We are delighted to be taking part in the ’75 star jumps a day in July’ challenge set by our ‘Charity of the Year’ Marie Curie. Marie Curie provide care and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families and last year they cared for over 40,000 people across the UK.
Every day in July participants commit to do 75 star jumps to raise funds to make sure Marie Curie can support people affected by terminal illness, bereavement and grief.
TC team members and their families have signed up to complete the challenge as a group, with regular updates appearing on our social media pages.
However, if an individual wants to join in there is a special Facebook group set up where fellow jumping fundraisers can share updates and connect with other participants. Each ‘jumper’ will receive a T-shirt and tracker, with those raising £120 or more set to receive an exclusive star jump Marie Curie medal.
Have fun while keeping fit
Getting involved this July can help keep you active every day while raising money for those in need of end of life care. You can do your jumps however and whenever you want.
It can be a fun way to keep the kids active while they are on holiday too.
We are raising funds within the office, with many staff and their families joining in the fitness fun.
Charlotte Gilbert, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for Fife & Forth Valley commented, “Well done for taking on this jumping challenge, let’s bring the competition to the office and have fun!
Not only is it a great challenge to improve fitness, it’s helps raise much needed funds to ensure Marie Curie continues to support people affected by terminal illness, bereavement and grief”.
Every penny makes a difference
Whatever you raise helps people. Here are just a few examples of how your fundraising makes a real difference to people’s lives.
£3 pays for a patient’s nourishing meal whilst they stay in one of the Marie Curie hospices.
£17 funds a call to their Support Line, providing practical information and emotional support to someone when they need it.
£23 pays for one of the Marie Curie nurses to provide an hour of expert care and support to someone living with a terminal illness.
£120 heats one of the hospices for a day, so patients and their families can stay comfortable.
How do I register?
You need to join the Facebook group first.
Then register for the free t-shirt
and set up your Facebook fundraiser.
You will receive an email confirmation upon completion of your registration and Marie Curie will process your free wristband.
For full details, visit the challenge information page at – 75 star jumps a day in July
Good luck everyone! We hope you’ll be jumping with joy at the end of July. You can follow our progress on our social media channels. Any encouragement is gratefully received.
We have collection tins at our Dunfermline and Edinburgh office reception areas if you would like to make a donation.