This month marks the return of Family Fund’s 100ks of Summer challenge, which has seen fundraisers (including some brilliant pets) from all over the UK taking in completing 100ks throughout July and August to raise money for families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people.

Whether it be walking, cycling, running or even horse riding, we’ve seen a host of amazing fundraisers take part, including Family Fund’s CEO Cheryl Ward.

Cheryl explains that the past year has been exceptionally difficult for the majority of disabled children and young people. “Four in five families raising disabled or seriously ill children said their health and wellbeing has deteriorated over the course of the pandemic, with 76% telling us they are also in a worse financial situation.”

“Families turn to us for support for items like a specialist bed or piece of play equipment – something that would really benefit their child but which would otherwise be out of their reach.”

“I’d love to be able to help every single child who needs Family Fund, so while I’m by no means a fitness expert, I’m going to be dog-walking, coast-walking, and cycling during July and August to reach for 100Ks!”

Cheryl spoke to BBC Radio York about the challenge. You can listen here

Think you might be up the challenge? You can register online for 100ks of Summer. We encourage anyone to join the challenge any way they can. Everyone who raises £100 or more will receive a medal of recognition for their fundraising.

Find out more about how you can get involved and fundraise for Family Fund.