Sign up for your 443 Challenge in May

What better way to make the best of the spring sunshine than to sign up for some sponsored outdoor sportiness? Twinners galore have been getting fit, enjoying the fresh air and raising funds for lifesaving loos.

Could you take on our 443 Challenge for May and change a life by twinning a loo (or a few)?

It looks like children have taken an early lead in the sporting stakes so far this spring…

The 2nd Rossendale Cubs took on a sponsored walk around the Bacup area where they are based, and even made it up to the iconic Singing Ringing Tree at Burnley. And twinned three loos back at base.

Meanwhile, Year 4 at Wellingborough Prep School raised £1,500 by carrying water bottles on their head for their WaterMile challenge – in solidarity with those who have a long daily walk to collect their drinking water.

And eight-year-old Sam Jones ran the equivalent of a marathon in March to raise money for toilets. He did 18 runs, including a few Park Runs, to tot up 26 miles – and twinned a school loo block.

But the adults are determined not to get left behind…

Sarah Hayes from Dorset took on a 443 Challenge to complete walks of four, four and three miles on consecutive days, through which she raised more than £230 through online fundraising. And then there’s a fundraiser in Cumbria who set herself the target of walking at least 44,300 steps a week throughout Lent.

Craig Elliott set out to cycle 2,234km, the equivalent distance of the journey from Ware (where he lives) to Dubrovnik (where he’s marrying his fiancée Amy in June). Craig clocked up about 1,330km before damaging his shoulder and collarbone, which put paid to his own cycling for a time – but his best man, Bryn, has stepped in and aims to complete the remaining 900km.

Others are banding together to motivate each other. The Dartmoor Bog Trekkers are a group of friends and colleagues from Devon who come together once a month for a hike led by qualified Mountain Leader, Peter Jenks. And as Peter donates his time, his fellow hikers make a small donation to Toilet Twinning in return.

What could you do?