This is a sponsored article on behalf of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.
There's been a notable absence of charity fundraising events this year, but Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity has come up with a way that you can support its vital work safely.
The RBC Race for the Kids is going virtual for the first time ever, meaning you can fundraise for a great cause from the comfort of your own street... or town... or park ... or beach. Because that's the beauty of it — you really can take part from wherever you like, as long as you adhere to social distancing guidelines.
It's open to everyone of all ages and abilities (though under-18s will need to register as part of a team with a parent or guardian). Choose a distance to cover, between 2.5km and 10km, or further if you're up for a challenge, and pick how you'll cover it — walking, jogging, running, cycling, skipping and scooting all count, so get creative.
Entry is free, and once you've signed up, you'll get access to the online Festival Hub, which has plenty of training and fundraising tips ahead of the big day, plus celebrity videos and other entertainment to get you fired up. The sooner you sign up, the sooner you can start collecting that all-important sponsorship money.
More than 600 seriously ill children and young people arrive at Great Ormond Street Hospital for treatment of complex medical issues every day, and the charity supports them and their families in their hour of need. The hospital, which has always depended on charitable donations, has been at the forefront of pioneering medical breakthroughs, and needs financial support to continue helping sick children to reach their full potential.
RBC Race for the Kids takes place 17-18 October 2020. Entry is free — register here, and start fundraising.