This Year Strafe Creative are taking part in the Adidas 24 Hour Thunder Run for the charity “Wish Upon A Star” which we are now proudly corporate sponsors of.
“When You Wish Upon a Star” are a charity whose primary aim is to grant the Wishes of children between the ages of 2 – 16 years old suffering from life threatening illnesses. All children have Wishes but for these children and their families that Wish is so much more precious and for the duration of their Wish, these children are able to forget about hospital routines, doctors, gruelling treatments and have the chance to smile, laugh and enjoy life like any other child. Wishes are varied and far reaching. Whatever the Wish, wherever possible, When You Wish Upon a Star will aim to make that Wish come true.
The particular “Wish” that us here at Strafe Creative are getting involved in is to raise money for the Lapland experience! This is when each December up to 4 planes take up to 400 very sick children to Lapland to meet the real Father Christmas.
The Lapland experience (What we’re raising money for)
Their journey begins at 4am when they arrive at the airport to board the plane full of excitement.
On arrive at Lapland they experience the wonders of the magical forest and enjoy husky rides, reindeer trails, hot chocolate with toasted marsh mellows plus plenty of time to go sledging and snowballing plus lots more.
They are then taken to a hotel and are treated to dinner and entertainment by the Elf band. Once dinner is over Rudolf brings along Santa on his sleigh to meet all the children.
Still full of excitement and energy the families cross the Artic Circle to make a special visit to Santa’s Village. They meet the Elves in the post office sorting letters from children all over the world, have a go on the ice slide and it has been known that they witness the amazing sights of the Northern Lights.
Per child this fantastic experience costs £800 so we’re aiming to send 2 children to Lapland this Christmas, because of this we’re aiming for £1,600.
How we’re going to raise the money
Right we should probably also explain how we plan to raise this money! Strafe Creative are completing the The Adidas Thunder Run!
It’s a 24 hour off road relay race against the clock. We’ll be running in a small team of 4 and it’s designed to test our tactics, endurance, speed and team work. From what we’ve heard it’s going to very tiring but very rewarding as well!
To make this 24 hour endurance race even harder one team member must be on the course at all times during the 24hrs. Runners must complete one full 10km lap before changing over with a team mate but may run 2, 3 or more laps at a time before changeover. The team with the most laps completed when the clock stops after 24hrs will win!
That’s pretty much all the info, but if you want to donate please visit our charity page here