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A Golden Opportunity

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Blogger: Gena Correale-Wardle, Community Fundraising Officer

Have you ever had that dream where you’re running the 100 metres for your country at the Olympics? It’s all in slow motion, the crowd is going crazy as your feet take turns pounding the track, you can see the finish line in front of you getting ever closer and then... you wake up!


I know I have, and I probably will have this dream again as this year’s Olympic fever takes hold!

But what if, instead of waking up, you got to reach the finish line? What if that dream could become a reality?

Well, this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity could become a reality anyone who supports the RSPB through the Gold Challenge – and there’s still time to take part and give yourself a chance to win this incredible prize!

The Gold Challenge is an opportunity to raise money for the RSPB and be part of the world's largest sporting event. All centred around the 2012 Olympics, the Gold Challenge allows you to test yourself in 5, 10, 20, or 30 Olympic and Paralympic Sports by the end of 2012 while fundraising for charity.

Full details can be found on the Gold Challenge website: www.goldchallenge.org

The Gold Challenge is open to everyone aged 16 and above and encourages everyone to take part irrespective of ability and fitness levels – what a great opportunity to get fit, learn a new discipline or simply challenge yourself to go the extra distance whilst also raising vital money for wildlife and conservation!

Two RSPB Gold Challenge fundraisers will win the chance to run 100 metres in the Olympic Stadium or a Stadium Pass in the Gold Challenge Stadium Parade and will receive a Stadium Pass for the day for them and one guest, to take place in April 2012 – long before the Usain Bolt’s of this world get to have a go!

You might not have got any tickets to the Olympics but you can still be a part of it!

Get in touch for more information (gena.correale-wardle@rspb.org.uk or 01603 697521) or visit the website above.


  • What a great idea (not sure it's for me - unless counting sunflower seeds into a feeder for a BGBW competition has become an Olympic event?) but will certainly publicise it to our local group & have also printed it out for the manager at my local gym - they're always looking for something different to do. Fingers crossed lots of people want to Step/Run/Jump Up for Nature!