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Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s Disability Charity, is launching this year’s 24 Challenge in support of 24-hour care for children and adults with complex physical and learning disabilities in Dorset.
Diverse Abilities’ 24 Challenge is a chance for participants to choose their own challenge based on 24 as a theme. 24 represents the lifeline of support for the families supported by Diverse Abilities and recognises the importance of the charity’s amazing staff working night and day across children’s and adults services.
Suggested options include running every day for 24 days, swimming 24 lengths or even holding a 24-hour gameathon. It may be an opportunity to give up smoking for 24 days or a challenge to read 24 books over the summer period. The possibilities are endless, and fundraisers have the opportunity to create their own challenge to inspire and motivate them, as well as raise money for the disability charity.

Here’s some examples from last year:

Brothers Luke & Joe walked for 24 hours straight up and down the 7-mile beautiful East Dorset coastline between Hengistbury Heard and Sandbanks Beach. They contended with no sleep, meals on the go, blisters, sunburn, heat waves and rain. Between them and their group of friends they raised more than £3,000!

Amelie swam 24 lengths of her local swimming pool – the first time she’s ever swum this distance all in one go, and she managed it in less than an hour. Well done Amelie, you’ve done a fantastic job and raised more than £300.

Becky covered an incredible 24,000 steps a day for 24 days. She loved the challenge and how it made her reassess how she gets around – whether it was walking to office after dropping the kids at school or taking on mega hikes around the Dorset countryside after work. She completed a staggering 576,000 steps in total.

Participants are encouraged to decide on their challenge now and set up their fundraising pages, with the aim of completing their challenge over the summer months.
Find out more, get inspiration and sign up at diverseabilities.org.uk/24challenge

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