This year, why not join Mayhew in one of our challenges and raise funds whilst running a half marathon or trying something new? We have many challenges for you to choose from. If you are feeling extra adventurous, you could even organise a sponsored skydive, bungee jump or abseil.
“Who would have thought I would find myself abseiling off the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower! But that was me one sunny Saturday in June. Would I do it again? Absolutely! Anything for the Mayhew!”
At Mayhew, we work tirelessly to care for dogs, cats and communities. By taking part in a challenge event, you can have fun and push yourself whilst raising vital funds for our animals. Your fundraising means we can keep working to save stray animals, find forever homes for dogs and cats in our care, and provide community support. Our challenge events are a great way for you to show your support for Mayhew, meet new like-minded people and maybe even spot some of our own team trying their hand at a marathon. Mayhew runs solely on public donations, so all your support and fundraising really makes a difference to the dogs, cats and people that we work with.
Taking part in a one of our challenges helps us, but it helps you too. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), physical activity has significant health benefits*. It contributes to the prevention of non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease. What’s more, studies found that physical activity can result in a happier you*! By trying something new, Dr Papp from Harvard Medical School* argues that the mental and social engagement involved protects our thinking skills.
“I would highly recommend it. It's a fantastic feeling to achieve a personal target and support a good cause at the same time.”
Whether you are a seasoned runner or you just want to get moving, our Fundraising team will be at hand to help you each step of the way. Join us for one of our challenge events, kicking off with the Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon on March 17 2019.
*Opinions expressed by Dr Papp, neuropsychologist and instructor in neurology at Harvard Medical School speaking to Harvard Health Publishing
*World Health Organisation fact sheet, found at www.who.int
*Scientific paper written by Zhang and Chen for The Journal of Happiness Studies, 2018
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