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Santander teams up with F2 Freestylers for kids maths initiative

Santander UK has joined forces with influencers The F2 Freestylers and Twinkl, which offers teacher-created and checked online resources to supplement learning, to release daily football-themed maths videos and free maths learning materials online for children aged between 5 to 11 years. 

The Numbers Game campaign uses football to support children’s learning and development of maths skills, supported by Twinkl’s fun, active and meaningful maths worksheets and challenges, which are in line with UK curriculums.

ECB launches lockdown activity app for kids

The ECB has launched a new app, Dynamos Cricket, to help keep children active during the lockdown period.

The free app targets children aged eight and over, and provides them with cricket skills, games and quizzes that they can do at home, without the need for a lot of space or equipment. 

Alongside the launch of the app, the governing body for cricket in England and Wales has also released results of a survey which reveals that the lockdown may change families’ attitudes to exercise and activity.

AELTC announces measures to support coronavirus recovery

The AELTC has announced a series of contributions to support the local, national and international recovery from the coronavirus pandemic following the cancellation of Wimbledon.

The club says it will combine the use of the organisation’s facilities, resources and £1.2m of charitable giving to aid the response to the pandemic as well as the recovery efforts across society.

Sport England and ukactive launch This Mum Moves workouts

Sport England and ukactive have launched a series of This Mum Moves workouts to support pregnant women and new mums to be physically active at home, after 53% reported they have been less active since the Coronavirus lockdown.

As part of a collaboration between ukactive’s This Mum Moves programme and Sport England’s new Join the Movement campaign, the pair have developed a new website showcasing online workouts, reviewed by a panel of experts, for antenatal and postnatal women. 

England and Scotland footballers make donations to #PlayersTogether

The football teams of both England and Scotland have both made separate ‘significant’ donations to the #PlayersTogether initiative.

The fund was set up by a group of Premier League footballers in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and the England men’s team has announced that players would donate international match fees dating back to September 2018.

Meanwhile both the Scottish men’s and women’s teams have made collective contributions to the fund. Shortly after the fund’s foundation by Premier League players, the England Lionesses also made a collective contribution.

Zwift launches Tour for All to raise money for fight against coronavirus

Zwift has announced a new series of events to raise money for Doctors Without Borders / Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and its coronavirus Crisis Fund.

‘Tour for All’ is a four-week-long series of events, running from 4th to 30th May, where the online global training platform will encourage cyclists, runners and triathlete to complete five stages and ultimately donate to the Zwift x MSF donations page, which will go live ahead of the Tour’s launch at the beginning of May.

UK mass participation events launch initiative to help charity sector

A host of UK mass-participation event organisers have launched The 2.6 Challenge, a new initiative aimed at supporting the charity sector.

The 2.6 Challenge will begin on Sunday 26 April – which should have been the date of the 40th edition of the London Marathon - and will ask the public to create an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to Save the UK’s Charities.

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