#fundraiserfriday: Flashmobs and face-planting cakes

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On 8 July 2017, Jo Walker will turn 30 years old and rather than spending 30th year counting down to the big day, Jo is counting down a list of 30 weird and wacky fundraising challenges; from flashmobs to face-planting cakes.

The challenges

Jo’s challenges range from the fun – like having a go on the Orbit Slide – to the weird – like face-planting a cake – to the downright difficult. Jo wants to take on the Three Peaks challenge and run the London Marathon in under 4 hours 30 minutes; something she’ll have one shot at before the big three zero!

One of Jo’s most recent challenges was to organise and participate in a flash mob, which she did at Kings Cross station with a friend on hand to film it taking place.

And while some challenges still elude her – the alcohol free month hasn’t quite made it to the “completed” pile just yet – Jo is makingjo-cake fantastic progress down her list.

The charity

Jo is taking on her list of challenges to raise money for Heads Together. Heads Together is a charity run by the Duke of Cambridge, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to help to end the stigma and change the conversation on mental health once and for all. Partnered with 8 mental health charities, Heads Together will be the official charity of the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon.

How you can help

To support Jo’s fundraising – and read the list of fundraising activities she intends to take on! – visit her Virgin Money Giving page.

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