The Great North Run might have been cancelled but that hasn't stopped Team Willow Burn in our tracks. Our nurses are working harder than ever to ensure people with life-limiting illnesses still get the care they need. But to keep our services running, we need you to, eh well, get running! We are challenging Derwentside to Go The Social Distance For Willow Burn and either run 13.1 miles, 1.3 miles or walk 55,334 steps (26 mile the loop between the hospice and our shops).
On 13 September (or any day of your choice), run 13.1 miles from your home and back. It may not be the iconic half marathon but you will still be a hero!
If running isn't for you, don't worry, walking is just as just as much of a challenge, particularly up some of the banks in Derwentside. Reset your Fitbit to 0 and walk 55,334 steps across three days for Willow Burn.
We even have a mini challenge for you and your little runners, we don't want them to miss out after all. 1.3 miles will be lots more fun as a team.
It's simple to sign up, just select your challenge below and setup your account. If you are asked to select your chosen charity, choose Willow Burn Hospice. Just like JustGiving all funds raised will be sent straight through to Willow Burn Hospice, so all you need to worry about is your training and promoting your challenge to your family and friends. You can even link your spotify account to your Give Penny page and get friends and family to make a donation to add a song to your playlist to listen to whilst out on on your walk/run.
You can easily share your Give Penny link on social media and in emails to friends, family, colleagues and clients who can donate and see how well you are doing. Make sure to regularly share the link, maybe with photos while out and about, or a video of why you have chosen to support Willow Burn Hospice.
Remember to keep in touch with Team Willow Burn and to tag us into your social media posts and photos. We will share your progress with all of our friendly followers who will be sure to give you the boost you need!