Hugh was away on holiday with his partner and children, so didn't find out about the win until he got back and saw the notification on his app timeline. He was thrilled to win and said he'd earn some more BetterPoints and then put them towards vouchers where he could get the children kitted out for school.

He first became aware of the app via the Glasgow City Council Facebook page, so he downloaded the app around a month ago, and has been promoting it to anyone and everyone!

"I'm quite active anyway, and was tracking my cycling on another app, but saw this one and thought it'd be good to be rewarded for tracking my activities. I cycle to work and since my nightshift is 4 on and 4 off, I tend get points quite regularly doing the 8 mile round trip. I do plenty of walking at work as I'm a night manager in a hotel so instead of using the lift I tend to take the stairs instead.

I'm also a football referee, which keeps me really active but of course I can't have my phone on me whilst doing that!

I told my dad to download the app as I thought it'd be good for him to track his walks; also one of the porters who works with me does a lot more walking than I do - so thought he could benefit too. Anything that rewards people for being active is great." - Hugh, Glasgow.

He shared a photo of himself in Bellahouston Park with his bicycle. He normally uses this road bike on his commute but does sometimes use it for leisure in the park with the children.

It was a pleasure speaking with Hugh and finding out about how he keeps himself active. Keep up the fantastic work!