WHEN digital agency Hydra Creative launched a year of support for St Luke’s at the start of 2020, they had no idea that their fundraising activities would be hit by the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Chesterfield Road company, which was founded in Sheffield in 2009, had just celebrated its tenth anniversary when it chose us as its charity partner.
And only now are the team being able to get back in step with their fundraising plans with a series of money making projects for our Virtual Night Strider campaign.
Night Strider is the charity spectacular that sees supporters heading off into the night on either a 10k or walking half marathon challenge.
2020 would have marked Night Strider’s sixth anniversary but when the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, a new plan had to be developed - and Night Strider has gone virtual!
The Night Strider virtual challenge - sponsored by Pricecheck and Gripple - has participants register free of charge to do their own fundraising event any time between between now and Saturday October 31.
For Hydra that means a selection of challenges built around a healthy walking theme.
There have already been individual 10k and 15k walks and other events to come over the next few days include a 5k double baby carry around Rother Valley Country Park, a walk with three pugs and a 600 floor stairclimber challenge that will be the equivalent of climbing the Empire State Building five times without stopping!
“We have been overwhelmed by the ingenious ways that people are finding to support out Virtual Night Strider,” said our Head of Fundraising Joasia Lesniak.
“The Hydra team have taken the challenge completely to heart and are having fun with it as well as raising much needed funds for our patient care.”
To support the Hydra team simply visit Hydra Night Striders
To find out more about Virtual Night Strider and how to get involved visit Virtual Night Strider 2020