Run, walk or cycle a mile each day in May.
Every day in May get active – walk, run, cycle, hop, skip or jump your mile. Whatever takes your fancy! It’s a great way to get outdoors, boost your mood and support your overall health and fitness while also supporting local children with heart disease.
As a local charity, we receive no external funding and therefore every penny counts. We rely on the generosity of our friends, old and new, to help raise vital funds for the work we do throughout Northern Ireland, supporting local Heart Families and their children.
We encourage you to get a sponsor for each mile you complete. Why not let family, friends and work colleagues choose a day to sponsor you and on that day they walk, run or cycle a mile also for encouragement and support?
How do I get involved?
Click on the link below to register for the event or email [email protected] to receive your registration form.
Registration is free. All we ask is that you raise some sponsorship for your Mile A Day Challenge. Please know, however much you raise, we truly appreciate every single donation which will have a positive impact on the support we can provide to local families.
Once registered we will then email you with a Mile A Day Fundraising pack with hints and tips on getting the most out of your challenge along with your T-shirt in the post. *limited quantities available*
Register by Friday 17th March to guarantee your Mile A Day T-shirt!
Let’s now hear from one of our many previous Mile A Day participating families.
‘We are the extended Cox and O’Flanagan families from Co Fermanagh and we took part in Mile a Day in May in 2021 raising £6,361.85. The support we received from the people of Fermanagh was amazing. When our little boy James was born he spent three weeks in Clark Clinic. We remember travelling after the ambulance from Enniskillen to Belfast, pulling the car into the first space in the car park and after a few hours realising we have nothing sorted in regards to accommodation. We were provided with accommodation in the hospital thanks to Children’s Heartbeat Trust. We could be at James’s beside 24hrs and we had somewhere to sleep, rest or just to have a few moments to yourself to cry without anyone seeing you. Plus, somewhere to bring family members to chat who had made the long journey to briefly see James. We will be forever grateful to Children’s Heartbeat Trust for helping us to be with our son all of the time. We cannot thank them enough’.
Thank you to the Cox’s Family for telling their story and encouraging others to get involved.
Some amazing news about Mile A Day in May 2021
Mile A Day in May was our first fundraising event following 18 months of lockdowns due to the Covid 19 Pandemic and we were blown away by the response! Over 928 individuals took part from families, friends, businesses and schools.
Thanks to you a staggering £133,420 was raised via Mile A Day in May 2021!
This has allowed us in partnership with Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and NISTAR to launch the first bespoke children’s ambulance for Northern Ireland. We honestly were astounded by such support and as such say an enormous thank you to you again.