We need you! By taking on one of our ‘Changing Lives Challenges’ you can help us continue to change young lives in need after the Coronavirus has negatively impacted our fundraising income.
As we are all undergoing social distancing or self-isolation we are realising how hard it is to stay indoors constantly. However, many families with a child or young person with a disability already face isolation, not because of Coronavirus but because they can’t access the right equipment to help them. The equipment we fund helps these children feel less isolated, have more independence and enjoy the best possible quality of life, yet can be costly.
As our charity doesn’t receive any Government funding we’re entirely reliant on voluntary donations and fundraising events to support families in need. Sadly, due to the Coronavirus we’ve had to postpone a number of fundraising events so our ‘Changing Lives Challenges’ are a way people can take part in a simple fundraising challenge from the comfort of their own home.
Our first mini challenge is a short ‘Workout from Home’ challenge to get fit and stay positive, all whilst helping raise much-needed funds for our charity. The routine can be done easily at home, either inside or outside and can be adapted for different abilities.
All you need to do to take part is to do the below workout routine five days a week for two weeks and get sponsored to do it by friends or family, or simply make a donation to Children Today, to help ensure the children we support do not have to wait even longer for the equipment they so desperately need.
By taking part in this fundraising challenge, together we can make a difference and continue to change the lives of children and young people in need by providing these much-needed grants for specialised equipment. Thank you for your support.
The workout should only take around 10-15 minutes to complete (please note our workout video has been sped up) but please go at your own pace with the different exercises according to your fitness level and ability (if you need to stay seated please see below for the suggested exercises to do).
This routine can fit into your own daily routine (whether that’s the end of the day or to give yourself a lunchtime energy boost) and can be done inside or outside!
To sign up to the challenge and create your own justgiving page click here
Or to download a sponsorship form click here
Or to simply make a donation click here
If you’re taking part send us your pics to firstname.lastname@example.org or via social media. We’d love to see how you take on the ‘Workout from Home challenge’!
For a seated only workout, the following exercises within the routine can be adapted to be done from a sitting position (repeat as often as you would like):
Overhead ball sit ups (hold the ball outstretched from waist level then raise directly above your head and lower)
Roman twists with ball (hold the ball at waist level and twist from side to side)
Lateral arm raises with weight (start with your arms hanging down by your sides each holding your ‘weight’ (make sure this is something you can lift comfortably). With a slight bend in your elbows, raise your arms out to the side until they are parallel with the ground. Pause, and then slowly return the weight back to the starting position.
Front arm raises with weight – as above but directly to the front.
With thanks to Pilates instructor Jasmine Orr for her support. View her online classes here https://www.jasmineorrpilates.com/