Over £6,800 raised – what a great way to start the new year! In January we had 54 fundraisers step up to the challenge of planking every day, gradually increasing their planking time from 20 seconds to 3 minutes.

Our challengers didn’t let anything stop them, and continued to plank on holiday, on the beach, at work, at football, and even at the pub! They were also delighted to receive video messages from actor Paul Chahidi, OUFC player Sam Long, TV presenter Lisa Snowdon, and TV’s Loose Women presenter Saira Khan, to give them an extra boost and help them through the challenge.

Today we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part and fundraised for us. We were so pleased to see such fantastic team spirit in our Plank Challenge Facebook group, with lots of support and words of encouragement. This challenge truly demonstrated the power of our amazing Sobell community. Thank you for being hospice heroes!