Optimists Cricket Club News story

OCC Fun Run/Cycle/Walk - Please participate!

03 May 2020


As we are not able to play cricket, the OCC Committee has been inspired by Worcestershire CCC and their organization of a Charity Run through the UK. During the month of May, the members of the Optimists Cricket Club (you!) are going to run, bike or walk the 359km perimeter of Luxembourg virtually (or multiple times if we have enough volunteers)! Each of you will be asked to contribute up to a maximum of 5km to run for the more active, those with dodgy knees etc to cycle and if either of those options are out, then to walk. Whether you cover 500m or 5km – every cm helps our cause! We would also like to ask all our (former) members who are now living abroad to help us reach our goal by participating. We have until Sunday the 31st of May.

The idea is to keep our members active, engaged and raise money for an excellent cause -  Mental Health. We will look to raise money to support a local charity to help all those affected by mental health issues.

The exercise can be done around where you live, or on a treadmill, exercise bike etc and you will be given a time slot in which to complete your activity during the month of May. Each meter will be added up and in the hope to achieve our target.

Please message Richard Neale (richard@redbridgerecruitment.com) or Joost Mees (Jmees@exeq-partners.lu ) with your name, choice of exercise and anticipated distance. We will get back to you to give you the week we would ask you do this exercise this in and also ask you to take a photo of yourself whilst doing it so we can collect evidence from each person! We will be making a mosaic of all the pictures, which we will strive to post at the end of every day with the distance covered and provide with regular updates un Facebook, on the website and by email.

Please support your club, more importantly support the charity and stay fit and healthy by participating! Please share this message with all your friends and ask them to donate to our Charity Run!

You can donate via this link: https://tinyurl.com/y8xoua8g

The first participant to officially start us off will be Chairman, Joost Mees who will run 5km around his home in Walferdange. On our virtual map, we will start the perimeter from Echternach and work our way around the country in a anti-clockwise fashion.

Please participate and donate generously!