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February challenge

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durhamjaide2001
durhamjaide2001 Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 10,516 Disability Gamechanger
Hi everyone thank you to the lovely @Albus_Scope for sharing this opportunity I'm doing the fitness challenge in February 

I thought I would set up this thread to share our journeys 
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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
    edited January 26
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    Ah hello fellow challenger! 
     I was going to do a similar post at the start of the month.  Like a diary, so you could all bully me if I tried chickening out. ;)
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  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 10,516 Disability Gamechanger
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    No problem it's fine I thought it would remind other people who haven't signed up yet. I have had my first donation 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,642 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 26
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    I wish you luck, but I have never done keep fit in my life sorry
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  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 10,516 Disability Gamechanger
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  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 2,213 Scope online community team
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    Great to hear that you're doing the challenge, @durhamjaide2001! Good luck with your fundraising!
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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 50,342 Disability Gamechanger
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    Good luck @durhamjaide2001 I can't do gyms or anything too physical 
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 10,516 Disability Gamechanger
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    thanks @Rosie_Scope and @Sandy_123  you don't have to go to the gym are do anything to physical. All is required is to do is to do anything physical that includes the number 16. This could be 16 minutes of walking, 16 push ups or 16 sit to stand it could be literally anything.
  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 14,148 Disability Gamechanger
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    What is this all about 
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,011 Scope online community team
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    Good morning @Ada.

    I've copied below some information from a recent newsletter @Albus_Scope sent, which explains some more about the 16 minutes a day challenge. Albus will also be posting more about his own challenge later in the week. 


    We're launching a new challenge event - 16 Minutes a Day.

    Raising funds is vital to our work. And public fundraising – that is, asking wonderful members of the public (that's you) to support us with donations – is a huge part of that. That’s why, in February, we’re holding our new 16 Minutes a Day fundraising challenge. The event is a challenge for everyone. We're asking participants to take on 16 minutes of fitness activity every day throughout February, for the 16 million disabled people in the UK. 

    The challenge is all done through Facebook, or Meta and it's all about asking people to raise sponsorship by taking on a task that fits their ability. 

    This can be anything from a stroll to the shops or 16 minutes of powerlifting, through to chair dancing to your favourite tunes or 16 minutes of vigorous dog toy wrestling with the family pet. Whatever you are able to do. It's all for a good cause, let's help end disability inequality! 

    Albus is also taking part and you can stay informed on how he's getting on with updates on the community.

    The challenge officially starts on Thursday 1 February.

    • We're encouraging participants to set themselves a fundraising target of £100.
    • Participants all receive a beautiful, free Scope t-shirt, but those who raise £150 or more get a nifty Scope enamel badge as a thank you. But any amount raised is reason to celebrate!
    • There is no age limit to participation, however under 16s need a parent or guardian to sign them up for the challenge.

    This is a new fundraising event, so we'd love your support in making it a success.

    Community Manager
    Scope
  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 14,148 Disability Gamechanger
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    I didn’t see a newsletter???
    don’t do Facebook or the other thing Meta. And don’t have anyone to ask to sponsor me. I only go on Scope on the internet. 
     
    I send wishes to all who’s doing it. Very best of luck. 
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    It's ok @ada, you can cheer us on from the sidelines. :)

    And as Adrian has said, this is 16 minutes of exercise each day, it can be whatever you can manage. So the dogs will be getting walked every other day with me, then I'll be doing other things on the alternate day to give my ankles and knees a chance to recover.   

    I'll be posting on day one and I'll make sure I include some dog photos too. ;)
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  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 14,148 Disability Gamechanger
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    You be posting on here @Albus_Scope That would be good as I don’t do any other sites. 
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    Yes I'll be posted a diary on here, so you can all make sure I'm doing my daily 16 mins. :) 
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  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 14,148 Disability Gamechanger
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    Videos? Would prove it lol 
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    Haha, I don't think anyone would want to see video proof, unless I was doing something particularly silly, like hoola hooping.  
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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 50,342 Disability Gamechanger
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  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 14,148 Disability Gamechanger
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    Good luck who ever is doing it. Of course you will do greatly 
  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 14,148 Disability Gamechanger
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    I think those of us who want to sponsor @Albus_Scope should be able to on here. As I surely can’t be the only one who Only goes on Scope and No other sites. 
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    Oh you keep your money @Ada, it's really appreciated, but I know people have money struggles currently. I won't be posting my fundraising details as unfortunately they show my full name etc, which for the staffs own protection I can't really post about.  I hope you understand. :)

    But you can cheer us on here and probably laugh at me if I can any photos etc.  :D
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  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 14,148 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Albus_Scope have you done today’s. Please keep us updated 

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