May 100

The May 100!

The coronavirus pandemic has seen a surge for our work but at a time where our traditional fundraising has come to a halt.

In ‘normal times’ 65% of families with disabled children report feeling isolated frequently or all of the time and we know Covid-19 is taking a huge toll. 

Our new virtual classes have been a great success with 20,000 views and families telling us they are a life-line and make them feel part of a community again.

We need to be there for our families now more than ever!

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Be one of our hundred!

May 100 is our annual fundraising event and it’s about getting active!

It’s simple, we want to recruit 100 people and mobilise each of them to do something active for Flamingo Chicks this May. This can be an individual activity or done as a group.

It’s important you follow current safety guidance in regards to coronavirus and social distancing to stay safe and have fun.

We also want to encourage people to nominate friends, colleagues and locked-down family members to take part or take on their own challenges.

It’s a great way to remain socially connected whilst physically distanced.

How to take part

  1. Choose a challenge and let bethan@flamingochicks.org know so you’re logged as one of the hundred
  2. Make a fundraising page here – click on the big orange FUNDRAISE FOR US button. We use Local Giving as our online fundraising platform, it’s really easy and they automatically add gift aid to donations where it’s possible, boosting money raised by 25%.
  3. Share with friends
  4. Send us your photos or post on social media using #May100

Each of the 100 will be sent a certificate they can self-print to record their success.

Get inspired

Challenges can be big or small!  Here are some ideas…

  • Do FLAMINGO BINGO! Download here.
  • Scale a mountain – via your stairs!  Climb a virtual mountain or building individually or as part of a virtual team.  Big Ben is the equivalent of 632 stairs and Ben Nevis 8810!  Or get a group together and do a virtual three peaks challenge!
  • Strava a flamingo! – plan a route in a flamingo shape (or 100) and walk, run or cycle it!)
  • Dance for 100 minutes during May
  • Family distance – add up the ages in your family and between you, complete the distance on foot or bike!
  • 100 challenge – use the 100 in May 100 as your focus and run around the balcony 100 times, do 100 press ups or for a real challenge, complete 100 star jumps every day in May! You could also use your daily exercise allowance to reach 100 mile goals.
  • Ballet challenge – 100 plie challenge!
  • Disco – get your friends dancing and charge entrance to your virtual disco!
  • Put on a virtual dance show – and charge your friends/family to watch!
  • Tik Tok – Learn a new tik tok dance move every day during May
  • Family relay – relay race as a family, donate £5 And then nominate another family choosing what they do as in jumping, skipping, hopping, walking etc.