Go for Goals

Our new Go for Goals challenge invites you and your local sports clubs to take part in your own challenge to raise money for Rockinghorse.

Last week, two local netball clubs challenged themselves and other netball fans to join forces for a shoot-a-thon. Their aim was to score as many goals as possible in one hour and with 45 girls taking part, they managed over 26,000 goals!

Everyone took part from their own gardens and connected via Zoom to share their scores.

They set up a JustGiving page and raised over £3500 through sponsorship with all the money being used by Rockinghorse Children’s Charity to support NHS Children’s services in Brighton and across Sussex in direct response to the COVID-19 crisis.

How to get involved

So, could you take on the challenge and see how many goals your club can score? Whatever your sport you can be a Rockinghorse Hero and take part in the Rockinghorse Go for Goals Challenge!

Here are some ways you could take part:

  • Set your timer: Give yourself one hour to score as many goals as possible.
  • If you don’t have your own goal at home, you can make one from household items.
  • You can adapt any sport you like for this challenge; football, basketball, hockey, golf, even just seeing how many times you can throw a ball into a bucket or hitting a chalk-drawn target would count.
  • There are several ways you could ask people to sponsor you for your efforts. From a one-off donation to a pledge of £1 for every ‘goal’ you score. The best way to collect your donations at this time is through JustGiving.
  • Stay Connected: Some people choose to record or stream their challenge, in some cases, whole teams have come together on Zoom or Skype to watch each other take part, but even some photos would be great.
  • Pass it on! Once you have completed your challenge, why not nominate another person or team to beat your score?
  • Let us know on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram about you achievements by using the #BeaRockinghorseHero hashtag or by tagging us in using @Rockinghorse67.

Every penny raised from this challenge will help Rockinghorse Children’s Charity support The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and other NHS Children’s services in Sussex. By taking part you will be helping us to support NHS Children’s services in Sussex during the extremely difficult and uncertain that COVOD-19 is throwing at them.

So, if you think you or your local club might be interested in setting a challenge for your team just let us know. Hollie Trezise, our Schools and Community Fundraising Manager, is on hand to help you organise your event and we can’t wait to find out what you’ve been up to.

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