Netmatters support for Sit Up 67

At the start of July, we launched our Sit Up 67 fundraising challenge as part of our Summer of Hope fundraising appeal. The appeal is raising money to help the emotional wellbeing of local children and young people following the pandemic.

Sit Up 67 is challenging people to complete 67 sit ups each day in July while gaining sponsorship from friends, family and colleagues for their amazing feat. It has received a fantastic response from local people and businesses, raising over £2,000 by the halfway point of the month-long challenge.

One of those businesses supporting Sit Up 67 is Netmatters Ltd, a leading web design, IT support and digital marketing agency based in the East of England with offices in Cambridge, Wymondham and Great Yarmouth. Netmatters New Business Manager, Mark Reilly was one of those who signed up for Sit Up 67 and has received a huge amount of support from colleagues. Netmatters Ltd managers were also inspired by the challenge and have rallied their team, offering to make a donation to The Benjamin Foundation for each Netmatters employee who joins Mark on the Sit Up 67 fundraising challenge.

“The Benjamin Foundation does great work in our local community. Mental health touches most people in some way; it’s likely that we all know somebody with some experience of mental health struggles, and for many it may have been exacerbated by the pandemic. We have lots of people getting involved, either by doing daily sit ups or by supporting those taking part.” Mark explains.

So far, Mark and the Netmatters Ltd team have raised £500 towards the Summer of Hope appeal and they are thrilled with the amount raised to date.

“At Netmatters Ltd, we love to support local good causes and this is a good way of looking after our own fitness, which has its own benefits to mental health while raising money for a great local charity.” Mark continues.

Rachel Hogg, Communications Coordinator for The Benjamin Foundation says: “We are delighted that Netmatters are not only supporting Sit Up 67 but have embraced it and are thoroughly enjoying it. The pandemic has taken its toll in many ways, not least on people’s emotional wellbeing. The support of local people and businesses is hugely important to us in helping local children and young people to finally feel hopeful of a better future. Thank you to Netmatters for their brilliant support.

If you would also like to support our Summer of Hope appeal, you can make a donation here:

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