Since Sunday, fundraisers across the county have been running, riding, canoeing, and even dad dancing to help raise money for the Community Sports Foundation as part of the #TwoPointSixChallenge.
The Foundation, like many charities across the county, has been hit hard by the necessary COVID-19 restrictions, with several of their essential fundraising activities postponed, cancelled, or in doubt.
There is a need therefore to find other forms of fundraising to sustain the charity and its vital services, and the Foundation signed up to be part of the national #TwoPointSixChallenge, which encourages people to complete a fundraising activity themed around the numbers 26 or 2.6.
Challenges so far have included activities such as 26-mile walks, 26 sit-ups and push-ups daily, and a combined 260-mile run from local team North Walsham FC, while CSF Trustee and TV Presenter Jake Humphrey and his family’s challenge included climbing 26 trees.
CSF Operations Manager Laurence York completed part of his cycling challenge in fancy dress, while on Wednesday evening Asa Saunders from the Foundation’s Schools team live-streamed two hours and six minutes of self-proclaimed dad dancing from his own house.
The Foundation’s great work in the community has long been a source of pride for Canaries fans, and the charity is now appealing for supporters young and old to join the #TwoPointSixChallenge or to sponsor someone taking part.
For full challenge information and how to get involved, visit the Community Sports Foundation’s website.
During this period, many Foundation staff have volunteered as part of the Canaries COVID-19 project, which aims to help the people of Norfolk during and after the current crisis with its response and recovery phases.
The project, funded initially by donations from players, senior staff, owners, and directors at the Football Club, has been responsible for delivering food parcels and other essentials, such as PPE for carers, across the county in partnership with local authorities and other local charities.
When restrictions ease, and it is safe and appropriate to do so, the project will turn its attention to helping people recover from the potential longer-term impacts of the crisis, such as poor mental or physical health from isolation and inactivity.
To donate directly to the Canaries COVID-19 project visit the project page on the Community Sports Foundation website.