CHO Members Race for Charity

Members of The CHO took part in the 2.6 Challenge at the end of April to support our charity partner The Cystic Fibrosis Trust (CFT).

The challenge was organised after the 2020 London Marathon was cancelled due to Covid-19. Participants had to complete 26 minutes of exercise, 26 repetitions of an exercise or any other interpretation of 26 or 2.6.  For the CHO members this meant each person committing to run 2.6 miles.

Organised by James Bilham (Verius Risk Solutions) alongside Andrew and Martin Bilham, 14 teams, each consisting of 10 members, set out to run a collective marathon on Sunday 26 April, the day the London Marathon should have taken place.

Both Andrew and Martin Bilham had been due to run the marathon, but they nevertheless managed to raise over £7,000. This will make a big difference to those families affected by Cystic Fibrosis during what is, as a result of the pandemic, a worrying time. There is still time to donate and you can do so by clicking here.

If you’d like to see how CHO members supported the challenge, please click here.

The CHO have also been working with Winston’s Wish to offer support and advice in what is a difficult time for many. Winston’s Wish which has been the CHO’s charity partner for the last two years, supports children and young people following the death of a parent or sibling.

There are a number of ways to keep up to date with Winston Wish’s activities, as well as details on supporting the charity.

  1. Sign up for the Winston’s Wish newsletter, which covers news, progress, campaigns and appeals. You can sign up here.
  2. Visit their dedicated Corona Virus section on their website which features information, blogs and support for families on a range of topics from dealing with a bereavement to telling a child that someone is seriously ill.
  3. Join the Winston’s Wish fundraising lottery with a top prize of £25,000 every week. Find out more here.

In the meantime, many congratulations to all members who took part in the 2.6 challenge, and we will be looking for more help from you over the coming months in a number of activities to support the CFT.  A link to the CFT website is here for members who want to find out more.