St Barnabas Hospice’s new fundraising challenge is for all adults, children and families across Lincolnshire, and it doesn’t matter if you are a pro athlete or a beginner who wants to try something new. ‘Don’t Quit, Get Fit’ is the opportunity to either lose those Lincolnshire lockdown pounds, try something new or challenge your abilities. This challenge will run from the beginning of January to the end of March and St Barnabas have put a few ideas together on what you could be doing in the coming days, weeks or months:
- Cycle or run the distance between their hospice bases – a total of 185 miles (296km).
- Walk 12,000 steps a day for a week. Did you know this is the average steps a day St Barnabas nurses take when providing end of life compassionate care?
Alternatively, you can make up your own challenge if you wish and set yourself some new year goals and achievements while fundraising for the hospice.
They will be providing loads of support throughout this challenge and this will be done through their Adventures with St Barnabas Fundraising page on Facebook, where you can talk to other people taking on a challenge and post your progress. They also have sponsorship support with David Poole Custom Fitness, Reece Dodd PT and Active Lincolnshire, who provide inspiring and motivational support along the way.
This challenge is completely free of charge and all they ask in return is that each participant fundraises a minimum of £71.40 – this covers the cost of two hours of vital physiotherapy or occupational therapy sessions for patients.
Sign up today at www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/dontquit/.