Living Sport Fundraising Challenge - Supporting Our #LocalJoes About our #LocalJoes fundraising campaign Joe Wicks was a national hero through lockdown – keeping people active and spirits up. He helped people feel connected at a time when so many of us felt lost. And we are privileged to work with hundreds of #LocalJoes. People who run walking groups, yoga teachers, football clubs, charities who provide classes for older people, and so many more. Day to day they are an essential part of keeping people connected, active and well. Throughout lockdown they continued to help wherever they could – offering free online classes, delivering workout plans and equipment to people who don’t have the internet, and fundraising for their local communities. As lockdown is lifted our #LocalJoes will adapt again. And they’ve never been more essential. The pandemic has had a massive impact on the mental and physical health of local people. The funds raised through this challenge will help us provide advice, support and funding to help our #LocalJoes adapt and reconnect with those most in need, when they need it most. Our fitness challenges Throughout the month of August 2020 the Living Sport team put ourselves through our paces to raise funds to support our #LocalJoes. Each of us set a unique challenge, that pushed us beyond our normal levels of activity. Between us we successfully: Cycled over 3000km Ran over 140km Walked over 350km Pushed wheelchair over 40km We raised an incredible £2938 and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated and supported us along the way. What will the raised funds be used for? We will use the funds raised to support the amazing work our #LocalJoes do in keeping local people connected, active and well - reaching more people who could benefit from physical activity, in line with our charitable objectives.