Pupils at a Newcastle-under-Lyme school swapped their notebooks for skipping ropes to support a National charity campaign.

#Jump4Health was launched on 23 April, by charity Sports Traider in response to the impact the pandemic has had on people’s mental health.

Celebrities and social media influencers around the globe have been supporting the campaign which asks for people to skip or jump, nominate others and donate to the cause.

Seabridge Primary School became the first primary school to get behind the #jump4health campaign and nominations from pupils include Newcastle-under-Lyme’s strongman Eddie Hall, the body coach Joe Wicks, football star Christiano Ronaldo plus other local primary schools, parents and businesses.

Head of Seabridge Primary School, Julie Harrison said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to raise the profile of mental health both for our children and beyond, and combining physical and mental health is such a strong connection to make at a young age. We were delighted to be able to interview Lance Haggith on our school radio and pledge our involvement in this campaign – do have a listen here.”

Founder of Sports Traider and 2010 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero, Lance Haggith said: “It’s great to see the pupils at Seabridge getting behind what is such an important campaign and we really thank them for helping to spread awareness.
“The pandemic has been really tough for a lot of people – of all ages – and we want to help. As a charity we help children of all ages and abilities to participate in sports and skipping is a fun and great way to be active.”

Lance adds: “We have already had fantastic support – there are people all over the world supporting us and it’s incredible to see. Stars such as Monty Panesar, Linda Lusardi, Anthea Turner and Mike Bushell have already supported the campaign as well as front-line workers and influencers across the globe.
“We really want to help those who have been affected by the pandemic including of course, our front line workers who have been amazing. I cannot stress enough the importance of this campaign and by acting now we can reach out to support more and more people.”

All monies raised from the campaign will go towards the charity’s mental health support services.

Watch videos on Jump4HealthTV HERE and find Seabridge Primary School’s VIDEO HERE

To take part in the challenge jump, nominate and donate. Share videos on social media using the hashtags #jump4health and #SportsTraider
For the skipping challenge Sports Traider have teamed up with the founders of Skip Beatz Skillz Ropes and these can be purchased for £5 via
https://hoodiesandsweats.co.uk/collections/charity where T-shirts can also be brought.
Donations can also be made by texting Jump to 70460 to donate £5 and online at
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?charityCampaignUrl=Skipping

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