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On their way 'Round The World'!

Eight of our service users are up and running in Mencap's big fundraising initiative for 2021 - the Round The World Challenge!

Posted Wednesday, 20th January 2021

EIGHT Carlisle Mencap members have so far started out on the Round The World Challenge.

They took part in a series of Keep Fit and Exercises classes on Zoom using some of the 16 special short videos produced by our Independence Studio.

Carlisle Mencap has joined forces with the national Mencap society, in partnership with Sport England and The National Lottery, to deliver an exciting new fundraising drive for 2021.

Round the World Challenge aims to support people with a learning disability to get out and get active in a way that is flexible, fun and motivating by turning hours of exercise into miles.

And we want our service users across Cumbria to join in! Free T-shirts, certificates and medals for those taking part!

So how does it work?

Round the World Challenge is all about turning hours of fun physical activities and sports into a round the world adventure. Choose from three different routes, log activity hours and receive regular rewards throughout. 

It is aimed at people with a learning disability aged 16 and over to take part and choose fun physical activities that will make up your journey.

There are three different routes:

1: UK = Hours required 20
2: EUROPE = Hours required 40
3: WORLD = Hours required 100.

Already one of our service users, Stuart, has reached as far as Ethiopia! So well done Stuart!

It's not to late to join in. All you do is choose which route to do. You could even do a combination of two or three routes. And any physical activity counts towards the challenge - from football to dancing, walking to boccia, yoga to jogging. You can track your progress on the Mencap online portal and see how you are progressing on the interactive map!

Covid-19 permitting, as well as exercises on Zoom meetings, we are planning a series of activities for our service users throughout 2021. These will hopefully include Walking Groups; Cycling at Watchtree; Gym sessions at Carlisle Youth Zone; Geocaching (in which participants use a Global Positioning System receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches") and much more!

And remember - if you take part you get a FREE T-shirt and medals and certificates will be awarded during the challenge.

If you would like to know more and you would like to sign up for the challenge and join the eight already involved, contact DANIEL CAMPBELL or REBECCA CAREY at the Grace Little Centre on 01228 672980.

And keep an eye on our Facebook page, Twitter account and this website for updates.

Finally - good luck!

THANK YOU for your support ...