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ECM Charity Challenge: 10 ideas for how you can support a vital local charity

PUBLISHED: 07:00 14 March 2018 | UPDATED: 09:41 14 March 2018

Donation box and coins on desk, coins falling from above

Donation box and coins on desk, coins falling from above

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A Norfolk born charity is asking the public to help them celebrate their 10th birthday by getting involved with a new fundraising campaign.

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Keeping Abreast is a charity with outreach posts across the country, as well as Cromer, which supports women being treated for breast cancer.

They have now launched their 10 for 10 challenge, which asks people to undertake a challenge which incorporates the number 10 in some way; be it a 10p collection jar being put in an office for 10 weeks, or doing a 10k run.

Here are some ideas for our Enjoy Cromer More readers who would like to get involved:

Cromer Tennis Club, Cromer
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• 10 Sea Dips

Cromer’s Boxing Day dip is an event talked about across Norfolk- but why should the fun be limited to one day? Running into the sea 10 times with your family, friends, or work colleagues, is a chilly but enjoyable fundraiser and will be certain to raise some pennies.

• Northrepps to Cromer 10k

Cromer Church, Picture: Eleanor PringleCromer Church, Picture: Eleanor Pringle

For all our avid local runners, why not test yourself with a 10k? Head out of Cromer and run the loop around Roughton Road, Cromwell Road, Northrepps Road and Hall Road.

• Build 100 sandcastles

Gather together a group of ten and each build 10 sandcastles- because what better way to fundraise at the seaside? See if you can get people to sponsor a sandcastle to raise money for the charity.

Scenes from the 2016 RNLI Sandcastle competiton on Hunstanton Beach. Picture: Matthew Usher.Scenes from the 2016 RNLI Sandcastle competiton on Hunstanton Beach. Picture: Matthew Usher.

• 10 prize raffle

We’ve got so many fabulous independent shops in Cromer, why not organise a raffle within your school, organisation or community group to gather ten raffle presents to be sold off for the charity?

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• Catch ten Cromer crabs

It might not seem like the most difficult challenge, but in the depths of winter a sponsored crab catch will be a lot more challenging- not to mention windy!

• Play ten sets of tennis

More than 200 thrill-seekers took part in the Boxing Day dip in Cromer, with many more turning out to watch. Picture: ALLY McGILVRAYMore than 200 thrill-seekers took part in the Boxing Day dip in Cromer, with many more turning out to watch. Picture: ALLY McGILVRAY

Why not make the most of Cromer’s fantastic tennis club by holding a mini tennis tournament? Play ten sets of tennis with family or friends - as friendly or competitive as you like!

• 10 bake sales

It may not be the best idea for your waistline, but everyone can spare a few coins for some delicious cake on a Friday afternoon! Get your office together and organise 10 weeks of baking for Keeping Abreast, and nominate (or volunteer!) a person each week to bring in the goodies.

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• Climb to the top of Cromer Church ten times

This is not one for the fainthearted - climbing to the top of the Cromer Church tower is difficult enough to do once, but ten times will be a truly gruelling experience. You are guaranteed some fantastic views at the top though!

The Sprowston Arthritis branch with the Nativity raffleThe Sprowston Arthritis branch with the Nativity raffle

• Beach relay

If you haven’t got the immune system to handle the boxing day dip how about organising a beach relay with a team of five? Each of you run two lengths from the pier to the east jetty and back, with the added workout of running on sand.

• 10p collection boxes

One of the easiest ways to raise money would simply be by collecting 10 pence coincs. You could place a jar on the front desk of your office for ten weeks, and donate the proceeds to Keeping Abreast.

Want to learn more? Visit the Keeping Abreast website.

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