A North Lincolnshire hospice is inviting local people to sign up to its month-long virtual fitness challenge in January to get fit following the festive period and raise much-needed funds for charity.
Lindsey Lodge Hospice has launched its ‘Jog on January’ fitness challenge in a bid to motivate people to be active for 31 days and raise vital funds to help it continue to support local patients and their families who are living with a life limiting illness.
Event organiser, Lindsey Lodge Fundraiser Peter Dennis said: “We’re hoping people will kick-start the New Year with our Jog on January challenge. January is a peak time for people making New Year’s resolutions and wanting to improve their fitness, and we’re offering the incentive to support their local Hospice while they get fit.”
Participants are encouraged to keep active for 31 days in January however they choose – whether it’s walking, running, dancing or swimming. By completing the challenge and raising £31 for Lindsey Lodge, participants will earn a bespoke Jog on January medal.
The 28-year-old Hospice has seen a 98% rise in the number of admissions to its vital Inpatient palliative care services in the last five years.
He added: “While the majority of our fundraising activities have been put on hold due to Covid-19, Jog on January gives people the opportunity to support Lindsey Lodge from the comfort of their own homes.
“Even by simply registering to take part, you’ll be making a difference to our patients. But if each participant could then raise just £1 sponsorship a day for 31 days, we could raise a staggering amount for the Hospice!”
For a £15 registration fee, participants will receive their official ‘Jog on January’ T shirt, which features a calendar design for them to tick off each day as they complete their exercise. They will also be given access to the official Jog on January Facebook group to share their progress with other participants.
By signing up before Monday 28 December, participants will receive a 25% discount for Elite Fitness and Energie Fitness Gyms in Scunthorpe (valid for one month in January 2021). The top 31 participants who raise the highest amount will be entered into a prize draw to win a month’s free membership to Elite Fitness Scunthorpe and one free personal training session at Energie Fitness Scunthorpe.
Peter said: “There’s no minimum or maximum age limit, so the whole family can get involved. Jog, run, walk, swim, dance or jump - it’s entirely your choice, all you need to do is keep moving every day! For the little ones, Jog on Juniors is just £7.50 (t-shirt not included).
“The more active you are and the more sponsorship you raise will see you reaping rewards, as well as making a real difference in your local community.”
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, or ring the Lindsey Lodge Hospice Fundraising Team on (01724) 270835.