Nottingham-based drug and alcohol recovery charity Double Impact is launching a virtual fundraising campaign encouraging people to ‘Run, Roll, or Ramble for Recovery’ throughout February (2021).
Traditionally, the charity has raised funds through individual fundraisers, completing sporting events and challenges such as the Robin Hood Marathon or the Three Peaks Challenge. This year, however, the team has had to be creative in light of the Coronavirus pandemic and has come up with a fun alternative.
The virtual Run, Ramble, or Roll for Recovery campaign offers people the chance to make a difference to the lives of those in recovery from addiction while also boosting their own health alongside a supportive community. The virtual nature of the challenge means that taking part is very flexible; people can set their own fitness challenge and complete it wherever and whenever they choose, throughout February.
As part of the campaign, individuals who sign up are being encouraged to share their challenge goals and progress along the way on the charity's JustGiving platform, which can now be linked to well-known fitness app Strava. For example, Double Impact CEO Graham Miller is aiming to run 100 miles over the course of the month and will be sharing his top tips and advice to people who are new to running.
For more information about how to sign up, visit the charity's JustGiving web page.