So this February we are asking you to take on the 1.4 Challenge and do something around the numbers 1 & 4, this could be could be run or walk 1.4 miles, skip for 1.4 minutes, dance for 14 minutes, making 14 Valentine’s Day cards or if you love cooking invite 14 people to attend a virtual come dine with me – do anything you like!
This is a challenge for all ages and abilities, we just want you to get active, have fun and support Hft. There are no limits on what you can do, so get creative, but you must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.
Every penny you raise will help ensure the ongoing safety and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities and autism and the key workers who support them throughout these difficult times.
2020 was a difficult year for everyone. But for people with learning disabilities and autism, the challenges have been particularly tough. The physical threat is very real – people with learning disabilities and autism are up to 11 times more likely to die from Coronavirus – but so is the impact on their mental health. Changes to routines, increased isolation and confusion about how to stay safe are all causing anxiety and distress. And at a time when they need Hft the most, our staff team are also at risk.
We can’t predict how this will affect us in the long-term, but we know that it will have a long lasting impact. Your support is always important to us, but more so than ever through this time of crisis.
Not for you?
If our 1.4 Challenge is not for you, there are still plenty of ways to support our work.
Our Valentine’s fundraising pack is full of fun fundraising ideas, including a quiz for you to challenge your loved ones and raise money to support people with learning disabilities.
If you’re looking for another great challenge, why not head over to our events page to get inspired.