Challenge Events

There are hundreds of different options, from marathons and triathlons to skydiving and assault courses. You can find tips, materials, and practical advice for your challenge in our Fundraising Pack. Please feel free to contact us through the Fundraising Support page with any questions or to tell us about any fundraising you've been doing. 

Upcoming Challenge Event Ideas 

Swim Serpentine: Each year thousands of swimmers take part in this one-day open water swimming festival held around the beautiful Serpentine in Hyde Park. You can choose different distances depending on your ability which makes it a great event for people of all levels of experience. 

The Color Run: This fun event runs throughout the year in plenty of locations. It's a 5k run with an added twist: participants are covered in a rainbow of colours throughout the day at special colour zones.  Find out if there's a race near you on their website.

Prudential Ride London: This 100 mile cycle will take place in August 2019 across the streets of London. A true legacy of the incredible 2012 London Olympic Games, this is the world's greatest festival of cycling.

You've taken on a challenge event. What next?

The first step after signing up to a challenge event is to set up your own personal page on Virgin Money Giving where you can easily direct your friends, family and colleagues to donate towards your challenge. You can set a target, tell everyone why you're raising money for us, and keep your supporters up to date with progress and training updates. If you need any tips or information, you can get in touch via our support form.

Shout About Your Fundraising on Social Media  

Be sure to shout about your fundraising on social media, tagging us on Facebook and Twitter. We will happily Tweet and Facebook your activities to help you gain wider support across the country. 

You can now set up a Fundraiser on our Facebook page too. Follow this link to easily set up your page. Friends and family can donate through Facebook and you can easily share updates.




The Centre is taking action to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Our physical sites are now closed but we are still at work, with all staff working remotely. Find out more about our training and services and our support for children, young people, their families, and schools and colleges.  

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