July 2021 is significant because it sees the 10th anniversary since our beautiful Jamie died.
In those 10 years we have continued to be inspired by his lovely, adventurous, playful nature. It is fitting therefore that we mark this poignant milestone with a fun lifestyle challenge that everyone can join, doing as much or as little as you wish or are able.
Over the last ten years Jamie’s legacy has extended far beyond our family and has touched many lives, particularly in Uganda. Jamie’s Fund, set up in Jamie’s memory continues the work in his name. We would like to encourage you, either as an individual or as a family, to join the Challenge and to aim to raise £200 or more.
The Challenge will run through the whole of July. For the more active among us there will be some specific challenges that you can sign up to which have set targets (such as walking 50 miles during the month, running 50 miles, swimming 10 miles or cycling 200 miles). These can be attempted individually or as a family or team of friends where each person banks some miles into the overall pot. If the set targets aren’t for you then we invite you to set your own target and we will cheer you on (such as walking round the block every day for the 31 days of July, learning to swim, doing ‘dry’ July, losing half a stone or something else entirely).
Jamie’s Fund continues to provide amazing support for mental health in Uganda and with your help we are hoping to raise enough to continue to develop community mental health projects over the coming two years.
To join us in the Challenge, go to Jamie’s July Lifestyle Challenge Facebook page, and learn all about the ways you can get involved. Some of the challenges are listed under “Events”.