A VIRTUAL sporting challenge has been launched to raise awareness for children's hospice Naomi House & Jacksplace.

Whilst originally a distance based challenge, the Spring into Action event has been redesigned to fit the current climate of self isolation, taking place entirely over social media and encouraging participants to stay active whilst also showing support for the hospice.

Naomi House & Jacksplace provides care for life limited children and young adults across the central south of England.

To participate, simply pick an exercise-related goal and record a video of yourself performing the workout, then share it on social media and make sure to tag @naomiandjack

Charlotte Patrick, Events Fundraiser for Naomi House & Jacksplace, said: “There are so many exercises you can do from home, and we’re here to help every step of the way! You can do push ups, star jumps, high-intensity interval training, weights, Zumba, turbo trainer cycling - there’s endless opportunities. We’ve found setting a goal motivates people to stick with it and challenge themselves, which is needed now more than ever, now that people are self isolating and stuck at home.

“We want participants to share their journey with us by recording their workout on their phone, and sharing it on their social media channels, tagging: @naomiandjack. Participants can also raise money for Naomi House & Jacksplace by adding a donate button to their post on Facebook, or adding a link to our donate page on other channels."

She added: “Don't forget to have some fun with it. Incorporate your dance mat or Wii Fit, get your friends involved on video chat, do a family dance once a day, turn your house clean into an exercise routine."

For more information visit: www.naomihouse.org.uk/spring-into-action