Get active and raise funds for St Helena Hospice

Dandy Lion, the St Helena Hospice mascot, prepares to take on the Around the Clock challenge. Pictur

Dandy Lion, the St Helena Hospice mascot, prepares to take on the Around the Clock challenge. Picture: ST HELENA HOSPICE - Credit: Archant

People are being asked to complete 24 hours of physical activity this coming January in aid of a north Essex hospice.

St Helena Hospice is running its Around the Clock Challenge for the second year.

People can choose any activity they like, and should aim to do 24 hours between January 1-31.

Sarah Phillips, challenges fundraiser at St Helena Hospice, said: “Our Around The Clock Challenge is a great way to burn off all the excess of the festive season, including all the mince pies and chocolate, and raise vital funds while you do it to help local people with an incurable illness to live well and die with dignity and choice.

“The best thing about it is you do your own choice of activity wherever and whenever you can. Run, swim, dance, rollerskate – any activity counts. You could do it as a personal challenge or maybe get your work colleagues, aerobics class, gym buddy or sports team mates to do it with you.”

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Participants log their hours on an app or keep a paper log which they receive in their information pack when they sign up. Anyone who has registers and logs their first 30 minutes on New Year’s Day will be entered into a prize draw.

The challenge costs £10 to enter and the hospice is asking for a minimum of £24 sponsorship – equating to just £1 per hour of activity. £24 could cover the cost of home cooked meals for one of the patients staying at the hospice’s Inpatient Unit for two days.

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