Summer Of Hope - Sit Up 67

for The Benjamin Foundation

Summer of Hope - Sit Up 67

Taking part in the Sit Up 67 challenge for The Benjamin Foundation's Summer of Hope will help more children and young people in Norfolk and Suffolk to improve their mental health and overcome their challenges around confidence and self-esteem following the pandemic.

67% of young people surveyed in January 2021 by Young Minds believed that the pandemic will have a long-term negative effect on their mental health.

By rising to the challenge and raising just £67 by completing 67 sit ups each day in July, together we can help more children and young people.

  • £20 can buy mindfulness resources to improve a young person’s wellbeing.
  • £40 could pay for an hour of one-to-one practical and emotional support for a young person to prepare for the world of work
  • £180 could pay for six sessions of emotional wellbeing support for a young person
  • £500 a group of young carers to go on trip and receive valuable respite from caring responsibilities

By having your fundraising page through GivePenny you are opening up to the world of #ConnectedGiving. One-off donations are made right now or someone can choose to pledge a donation instead, which means their donation is processed at the end of the challenge, keeping you motivated to achieve your goals!

Why not connect to your Spotify account and get your friends, familiy and colleagues to add tunes to your playlist to help push you through your workout!

Just a note for fundraisers who are under 18 - you will need to ask an adult to set up a GivePenny page. Any problems - just drop us a line at 

We are grateful to Saffron Housing Trust for sponsoring Sit Up 67.

The official bit!

By signing up via GivePenny below, you understand that Sit Up 67 is a virtual physical challenge. You confirm that you are sufficiently fit and healthy, and do not suffer from any medical condition which would adversely affect your ability to safely participate. You also understand that this challenge can be strenuous and agree to seek medical advice if necessary. You agree that The Benjamin Foundation take no liability for injuries or ill health resulting from participation in Sit Up 67.

Take it gently

Be sure to seek advice on how to complete sit ups correctly to avoid hurting your back or neck. We do have a helpful video here by Ross at Real Lifestyle Services to help you. Remember that you don’t have to complete all 67 in one go. Why not start slowly and do five or ten at a time to begin with and grow from there, or even work up to completing 67 sit ups a day by the end of July. The great thing about this virtual challenge is you can complete it in a way that suits you best! 

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