Helping charities has always been important to us at Freedom in Numbers. Unfortunately, like many businesses, we’ve not been able to support any charities so far in 2020. But we didn’t want to end the year without helping out somehow.
Last year we supported cash for kids by being a drop-off point and Simon was a driver, helping to collect gifts across the region.
As we all know, the world is a bit different this year, so we’re getting involved in a different way.
600 miles in 6 weeks
So, Simon decided to set himself a challenge. Over the next 6 weeks, he’ll be walking and jogging 600 miles to help raise much-needed funds for this great cause. He’ll be starting the challenge on 1st November and finishing on 13th December.
Here’s what he had say about it:
“I’ve been jogging on and off over the years and have been wanting to start my running career for a long time. In the past I’ve also done a few challenges, from 5k up to 100k.
In 2019, I tried to walk and jog the Peak District Challenge – 100km in under 24hrs. I had to stop at the 89km mark. Since then I’ve not done much running, as life has got in the way, and I needed to set myself a personal goal.
So, I’ve signed up the Peak District Challenge once again in 2021, to finish this thing once and for all!
Setting myself this challenge for Mission Christmas made sense as it’ll also help me train for the Peak District challenge next year. I know it won’t be easy but I’m looking forward to getting outside and seeing what nature can throw at me.
To help kickstart my running career and keep me on track, I’ve enlisted Darren Grigas. Darren is an ultra-runner with a very inspiring story, which everyone should check out. Set yourself a challenge, big or small, because you never know what’s around the corner.”
Why Mission Christmas?
When there are so many people and charities that need support in these difficult times, why did we pick Mission Christmas cash for kids?
We have two young children ourselves and are fortunate enough to be able to provide them with that magic at Christmas. We don’t take this for granted.
Through no fault of their own, there are lots of families who can’t provide the basics, let alone being able to make Christmas magical for their kids. This year is set to be even harder, and we just want to help spread some magic and happiness.
Everybody has had a very hard year and we want to bring some fun back and help people get into the Christmas spirit.
Our second mission, for the future, is to help as many charities as we can over the coming years. We’re working on plans for those we can support in 2021.
This also gives us extra purpose in growing Freedom in Numbers – to make a small difference in our own way.
Help us hit our target
We’d like to raise as much money as we can for cash for kids, but our initial target is £600 – £1 per mile.
Please do give what you can, and any amount is extremely appreciated. If you’re able to make a Gift Aid declaration with your donation, please do this too.
Donating through Gift Aid means charities can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give, and it won’t cost you any extra.
How to donate
To donate and keep track of how Simon is getting on with his challenge you can visit the Freedom in Numbers cash for kids page by clicking the button below.
If you’re able to share Simon’s challenge and our page on social media, please do. Thank you!