SGS College staff are on a mission to show their respect and gratitude to NHS staff and volunteers who are doing amazing work right now in caring for COVID-19 patients and working tirelessly in the face of the virus.
From Monday 11th May to Sunday 17th May, a number of SGS College staff and the wider public will be raising money for the NHS by walking, running and cycling the distance of Lands End to John o' Groats, the equivalent of an incredible 875 miles!
Or if you would like to donate to this fantastic cause please visit our JustGiving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sgscollegesupportingthenhs
SGS College, guided by Sport England, is continuing to promote daily physical activity to all learners and staff through home workouts, walking, running or cycling, all in line with social distance guidelines during lockdown. Amid so much uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic countless scientific studies show that physical activity is associated with dramatic reductions in depression and anxiety with research also showing that regular exercise boosts the immune system.
The continued excellent fundraising efforts of SGS College staff and students during this pandemic demonstrates the community spirit and focus that is bringing people together during such adverse times.
Ben Johnson, SGS Enrichment Officer commented:
“It's our turn to make sure we look after our incredible NHS staff and key workers, to ensure they can keep doing their vital work. I see this fundraiser as an opportunity for everyone to get into the community spirit by encouraging each other and supporting the amazing work the NHS does for us. In these difficult times, it would be too easy to pass away the time sitting on the sofa, when it's actually really important to be physically active. Exercise is vital for mental health and wellbeing; it can help to structure a daily routine, which is crucial in the circumstances we face.
Another advantage of this challenge is that the free Strava app provides a platform for us to set and achieve personal fitness goals as well as sharing this achievement with others.
We're challenging staff to keep active through the Covid-19 situation as well as to raise essential funds. We promise to keep you all updated on our daily progress during this strenuous challenge.”