Jump in & join us
UK’s biggest charity skipping challenge is on!
Former BBC Unsung Hero and founder of UK charity Sports Traider – Lance Haggith – is calling for the whole nation to join sporting heroes, celebrities and frontline NHS workers to #Jump4Health and help to tackle the impact Covid-19 has had on people’s mental health. The UK’s biggest charity skipping challenge, launched on National Skipping Day, Friday 23 April.
English international cricketer, Monty Panesar, jumps in!
Our frontline workers are dealing with trauma on a scale that has never been seen before. This is our response to the increase in mental health issues and other challenges caused by Covid; many of which can be addressed through sports. The nationwide skipping challenge is a low cost activity with significant benefits for physical and mental wellbeing. Lance says:
“In the last 13 months we have seen a dramatic increase in young children, and also parents and guardians, who have been struggling to cope during the lockdown. Feelings of isolation and even being subject to abuse in the home has all been really tough.
Lance adds: “Seeing all of the images of nurses and doctors in distress – worn out, shattered from the increased pressure – we all need to pull together as we look to the future.
“We want the whole nation behind us and skipping is such a great way to get involved. Skipping not only helps with fitness levels but also we have seen for ourselves the impact it can have on a person’s mental health.”
We’d love for you to get involved
You can get a professional Skip Beatz Skillz Rope – as used by five times World Record Holder, Peter Thompson – through the Sports Traider website for just £5. All profits go towards helping Sports Traider’s mental health services of charity as well as helping disabled and disadvantage children to participate in sports .
BBC Sports present, Mike Bushell, jumps to it!
Yes, I want to take part in the #Jump4Health challenge!
Thank you, here’s how to jump in – to Jump to it!
1. Post a 20 second skipping clip on your social media
2. Tag us using #jump4health and #sportstraider. We’ll be sharing your clips across our social platforms
3. Donate via Text giving to help make UK sport a level playing field. Type JUMP4HEALTH to 70460 to donate £5 or via our Virgin Money Page
4. Buy your very own T-shirt and rope here
Sarah Heath Chief Inspector, Cheshire Police #jump4health
A HUGE thank you from all of us at #Jump4Health. You are amazing. We cannot wait to see your clips.