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Category: Lockdown Legends

Andrew from Sheffield is our latest #LockdownLegend!

Congratulations to BetterPoints user Andrew for becoming this week’s Lockdown Legend! Each week, we are choosing a Lockdown Legend – someone from our app’s user community with an inspiring story of coping during the coronavirus lockdown. Andrew’s story is a great example of not only going above and beyond, but also of using apps like ours to engage…
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Well done to our Lockdown Legend 2.6 Challenge winners!

Well done to everyone that took part in last week’s Lockdown Legend 2.6 Challenge. 26 of them won a £10 donation to their chosen charity (more on that in a later post) and three won an additional 26,000 BetterPoints for their related Lockdown Legend story. Congratulations to our three Lockdown Legend 2.6 Challenge winners: Rachel,…
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This week, be a Lockdown Legend for charity

We are proud to support the 2.6 Challenge from 26 April to help save the UK’s charities. Anyone that gets involved can also submit their Challenge evidence as a Lockdown Legend activity in our app for even more donations. From Sunday 26 April, the 2.6 Challenge is encouraging people to dream up an activity based…
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‘There is no need to break the rules to turn your energy into something positive’

Congratulations to BetterPoints user Mollie for becoming this week’s Lockdown Legend! Each week, we are choosing a Lockdown Legend – someone from our app’s user community with an inspiring story of coping during the coronavirus lockdown. Mollie’s story struck us for its resilience and determination to find positive opportunities in the lockdown: I often work 20-hour weeks…
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Line-dancing in lockdown – and other ways people are staying active at home

We’ve been asking our app users how they’re staying active at home. Some are re-discovering abandoned equipment: What did you do to be active at home?Used my cross trainer to train instead of as a clothes horse. Many are following online fitness videos – and yes, Joe Wicks features a lot – while others are…
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Louise from Norfolk cleans up in our Lockdown Legend challenge!

Congratulations to Louise from Fleggburgh in Norfolk for becoming our second Lockdown Legend! Each week, we are choosing a Lockdown Legend – someone from our app’s user community with an inspiring story of coping during the coronavirus lockdown. It’s tough, choosing a winner from all the stories we receive. But this week we are awarding the Lockdown…
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1,000 acts of kindness

Two weeks ago we launched four new activities for our app users, to help them stay motivated and engaged during this difficult period. One of those was to answer the question, ‘what have you done today to be kind or connect with others?’ On Monday evening we had our thousandth response to that question alone.…
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Frontline Nurse, Kramie is our first Lockdown Legend!

Each week, we are choosing a Lockdown Legend – someone from our app’s user community with an inspiring story of coping during the coronavirus lockdown. At the end of its first week, we had our first winner: Kramie Moon. Kramie’s story is a humbling one. It’s a wake-up-call to the pressure our doctors and nurses are under…
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We asked our app users how they’re coping – the replies are truly inspiring

At the end of last week, we launched some new activities for our app users during this extraordinary time. These encouraged acts of kindness, home exercise, new experiences and story sharing. That was on Friday. By Monday morning, more than 700 activities had been recorded already; that figure has now passed 1,300 and continues to climb.…
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Change can be better

The UK Government has introduced strict new measures to ensure as many people as possible stay safe and well during the coronavirus outbreak. The frontline support led by the NHS highlights the true spirit of the nation at this time. We’re all being asked to change our behaviour now, to protect everyone in light of…
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