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Weald 5K Challenge in aid of NHS




The Weald Community wants to say a MASSIVE thank you to our local NHS key workers. We have decided to support the charity ‘Sussex Community NHS Trust Charitable Fund and Other Related Charities’. Their fantastic charity, like many, are raising funds to directly support the battle against Coronavirus right here in Sussex. Building on and inspired by many schools and organisations locally and nationally, we would like to do our bit too.

Here is our challenge to you:

We are asking anyone who is linked to The Weald Community (students, parents/carers, staff, governors) to complete a 5k. This could be a run, jog, cycle or even a walk. If this isn’t possible, then we would encourage you to think of ways that you can do it indoors, such as on an exercise bike, rowing machine or if you’ve been inspired by Captain Tom Moore, laps of the garden. You may wish to be really creative with your 5k by dancing or skipping it. How you complete the ‘5km’ is entirely up to you. We want everyone to join in whichever way they can - most importantly to raise money for our superb local hospitals and NHS staff. 

Students should only take part if:

  • they have permission from a parent/carer

  • they are fit and well do to so (i.e. not in self-isolation or have any other medical condition that could be triggered by exercise)

How to donate:

  • JustGiving page

  • What you wish to donate is down to you; £5 for 5K, or £1 for each minute that it takes you, are some ideas. However, any support though to the charity, big or small, would be greatly appreciated. 

In addition to your contribution, please share with your family and friends to get them to complete a 5k or to sponsor you on yours. All money will be sent straight to ‘Sussex Community NHS Trust Charitable Fund and Other Related Charities’. 

We would love to hear and celebrate how you completed your 5K: 

  • Any photos, mini video clips, or route maps (be careful not to record this starting and finishing at home for safeguarding reasons) can be shared on  your social media page using the hashtag #weald5k

  • Free apps such as ‘Strava’ and ‘Under Armour Running’ can be used to track a 5km distance

  • Please share the JustGiving page on your social media, tagging and nominating people to do the challenge.