10 is the magic number!  Chailey Heritage supporters embrace the 10 Stay Challenge

They’ve jumped, they’ve run, they’ve taken tentative steps, played ball, baked bread and even devised a toilet roll challenge! All of this while observing social distancing and staying safe at home.

People of all ages have loved joining in and are now looking for ways to fundraise while continuing to take part in the Focus 10 Stay Challenge.

Chailey Heritage Foundation was determined to keep connected with their supporters when their Focus 10K running event, sponsored by the Focus Group, scheduled for May was postponed.

10K became 10 Stay – a challenge to do 10 of something, film it and share on social media, tagging Chailey Heritage Foundation and using the hashtag #stayconnected. Dozens of supporters seized the opportunity to keep active and connected with the charity.

Head of Fundraising Nina Gopal said:

“We are thrilled with the way our fantastic supporters are embracing the Focus 10 Stay challenge and if they turn it into a fundraiser, we would be delighted.  We know that times are difficult for everyone right now but if they’ve enjoyed taking part, challenging someone else, or just watching the 10Stay films, and would like to make a donation however small, we would appreciate it now more than ever. Every penny will be used to support the children and young people at Chailey Heritage Foundation.”

Simon Yates, Headteacher of Chailey Heritage School said:

“This is a very challenging time for all our colleagues, both in school and our residences, and I am so impressed by their professionalism and continuing dedication.  Many of the young people who use the services at Chailey Heritage are extremely vulnerable during the coronavirus crisis, but those that remain on site are still being cared for by our dedicated specialist teams and their fantastic work is continuing. The ‘Focus 10 Stay’ has been a wonderful way to raise awareness of the work that Chailey Heritage Foundation continues to do for so many young people with complex disabilities.  Thank you to all who have taken part so far – it’s been great to stay connected with everyone!” 

If anyone feels they would like to support the Charity at this time or support the #10Stay, they can Text GIVE to 70144 to donate £5.

Texts cost £5 plus a standard rate text. Chailey Heritage Foundation (reg. 1075837) will receive 100% of donation.  Please ensure you have the bill payer’s permission (age 16+, UK mobiles only). Customer care: 01825 724752.

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