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Move together and make a difference

In an ideal world, childhood would always be a carefree time. Sadly, we know that’s not the case – many children and young people carry a range of burdens that weigh them down. This is why BBC Children In Need are launching a new campaign that focuses on helping to lighten their load.

At David Lloyd Clubs, as the official Health and Wellness Partner for BBC Children In Need, we’re ready to raise as much money as possible to create positive change for the children and young people across the UK who need it most. And we’d love you to get involved.

How will we do that? We’ll move together and make a difference.

BBC Children In Need 2024: The Heaviest Backpack

The Heaviest Backpack is BBC Children In Need’s campaign to show how all kinds of burdens can weigh on children’s minds, following them wherever they go. Young people can be affected by a range of issues, whether that’s problems at home, anxiety or anything else.

This 2024 campaign will look at easing these burdens by:

  • Raising money to fund local projects that support children’s mental health
  • Increasing awareness and opening up a national conversation about young people’s emotional wellbeing
  • Providing resources for parents and trusted adults to support children and young people

Get involved

Over the next four weeks we’ll be running fundraising events at all our David Lloyd clubs across the UK. Expect fun, excitement and lots of opportunities to get active, all while raising money for BBC Children In Need. We’re talking everything from family discos to special themed versions of our exercise classes.

Let’s move together and make a difference to children across the UK.

Look out for information from your local Club about how you – and the whole family – can get involved, or speak to your friendly Reception team.

Find out more

Head to BBC Children in Need’s mental health hub to access a range of resources and information. You’ll find everything from simple activities and conversation starters to help you connect with your children, to resources for young people to help make their challenges feel lighter. And don’t forget to check out the Everyday Magic gallery for a stress-busting, energy-boosting family workout tutorial from David Lloyd Clubs.

You can also donate to this important cause on our JustGiving page.

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