Get moving by walking and pushing your way through January for WheelPower!
Walk off the excesses of Christmas, and push away those January blues with this new event from WheelPower, the national charity for Wheelchair Sport.
In January 2021 we are launching the very first ‘WheelPower Winter Walk & Push’ as we all look to start the new year as we mean to go on, by doing some activity and helping boost our mental and physical health and wellbeing.
You will have the whole month to complete your challenges and it is up to you what you set the target distance as. Whether you want to push for 1 mile, walk a 5-mile route in one day, push for 20 miles over a fortnight, or walk 1 mile a day for the whole month, it’s entirely up to you! If you are local we will also be providing some routes in the Buckinghamshire area for you to explore (more details coming soon)
Why take part?
2020 has been an incredibly tough year for our charity as we saw a 50% loss in income, so now more than ever, every single penny you can raise for WheelPower will even more appreciated. The Winter Walk & Push will raise much needed funds for WheelPower, transforming the lives of thousands of disabled children and newly injured adults in the last 16 years. Every pound raised by you will help us continue our vital work at Stoke Mandeville Stadium and beyond.
Where ever you want! Your local streets. The park up the road. Out in the countryside.
Below you will find some local Buckinghamshire based routes for inspiration.
Aylesbury and Surrounding Areas:
Share your journey's
Whatever you chose to do WheelPower will be here to support you every step and roll along the way. Tell us what you are planning, share your stories with your friends & families and send us some social media updates enroute and we will be there to cheer you on.
Please use the following hashtags when sharing your challenges on social media:
#WinterWalkPush #Walk4WheelPower #Push4WheelPower
Dress for the weather
We are working alongside Fast-Fit Clothing who produce unique waterproof trousers for wheelchair users. They are sleek and stylish in design and can be fitted whilst you are still sat in your wheelchair. A great piece of kit to be kept with you at all times in case you get caught out in the rain.
Fast-Fit Clothing are offering a 10% donation to WheelPower of any sale generated from our event by ENTERING the code #WINWP10 next to your name on the submission form.
We are asking everyone who takes part in January to set up a fundraising page for your respective challenges. These links can then be easily shared and will help us to raise as much money as possible for disabled people throughout the UK.
Entry is FREE
For all those fundraisers out there, we have some extra motivation for you! If you are able to raise or donate over £15 you will receive your very own WheelPower t-shirt!
Start 2021 by doing something amazing for charity and walk and push your way into supporting disabled people throughout the UK to get active this new year.