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Team PDA 5th anniversary challenge

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Total raised so far

£1,410 by 57 supporters

+£260 Gift Aid

+£0 Offline donations

Our story

To mark the PDA Society's 5th anniversary since becoming a registered charity (5th January 2021) and to help raise awareness and much-needed funds for the charity, Team PDA is doing various Couch to 5k and other 5-themed challenges. Team PDA is a group of trustees, volunteers and friends of the PDA Society ...

~ Vikki (PDA Society Vice-Chair & Comms Lead) is doing the Couch to 5k!

~ Paula (PDA Society Trustee & Enquiry Line/Events/Safeguarding Lead) is doing Couch to 5k on her treadmill at home!

~ Hilary (PDA Society Trustee & Admin/HR/Training/Forum Lead) is using her exercise bike to reach 10k by doubling couch to 5k!

~ Katie (PDA Society Comms Assistant) is doing a Couch to 5k 'virtual' stair climb of famous buildings & landmarks at home!

~ Sally (PDA Society Chair & External Affairs/Research Lead) is training to do a 50k walk over 3 days!

~ Jilly (PDA Society Trustee & Education Lead) is doing 5 x 5 mile runs with 5 friends (individually) on 5 consecutive days starting on 25th Nov!

~ Emma (PDA Society Administrator) is doing 5 x 5 mile runs over 5 days with her dogs!

~ Steph (PDA Society Training Facilitator) is going to do 500k over 5 weeks on her exercise bike!

~ Julia (PDA Society Friend, Volunteer & PDA Adult Panel Member) is doing 5 minutes of line dancing over 5 days for 5 consecutive weeks!

~ Paul (PDA Society Friend & Contributor) will do a 5 mile walk each week for 5 consecutive weeks!

~ Leanne (PDA Society Volunteer) is doing 5 rounds of Interval Pilates over 5 consecutive days!

~ Debbie (PDA Society Enquiry Line Volunteer) is pledging to complete 5 x 5k socially distanced walks with 5 different family members and friends over 5 consecutive days from the 1st to the 5th December!

We're all very out of our comfort zones with the challenges we've chosen but really wanted to come together (virtually) to mark the charity's anniversary, raise awareness and much-needed funds and support each other along the way!

We'll be sharing team member stories and updates here and on the PDA Society Instagram Stories throughout the challenge so please do check in from time to time to keep up with our progress.

Whether you're able to donate a little or a lot or simply share our fundraiser with others, THANK YOU! Every penny raised will help us to help others living and working with PDA.

To learn more about our information, training and support services and the other work we do please visit our website:

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Our updates

1 week ago

Another big thank you to everyone who has donated and shared the fundraiser!

The team's had another brilliant week. Here are some progress updates so far ...

~ Hilary has cycled 75k so far! and is up to 9k @ constant 22kmph for 20 min!

~ Vikki has completed 3 out of 9 weeks of couch to 5k and is about to start week 4!

~ Katie climbed up & down the statue of liberty this week and has done 1,697 steps so far!

~ Jilly has completed 3 of her 5 x 5 mile runs so far!

~ Steph has cycled 175k so far out of the 500k target!

~ Emma has completed 4 of her 5 x 5 mile runs with the doggies!

~ Leanne has completed her 5 rounds of Interval Pilates over 5 consecutive days!

~ Julia has started her line dancing challenge!

~ Debbie has started walking!

~ And more to follow...

Well done everyone!

2 weeks ago

A big thank you to everyone who has donated so far!

More challenges and training sessions are now underway and Debbie has joined the team! All of our challenges are listed under 'Our Story' ...

3 weeks ago

And we're off! We've all been busy planning our challenges and some of us are nursing sore muscles/legs/hips/knees already...

Vikki & Hilary have completed the first 2 days of their 9 week Couch to 5k challenges. Vikki did two 30 minute sessions which included running for 8 minutes on both occasions and Hilary cycled for 20 minutes on both days!

Katie did the first virtual landmark stairs climb of her 9 week challenge today, climbing up 220 steps (the amount of steps to the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio) and back down again (440 steps in total), in just under 9 minutes!

Well done everyone!

Team PDA is fundraising for

The PDA Society

Charity number: 1165038

Recent donations

3 hours ago

Nina Miles

Well done Hilary!

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

6 hours ago

Mum & Dad

Well done Hilary, keep up the good work!

£100.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid

21 hours ago

Cara, Max, Grace and Florence

Well done Hilary on your amazing achievements xx

£15.00 + £3.75 Gift Aid


Alesha & Naomi

Good luck Mum, you're doing really well!



The Whaymand family

Well done Hilary, and everyone involved!

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid



£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid



Well done Hilary

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

2 days ago


Please carry on after the 5 days! ??

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

3 days ago


Go on Auntie Debbie! We're proud of you! Xoxo


3 days ago

Pat Davies

Well done girl, keep going


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