This Autumn why not support the Hospice in our fantastic Virtual Fitness Festival!?

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a detrimental effect on many businesses and organisations throughout the country and, likewise, the hospice too in our ongoing fundraising.  With many of our annual activities and events now cancelled we have had to introduce new opportunities for fundraisers to support us in a virtual capacity where it is safe to do so individually, with family or in smaller social distanced groups. 

With community events such as our Shining Star Memory Walk now being cancelled until 2021 we'd like to encourage all  fundraisers old and new to join us this September in our new Virtual Fitness Festival.  This is still an amazing way to walk, run, hike, trek... or cycle in memory of someone special who may have been cared for by the hospice or has suffered from life limiting illness. 

We encourage our Shining Star Walkers, Kilt Walkers, Arran Cyclists, Overseas Trekkers, Marathon / Running Event participants, hikers and anyone else to join us and raise as much as possible this Autumn!

Whatever you do, you will be helping many people and their families, living with life limiting illness, under the care of the Ayrshire Hospice; whether it be at home, in the community or within our inpatient unit at the hospice itself.

  So what's next?

Click here to set up your fundraising challenge page and start clocking up those kilometres!

https://givepenny.com/event/virtual-fitness-festival

Once you register, you can set up your fundraising page where you can invite all your friends, family and colleagues to make a donation to your challenge fundraising.  Your page can also link up to the following fitness apps; Stava, Fit Bit & Twitch and register all your activity allowing you to update your fundraising page with your activities and the miles you clock up!  We'll even host some leader boards for fun too!  There's so much more too; you can also link your fundraising to Spotify!  People can add a song to the challenge playlist for a small donation too!  

There's no sign up fee but we do hope that each participant can fundraise £50 for the hospice!  Just think, if we sign up 200 people we'll raise £10K for the hospice!

Each fundraising participant will receive an Ayrshire Hospice T-Shirt (before your challenge), a unique commemorative event medal and certificate (after completion of challenge).

Please note If you had signed up for the Shining Star Walk already, things will be slightly different for you as you may have fundraised already!  Our Fundraising Team will have bene in touch with you about this!

  Fitness Festival Challenges

The festival will consist of a number of challenges!  You can do as many or as little as you like!  These challenges are all virtual so you can do them at any time at any place! (as long as it is safe to do so keeping to the current government guidelines)

  Challenges

Shining Star Memory -  'Jupiter Jaunt' - Walk or Run 10K! 

This challenge is based on our Shining Star Memory Walk which we unfortunately had to postpone due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  We'd love to see all our walkers take on this challenge whenever they want, wherever they want in memory of that someone special. However we know the Shining Star routes are in place and we'll be devising a special 10K route based on our Shining Star 'Jupiter Jaunt' Route should you wish to follow this. How fast can you come in!?

Shining Star Memory -  'Saturn Stomp' - Walk or Run 5K! 

Again, This challenge is based on our Shining Star Memory Walk which we unfortunately had to postpone due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  We'd love to see all our walkers take on this challenge whenever they want, wherever they want in memory of that someone special.  However we know the Shining Star routes are in place and we'll be devising a special 5K route based on our Shining Star 'Saturn Stomp' Route should you wish to follow this. How fast can you come in!?

Pedal Challenge - Cycle 50K!

Are you a keen road bike cyclist?  Or adventurous off road?  Or you just like to cycle!?  Whatever is is, this could be the challenge for you!? Cycle 50k on the route of your choice and see if you can top our Cycle 50 Leaderboard!

Duathlon Challenge - Cycle 40Km + Run 15km!

For all the triathletes out there missing the buzz of the various events unfortunately cancelled due to the pandemic!  Why not take on the challenge and raise funds for the hospice as you go!?  Cycle 40km and straight after get your running shoes on for a 15km and race to top our Duathlon Leaderboard!

Create your own Challenge!  Do what you like whenever you want, wherever you want!

It's your choice!  Walk a mile every day in September!  Cycle to work every day in September! Go a hike!  Climb Goatfell, Ben Nevis or one of the many Munros throughout Scotland, Walk the distance of one of our treks (e.g The Sahara Desert North to South is 800 miles - thats a challenge and a half!); whatever you do, make it a challenge to remember, clock your miles and clock yourself on the 'Create your Own Challenge' Leaderboard!

  Interested in Signing Up!?

click here!  https://givepenny.com/event/virtual-fitness-festival

Take on the Virtual Challenge this Autumn for Ayrshire Hospice!