Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People wants people in Nottinghamshire to use their daily step count to raise much needed funds.
The charity has launched Miles for Rainbows, a virtual distance challenge that will run throughout May. There are two routes to choose from – 150 miles or 600 miles.
The 150-mile route, which is equivalent to 10,000 steps a day, takes in some of the major towns and cities of the East Midlands. The 600-mile route roughly follows the boundaries of the counties in the East Midlands. Both can be completed individually or as a team.
The charity, which has teamed up with My Virtual Mission for this challenge, is the only hospice to care for children and young people from Nottinghamshire with life-limiting illnesses.
Jenny Perry, Rainbows Community Fundraiser, said: “This is the perfect challenge for those wanting to explore the East Midlands without actually venturing far.
“When taking part in Miles for Rainbows we’d love you to fundraise for us. There isn’t a fundraising target for this event but we are grateful for any amount you’re able to raise. Anyone who raises £50 will receive a Rainbows water bottle as an extra thank you.
“Fundraising is so valuable to us; £50 could fund a home visit from a Rainbows nurse, giving respite care to an isolated family and £100 could fund a two-hour music therapy session, providing a space for a child or young person to express themselves.
“We do hope people will sign up and join us during May for this fun challenge.”
People can complete their miles by stepping, running, walking or any activity in a wheelchair. Distances will be recorded on ‘My Virtual Mission’ either manually or syncing with an existing app.