Earn Steps for Your Hogwarts House While Raising Money for Sport Relief
If the sheer enjoyment of raising money for charity isn’t enough for you, Harry Potter fans now have another incentive to participate in the Nation’s Billion Steps Challenge this year. Thanks to the recent partnership between Pottermore and Sport Relief, the 2018 challenge will now feature a magical, new element that allows participants to compete House Cup style to see which Hogwarts House can walk the most steps.
Sport Relief, a component of the UK-based Comic Relief charity, hopes to raise money for a variety of great causes while also encouraging people to be more active. The Billion Steps Challenge, which will take place from March 17 to March 23, aims to get the nation to collectively walk one billion steps a day.
The Sport Relief app is one of many different ways participants can raise funds during the event. Users simply have to download the app, set up a sponsorship page, and get moving. In order to make the step challenge more fun and engaging, the charity offers a variety of challenges and leagues available to join.
Pottermore has added its own Hogwarts League this year, allowing fans to join the Hogwarts House team of their choosing and compete against the other Houses. The four Houses will compete against each other to see which team can accumulate the most steps during the week of the challenge.
Liz Warner, CEO of Comic Relief, expressed her enthusiasm to Pottermore about its participation with this year’s challenge.
Sport Relief can’t believe its luck to be working with Pottermore and to have the Hogwarts League in the Sport Relief App. We are thrilled to be able to call on all Harry Potter fans to join the Hogwarts league and help the nation beat the Billion Steps Challenge and raise funds for our projects during the week of Sport Relief. We’re looking forward to seeing whether it will be Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin who step their way to the top of the league for a good cause.
The money raised by Sport Relief is used to help over 2,000 causes throughout the UK and the rest of the world. Three of the featured causes for this year include providing resources to help treat malaria, improving maternal, neonatal, and child health to reduce the number of maternal deaths and raising awareness for mental health.
Pottermore will also be helping to support Comic Relief, as well as Lumos, with the release of the Quidditch Through the Ages audiobook, narrated by Andrew Lincoln. The book will be released on March 15, and all proceeds from sales will go to charity.
To learn more about Sport Relief, its many causes, or the Nations’s Billion Steps Challenge, visit the Sport Relief website and don’t forget to sign up today to start earning steps for your Hogwarts House!