Elizabeth Robertshaw

Lou's Lou and Dorrie 40 Sport Challenge!

Fundraising for Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex
£3,017
raised of £2,500 target
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We fight every day to save lives across Kent, Surrey & Sussex

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As individuals Dorrie and I are well known for our fear of sport, Sport Haters in fact! Together we are the President and Vice-President of Weybridge WI, this year Weybridge WI selected 'Kent, Surrey, Sussex Air Ambulance' (KSSAA) as our Charity of the Year. Fundraising often centres around sporting triumphs but we simply loath sports, so we came up with a mad plan to try 40 sports between now and the end of the year in the hope we find we one we like! 

Lou: I've always been terrible at sport, I remember getting my school report aged 13 to be told I was really enthusiastic but in reality, rubbish at sport. I actually did a GCSE in Physical Education (PE) so I could do theory lessons during PE classes, which worked great until I had to be tested in my 4 chosen sports! Fast forward 20 odd years later and I'm overweight, un-fit and still a sports shirker!

Dorrie: Just over 10 years ago I was in a comma for 6 weeks and in hospital for 3 months in total. I had to learn how to walk and talk again, using muscles that had wasted in that time. Then this year I have been diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic. All these things make me want to live life to the full for longer and the way to do that is get fit and get sorted. Hopefully while doing these 40 different sports I will find one I like to do and carry it on, as the thought of using a running machine is so boring.

Our aim is to entertain you through our attempts learn 40 sports through the rest of 2018, hopefully getting a bit slimmer, a lot healthier and maybe even finding a sport we actually enjoy doing!

We are also hoping you'll be tempted to sponsor us! Anyone sponsoring us £40 or more gets to pick a sport we do! 

Here are the rules:

1. We pay for all sports equipment, clothing & lessons. All your donations go straight to KSSAA.

2. Any sponsorship is gratefully received. To qualify to pick a sport the £40 must come from ONE person, not people clubbing together.

3. It must be practicable. If we need to travel outside of the UK, cost us £xxx to do, requires training prior to the event, or if the sport won't accept 2 adult Newbies then it's not going to work, sorry. If you pick an unusual sport please help us find somewhere that will offer a one-off session.

4. Nothing non-vegan, so no fishing or horse riding etc.

5. Please state your name and the sport you are sponsoring in the comments as you donate. If you want be anonymous on this page that's fine, we can contact you afterwards. If you are wanting to sponsor a sport we do ask you sponsor the sport in advance so we know what sports we are doing.

6. We want to try 40 different sports and we will be maintaining a list of the sports, if the sport you want to nominate has already been undertaken/nominated please pick a different sport. Ice Hockey and Field Hockey are different enough, two 5km runs aren't! 

The Sponsored Sports so far!

1. Pole Dancing - Alana. Completed.

2. Squash - Lynda. Completed.

3. Tennis - Liz. Completed.

4. Rowing - Felicity. Completed.

5. Basketball - Sachin. Completed.

6. Clubbercise - Claire E. Completed.

7. 5km run - Carole. Completed.

8. Tai Chi - Claire D. Completed.

9. CrossFit - Noel. Completed.

10. Climbing - Becky. Completed.

11. Water Skiiing - Martyn. Completed.

12. 10 Pin Bowling - Philip. Completed.

13. Stand Up Paddleboard - Gabs. Completed.

14. Touch Rugby - Geoff. Completed. 

15. Sychronised Swimming - Anne. Completed.

16. Yoga - Judith. Completed. 

17. Korfball - Nicky. Completed.

18. Boxing - Charlotte. Completed.

19. Real Tennis - Siân TS. Completed.

20. Ice Skating - Suzanne. Completed.

21. Aqua Park - Pam. Completed.

22. Nordic Walking - Alison. Completed.

23. Belly Dancing - Lynn. Completed.

24. Segway - Sarah D. Completed.

25. Sailing - Claire O. Completed.

26. Orienteering - Cassie. Completed.

27. Hot Spinning - Joanna. Completed.

28. Golf - Caroline. Completed.

29. Hoola Hoop - Anne VV. Completed.

30. Pilates - Katy. Completed.

31. Ceroc - Dorinda. Completed.

32. Ballroom Dancing - Elizabeth. Completed.

33. Archery - Christine. Completed.

34. Roller Disco - Leo. Completed.

35. Trampolining - Ray.  Completed.

36. Zorbing - Rebecca. Completed.

37. Scuba Diving (Lou)/Walk (Dorrie) - Felicity. Completed.

38. Aqua Aerobics - Jenny. Completed.

39. Quidditch - Nick. Completed.

40. Aerial Fitness - Paula. Completed.

What will you pick?!? 

Thanks very much

Love From

Lou & Dorrie xxx

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