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Zoe, Julia, Iain & Mak 100 for 100K Challenge

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Funded

  • Target
    £700
  • Raised so far
    £835
  • Number of donors
    23
  • My Story

Introduction

The COVID-19 crisis has necessitated the temporary closure of all IntoUniversity centres. The charity is now offering a remote service to students based around telephone support predominantly, which does not depend upon online access, but also using email where possible. IntoUniversity believes that their young people and families will be among those hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis and as the economic after-effects of the lockdown are felt, they will suffer a further blow to their education and futures. When it is safe to reopen IntoUniversity centres, students will urgently need help to support their learning recovery from the severe effects of the lockdown. Due to financial difficulties resulting from COVID-19, a funder has had to withdraw their funding, leaving IntoUniversity with a £100,000 gap in funding for the next academic year.

What are Zoe, Julia, Iain and Mak doing?

We are taking part in IntoUniversity’s challenge event; 100 for 100k to raise money for IntoUniversity in the month of August.

  • Zoe is running 100 laps of the playing field next to her house - she's plans to do 7.69 laps per day for the rest of August - 60 laps completed
  • Julia is doing 100 push ups - having just arrived from the US to UK; quarantine-friendly challenge is a must! - 100 push ups; challenge completed!
  • Iain is cycling 100 miles - an avid cyclist; Iain will be covering some serious mileage on his bike - additional 100 miles for good measure; total cycled 180 miles challenge destroyed!
  • Mak is cycling 100 km - he only learnt to cycle last year, but he will putting his new cycle-to-work scheme bike throught its paces - 118Km; challenge completed!
  • Steve will cycle 100km in one go! - he'll probably hold the position of Chief Cyclist on team if there was such a post - 250Km round trip at the weekend; challenge annihilated!
  • Andrew is joining the team with 5 days to go - he plans to (speed) read 100 pages of "The Nickel Boys" before the end of August - over 100 pages read; challenge completed!

Any sponsorship you can offer to support the work of this charity will be gratefully received. We're excited to get started and you can follow our progress on this page. If you would like to find out more about IntoUniversity and the challenge event, please visit their website (https://intouniversity.org/content/fundraise-intouniversity).

If you are a BlackRock employee, how can you make sure BlackRock matches your donation 100%?

After you have donated on this website, you can report your contribution in Benevity (https://blackrock.benevity.org/request-a-match). Under "Find an Eligible Cause" please type "intouniversity", all one word. As a result, BLK will make a matching contribution.

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100 for 100k Challenge

We believe that our young people and their families will be among those hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis and that as the economic after-effects of the lockdown are felt, they will suffer a further blow to their education and futures. When it is safe to reopen our ...

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  • £100K Target
  • £85.3K Raised
  • 744 Donors
  • 30 Fundraisers