It’s a massive year for sport and all eyes are on the capital. We’ve noticed a lot of you are making the occasion extra special by raising money for a charity you care about.
Here are some of our favourite ideas from fundraisers who are celebrating the summer of sport.
Chris vs TFL
Did you know that an extra four million people are expected in London over the next few weeks? That’s a lot of extra people to battle for a seat on the Tube.
As commuters around the capital take a collective sigh, Chris Blackwood has decided to take matters into his own hands. Chris is going to try and beat London transport by running to work every day from Friday 27th July until Sunday 12th August. Running 16 miles a day, he’ll be covering a total of 187 miles. Now that is an epic commute!
GB is my country
One person who’s ready to cheer on the world’s greatest athletes is Marina Cunin Boer. Showing off her creative talents, Marina’s written a song, ‘GB is my country’ and created a video to support our athletes.
Marina’s hoping that her catchy song will make people smile and inspire them to donate to the British Paralympic Association. Adding the video to her JustGiving page, she’s raised over £50 for the charity so far.
Logan’s torch relay
When five-year-old Logan McKerrow found out that torch bearers were selling their torches for thousands of pounds on eBay, he had an idea. Logan decided he was going to try and sell his own, homemade version of the famous torch to raise money for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
Now, Logan’s torch has started its own relay around the country. With winning bidders happy for it to be relisted, the torch has been able to continue its journey and raise even more money. After setting up a JustGiving page to accompany the auction, Logan’s artistic efforts have gone on to raise over £17,000 for the charity. The charity is so grateful, it’s even named a puppy in his honour.
Are you celebrating the games by fundraising? We’d love to hear what you’re doing. Leave us a comment below.