Moving Forward: Hull to Cairo

Moving Forward: Hull to Cairo

£1,196

Raised so far

  • 60 Donors
  • 31 Fundraisers
  • Event date Thu 6th Aug - Sun 6th Sep 2020
  • Location Anywhere
  • About

Join us as we take on an exciting virtual challenge Moving Forward: from Hull to Cairo from 6th August to 6th September 2020 – to celebrate recovery and help ensure Forward’s life-saving work continues!

To ‘arrive’ in Cairo, as a community we need to run and/or walk a collective total of 6,000 kilometres (around 3,700 miles) across 4 weeks (don’t worry – we’re not asking you to do the whole amount by yourself!). Together, we can do this!

How we’ll do this:

This event is a virtual challenge and the fundraising target person is £100.

All you have to do is run or walk as many steps as you would like, wherever and whenever you can, between 6th August and 6th September 2020, logging your distance on an app (like Strava) so we can add your distance to the collective total.

You can break your activities into bite-size targets like a half marathon (21km/13.1 miles). Or if you are feeling brave, how about running a full marathon distance (42km/26.2 miles) instead? You can do this however you wish – walking around the garden, up and down the stairs, or making the most of your daily exercise by walking or running that little bit further than normal.

Simply following the government’s recommendation of 10,000 steps/day (7.6km) could help us shave an amazing 228km off the total distance in one month.

Why Hull?

There were many places we could have picked – Forward runs services all around the country – but we ended up choosing Hull where we currently deliver our ReNew and The Bridges services and also where the idea for this challenge started!

Why Cairo?

On September 6th, the global recovery community was set to host its annual Narcotics Anonymous (NA) convention in Cairo. Covid-19 has resulted in the cancellation of thousands of events – and the NA convention was sadly one of those that had to be cancelled. As a charity that supports and empowers people to break the cycles of addiction or crime, we know that recovery is one of the essential pathways to ensure lasting change in an individual’s life. Plus, walking to Cairo is a pretty big challenge – and who doesn’t like one of those!

All you need to do to take part is:

  1. Sign up here for FREE to join the team.
  2. Join our Moving Forward: Hull to Cairo group on Strava. It's an easy way for you to record your distance.
  3. Tell your friends, family and colleagues that you're taking part, and encourage them to donate.
  4. Don’t forget to share your progress on social media using #ForwardH2C.

Our Forward staff are here to cheer you on and answer any queries you may have along the way. Please contact fundraising@forwardtrust.org.uk, or call 0203 981 5534 for any further information.

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