Get fit while raising funds for good cause

As a new year gets under way, residents in Sleaford and beyond are being invited to walk, run, cycle, or swim their way to fitness while raising vital funds for hospice care.
Millie Blagdon, supporting the Hospice’s ‘On Yer Bike’ fundraiser.Millie Blagdon, supporting the Hospice’s ‘On Yer Bike’ fundraiser.
Millie Blagdon, supporting the Hospice’s ‘On Yer Bike’ fundraiser.

St Barnabas Hospice has launched a new campaign to encourage its supporters to not only get fit, but to raise funds after a tough 2020 for the charity.

Those taking part in the Don’t Quit – Get Fit campaign can set their own challenge – whether it is running the equivalent of a marathon, climbing the same amount of stairs as it would take to scale Everest, or just getting outside to exercise.

Fundraising officer Paisley Paddison said: “Health and exercise are highly important to promote positive wellbeing and Don’t Quit – Get Fit provides a great opportunity for those in our local communities to take on a fundraising challenge which will allow them to have fun, take in some fresh air and focus on something in a time that is very challenging and worrying for many.”

Anyone interested in taking part can register for free at stbarnabashospice.co.uk/dontquit – a minimum fundraising goal of £71.40 is requested. Those taking part can also gain free access to the ‘Adventure With St Barnabas’ Facebook group, advice from professionals and discounts in outdoor and sportswear.

Caroline Swindin, fundraising development manager, said: “With 2020 behind us, this is a great time to kick start your fitness in 2021, stay motivated, and whatever your age and ability set yourself achievable fitness goals and try something a little different to stay well.”

“By raising just £71.40, it will enable St Barnabas nurses to provide two hours of vital physiotherapy or occupational therapy for our patients, helping to ensure that they live as comfortably as possible, for as long as possible,” she added.

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