Take on a challenge

Climb, ride, row, run, paddle, swim, walk, jump, skate, sail or something else - push your physical and mental limits to change young lives.

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Climb
"Thinking about what young people go through really helped spur me on."

"Thinking about what young people go through really helped spur me on."

Martin Pluves climbed Mont Blanc to fulfil a lifelong ambition and raised over £10,000 for the Trust. Whether you want to follow in Martin’s footsteps and scale a peak or conquer your fear of heights on an indoor wall, climb your way to supporting young people.

Ride
“I could see this was a really challenging time for charities.”

“I could see this was a really challenging time for charities.”

Simon Townsend raised £1,800 cycling 28 miles a day for 63 days after COVID scuppered his fundraising challenge to ride from his home to where he was due to go on holiday in Greece. Could you take on a cycle challenge overseas, in the UK or close to your home?

Row
“You would have to make up a new word to describe our experience!"

“You need a new word to describe our experience!”

The awesome Wight Lightning team rowed across the Atlantic in the Talisker Whisky Challenge to fundraise for two charities. It took 37 days, 22 hours and 32 minutes and raised over £6,250 for the Trust. From conquering a frontier or racing, what’s your rowing ambition?

Run
“The Trust made me realise I'm so much more than my illness.”

“The Trust made me realise I'm so much more than my illness.”

Ebenezer was one of 34 runners that raised a combined £6,238 take on on the 2019 Royal Parks Half Marathon for the Trust. The Trust has places in number of major running events each year or could you take on another running challenge, at an event or by yourself?

Paddle
"This was not easy. But it is nothing compared to the challenge of cancer."

"This was by no means easy. But it is nothing compared to the challenge of cancer."

Tim Wiggins kayaked round the Isle of Wight – all 95 kilometres of it – in just one day. Meanwhile, the Paddling Pensioners, John and Paul, paddled their canoe 127 miles along the Leeds/Liverpool Canal over 12 days. If you love paddle power, what could you do to support young people?

Swim
“I know personally how important every penny is.”

“I know personally how important every penny is.”

Amanda, whose son Jack was supported by the Trust and now volunteers, and three friends completed a sponsored swim in Salford Quays when the Trust was their employer’s Company of the Year. In a pool or open water, stroke your way to changing young lives.

Walk
“Do something that doesn't scare people off.”

“Do something that doesn't scare people off.”

By organising an event that was relatively accessible to many - a two-day 80km hike over the South Downs – 14 colleagues at Teekay Shipping raised over £10,500. From strolling solo on the flat or rambling with friends over hills, there are lots of ways to walk and fundraise.

Jump
“The Trust built my confidence and courage.”

“The Trust built my confidence and courage.”

Izzy Ball, who has been involved with the Trust since first sailing in recovery from Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2010, jumped off the 170-metre Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. From abseiling and skydiving to parkour and skipping, leap your way to support young people.

Sign up to get us Round Britain Your Way

The Trust has sailed the 2,400 miles round Britain twice with crews of young people in 2009 and 2017. But this September, we’re going Round Britain Your Way!

Sign up to run, walk, swim, cycle or by any other imaginative (but safe!) means to help us rack up the total miles to circumnavigate Great Britain together.

Set up your fundraising page and tailor your challenge how you want – the type of activity you want to do, the distance you want to complete and the timescale you want to do it over.

Do it by yourself or as a household, together socially distanced or as a virtual team. And make it as challenging or fun as you want! Just get out there and get Round Britain Your Way to support young people in rebuilding their lives after treatment.

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Looking ahead

Get our fundraising pack

However you’re supporting the Trust, take advantage of our awesome fundraising resources. Including our Trust fundraising guide, collapsible collection box, proposition letter, range of posters, sponsorship form, flyers, postcards, talks guide and more. Download what you need from our website or contact our team for printed copies.

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Santa raft race

"So many people are touched by cancer, people are keen to support financially. To find a charity which offers something so positive to young people really inspired us."

Camilla and Adam Johnson raised almost £4,000 for the Trust when they got dressed up as Santa for the Lewes to Newhaven Raft Race. The race happens each year on the River Ouse in East Sussex and involves spectators throwing eggs and flour at a whole host of novelty floats and their crew.

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