During lockdown, Leo ‘Aces’ Collins from Framlingham raised an incredible £551 for Scope by taking part in the #TwoPointSixChallenge.
The idea of the #TwoPointSixChallenge is for people to choose a challenge, any challenge at all, related to the numbers 2.6 or 26 (the number of miles in a marathon and the date the event would have taken place). For more information visit www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52419127.
I was inspired by a friend on Instagram to take part in the #TwoPointSixChallenge. Throughout lockdown I have felt frustrated that I couldn’t really volunteer in anyway due to having Cerebral Palsy. I was also very irritated that I was being classed as very vulnerable and high risk. Even though I have a disability, I am actually pretty fit due to working out and boxing.
However, I was aware that for some people with Cerebral Palsy, the condition can sometimes cause respiratory problems, meaning contracting COVID-19 could be pretty dangerous.
I thought I would combine my passion for working out with helping Scope. I thought the #TwoPointSixChallenge was manageable and I decided to crawl the length of my garden 26 times (312 meters) and punch my punch bag for 26 minutes; five minutes on, two minutes off. The target was to raise £260 but by the end we raised £551!
Thank you to everybody who donated. I am now planning my next crawl from my house to the centre of Framlingham which is roughly a mile.
You can support and keep up to date with Leo’s fundraising events by visiting:
Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/leos-26-crawl-and-box-challenge
Find out about Scope: www.scope.org.uk.