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Thanks a Million!

27 October 2016

Boots UK would like to share a million thanks across the country as its online Jump Totaliser hits one million Jumps for Pudsey.


The brand new energetic and exciting national fundraising campaign launched in Boots across the country earlier this week, and has seen children and families jumping, bouncing, hopping and skipping to raise money for BBC Children in Need.

Here's what we got up to at our Support Office in Nottingham with Olympic Gymnasts, Ellie and Becky Downie:


See below what’s also been happening across our stores and in our Nottingham support office:

Colleagues at Leeds Trinity, bouncing through the store for Pudsey


Pudsey Bear and Blush in Nottingham

British Gymnastics and Olympic athletes, Becky and Ellie Downie lead a jumpathon at the Boots UK Support Office

Boots colleagues doing a mass jumpathon to fundraise for BBC Children in Need

Try it for yourself and see how far 1p per jump could go!

These are the ways your jumps could help disadvantaged children and young people in the UK:

  • 100 jumps -  means a young girl who has been bullied can make friends at a local youth club (2015)
  • 200 jumps - means an 11-year-old boy with autism can develop his co-ordination and confidence at a trampoline session (2014)
  • 700 jumps - funds a project to help a deaf boy who has been in and out of hospital  enjoy hands on activities at an outdoor survival skills day (2014)

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  • 1,500 jumps - means a 12-year-old boy with learning difficulties gets to play, learn and grow in confidence at a unique football and literacy project (2015)
  • 2,000 jumps - pays for a group of children living in a deprived area to have an hour of weekend football, keeping them active and healthy over winter (2014)
  • 3,000 jumps - means disabled children can do an indoor surfing session, where they can have fun while improving their balance and coordination (2016)
  • 25,000 jumps - pays for a cooker for a family who have previously been homeless, allowing the children to have a warm meal a day and improve their health.

Just think what a difference your jumps could make today.

Make sure to track your jumps and fundraise - people are being encouraged to make a donation of £3 by texting JUMP to 70313*, or via mydonate.bt.com/events/jumpforpudsey

Helping reach the one million jumps are thousands of gymnasts from up and down the country, who are staging Jump for Pudsey challenges through British Gymnastics registered clubs and leisure centres.    

The funds raised through Jump for Pudsey will help BBC Children in Need fund projects which support disadvantaged children and young people in the UK, including a number focusing on improvements to physical wellbeing. This is the thirteenth year that Boots UK has been a charity partner for BBC Children in Need, which last year alone helped tens of thousands of disadvantaged children and young people through health and sport programmes.

*Texts cost £3 plus your standard network message charge (based on your service provider rates). The whole £3 will be donated to BBC Children in Need. For full terms and conditions see boots.com.