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Albion in the Community (AITC) is asking people to raise money for its award-winning work by getting active over the course of the Seagulls’ 2018/19 season.

AITC launched its Get Active For AITC campaign in the hope of raising £100,000 by the start of next season.

Everyone taking part in one of the Get Active For AITC events will log their progress throughout the season on the charity’s campaign page and as well as the £100,000 total fundraising target, AITC is challenging its...

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Albion in the Community (AITC) is asking people to raise money for its award-winning work by getting active over the course of the Seagulls’ 2018/19 season.

AITC launched its Get Active For AITC campaign in the hope of raising £100,000 by the start of next season.

Everyone taking part in one of the Get Active For AITC events will log their progress throughout the season on the charity’s campaign page and as well as the £100,000 total fundraising target, AITC is challenging its supporters to clock up a combined 10,000 miles.

As part of the year-long fundraising drive, AITC is encouraging people to sign up for one of its challenge events, which this year include a range of virtual challenges, including:

The charity will also be holding its annual European cycle challenge, a festive Seagulls Santa Dash, and one-day bike ride, as well as offering marathon, half marathon and 10k places to people fundraising for its work; the miles recorded from each of these will also be added to the overall Get Active for AITC total.

To sign up now, or find out more about the challenges, CLICK HERE.

To find out how to sign up to GivePenny and start your challenge, download our form HERE.

For an explanation on how to log your mileage, download our guide HERE.

One of AITC’s strategic goals is to encourage people of all ages to become more active. In Brighton and Hove, for example, 72% of adults are not currently achieving recommended levels of physical activity, while the city is also home to 14,000 children and young people aged 2-19 who are considered overweight or obese.

AITC works hard to remove barriers which prevent people from participating in regular activity. For example, more than 2,000 young people a year take part in free football sessions run in areas of deprivation, while AITC now runs 30 football sessions for people with a disability.

The hope now is that by encouraging people to raise money while getting active, the new campaign can benefit the charity, its regular participants and those taking part in a challenge.

Anyone who would like more information on how they can take part – or who would like to sign up for one of AITC’s 10k, half marathon or marathon places – should email: fundraising@albioninthecommunity.org.uk.