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Gloucestershire’s Virtual Sports Day to raise funds for NHS Charities

Published
19.05.2020

The county council’s Virtual School is holding a Virtual Sports Day for all children and young people on Tuesday 26 May to raise funds for NHS Charities.

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The aim of Virtual Sports Day is to invite children and young people across the county to take part in an event that encourages them to have fun, and participate in sports or other fun activities to keep active and join together for a good cause.

Everyone will have different abilities, so the Virtual School would like them to set a challenge which is suitable for them, whether it is 10 minutes or two hours. It is the taking part that counts.

  • Children can do an activity in their home or garden
  • It can be as silly or as sporty as they like
  • If they wish to, friends and family can sponsor the activity by making a donation to the Virtual Sports Day Just Giving page in aid of NHS Charities.
  • The virtual school would love to see photos or videos of the sports and activities children take part in and is asking for them to be shared on social media using the hashtag #VirtualSportsDay

The county council has involved its young person’s ambassadors in the development of this fun event which aims to raise £5,000.00 for the NHS.

There is a poster and also an image which can be downloaded and shared on social media. The ambassadors have also produced this short video to encourage people to enjoy and take part in the Virtual Sports Day. All information can be found on the council’s website here.

Cllr Richard Boyles, cabinet member for children’s safeguarding and early years at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “Gloucestershire’s Virtual Sports Day is a great opportunity for all Gloucestershire children and young people, their friends and family to get involved, keep active and have fun. Activities can take place inside or outside, so it’s one sports day which isn’t dependent on the weather.

“We want as many children as possible to take part and I’m really looking forward to seeing what activities they all do and how much the event raises for the NHS.”

Donations can be made to Gloucestershire’s Virtual Sports Day Just Giving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gloucestershire-county-council

 

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