Take on a charity challenge for your New Year’s resolution

December 21, 2021

Ready for your New Year’s resolution? Cambridge-based arts charity Rowan wants you to take on a once in a lifetime challenge to fundraise in 2022.

The charity, which provides creative workshops and a forest school for adults with learning disabilities, is looking for active supporters to take part in two sponsored events – the Cambridge Half Marathon, and Rowan’s Charity Skydive.

The TTP Cambridge Half Marathon takes place on 6 March 2022, with the 13-mile route leading runners past some of Cambridge’s most historic landmarks. This is the second time Rowan has been represented at the half marathon, with five runners raising £2,500 for the charity in 2021.

For those looking for a little more adrenaline, Rowan’s Charity Skydive takes place on 30 April 2022. Daring participants will take flight from Peterborough Airfield. Accompanied by an instructor, divers reach speeds of around 120mph before the parachute is opened and they can take in the views.

“After so many cancelled plans, these New Year challenges are a great way to make up for lost time and get active for a great cause,” said Rose Bloomfield, Fundraising Engagement Manager at Rowan. “Whether you think your workplace would be up for a team bonding skydive, or if you’re looking to get involved as an individual, we couldn’t be more grateful to everyone who supports us.”

Those taking up Rowan fundraising places are asked to raise a minimum of £395 through sponsorship. All money raised will go directly towards the day-to-day running costs of Rowan, where the arts are used as a tool to tackle social exclusion and improve the wellbeing of students.

To find out more about running the Cambridge Half Marathon or skydiving for Rowan, please contact Rowan on 01223 566027 or email rose@rowanhumberstone.co.uk