Introducing our Lockdown Legends...

ethan

purple-spark-leftEthan Beardow  purple-spark-right

 

10-year-old Ethan was told he would never be able to walk. Now he's helping families who've lost their lives to COVID-19 by walking laps, finishing at Manchester City football stadium.

 

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purple-spark-leftHaroon Motapurple-spark-right

 

Imagine running 260km whilst fasting during Ramadan? That's exactly what Haroon did during lockdown - 10km every day, to raise money for people in Syria, Gaza and Yemen. 

 

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jamescc

purple-spark-leftJames Campbellpurple-spark-right

 

Running a marathon is one thing, but running it in your 6m long back garden is something else entirely. But that's what James did to support NHS staff caring for COVID-19 patients.

 

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dan

purple-spark-leftDani Watts purple-spark-right

 

Despite being told she would never walk again after an accident playing rugby, Dani took part in the #TwoPointSixChallenge proving that nothing is impossible.

 

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jacob

purple-spark-leftJacob Hill-Gowing purple-spark-right

 

Tour de France? How about Tour de Flat? Jacob cycled the gruelling 3500km distance indoors to support Big Issue street vendors, whose income has been affected due to the pandemic.

 

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sonya

purple-spark-leftSonya Chowdhury purple-spark-right

 

From kitchen to cul-de-sac, armed with chickpeas and more, Sonya delivered over 140 curries (at a social distance) to raise money for families, adults and children with M.E.

 

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harm

purple-spark-leftHarmonie-Rose Allen purple-spark-right

 

Despite having her arms and legs amputated when she was a baby, Harmonie wanted to do something to help others with Meningitis. 6 epic challenges, 26 times.

 

 

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jenny

purple-spark-leftJenny Smith purple-spark-right

 

Jenny's camera hasn't seen much action since lockdown. But taking front door photos to raise money for Refuge will act as a reminder of the unprecedented times we've been living in.

 

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bike

purple-spark-leftV Sprint Cycle Club purple-spark-right

 

26 riders, 26 hours, 2600 miles - one virtual and indoor cycle challenge to raise money for a charity that means a lot to them all - Primrose Hospice.

 

 

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kate

purple-spark-leftKate, Sophie and Laura purple-spark-right

 

Kate and her two daughters used lockdown to film a catwalk of them wearing their favourite 26 dresses in 4 minutes for Smart Works Charity - who help women achieve their dreams.

 

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tonymarc

purple-spark-leftTony and Marc purple-spark-right

 

Tony and Marc's no-grooming challenge started as a simple Facebook post, but ended up reaching 200,000 people. All the while, raising over £15,000 for NHS Charities Together.

 

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pat

purple-spark-leftTricia Rusling purple-spark-right

 

73-year-old Tricia has had Rheumatoid Arthritis since she was 42. That didn't stop her taking on a challenge of 26 laps of her front path (marked out with tin cans) for St Christopher's Hospice.

 

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frank

purple-spark-leftFrank Mills purple-spark-right

 

Inspired by Captain Tom Moore, Frank (who has spina bifida) wanted to walk 10 metres outside his house, with his walking frame.

 

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johngriffin

purple-spark-leftJohn Griffin purple-spark-right

 

John undertook a whopping indoor ascent of Everest (8,850m) on the stairs of his house over the course of 4 days for the Trussel Trust.

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gruff

purple-spark-leftGruff Crowther purple-spark-right

 

11 year-old Gruff did a 12-hour dance-athon to raise funds for CLIC Sargent, who urgently need support since seeing a 60% drop in income since lockdown.

 

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fran

purple-spark-leftTour de Fran purple-spark-right

 

Whilst 28-year-old cyclist, Fran focused on his battle with brain cancer, his hometown of Tetbury took to the roads of Gloucestershire to take on a cycle challenge for him.


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roundabout

purple-spark-leftTeam Roundabout purple-spark-right

 

From 26 film impressions, to 26 beautifully played pieces of music, Team Roundabout did whatever they could to keep their vital services going.

 

 

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tony

purple-spark-leftTony Hudgell purple-spark-right

 

5-year-old Tony has been putting his new legs to the test, walking 10km to raise money for the hospital who saved his life when he was abused as a baby by his biological parents.

 

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