Wickham Morris: the 39 Steps Challenge

Fundraising for JDRF
raised of £500 target
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a summer without dancing, 24 July 2020
Participants: a summer without dancing

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We fund research into type 1 diabetes to find a cure for type 1 diabetes


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We are a Morris side based in Wickham, Hampshire. We would usually spend the summer dancing at fetes, festivals and local pubs, but because of the Covid-19 lockdown we are unable to perform together.  Each year we choose a charity to support and make a donation once our dance season is over.  In recent years we have raised between £1,000 and £2,000 and the total we have raised is now over £43,000.  But this year, during the Covid-19 lockdown we find ourselves unable to perform in public due to social distancing rules, so we are unlikely to be able to raise as much money for this year’s charity.  Instead we are attempting a range of challenges on the theme of “The 39 Steps” as this is the side’s 39th year, and through sponsorship we are hoping to raise funds for our chosen charity. These challenges will be completed in the 39 days between 24 July and 31 August 2020.

We  plan such efforts as walking 39 miles or dancing for 39 minutes, playing 39 tunes and so on.  This year’s charity is JDRF, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation which supports research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes.

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JDRF is the world's leading charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research and raise money to drive world class research. We aim to find new ways to treat type 1 diabetes and its complications, prevent type 1 from developing and find the cure for people who already have the condition.

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