Join the Movement and Get Active in 2021 by walking and pushing your way through the winter months for WheelPower!
Walk off the stresses of lockdown, and push away those winter blues with this new event from WheelPower, the national charity for Wheelchair Sport.
In January 2021 we launched the 'The WheelPower Winter Walk & Push’ to encourage people to take on their own challenges and to get moving to start 2021. The event has been a great success, so we have decided to extend it into February so more people can get moving and show their support for WheelPower.
As the pandemic continues into the new year we understand the growing importance of daily exercise & physical activity upon our mental/physical health and wellbeing. Even on the coldest days of the month getting some fresh air and having a short stroll or push around the block can make such a difference, so please 'Join The Movement' and set yourselves an achievable goal over the coming weeks.
You will have the rest of the month to complete your challenge and it is up to you what you decide to 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 month, it’s entirely up to you!
Why take part?
2020 was 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. So far the Winter Walk & Push has raised over £6,000 and we hope that by extending the event into February more challenges will be set and even more funds can be raised for the charity.
WheelPower continues to transform the lives of thousands of disabled people throughout the UK and over the past year we have adapted to the changes to provide new opportunities. During the pandemic we have created new online resources, hosted live classes and gifted exercise equipment to support disabled children and adults to stay active from their homes.
So now more than ever, every single pound you are able to raise will help us continue our vital work at Stoke Mandeville Stadium and beyond.
If you are Buckinghamshire local we have provided some routes from the Chiltern Society and the Milton Keynes Parks Trust.
Aylesbury and Surrounding Areas:
Share your journey's
Whatever you chose to do WheelPower will be here to support you every step and push along the way. Tell us what you are planning, share your stories with your friends & families and send us some social media updates en route and we will be there to cheer you on.
Please use the following hashtags when sharing your challenges on social media:
#WinterWalkandPush #Walk4WheelPower #Push4WheelPower #JoinTheMovement
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 the Winter Walk & Push 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 through lockdown in support of WheelPower.
... with your support, we can help even more disabled people to get active this new year and beyond!