Kibworth Football Club.
During the lockdown the coaches of the Under 10s at Kibworth Football Club wanted to do something to help the boys stay active, and do something positive for a couple of local charities, (Rainbows and LOROS), through this difficult time for them.
The challenge was to virtually walk/ run the distance from Land’s End via Kibworth to John O’Groats – 864 miles between them in five weeks! It was a big team effort, with 25 boys and parents getting involved.
Watching the progress with Instagram.
We named the challenge #LeKibworthJog and set up an Instagram page for the team to keep an eye on their progress. Each week one of our coaches, Steve Harrhy, ran a lockdown Zoom training session with all of the boys. He gave them a weekly report on how many miles they had achieved collectively and how much money we had raised. It was a great way to keep in touch with the boys and motivate them to stay active during this difficult third lockdown.
£1600 raised for Rainbows and Loros.
The challenge was completed in four weeks, some days battling the rain and snow. It was a week ahead of target, and walked over 950 miles. We have raised over £1600 for the Rainbows and LOROS charities, and we couldn’t be prouder of the boys.