20 years ago, our founder, Carmel McConnell MBE, started taking breakfast food to five primary schools in Hackney, East London with the aim of alleviating child morning hunger. Fast forward two decades and Magic Breakfast now operates in over 1,000 schools, offering a healthy, nutritious breakfast to around 170,000 children each morning, fuelling their learning, unlocking their potential, and ensuring they are able to make the most of their education. Sadly, a child hunger crisis continues to unfold in the UK, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic- and is impacting those who can least afford it. So, as we mark 20 years, our mission to end child morning hunger in the UK now and for good has never been more important and your support more vital.

Over the month of August, and in line with the Olympics and Paralympics, we are hosting our first ever Great Summer Games! To get involved, and to help raise funds for Magic Breakfast, all you need to do is come up with a sporting challenge based on the number 20 and complete it during the month of August, encouraging friends, family, and colleagues to sponsor you along the way.

To get involved simply sign-up via the Enthuse link below. You can either enter as a team, or go it alone, and how you complete the challenge is entirely up to you- just don’t forget to include the number 20!

What sporting challenge should I set myself?

This could be something as simple as pledging to walk 20,000 steps every week in August with your colleagues, challenging yourself to do 20 keepie-uppies by the end of the month, or skipping for 20 minutes every day throughout the month. Whether in your local park or your living room, there are no rules to the Great Summer Games, apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time!

How much should I raise?

Every £1 you raise makes an awesome difference here at Magic Breakfast, and it is for this reason that we don’t have a set target or minimum sponsorship requirement. However, £100 is a great place to start as by raising £100 you can help us provide a child with a healthy breakfast every single school day for 18 months. So, using our simple fundraising pack (which you can download, below) you could gain sponsorship for your challenge and support us to reach more hungry children in the morning. If you have a competitive streak, we’ll also be running a Great Summer Games leader board through which you can compete with others also taking on the Challenge!

Sign up to take part

Please download the appropriate fundraising pack, then you can sign up via the Magic Breakfast site on the Enthuse platform, where you create your own profile and have the chance to appear on the Great Summer Games leader board!

You can download an Individual Fundraiser pack HERE

Here's the link to the Enthuse platform if you'd like to sign up as an Individual

You can download a Team Fundraiser pack HERE.

Here's the link to the Enthuse platform to sign up as a Team

Thank you so much for your support and good luck!