Citywise214 – we smashed it!
For the 70 people who took part in Citywise214, May 2018 was a month of training, baking, running, swimming, walking, and cycling. It was worth every blister and drop of sweat as our fundraisers raised £12,000. They traveled over 668 miles all together, that’s:
12 x half marathons
38 x 10km races
37,450 x metres swum
52 x miles walked
400 x miles cycled
and 3 x metres of cakes baked
That’s the same distance as Manchester to Glasgow and back again…and then back to Glasgow. For the more adventurous, it’s also the same distance as Manchester to Bourdeaux, France, and you’d still have a few miles to tour the city and get an ice-cream.
Our bakers baked creations to rivial Mary Berry, our runners gave Mo Farrah a run for his money (literally – he was competing at the Great Manchester Run) and our swimmers were good enough to take on Michael Phelps in the pool. These nine days were filled with people taking up #214 challenges and giving it their absolute best.
So why did 70 of our supporters ask their loved ones to empty their pockets and put on their trainers/aprons/swimming shorts/helmets to fundraise? We’ll let them tell you…
A HUGE thank you to our 37 mentors who took part and the 33 general supporters who took on a #214 challenge.
If you would like to do a fundraising challenge for Citywise please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org… there might even be a t-shirt in it for you!