Six Nations Lockdown Challenge – Launch
We started wanting to do the Home Nations – 877 miles but with all the miles pledged we are going to all of the Six Nations stadia 2451 miles.
As players, from U6 to Vets, and parents embark on their virtual journey across six countries we need to convert those miles to donations for Hospice in the Weald – donations can be made at our Just Giving page,
For Hospice in the Weald, like many other charities, the lockdown has meant that vital sources of funding have stopped with shops closed and fundraising events cancelled for the foreseeable future.
Hospice in the Weald has been further impacted by increased demand to support patients but also to do so under strict Covid-19 controls requiring PPE. Like all Hospices, Hospice in the Weald is not part of the NHS and although they do get a small amount of funding from the government the vast majority of the running costs are funded from charitable donations.
With the impact of increased demand, increased costs and reduced donations the club are embarking on this challenge to help Hospice in the Weald as they work on the front line of the pandemic giving patients a dignified death and supporting their wider families.