Take to the pool for charity in giant ball
THE latest challenge to be dreamed up by the charity team at the Kentish Express and kmfm to raise funds for Pilgrims Hospice involves participants stepping inside a giant hamster ball and trying to walk, run or roll the length of a swimming pool.
A KE Water Walking Challenge will be held to raise funds for Pilgrims Hospice at Tenterden Leisure Centre on the evening of Friday, May 15.
Co-ordinating yourself is not easy and to go 25m really will be tough, but with three KE Water Walking zorbs lined up next to each other in the pool, this lends itself to races and even timed events.
Individuals can do this just for fun, and note you will not get wet and do not have to wear a swimming costume as you are inside the ball, not in the water.
To take part participants must pledge to raise a minimum of £75. This event is for adults only and there is a maximum weight restriction of 15 stone.
Seventy per cent of proceeds raised will go to Pilgrims Hospice, with 30 per cent going to the children’s road safety charity Kent Walking Bus.
You will be asked to indicate your preferred start time and if you wish to do so with friends, we ask that you give your group a team name so our admin staff know to group you together when allocating time slots.
Event organisers have set up a KM Charity Challenge YouTube channel for video clips to be posted to help promote future charity Water Walking events and aim to have a member of staff to take video clips of participants in action to provide the perfect, and free, souvenir.
In the event pack, participants will be asked to state if they are happy to have video foot- age taken. If they do not, that is no problem. Event sponsors are needed, with organisations benefiting from considerable profile through KM Group newspapers, kmfm radio and websites. Firms can sponsor a water walking sphere. To discuss this call Simon Dolby on 07989 164752.
For your free event pack and further information, go to www.kentishexpress.co.uk
The KE Water Walking Challenge will take place in May