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Get fitter with Farleigh in February

Monday 16th January

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Throughout February, Farleigh Hospice is encouraging people to complete 100 sit ups a day.

Farleigh's fitness fundraising challenge is returning next month to provide some extra support and motivation to anyone wanting to get healthier in 2023.

Registration for the Sit Up Challenge is free and participants will be given a welcome pack containing a limited-edition Farleigh 40th birthday t-shirt, a tracker and other goodies. They can also join the challenge’s Facebook group to access useful information and advice to help them stay motivated and on track to achieve their New Year fitness goals.

Farleigh Hospice has been providing award-winning hospice care, free of charge, to people affected by life-limiting illnesses and bereavement across mid Essex for forty years - both at its hospice building in Chelmsford and within patients’ own homes. It relies on fundraising and donations to provide this care to the local community – so participants are encouraged to get themselves sponsored to raise whatever they can.

Caroline Smith, Farleigh’s Digital Fundraising Officer, said, “It’s often hard to keep motivated when you’re trying to improve your fitness. When someone signs up to Farleigh Hospice’s Sit Up Challenge, they’re part of a group of people who are all working towards the same goal and they can get useful tips from our friendly and supportive Facebook community.

“The aim is to do 100 sit ups a day, which is an impressive 2,800 throughout February. It’s entirely up to each individual how they complete this daily challenge. They might want to do 100 all in one go or break it down into smaller numbers a few times a day – whatever works best for their schedule.

“It’s a simple and easy way to feel good, improve core strength and develop fab abs. Farleigh Hospice is a charity that relies on public support to fund our much-needed services, so we’re grateful to everyone who raises money as they take part.”

To find out more and register now for the Sit Up Challenge, please visit the Sit Up Challenge page