Fancy boosting your health and raising much needed funds for a Sheffield charity in the process?
To celebrate the arrival of the Herd in the city, The Children’s Hospital Charity has issued a challenge to the people of Sheffield to run, swim, cycle or walk 60km throughout September - all while raising cash to support its Make It Better appeal.
There will be an exclusive limited edition Herd of Sheffield 2016 Stampede medal for everyone who completes the challenge - which works out at just 2km a day.
Fundraising manager Rebecca Staden said: “All money raised through the stampede will aid The Children’s Hospital Charity’s Make it Better new wing appeal, creating two new physiotherapy rooms including much needed specialist equipment. This will make a huge difference to the current rehabilitation which sometimes takes place at the bedside, in a corridor or on the stairs.
“Lots of wards were built in the 1960’s, the hospital is becoming increasingly cramped and there is limited outdoor space. The appeal aims to match world class facilities with the existing world class care, creating the best possible environment for children to get better more quickly. We need to raise £10million regionally with the NHS funding over £20million.
“This new development - on both the surgical and medical floors - will help make treatment more fun as well as maximise the potential for patients to reach their goals more easily. These new rooms mean that children can be treated in a private, purpose built and well equipped space.
The 60km challenge starts on Thursday September 1.
Visit www.tchc.org.uk to sign up, where there will be a £15 registration fee to secure your place.
Rebecca added: “By supporting the Herd, you’re investing in the future of the Children’s Hospital.”