West Midlands Fundraising Ideas - Squat, Swim or Stride What a great way to combine fun, fitness and fundraising during Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Squat Squatting, whilst being an exercise that requires some stamina, is a fun and easy way to raise money, and so we would love individuals, gyms, sports clubs and fitness groups to get involved this October. If you attend a gym or sports club, run one or are a personal trainer, you could approach your fellow gym-goers or classes to get involved. You or your gym/sports club could designate a certain day during October where the entire gym or sports club squat together, gathering donations towards the event throughout the month. You or your gym/sports club could nominate a member of staff to squat based on donations collected throughout October. You could fundraise as an individual by using a sponsorship form where people donate £1-2 and you then squat in accordance with how much you raise. The challenge is open to your interpretation; it should be all about fun, fitness and fundraising. . Swim Not part of a gym? No need to worry, join Breast Cancer Haven this October and take on the Breast Stroke Challenge to help support people living with breast cancer. We're asking you to set up your own breast stroke challenge in your local pool or lido. You set your own challenge - it's as simple as that. You can set up a distance to swim by the end of the month eg 3,100 metres which equates to 100m a day, or you can set yourself a time challenge to swim such as 15 hours across the month. . Stride If you like the great outdoors then this is the challenge for you, set a goal for number of steps and raise sponsorship from friends, family and colleagues during October. Take part in your local park, along a walking route or anywhere that’s safe to do so. For example you could set a goal to walk 100,000 steps over the 31 day period? It sounds like a lot but it’s just 3,225 steps per day! Take part individually or put a team together so you can motivate each other, it’s up to you. . Sounds great, how do I sign up? If you would like to get involved and raise funds during Breast Cancer Awareness Month sign up here and we will send your fundraising materials. Have a question? Call the team on 0121 726 9571 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .