Tents4Calais: Three weeks left to hit our target
There are only THREE WEEKS left to take part in the #Tents4Calais challenge set up by the amazing team at Hull Help For Refugees – charity 1176555! Together we’re aiming to raise £4,000 by taking part in fun Covid-friendly activities like cycling, jogging, running, swimming, dancing – you name it – so that we can buy tents for vulnerable refugees sleeping rough in Calais.
Summer festivals have all been cancelled this year, so there will be no salvaging of abandoned tents. Without these tents, refugees have nowhere to sleep. In recent weeks we’ve witnessed people sleeping on tarmac by the side of the road or having to share tarpaulins.
Today we’re ecstatic to report that thanks to an army of incredible helpers, we’re just £400 shy of our target. Can you help us beat it? To get you going, here’s some inspiration – these are some of the fantastic ways that people have been getting involved:
- Stuck indoors, Jay has been taking part in the challenge by cycling, walking, and even swimming inside her house! Yes, you read that right – indoor swimming. Don’t think that’s possible? Have a look: tinyurl.com/Jay-C4C
- Despite her arthritis, Kathy has been giving the challenge her all by pledging to walk 70 miles throughout the duration of the five-week challenge. This is no small feat as her arthritis is especially present in her feet, so go show her some support here: tinyurl.com/Kathy-C4C
- Juliet kicked off the five-week challenge by cycling a huge 81 miles – on her VERY FIRST day! She plans to clock up at least 350 miles up and down local paths by the end of the challenge, and she is keeping herself motivated by the beautiful sights she’s zooming past along the way. Check it out: tinyurl.com/Juliet-C4C
- Leonne is also cycling her way through the challenge, and just a few weeks in she’s already received more than four times her original fundraising target of £100! Want to help her turn that into £500? Visit: tinyurl.com/Leonne-C4C
It’s not too late to get involved in the challenge, which runs to 5 September. So far our dedicated helpers have run, walked, cycled, climbed, swam and rowed their way through this. Can you come up with something totally different? Maybe you love a bit of trampolining or perhaps you’re a really good dancer? We’d love for you to show us what you’ve got.
You can donate to the main Tents4Calais fundraiser or to set up your own personal fundraising activity, just visit tinyurl.com/Tents4Calais