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Rugby Star Keeps Up the Fundraising for City Hospice

The 2020 Keep Up Challenge

Welsh rugby international, Ellis Jenkins has come up with a challenge that will raise funds for a Cardiff charity and provide fun and fitness to the sporting public, whilst possibly driving them nuts!!

The Cardiff Blues flanker is an ambassador for City Hospice, the only provider of home-based specialist palliative care in the capital. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, all of the charity’s fundraising events have been cancelled, so Ellis came up with the idea of the 2020 Keep Up Challenge.

We’ve all tried doing keepie uppies with a football, but have you ever tried doing it with a rugby ball? Ellis did and that’s why he has named this the 2020 Keep Up challenge…..nothing to do with the year, it’s because it took him 2020 attempts!

OK, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but let’s just say it took him a few goes!

“It’s not easy, in fact it’s quite difficult, but that’s the point. I’ve challenged my team mates, Josh Navidi, Rhys Patchell, Dillon Lewis and Gethin Jones to do it. Let’s see how many they can do?”

The 27 year old rugby star would also like to challenge members of the public, “We’re going to give a few prizes away, such as a signed Welsh team rugby ball to the person who does the most. We’ll also give a prize to the best piece of skill and even a prize to the best fancy dressed. Youngsters might want to use a football or even a balloon.

Have a go, donate to City Hospice and challenge three of your friends to do the same.”

If you’d like to support the 2020 Keep Up Challenge, film your attempts, post on social media, challenge three friends to do the same and donate on jiustgiving.com, ‘Ellis Jenkins Keep Up Challenge’

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