This October Boots UK is launching Jump for Pudsey to encourage people to get active, have some fun and help raise money for BBC Children in Need. Whether it’s leaps, launches, bounds or hops; the goal is for the UK to spring its way to one million jumps, turning jumps in to pounds. Boots is calling on people to get jumping with friends or family, at work or at home next week and in particular on Jump Day on the 26th of October.
All you need to do to get involved is start jumping! Once you’ve done your jumps just log on to Boots’ online jump totaliser to log your jumps and donate, and help them reach 1 million jumps! Boots UK are also organising in-store events up and down the country to get people jumping on Jump Day on 26th October. You can share your leaps with #JumpForPudsey and make a donation of £3 by texting JUMP to 70313, or via the Jump for Pudsey donation site
British Gymnastics has created a series of Pudsey Jumps exclusively for the campaign, and we’ve been giving them a go at home, and while we are out and about! These Pudsey Jumps can be found on the Boots campaign page and in the Jump Journal – available free from most Boots UK stores.
The funds raised through Jump for Pudsey will help BBC Children in Need support disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. The Charity supports 2400 projects including a number focusing on improvements to physical wellbeing, and last year alone helped tens of thousands of disadvantaged children and young people through health and sport programmes. The jumps people do will make a real difference- just take a look at what your jumps could do!
- 100 jumps – means a young girl who has been bullied make friends at a local youth club
- 200 jumps – means an 11-year- old boy with autism can develop his co-ordination and confidence at a trampoline session
- 700 jumps – funds a deaf boy who has been in and out of hospital so he can enjoy hands on activities at an outdoor survival skills day
- 1,500 jumps – means a 12-year- old boy with learning difficulties gets to play, learn and grow in confidence at a unique football and literacy project
- 2,000 jumps – means pays for a group of children living in a deprived area can have an hour of weekend football, keeping them active and healthy over winter
- 3,000 jumps – enables disabled children can do an indoor surfing session, where they can have fun while improving their balance and coordination
- 25,000 jumps – pays for a cooker for a family who have previously been homeless, allowing the children to have a warm meal a day and improve their health.
Will you be Jumping for Pudsey this year? Jump Week runs from 24th October – which is half term for a lot of us, and the perfect time to get some jump practice in for the big Jump Day on 26th October. I would LOVE to see your jumps – tweet your pictures using the hashtag #JumpForPudsey, tagging @FamilyFever @BootsUK @BBCCiN!
*This post is sponsored by Boots UK*