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Take part in Love to Move for Dementia and challenge yourself to walk 10,000 steps every day of July to raise money for the British Gymnastics Foundation.

 

From the 1st July to the 31st July 2021, join a movement of incredible fundraisers who will be walking, running, dancing or even completing their daily housework to rack up their steps in the comfort of their own environment. Not only will you be able to embrace the summer sun and improve your mobility and fitness, but the money raised through this fundraising event really could change the quality of life for somebody struggling with Dementia.

All funds raised will go towards our Love to Move programme, our seated movement and cognitive enhancement programme aimed at older people from 55 to 105. It particularly benefits people living with dementia and other cognitive disease.

Date: Starts 1st July and ends 31st July

Challenge: Reach 10,000 steps every day and fundraise for the British Gymnastics Foundation

Location: In the comfort of your own environment!

Simply set up a fundraising page, get moving and get your family and friends to support.

Create your fundraising page here and click ‘Start fundraising’ to set up your page!

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Registration

No registration fee, simply sign up, connect to our Virgin Money Giving event page and create a fundraising page

There is no minimum fundraising target, however as a token of appreciation, all fundraisers raising over £100 will receive a British Gymnastics Foundation T-shirt once the event has been completed. By fundraising over £300 you will receive a British Gymnastics Foundation Certificate.

When setting up your Virgin Money Giving Fundraising page, please make sure you opt into marketing communications from us so that we can send you your T-shirt and certificate.

Your Fundraising

Your fundraising could support us to train more Love to Move delivers, provide more sessions and expand our research in adapting the programme to tackle early onset Dementia.

And just to give you an idea of the impact you could have…

  • £50 could fund an additional Love to Move session in a care home.
  • £100 could pay for 2 Love to Move community sessions.
  • £300 would pay to train a Love to Move deliverer

With each Love to Move trainer delivering an average of 50 sessions a year, you could support hundreds of people just by reaching 10,000 steps for every day of July.

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FAQs

What exactly is Love to Move for Dementia?

Love to Move for Dementia is a fundraising challenge where you complete 10,000 steps for every day of July (from the 1st – 31st) and fundraise for the British Gymnastics Foundation.

How does Love to Move for Dementia raise money for the British Gymnastics Foundation?

Once you’ve created your Virgin Money giving Fundraising page and have connected it to our Love to Move for Dementia event page, you can raise money by asking your friends and family to sponsor you.

When does the challenge take place?

It starts on the 1st July and ends on the 31st July 2021.

Where does the challenge take place?

Anywhere! It’s a virtual challenge in the comfort of your own environment. You can build up your 10,000 steps a day by walking around the block, running in park, through a fitness class, on your commute, in your garden or even by dancing around your kitchen while you cook up your favourite meal.

How do I sign up?

To get started you simply need to set up a fundraising page.

Follow this link to be directed to our ‘Love to Move for Dementia’ Virgin Money Giving Event Page and click on ‘Start fundraising’

Here you will be prompted to sign into your Virgin money Giving account or create one if you have not yet registered.

Do I need to register with the British Gymnastics Foundation?

There is no requirement to register for this event.

You simply need to follow this link, click on ‘start fundraising’ and set up a fundraising page connected to ‘Love to Move for Dementia’

You can then promote your page to family and friends

There is also no minimum fundraising target, however, once the event has been completed all fundraisers raising over £100 will receive a British Gymnastics Foundation T-shirt. For all those fundraising over £300, you will receive a British Gymnastics Foundation certificate.

In order to receive you T-shirt you will need to opt into marketing communications from us here at the BGF when creating your fundraising page with Virgin Money Giving by giving us ‘marketing consent’, or please contact us at info@britishgymnasticsfoundation.org and we can post it out to you.

What is the minimum fundraising target?

We don’t have one! But the more you fundraise the bigger the impact we can have here at the British Gymnastics Foundation – so every penny really does count.