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#TouchMyHeart to stay healthy throughout lockdown

England Touch and the British Heart Foundation have partnered up to launch The #TouchMyHeart Challenge 2020 to keep everyone healthy and engaged throughout the November lockdown – and to raise some much-needed funds for the BHF, too!

Starting on Monday, November 9th, #TouchMyHeart will see England Touch put out one activity challenge and one Touch skills challenge each day for four weeks. Individuals can then choose whichever one they do – or both! – and then tag in their club and friends to show that they have completed it.

The activity challenges are being set by England Touch strength and conditioning coach Aaron Green, while the skills challenges are coming from players in the England Men’s and Women’s Open teams. All challenges are tailored to the lockdown restrictions, where two individuals can undertake socially distanced activity away from the house, or they can be done at home.

Whichever club has the most number of individuals signed up and then completing the most challenges during the four weeks wins a bag of 10 Touch balls, while for individuals there is the chance to go into a draw to win a £50 voucher for the England Touch online shop – perfect in time for Christmas!

All you have to do is to sign up at the special #TouchMyHeart Challenge page on the British Heart Foundation website and donate £5 to the charity, which will help bridge the funding gap which has built up during the pandemic.

Heart disease is the country’s largest single biggest killer, directly causing one in four deaths each year in the UK alone. The British Heart Foundation supports life-saving research, with 76p out of every £1 raised directly funding research on heart and circulatory diseases and the risk factors that cause them.

The #TouchMyHeart Challenge 2020 is open to anyone who plays Touch, their friends, family and work colleagues. Both England Touch and the British Heart Foundation want everyone to stay healthy throughout the lockdown and then into 2021, and the more people taking part, the better!

To sign up head to www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/britishheartfoundation/touchmyheart and follow the instructions which can be DOWNLOADED BY CLICKING HERE.

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