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14 Heroic Hospitality Teams Step Up For The Springboard Charity

This July, The Springboard Charity is calling on walkers, runners, cyclists, and swimmers to join its biggest challenge yet – a virtual race around the world, visiting the 7 wonders of the world along the way.

Teams of up to 20 people are being encouraged to get fit and have fun while working together to raise money for the charity. Over the past two years, the virtual race has raised more than £150,000.

As teams clock up miles by running, swimming, cycling or walking, their efforts will make a huge difference. The funds raised will help the charity to reach more young, unemployed, and underprivileged people, giving them the skills and confidence to secure great jobs in the hospitality industry.

How does the event work?

• Teams of up to 20 compete to track their active miles on the My Virtual Mission platform
• It costs £15 to enter per racer and everyone involved will receive a Springboard Virtual Race T-shirt and goody bag
• Each team pledges to raise £3,500 for The Springboard Charity (£175 per team member)
• Participants then get friends, family and colleagues to sponsor their efforts via JustGiving
• Racers can also win bonus prizes along the way as they race around the seven wonders of the world

Catherine Hinchcliff, a Springboard virtual racer in 2022 is encouraging everyone to get involved
whatever your age or ability: “I was a bit hesitant to participate, but was so pleased to have joined up. It was such fun and really motivated me to get back on my exercise bike and really go for it!

“The team spirit and competitiveness between our teams pushed me to do way more exercise than I’d done in years, and I really surprised myself. It was lovely to be raising money for such a great cause too.”

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