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Up for the Challenge!

Despite lockdown many Carlisle Mencap members are well on their way on their journeys in the Round The World Challenge - the fundraising initiative to turn hours of exercise into miles!

Posted Wednesday, 17th February 2021

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.

Already several of our Independence Studio members have taken up the Challenge, and in our Gallery - RTWC section - you can see the latest photographs of them taking part in a variety of exercises via Zoom meetings.

But don't worry - it is never too late to join in the challenge and remember, there are free goodies 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.

You 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!

So if you would like to know more now and/or you would like to sign up for the challenge, 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 ...