Big Blue Thank You

Runners invited to say a ‘Big Blue Thank You’ to struggling charities

Event organisers launch new fundraising initiative to help the charities that do so much to help us

The ‘Big Blue Thank You’ is a worldwide movement aiming to reverse the devastating effect the Covid-19 pandemic has had on charities through the cancellation of fundraising events and the subsequent loss of billions of pounds of much needed income.

Launched on the day the NHS was founded (Sunday, 5 July), organisers GSi Events also see the 'Big Blue Thank You’ as a way for everyone to thank key workers across the world for the incredible work they do every day. 

All runners, walkers and joggers need to do to say their own ‘Big Blue Thank You’ is complete an activity of their choice and make a donation to their chosen charity. They should then share their efforts on their social media channels using the hashtag #bigbluethankyou to spread the word and get as many of their friends and family involved as possible.

Any activity that makes you feel good, makes you want to get active and helps support fundraising efforts is a perfect 'Big Blue Thank You' activity – from walking, running and cycling, to yoga and even simply cleaning the house. 

Over 400 UK wide charities – including Macmillan Cancer Support, Children 1st, Alzheimer Scotland and CRUK – have become involved in the initiative and are encouraging their supporters to do something positive together. 

The ‘Big Blue Thank You’ is open to people of all ages and is free to join. 

Full information can be found on the Big Blue Thank You website.

Image courtesy: Big Blue Thank You/GSi Events

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