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07 December 2020

Get active every day, beat the blues away

RED January is back and we’re excited to launch our 2021 challenge! RED January is a national campaign which encourages people to be active every day in January. Any activity counts – you could run, walk, cycle, swim, bounce – it’s all about moving every day to support your mental health and wellbeing, during what can be a tough month for many. 2020 has been challenging for us all, so let’s kickstart 2021 in a positive, healthy way together.

We are challenging you, our members and your young people, to enter our RED January challenge. All you need to do is show us how you’ve engaged with RED January and the impact this has had on your physical and mental wellbeing.

Send us a photo or short video of what activities you’ve been doing to keep active during January to be entered to win one of 30 £50 sports kit vouchers and keep your active journey going.

Here’s a few examples of how you can get involved

  • Use the 1SE video app to take a 1 second video every day of January, the app will put this together for you and you’ll end up with a 30 second video diary. Be as creative as you like!
  • Use the Strava app to record your walk/run/cycle. Send us a screenshot of an activity you’re particularly proud of – it might be your longest run, fastest mile, or most scenic journey.
  • Take a photo of some nature on a mindfulness walk; take notice of your surroundings and switch off from the world. How did this make you feel?
  • Show us how you’ve got involved with friends or family; you could do a workout on Zoom with a friend or find a new sport to try in your local community.

The competition is open to all young people and youth workers! NB: Young people must enter through their youth worker/club and under 16s must also have their parent/guardian’s consent.

If you’d like to become part of the RED January Community, you can sign up on the RED January website, but please note we are not expecting you/your club to fundraise as part of this campaign.

Please send your entries by email to jasmin.campbell@londonyouth.org (use wetransfer if the file is large) or by WhatsApp: 07936957105

Our Youth Board will be selecting up to 30 of their favourite, most inspirational and creative entries, to receive a £50 sports voucher.

Entries will close on Sunday 7th February 2021.

To connect to the RED January community, make sure you tag @REDJanuaryUK #REDJanuary2021 in your posts. We’d also love to see what your doing, tag us: Twitter @LondonYouth Instagram @London_Youth using #LYRedJan . Our team will also be completing the challenge, so look out on social media to see what we’ve been up to!

*We may also follow up with you to gain photo/video consent to share your entry*

We’ve created a simple Challenge Resource Pack which you can download here:

REDJan Young People Resource

REDJan Youth Worker Resource


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