Aberdeen Cyrenians seeking bravehearts to step forward for virtual Lego Walk

Aberdeen Cyrenians, a North-East charity providing support to people affected by homelessness and other forms of social exclusion and crisis, is appealing for participants to step up and take on its Virtual Lego Walk challenge to help end homelessness.

Lego walking has become increasingly popular in recent years with the current Guinness World Record being held by Salacnib (Sonny) Molina, from Illinois, USA, who walked over 5,000m barefoot on Lego.

The team at Aberdeen Cyrenians say the challenge can be enjoyed by adults and children alike, and that it will give families a fun and rewarding activity to do together whilst lockdown continues.

More information on the Lego Walk can be found in the following video:

Emily Mackenzie, communications and events coordinator from Aberdeen Cyrenians, said: “The Lego walk is a virtual event that can take place safely from the comfort of your own home. Whilst most sponsored walks involve covering many miles, our Virtual Lego Walk will see participants testing themselves over just a few steps.

“We wanted to do something to help people longing for a bit of change while every day feels the same. The virtual Lego Walk is a fun test that anyone with Lego can take part in, whilst supporting others to overcome huge challenges in their lives.

“At Aberdeen Cyrenians we help people rebuild their lives, giving hope and support to build strong foundations of home. We hope that the challenge will make a huge impact in raising awareness of the obstacles people face when affected by homelessness, and help raise funds for what has been an extreme year for those in need.”

Ms Mackenzie continued: “Participants can find safety guidelines and instructions on how to set up their virtual Lego walk on our website. A few of us have been giving the challenge a go ourselves. The key is to take nice deep breaths and walk slowly with your feet kept flat! You really do feel a sense of accomplishment once you have completed it.

“Once participants have taken part in the challenge, all they have to do is share their photos or video on social media, tag us, donate £5 and challenge 5 friends to do the same.

“Donations can be made by texting 5LEGO to 70085 for the cost of the message and donation. All donations we receive will go straight towards our services that continue to run throughout lockdown supporting the most vulnerable in our community.

“So, if you dare to brave the Virtual Lego Walk challenge, take part now! You will test your courage and have fun while helping people facing homelessness and other forms of crisis.”

To find out more about how to take part in the Virtual Lego Walk please visit the website.

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