Now that Tokyo 2020 has been postponed until 2021, we all have an extra year to get our training in. Our Garden Olympics sporting challenges are a great way of you and your children getting outdoor exercise in your garden or if you don’t have a garden, on your once a day exercise walk, run or cycle. You can even add your own challenges.
There are lots of great sporting challenges to take on from trampolining, shotput, javelin through to running, archery and cycling. You can also raise money to help local terminally ill children if you want to and get sponsored by friends and relatives by setting up a Just Giving page. This is a great fundraising idea for children during lockdown.
Step 1 – Select your challenges
Agree with your children which sporting challenges they would like to do and select these from our list with a time frame for doing these. You can even add your own challenges at the bottom. Pin this sheet up on your fridge or wall to remind everyone of the challenges set. If you want to raise money for us, set up a Just Giving Page and circulate the link to friends and family to let them know about the challenges your children are taking on and ask them to donate money to help local terminally ill children, who we are continuing to care for at our hospice and at home. This is a good opportunity to fundraise with your children.
Top tip – Strava is now linked to Just Giving.
Step 2 – Record your challenges and share on social media
Record when the challenges have been completed in the right-hand column. Take some pictures or video of your children doing some of the challenges and share them on social media using the hashtag #HDHGardenOlympics – we’d love to see your challenges. You can also download our social media badges to post with this. You can also post these on your Just Giving page.
Social media badges
If you complete the following number of events you get certain badges to post on social media with your photos and videos:
Step 3 – Download your Garden Olympics certificate
Depending on how many challenges your child has completed, you can download, print off and personalise your Garden Olympics bronze, silver or gold certificates.
Stay at home – Protect the NHS – Save lives: It is important for all of us to adhere to current social distancing rules. All activities should only be completed alone or with members of your household either in your garden or during your once a day exercise outside the home.
Thank you for taking part in our Garden Olympics!