Take to the pool for char­ity in gi­ant ball

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sounds Good -

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

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