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With new year’s resolutions well underway, we’re full of gratitude for the brave supporters who have already signed up to take on fundraising challenges for St Barnabas in 2020.
I thought I’d share a roundup of upcoming events as there are lots of ways you can help local people who are facing the challenge of living with a terminal illness.
If you see yourself as a bit of an adrenaline-junky, you can sign up to take part in a skydive on 28 March. While runners might be pleased to know that there is still time to register to take part in the Brighton Half Marathon on 23 Feb, with a few prized charity places also remaining for the sold-out Brighton Marathon in April.
For those happier on two wheels, our Hit the Downs MTB cycling event takes place on 3 May, with a 30km, 60km or new 80km route across the South Downs to choose from.
If this all sounds a little too exhausting for you, then you might like to get involved in our new virtual challenge – Fit Feb. Open to anyone, no matter what your fitness level, all you need to do is sign up to run, walk or swim a mile a day throughout February.
Personally, I’ve signed up to abseil 320ft down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth in March. The abseil is now sold out, but we’ll be announcing a further date soon. I’m absolutely terrified of heights, so this will be a monumental challenge. However, I can’t think of a better reason to face my fear and step out of my comfort zone than fundraising for the hospice. Here’s a link to my fundraising page where I’ll be raising money for both St Barnabas House and Chestnut Tree House: www.virginmoneygiving.com/RosemarieFinley