Local children’s charity Ride High is taking part in The 2.6 Challenge, a new national fundraising campaign that has been created to raise vital funds for charities impacted by the CV-19 crisis.
Ride High is asking people to support their cause by doing the ‘Horse Stance’ for one minute every day for six days… or even 26 days! The horse stance is the position you sit in when you ride a horse and it’s quite challenging to hold it without a horse to sit on! It’s great for strengthening your legs and back and the best bit is it can be done absolutely anywhere – at home, in the garden and anyone and everyone can join in.
Members of the Ride High team have put together a short video showing what the Horse Stance is and just how much fun it can be. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/MRdy1exGpN8
Due to the CV-19 crisis Ride High has had to suspend its normal activities but the charity continues to support their most vulnerable members through a distance programme, which includes sending ‘Ride High by Post’ activity packs out to the children each week. Ride High estimate that it will need to send in the region of 720 packs during lockdown.
Helen Dixon, Group Fundraising and Marketing Manager at Ride High said ‘The 2.6 Challenge is a great way for people to support Ride High and help us raise vital funds to enable us to continue to support our children during the CV-10 crisis. The horses are so important to our children so we thought the Horse Stance would be a perfect activity to attach to our challenge”.
Ride High is asking individuals, families and colleagues who take up the challenge to make a donation of £2.60 or £26 to the charity (or whatever they can afford), or to set up a fundraising page and ask for sponsorship.
For more information please visit: www.ridehigh.org/twopointsix.