Our nationwide campaign to get women active, This Girl Can, has joined forces with Sport Relief to encourage women and girls to get active while fundraising for a great cause.
Some of our favourite This Girl Can campaign mantras have been adapted for Sport Relief and will appear in new short films giving women and girls ideas on how to get involved, and celebrating those that do.
These start with ‘Slow fundraising beats no fundraising’, featuring Grace Monksfield Hamming, a student from London.
Grace, who first appeared in the campaign with the mantra ‘I’m slow but I’m lapping everyone on the couch’, said: "It's brilliant to be involved with This Girl Can again because it's doing such a great job of helping women and girls feel more comfortable exercising.
"I love the fact that they're working with Sport Relief. There's loads of things you can do to raise money and most importantly, it absolutely doesn't matter what you do or how you do it. Slow fundraising definitely beats no fundraising.
"I want to do my bit for Sport Relief, so I'm going to swim 100 lengths of my local pool to raise money. Wish me luck! I really hope loads of other women get involved too."
'Give it a go' say Brand and Whiley
There will be lots of different ways women can get involved in Sport Relief, from signing up to an event at the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Games, to organising a sponsored netball match.
There's loads of things you can do to raise money and most importantly, it absolutely doesn't matter what you do or how you do it
Grace Monksfield, This Girl Can
Comedian Jo Brand, who this month completed a 150-mile walk for the charity, and DJ Jo Whiley are also backing the This Girl Can campaign. Jo Whiley said:
"How can you not be inspired by the combination of Sport Relief and This Girl Can, and hopefully women everywhere will be motivated to jiggle generously to raise cash and change lives.
"And, however you decide to fundraise, there are special new mantras on the This Girl Can app – so you can celebrate what you’re doing, and encourage even more women to get involved.
Thousands of women have already created their own This Girl Can posters using the campaign’s mobile web app. This has also been adapted so that women raising money can show everyone what they’re doing.
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Sport England events
Join thousands of people doing the Mile, Swimathon or Cycle in one of the Sport Relief and Sport England flagship events in London, Sheffield or Norwich. Not only can you join in the fun, but there's also entertainment at each city’s unique Event Village. Find out more about the events here and remember, every red face counts! Visit www.sportrelief.com/events/flagship-events
Toolkit for clubs and organisations
Do you want to get your sports or fitness club involved? We’ve created a toolkit with lots of useful tips and ideas to help you fundraise for Sport Relief on behalf of This Girl Can. To access the toolkit, you’ll need to be a registered supporter. Sign in or register here.