Raising much needed funds to build The LIVVIng Room. A social enterprise cafe and community hub where everybody is welcome. The LIVVIng Room is inclusion in action, employing people with disabilities and connecting socially isolated people in a safe, fun, vibrant environment.
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Come be part of something BIG and together let's create a world where inclusion is the norm and not the exception.
Why? Because people who are included and feel a sense of belonging are healthier and happier.
SO GET FIT, HAVE FUN & TOGETHER LET'S PLANK FOR INCLUSION!
SET YOUR GOAL
Your plank - your choice! Pick a goal that works for you. Planking not for you? Options such as sit ups, push ups and squats are all welcome!
SPREAD THE WORD
Tell all your mates, family even complete strangers that you are planking for PLANKTOBER. Get them to sponsor you per minute and/or challenge them to join the fun.
GET YOUR PLANK ON
On 1 October it's time to get your plank on! Have some fun too by sharing your daily planks on your socials and getting into the themed planking days. Those sponsored dollars will flow in!
TRACK YOUR PROGRESS
Be sure to track your minutes each day and upload them through the website. We have leaderboards for minutes planked and money raised so this is your time to shine and see your name up in lights!
Why be part of Planktober?
Check this out: Planktober is not just your average event – it's a super fun way to back up a cause that the world really needs right now. You know, it's not ok how some people in our world don't always get a fair shot, and some even miss out on basic human rights. But guess what? We're ready to shake things up and tear down those barriers society throws in our way. We're all about making sure nobody's left out.
Remember that famous line, "Build it and they will come"? Well, that's our motto. We're building something called The LIVVIng Room, and it's going to be a game-changer. It's all about showing the world what we can do when a community comes together like one big team.
And there's more cool stuff to discover as you keep reading. Plus, don't forget to dive into our videos – they're sure to get you super pumped up!
A word from... The Romanator and the Sandhill Warrior - our super power Planktober Ambassadors!
The Romanator and The Sandhill Warrior, aka Rob Rowland-Smith, are synonymous with CORE strength. Renowned as one of the finest fitness and motivational coaches in the world, the Sandhill Warrior has coached the best of the best and his son is following in his footsteps. Together they understand the importance of a strong core in training people to be the best they can be. Here's some motivational messages from the Warrior and the Romanator themselves!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Planktober?
Get ready for PLANKTOBER, brought to you by the awesome Touched by Olivia Foundation. It's all about bringing the gang together and making a big, positive impact that'll stick around. So, here's the scoop: the money we collect is gonna help us set up something seriously cool – a social enterprise cafe and a community hangout spot called The LIVVIng Room. Picture it: Five Dock, Sydney, a place where magic happens.
Now, PLANKTOBER isn't just another ordinary thing. It's like fun with a purpose, you know? It's your chance to show some love and support for a more inclusive world. And guess what? Joining the fun is a piece of cake. Just sign up, commit to doing some planks (or maybe some push-ups or squats – your choice!), and set up your own fundraising page. Who knows, you might even raise some cash while you're at it. Let's make this October a month to remember! ?????
What do I have to do?
Hey, listen up – you've got some choices here! You can hop on board solo, get the family involved, or even rally up a whole team. It's your call! And guess what? You're not just in it for the fun – you're also gonna set a target based on how many minutes you wanna rock those planks.
Now, here's the cool part: you're the boss of your fundraising game. You'll go out and find sponsors and donations all on your own. Let's say you're aiming for 5 minutes of plank action every day in October. But here's the twist – how you tackle those 5 minutes is totally up to you. You can go all-in at once, or spread it out throughout the day – whatever floats your boat!
Oh, and hold on tight – we've got some surprises for you. We're tossing in some weekly challenges and sweet incentives to keep things exciting. Let's turn up the heat and keep that motivation burning! ?????
When does Planktober start and finish?
Planktober starts on 1 October and ends on 31 October.
I'm a Saint Ignatius' College Riverview student, where do I register?
That's great you're taking part in PLANKTOBER with Saint Ignatius' College! Please click here to visit the Riverview page and register by clicking on your House Captain which will then take you to the House page. Click Join Us near the House crest and follow the prompts. Or if you have an account, simply log in and follow the prompts to join your House team.