We are making our way from Land’s End to John o’ Groats and back again (that’s 2800km) and we need your help to raise funds for the Max Hunter Fund!
We want you to run, cycle, scoot, drive your tractor, walk the dog (Monty will be adding his miles), dribble a hockey ball, throw a rugby ball, bounce a tennis ball for any distance that you would like, sprint the length of your football pitch, the perimeter of your cricket boundary 28 times or walk the golf course or any other crazy sporting activity between 18:00 on 10th July and 22:00 on 11th July (that's 28 hours).
Record your distances on any tracking app and send a screenshot to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donate a minimum of £2.80 to join us with the caption LEJOG to this page.
Submit lots of images tagging @MintridgeFDN & using #28notout & #LEJOG2800 – FANCY DRESS IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!
Training is in full swing for some of runners and cyclists, you can head to the Mintridge Foundation social channels to see how they are getting on.
Comment in our social posts or email us with how you are going to join us!
Please ensure that you follow Government guidelines with your intended activity.
Please note that this challenge has been created due to the postponement of the 28 NOT OUT main event. If you would like to know more, please contact Alex Wallace.
More information about the full 28 hours can be found here.
WHAT IS #28NOTOUT & THE MAX HUNTER FUND?
As a group of friends, we have been deeply shaken by the loss of our dear friend, Max Hunter who died by suicide in August 2019, aged 28.
Suicide and mental health continue to be incredibly difficult topics to talk about, particularly for young people and that is why we are determined to change that narrative.
Max was a great supporter of the Mintridge Foundation and enjoyed fundraising for the sports charity including the #Miles4Mintridge cycle in May 2019. Max was the biggest believer in using sport for positive change, he particularly loved rugby (an avid Northampton Saints fan) and cricket. Max also loved using sport to help his mood, notably golf. Sport and mental health has a strong connection.
We have found that it’s not always as simple as “opening up”, but what we want to encourage is for everyone to acknowledge their feelings on a regular basis and that is why we have created the Max Hunter Fund within the Mintridge Foundation.
The Mintridge Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to enhancing life skills in young people through sport. We provide a support network for young people by harnessing the power of positive sporting role models. The Mintridge Foundation assists young people of all ages, abilities and physical capabilities to develop confidence and resilience, and creates awareness of the importance of mental and physical wellbeing through sport.
Mintridge's team of Ambassadors - Olympians, Paralympians and other professional sports stars from over 20 sports, both team and individual - work with young people in schools, clubs and academies across the UK. Starting with visits including assemblies, coaching clinics and classroom sessions tailored to each organisation’s requirements, ambassadors can then provide one- on- one remote mentoring in a safeguarded environment, delivered via technology such as Skype, FItSwarm and Playwaze to build a lasting legacy for individuals.
The Mintridge Foundation’s successes demonstrate the incredible power of sport; from a mentee’s selection to represent Great Britain in their chosen field to enabling disabled children to find confidence and happiness just through participation. Understanding life after sport, we also support our Ambassadors in their transition from active sport to the next stage of their careers.
Valuable funds raised will go towards keeping our much-loved friend’s fun, caring and sporting memory alive as well as changing perceptions and challenging stereotypes in the process. We will deliver mentoring programmes across the UK focussing on Max’s favourite sports and encouraging a new dialogue around how to look after our mental health just as we do our physical.
We hope that you like our logo created by the incredibly talented and great friend of Max, Sophie Botsford!