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Challenge at home

Challenge at home

The way we exercise has changed. Gyms and pools are shut, events are postponed, and we’re all spending more time watching TV than ever. But we know CALM supporters are the active-type, so we wanted to give you some ways to support CALM while getting sweaty.  Whichever way you like to get active, challenge yourself to raise funds for CALM’s life-saving services at the same time. 

Remember to follow the government advice on social distancing when exercising.

#TeamCALM take on the Home Run

Your race might be cancelled but your run isn’t. Join #TeamCALM as we take on the HomeRun – a virtual 10K with a difference. Expect great tunes, great laughs and a great time as you run 10K on Zoom, without even leaving the house. Sign up HERE.

Everest Base Camp

From your home? Yep, it’s possible. Reach the elevation of over 5,000m by climbing your stairs at home. The good news? No specialist equipment required! Get some inspiration here. The bad news? It’s harder in a bungalow.

Keep friends updated on your journey on social media and add a donate button to your social media platform of choice.

 

Run that Marathon

Were you due to take part in a marathon this spring? Put that training to good use and crack on.

Use your daily exercise slot to build up enough miles to count as a marathon, use strava to track the length of your runs. And for an even bigger challenge – do it all in one go. 

Can’t head outside? Run around your house or even on your patio like this legend

On Your Bike

Hop on your bike for your daily exercise and see how many miles you can rack up in a week. Log them on Strava and get people to sponsor you per mile! 

Set up a JustGiving page so people know where to sponsor you. You can post updates using their Strava integration, too.

 

Create your own challenge

An Iron Man in your garden might not be possible for everyone, but get inventive. Create a sports day for the people you live with, challenge a group of mates to a virtual push up challenge, or a keepy uppy contest? Decide what you want to do and let us know.

Join a collective

It’s at times like these that we need to come together. And what better way than over something you love?

CALM Collectives are all about getting together, doing what you love and feeling better for it. And although we can’t get together face to face right now, our Collectives have active online communities. You might not be able to run with other people, make art collectively, or play for your football team for a while, but you can chat, share encouragement, experiences, stories, laughs, failures and successes. Sound good? Get together online over the things you love HERE.

Make it official

Got an idea? Want to chat to us about it? You can get in touch with CALM here

Looking for some more inspiration or guidance, find it in our fundraising manual here.

Raring to go? Register your plan here, and set up a fundraising page for your friends and family to contribute to. We reckon loads of people would love to see regular updates and videos on your progress – after all, what else is there to do? 

Then head to CALM Kit to order some digital CALM swag to help make the most of your fundraising on social media. Think Facebook banners, logos and more.

 

Thank you

Thank you for supporting us at this weird time. You guys are legends. 

All done and dusted with your fundraising? Pay it into us, and don’t forget to tell us what you did so we can thank you properly. If you’ve been using JustGiving, or something similar, then don’t worry – it gets sent through to us automatically.

Thanks for being part of #TeamCALM and our Campaign Against Living Miserably.

CALM is here for you

We’re all on lockdown and that can be a really strange thing to come to terms with.

Remember that CALM is here for you no matter who you are or what you’re going through. Our free and anonymous helpline and webchat are open every day, as normal, from 5pm-midnight. If you need support, find more info here.