Do You Take Part in Sport for Charity?


A new Charity Sports Network launches this month to encourage more people to get involved in sporting events in support of charity.

Research, conducted through the OnePulse consumer research app, revealed some interesting findings that the new network is hoping to address.

The survey conducted with a mixed group of the UK population showed that 38 per cent had not previously competed in a sporting event of any kind for charity. 54 per cent had taken part in 5-or-less events and only 7 per cent had taken part in more than 6 charity sports events.

Runners setting off at start of a marathon

Low entry fees were stated as a driving factor affecting participation in events for charity.   This was given more weight than the importance of the cause when motivating people to take part in charity events.

72 per cent stated a lack of time as the main factor affecting training preparations for charity events.  Finding training boring (44 per cent) and financial costs (32 per cent ) were the next most frequent reasons people struggle to enjoy and maintain their training.

The Charity Sports Network encourages people to take part in more events for charity. Through regular events news, personal help and encouragement, easy access to expert and peer guides, and special offers for members.

Membership is free and gives people interested in taking part a place to ask questions and find out about sports events for charities.

Visit the Charity Sports Network in December for more details. You can sign up using a Twitter, Facebook or email account.


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