About a Grand Week in Wales
Our Grand Week in Wales idea was originated to raise money to combat food poverty, isolation and loneliness. The name given is in recognition of Wales’ 1,000-mile circumference, and the idea is to deliver a variety of community challenges based around the theme of 1000, all in the lead up to St David’s Day 2021 (Monday 1st March).
🏆 We are encouraging members of the public, of all ages and abilities to join in its activities during over the month of February. Setting a number of challenges based around the number 1000 that the public can participate in, at home, school, or on their daily exercise routine, all with COVID safety and regulations in mind.
🏃♀️ The main feature of a Grand Week in Wales campaign is to virtually travel the 1000-mile Welsh circumference, launching from the home of Nanny Biscuit, at the start of Wales’ Coastal Path in Deeside.
🏞 We hope all of you can partake in a virtual relay simulating travelling around the circumference of Wales using any means available. You can run, walk, cycle, row at home on a treadmill or exercise machine, or as part of your daily outdoor exercise.
🏅 The final mile will be run by Great Britain’s Para Olympic Bronze medal winner in 2012 and Welsh athlete Beverly Jones.
Other activities you can get involved with as part of a Grand Week in Wales are:
📮 1000 letters and St David’s Day cards between old and young
🌼 1000 art Daffodils
🎵 1000 musical performances
🌳 1000 trees or bulbs planted in association with Green Paw Project
✍️ 1000 line poem
👨🍳 1000 Welsh cakes
🥘 1000 meals for our homeless
👩🏫 1000 meals for our key workers
♻️ 1000 bags of plastic recycled by litter picking in association with Green Paw Project
💕 1000 acts of kindness from the community
We also welcome you to come up with your own challenges on this theme to help our community and fundraise.
We’re very grateful to the amazing brands and organisations that are helping deliver this national event