Join #TeamTBBT for the Virgin Money Virtual London Marathon 2021
We are delighted to confirm that we have three places up for grabs in the Virtual Money London Marathon and we would LOVE you to represent #TeamTBBT in the event.
Please complete this form to send your interest in fundraising for us.
The Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon will take place on Sunday 3rd October – the same date as the physical event – and it gives you up to 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds to earn a London Marathon medal and finisher’s T-shirt by completing the 26.2 miles on foot wherever you choose! What is more, by representing The Bouncing Ball Trust, you can raise funds to build an essential primary school and community education centre for the children and community of Kangawa and surrounding areas.
What is the registration fee? £30 (this cover the Marathon registration fee).
What is the fundraising target: £500 minimum
What do I get? We will send all participants a #TeamTBBT running verst and we will provide as much help as you need to set up your fundraising page. We will be available every step of the way to support you supporting us.
Where do I register? Just fill in this form and we will be in touch.
What difference would be fundraising really make? The money you raised will go toward building an essential new primary school and education centre for the children and community of Kangawa. Since the closure of a local primary school, many primary age children have been missing out on their education. In addition, the school building will serve as a community education centre offering literacy and vocational training classes etc to the local community.
Why wait? Join #TeamTBBT today!
Celebrate Mother's Day with an e-Card!
Celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday 14th March by sending her an e-Card and donating the cost of the cards and postage to our #ASchoolforKangawa project!
To view and order your e-Cards in 3 easy steps, please visit https://www.dontsendmeacard.com/ecard/14aha
10,000 Steps Challenge - Walk in Daniel's footprints for The Bouncing Ball Trust
Every day Daniel would walk 5 miles to and from Ngong Hillside Academy with his brothers and sister. For an average adult walking the 5 miles, they would take 10,000 steps.
Join us in walking 10,000 steps every day during March to raise money for our “A School for Kangawa” project.
You can read Daniel’s full story here.
The ultimate challenge for a healthy lifestyle
With 10,000 Steps, you are in control and just getting out of the house for a walk can do us the world of good. There are huge health benefits when you commit to 10,000 steps a day.
- Walking can improve fitness – regular walking can help you maintain a healthy weight, burn calories and help tone muscles.
- Walking is a COVID-safe activity – outdoor activities are a safe way to exercise in the current climate. Always check the government guidelines (external link) before you head out.
- Walking is good for our mental health – it is the perfect way to zone-out and rid yourself of any daily stress. Plus, the exercise-induced endorphins will leave you feeling better than ever.
- Walking can help lower blood pressure – being active can help lower blood pressure and your risk of heart problems in the future.
How far are 10,000 steps a day?
Based on the average person’s stride, 10,000 steps is equal to 5 miles (or 8 km) or an hour and 40 minutes walking, depending on your stride length and walking speed.
So, by the end of the month, you will have pelted through 150 miles - about the distance from London to Manchester.
What happens if I do not hit my step goal?
We understand it has become more difficult to complete your 10,000 steps, but we cannot thank you enough for your support. Do not panic if you need to put your challenge on pause or are unable to complete your daily steps. You can simply resume the challenge once it is safe for you to do so.
What happens if I miss a day?
Do not panic if you have an off day. You could always make the steps up on a nice weekend walk with the family – or just put in a bit of extra effort and make up the numbers across the next week.
This is your challenge, so we do not need to proof of your completed steps. But you might like to share your progress through your social media accounts to keep your supporters up to date.
Do I need to prove my steps?
Do not worry we trust you. You do not need to send us your step count, but we do recommend posting out about your progress onto your fundraising page and social media to let all your friends and family know how you're getting on with your challenge.
Ways to hit 10,000 steps a day.
Get the challenge done doing what you love in the time you have. Here are some ways that you can clock up extra steps:
- Do an online fitness class at home.
- Take the dog out for an extra walk.
- Do some gardening.
- Get off the train or bus a stop early.
- Explore your local area.
- Always take the stairs.
- Meet a friend for a socially distanced walk.
Did you know that …..
If just 42 people walked the 10,000 steps a day during March, the total number of steps taken would be 13,020,000 – more than enough had you walked all the way from our base in north Bristol to the school site in Kenya!!
A School for Kangawa Appeal