Want to give back or make a difference to local healthcare? One impactful way to support our NHS Trust Charity is by undertaking a challenge. 

Whether you choose to take part in one of the events on our charity events calendar, organise your own challenge, or take part in an existing event and gather sponsorship, your efforts can have a profound impact on the lives of local patients and their families.

Why take on a challenge?

Taking on a challenge for charity is more than just a physical feat – it's an opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of patients and their families as well as our staff. 

By raising funds through challenges, you're directly contributing to vital projects, improving patient care, experience, and outcomes. 

Your dedication and determination will also help us to inspire others to get involved and fundraise, creating a ripple effect of positive change within our hospitals and wider community.

Who can take on a challenge?

Anyone can take on a challenge for our charity! Whether you're an individual, a group of friends, a company team, or a community group, there's a challenge suitable for you. From seasoned athletes to first-time fundraisers, everyone has the power to help local people by creating lasting improvements in our healthcare.

A few challenge examples for you to consider

Organised events

Take part in organised events through our charity events calendar, such as charity walks, runs, cycling challenges, or obstacle courses. These events offer a fun and supportive environment for participants of all fitness levels while raising funds for our cause.

Personal challenges

Organise your own challenge, such as a sponsored hike, swim, face your fear or fitness challenge. Get creative and tailor the challenge to your interests and abilities, then ask friends, family, and colleagues to support you through sponsorship.

Sign-up for existing challenge events and raise sponsorship

Take part in existing events like marathons, triathlons, or mud runs, and use the opportunity to raise money for us through sponsorship. Whether you're tackling a personal fitness goal or participating as part of a team, every mile you cover will help raise vital funds for our charity.

Decide on the type of challenge you'd like to undertake – whether it's a physical challenge like a run or a personal challenge like giving up a habit for a month.

Determine how much you aim to raise through your challenge. Consider setting a realistic target that motivates you while also being achievable.

Set up a fundraising page through platforms like JustGiving to collect donations online. Personalise your page with photos, videos, and a compelling story about why you're taking on the challenge.

Share your fundraising page on social media, email, and by word of mouth to reach as many people as possible. Encourage friends, family, and colleagues to support your challenge by making a donation and sharing with people they know.

Prepare for your challenge by booking your place – if it’s an organised event, training and practicing regularly. Whether it's increasing your fitness levels or planning logistics for your event, proper preparation is key to your success.

Take on your challenge with determination and enthusiasm, knowing that every step you take brings us closer to our fundraising goal. Celebrate your achievements and thank your supporters for their generosity.

Your efforts make a real and lasting impact, improving the lives of patients and their families. Get in touch and let us know if you are planning a challenge on our behalf.