Try Time set to tackle #HalfaMillionMiles challenge

Try Time Kids’ Rugby is set to team up with Bright Horizons later this month in a bid to reach the goal of half a million miles in support of the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children.

On Saturday 17th July, Try Time Kids’ Rugby has pledged to track the distance covered by its participants, including both children and coaches, during planned activities to go towards Bright Horizons’ #HalfaMillionMiles health and wellbeing challenge. On the day, Try Time coaches will ask parents to put a pedometer on their child which will track their distance as they take part in their rugby-themed physical activities.

Jane Gomez and Danielle Dyer, co-founders of Try Time Kids Rugby: 

“We are really excited to contribute to this great cause and clock up some milage for the Bright Horizons Foundation this weekend.”

“We are passionate about getting children active outdoors and importantly keeping the fun factor high, and the Half A Million Miles campaign really resonated with us.  We have planned new warm ups, games and activities for our members on Saturday 17th July that will increase the distance of our normal sessions.  Kids and Coaches will be taking part across our 13 clubs and we hope we can really make a difference for Half A Million Miles.”

The #HalfaMillionMiles challenge was launched in April, with individuals from across the Bright Horizons family pledging to reach their own distances to add to the total in any way they so wish. All money raised through the initiative is going towards supporting the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children.

The Foundation has more than 80 Bright Spaces throughout the UK, which provide warm, safe, enriching play environments for vulnerable children affected by abuse, domestic violence, parental imprisonment, and ill-health.

Denise Priest, director of employer and strategic partnerships at Bright Horizons, said:

“Half A Million Miles was launched to celebrate the importance of exercise, which has been emphasised since the start of the pandemic. Playing sport and keeping fit has played a significant role for families in helping to maintain their physical and mental wellbeing, so we would like to say a special thank you to Try Time Kids’ Rugby for supporting our challenge.”

A recent report by Sport England on ‘Children’s Experience of Physical Activity in Lockdown’ show that parents are valuing the time they are spending on activity with their children, believing that sports and fitness are bringing families together: 53% of parents were doing more physical activity with their children than they did prior to lockdown and 61% felt that playing sport and keeping fit was helping maintain their family’s physical and mental well-being.

So far, the #HalfaMillionMiles challenge has raised more than £7,000 for the Foundation. Please visit www.brighthorizons.co.uk/pledge if you would like to take part in the challenge or www.brighthorizons.co.uk/halfamillionmiles if you would like to donate. Stay posted on our social media channels for updates via the hashtag #HalfaMillionMiles.

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