Thursday, 24 December 2015

PACT 2016

2016 Challenge to raise money for Birmingham Children's Hospital and their research and treatment of Child Brain Tumours (the most common form of childhood cancer). They don't only help the kids of Birmingham. Their work benefits kids nationwide!
Our Aim
500 Poppyfielders
500,000 miles
A simple, straight forward race to 500,000 miles! All we have to do is exercise everyday in 2016 and log our exercise miles. If we miss a day we pay a £1 fine to the cause (max £10 per month). Who's with me?
You define your exercise so it can be a 5 mile run or a 1 mile shuffle. It can be 10 press ups or a 2 hour weights session in the gym. It can be a Zumba marathon or a 20 mins yoga class. 30 mins on the exercise bike or 2 hours on the road in the rain! Its your challenge and your exercise so don't fret that you've got to break yourself everyday. Rest days are important and its easy to exercise on a rest day too.
The aim is for us all to improve our health and fitness and raise money to help improve the lives of others less fortunate than ourselves.
If you want to register and do nothing but pay a tenner a month then that's fine with me. Anyone can join at anytime so spread the word.
It is this simple:-
1. Pay a £5 registration fee at or simply text PACT57 £5 to 70070. It's easier for us if you tick gift aid and tell us who you are in the message!
2. Exercise everyday in 2016 and pay a £1 charity fine for each day you miss (up to a maximum monthly fine of £10). Pay on the above link in a monthly lump sum or text PACT57 £1 to 70070.
3. Rope in as many of your mates, colleagues, clubmates, family to join the challenge.
4. Log your exercise miles from 1st Jan 2016 (details of how will be confirmed before 1st).
All donations go straight to Birmingham Children's Hospital via Justgiving. Justgiving take a nominal percentage of online donations for providing their services however if you donate by text the full amount goes to the charity. This challenge is based on your circumstances and is judged by your honesty. It is your challenge! We will do our best to support, cajole, encourage and assist but if we are going wrong anywhere or something isn't working right or needs a tweak just let me know either on the FB group ( ) or on twitter @sidowski
Good luck with your miles and thank you sincerely for helping kids fight brain tumours, We know the difference you make!
Warning: Participating in this challenge will make you more awesome than you already are, it will give you a sense of achievement and pride, a warm toasty satisfaction that comes with making a difference.