GET FIT, FIGHT HOMELESSNESS 2021

Let’s keep our bodies and minds in a positive state and set ourselves some fitness challenges and come out the other side ourselves but 2.0. Let’s level up on our awesomeness and raise money for Padley whilst doing it.

It could be running a marathon round your local area, cycling 10 miles a day for one month, challenging yourself to do couch to 5k, walk 10 miles a day for a week, a weight loss challenge, Yoga , anything you want as long as government guidelines for safety can be followed. This is the year for us to get fit and enjoy the nature on our doorstep.

Help Padley provide support, advice, shelter, warmth, food, clothing, shower and toilet facilities and 12 individual bedrooms for people experiencing homelessness in Derby and surrounding areas.

Padley have and will remain open through lockdowns and tier restrictions and continue to provide services to the most vulnerable in Derby. Since March we have had 1,982 visits to our day centre for food, clothing, support and showers, we have served 14,302 hot meals to our hostel residents, rough sleepers and residents in other homeless hostels within the city as well as 584 emergency food parcels to those who are homeless or have no income. We have had 53 residents stay with us in our hostel with 64% of them having a positive move on into own accommodation or facilities best suited to their individual needs.

Sign up for you online fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/campaign/get-fit-fight-homelessness contactless, no money handling sponsorship for all the hard work you’re going to put into your amazing challenges.

The app is completely free with no adverts and available on both iOS and Android. myleschallenges.com/app/

The app allows you to complete epic distance based challenges and track your virtual location along the route. you can run, cycle or walk any of them and they have routes starting at a short 15KM hop across London going up to a 5,000+KM journey across the USA. You can take on any of the challenges by yourself or work together as part of a group. One of the key features is that you don’t need to complete the distance all in one day, you can complete say a 100KM route by simply walking 1KM a day for 100 days.