We are delighted to be working with Boots UK this year to highlight their “Jump for Pudsey” Campaign to raise money for BBC Children in Need this half term. Boots UK want to encourage the nation to get active, have some fun and raise money for BBC Children in Need. Whether it is leaps, launches, bounds or hops; the goal is for the UK to spring its way to one million jumps.
As part of its mission to raise the health and happiness of the nation, Boots UK is calling on people whatever their age or ability, to join in with ‘Jump Day’, 26 October, to get jumping and support disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. During half term next week, Boots UK will encourage children and families across the country to do as many jumps as possible at home, work or in school and track the progress of their challenge through its Jump Totaliser.
You do not need rain to #JumpForPudsey. In our case, we decided to see how many jumps we could complete whilst we were washing the cars.
How can I get Involved?
We want to see you #JumpForPudsey, so share them with us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and you can make a donation of £3 by texting JUMP to 70313, or via mydonate.bt.com/events/jumpforpudsey.
Try it for yourself and see how far 1p per jump could go:
- 100 jumps – means a young girl who has been bullied make friends at a local youth club
- 200 jumps – means an 11-year- old boy with autism can develop his co-ordination and confidence at a trampoline session
- 700 jumps – funds a deaf boy who has been in and out of hospital so he can enjoy hands-on activities at an outdoor survival skills day
- 1,500 jumps – means a 12-year- old boy with learning difficulties gets to play, learn and grow in confidence at a unique football and literacy project
- 2,000 jumps – means pays for a group of children living in a deprived area can have an hour of weekend football, keeping them active and healthy over winter
- 3,000 jumps – enables disabled children can do an indoor surfing session, where they can have fun while improving their balance and coordination
- 25,000 jumps – pays for a cooker for a family who have previously been homeless, allowing the children to have a warm meal a day and improve their health.
I also have been asked where we got the boys wellies from. Well, they were gifted to us from Bogs Footwear and we LOVE them. Mini has never been able to get his feet into wellies due to width and flat footedness, but Bogs are ace. They have handles so he can pull them on and they are flexible, so his feet are comfortable in them.
The boys are Youth size 5’s now and Bogs have some great styles which are perfect for older children and as well as being waterproof, they are super easy to clean and keep their feet warm too. Plus as the sides are not rubber like traditional wellies, they are comfortable too and do not chafe the legs. In fact to call boys wellies does them a real disservice as they are insulated rain boots really. They keep feet warm, dry and are easy to clean. Once your kids have tried a pair of Bogs they will never go back to traditional wellies.
In fact, we are so impressed that we have purchased a pair for the Farmer in Law (my father in law is a dairy farmer) for Christmas!