ABOUT CARE FOR CHILDREN CAMPAIGN
As part of Care for Children’s fundraising activities we are working with an agency called Charity Footprints who have designed a fitness portal for us. From this we have created a fitness challenge for us all to participate in during the month of April 2021.
What’s the ‘challenge’, I hear you ask?
There are three:
- Firstly, meet the goal you set yourself. Be ambitious... And then feel that great sense of achievement when you accomplish it (as well as receive a unique medal from Care for Children to commemorate your success).
- Secondly – and for the more competitive amongst us – the person who achieves the furthest distance (or the most amount of steps) during the four week period, wins!
- Lastly, but of course most importantly, this is a collective challenge to raise US$ 30,000 for our projects.
We have set three goals for you to choose from, Beginner 200,000 steps (100 miles), Intermediate 300,000 steps (150 miles), Advanced 400,000 steps (200 miles). You can achieve this target however you like, whether it’s running, walking, swimming or yoga (it’s basically just putting one foot in front of the other and getting your step count up).
Now, please don’t be put off if exercise isn’t your thing. It is recommended that we all walk 10,000 steps a day, so can you do that? If so, 10,000 steps will equate to 280,000 for the four weeks in April, so set your target, push hard and see what you can achieve.
For every 67,000 steps (35 miles) achieved collectively, we will have raised enough support to place 1 child into a family.
When you sign up, it costs just $15, (this will be in US Dollars $ because our partners in Charity Footprints are based in the USA and for our purpose it wasn't feasible to add the option of multi-currency payments. The cost is approx £10 and there may be a bank charge to be aware of depending on your own bank policy). Please then look to get sponsorship from your friends, family, neighbors, etc to achieve your goal. We ask that your aim is to raise a minimum of £100 sponsorship each. The platform automatically sets up your fundraising page which you can share on your social media platforms.
Registration opens on Monday 22nd March and the fitness challenge starts on Friday 2nd April 2021. It all concludes on Friday 30th April (so just four full weeks of fun!)
The devices that talk to the Charity Footprints platforms are: Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Google Fit and Strava. Alternatively you can simply input your achievements on the Charity Footprint platform at the end of the month.
Because this is our first year, we are limited to only 150 spaces, so please feel free to invite your family members or friends to participate ASAP.
We’ve created a hashtag which is #CFCfitnessfun so please share photos of you out and about on our social media platform of choice, as well as tag Care for Children: @careforchildren. We really appreciate you getting on board with this and hope you have lots of fun achieving your goal.