Time to get active for Flamingo Chicks…
May 100 is back!
Every year, our annual ‘May 100’ challenge sees 100 people getting active either as individuals or as part of a group! We’re always amazed by the wonderful things people come up with from horse riding in tutus, running or cycling 100km during the month or a one hundred Plié challenge! Last year we collectively raised an incredible £56,000 so this makes a massive difference to Flamingo Chicks, enabling us to get 7000+ disabled children dancing each year!
How can you take part?
As May approaches, we try to bring in new participants and keep the creativity and energy up so now is the time to start thinking about your challenge! Those taking part report a significant boost to their mental and physical health.
This May also coincides with the Coronation and the Royal Family are encouraging everyone to consider volunteering in some way to mark it (see the Big Help Out Campaignhttps://thebighelpout.org.uk/) so extra reason to take part this year!
You can set up your own challenge, or take part in one of the events already running. These include:
6th April – LONDON, 100 laps of Television Centre! Join the Agents of Change as they clock up 100 loops of the Helios at TV Centre (where programmes including Loose Women and Good Morning Britain are filmed).
14th May – BRISTOL, join our runners in the half marathon or the 1 mile mini family marathon taking place beforehand.
22nd May – LONDON, Climb the O2 – we’ve got a group of 18 taking on this exhilarating climb with spectacular views! Taking place at midday on 22nd May, we have 8 spaces left. theo2.co.uk/up-at-the-o2/climb
Please contact [email protected] to find out more and join in!
MAY 100 participants
HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF PREVIOUS FUNDRAISING CHALLENGES AND ACTIVITIES:
some examples of previous fundraising challenges and activities below you could participate in.
Walking 100km throughout May
Last year, 14-year-old Issy, who is autistic, was determined to inspire other disabled people that they too can get active and how important exercise is for physical and mental wellbeing. She walked 100km throughout May and raised a whopping £999!
Issy’s mum Julie said “She’s only gone and done it! Issy has completed her May 100 challenge walking 100km (62.1 miles) across 29 days in May. It’s been hard at times but I’ve seen true determination and a love of achieving a target along the way. We are literally bursting with pride. She’s stronger, she’s fitter and to top it off she’s completed the volunteering part of her Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award. This young lady inspires us and reminds us of what is possible with love.”
Cook Family Challenge
The Cook Family united for a series of challenges to get out and get active and raise £270! Ella and her Grampy, Gary, who is a full-time carer swam 100 lengths every week of May. Dad Tim ran 100km through May and Maisie, who is just a toddler, took on her own 100 song danceathon throughout the month!
Gary says; “For Flamingo Chicks May 100 I decided to challenge myself to do 100 swimming lengths every week of May. This challenge gave me the push to get out and work on my fitness, doing the May challenge has improved my physical health by getting me back into the pool. It has also helped my mental health by giving me the challenge to focus on and spending time out of the house doing something I enjoy.”
Cycling 1000 Miles in May
Dad Phil Maclean cycled a staggering 1000 miles on his bike and raise almost £1,000!
“For someone that has struggled with my mental health at times, I feel this challenge has enabled me to recover some much-needed self-esteem. The support network during the challenge has given me so much confidence; it’s lifted my spirits, which has had a significant impact on me.”