Boots 1m Jump Challenge supporting Children in Need

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Posted on October 13th, 2016 by Luisa Gatward

New One Million Jump Challenge to Support Children in Need

Boots UK is partnering with British Gymnastics to launch its new Jump for Pudsey campaign to inspire the nation to get more active and support disadvantaged children across the UK.
In a bid to get the nation moving and being more active, Boots UK is challenging children and their families to do one million jumps for Pudsey; turning jumps in to pounds to raise money for BBC Children in Need.

This new, energetic and exciting national fundraising campaign is exclusively launching in Boots stores 22 – 29 October 2016, with its main ‘Jump Day’ on Wednesday 26 October. During the week, Boots UK will invite children and families across the country to do as many jumps as possible at organised in-store events, at home, or with their friends, and track their progress through the online Jump Totaliser*.

The funds raised through Jump for Pudsey will help BBC Children in Need fund projects which support disadvantaged children and young people in the UK, including a number focusing on improvements to physical wellbeing.

This is the thirteenth year that Boots UK has been a charity partner for BBC Children in Need, which last year alone helped tens of thousands of disadvantaged children and young people through health and sport programmes.
According to Sport England, more than one in four people do less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week, but even just a small amount of exercise like jumping can play a significant role in helping us to become healthier and happier.

British Gymnastics has created five easy jump challenges which can be found on boots.com and in the Jump Journal – available free from most Boots UK stores.
Jane Allen, CEO of British Gymnastics comments: “We are proud to partner with Boots UK on such a worthwhile campaign. Jump for Pudsey for BBC Children in Need will see gymnastic clubs and communities in the UK leaping, hopping, jumping and bouncing their way to draw attention to this great campaign and raise money for this important charity”

Whether encouraging young people into sports, helping tackle poverty, working with those affected by disability, or helping groups such as local young carers; every penny fundraised for BBC Children in Need will go to helping fund the projects the Charity supports.
People are being encouraged to make a donation of £3 by texting JUMP to 70313, or via mydonate.bt.com/events/jumpforpudsey

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