Challenges 2018

Supporting Penny Appeal isn’t just about donating your money. It can be about donating your time, your effort and your imagination, and encouraging others to give for a great cause.

Challenge yourself and help those in need by doing a sponsored challenge! We have a number of regional, national, and even international challenges throughout the year so check out the table below to find out what’s coming up.

DateChallengeEntry Fee Min Sponsorship
18th March 

Coventry Half Marathon

In aid of Rohingya Emergency

21 April

Pedal for Africa

In aid of Thirst Relief

£45 £350
22nd April

Virgin London Marathon

In aid of Thirst Relief

29th April

Leicester Big 10k 

In aid of Forgotten Children

6th May

Great Birmingham 10K

in aid of Forgotten Children

 £27  £70
13th May

London Superhero Run

In aid of Forgotten Children

£10 £70
December 2018

Conquer Everest

In aid of Rohingya Emergency


Challenges Coming Soon...

8th April

Manchester Marathon

13th MayLeeds Half Marathon£35£100
20th May

Great Manchester 10K

8th July

Leeds 10K

14th July

Dare 2 Dive

£50 £500
4-12 AugustLeicester 2 Brussels 2 Paris - RidersofShaam

11 AugustMudnificent 7£20£100
12 August

Nottingham 10K

 £22 £100
25/26 August

Ben Nevis

8th September

Leicester 10K

9th September

Great North Run

12-16th September

London to Paris Cycle


Pedal for Scotland

 30th September

Great Scottish Run

30th September

Robin Hood Half Marathon

7th OctoberCardiff City Half Marathon
14th October

Birmginham International Marathon

14th October

Peterborough Half Marathon

14th October

Great Birmignham Run

14th October

Leicester Half Marathon

14th October

Manchester Half Marathon


Bradford City Runs

Set up your own challenge

If you fancy something different, or if you have a particular appeal you'd love to raise money for, why not organise your own challenge? Take on a sporting event, give up something you love or try something extreme! Download an information sheet to get some ideas.

You can also let us know what you’ve got planned by filling in our challenge form so we can support you, whether it’s providing you with t-shirts and other resources, spreading the word or just offering help and advice.

Don't forget we're here to help you reach your fundraising goals, so just drop us a line to ask for our best tips!

If you have any questions about our challenges, please send them to Haroon, our Challenges Events Manager (

Haroon's best moment with #TeamOrange so far was recruiting a team of over 27 fundraisers to Conquer Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world. They had raised over £160,000 to help build deep water wells in Africa. They don't call him the "Mota-Vator" for nothing!

Paying in your sponsorship

Once you’ve completed your challenge, please don’t forget to pay in your money.

If you’ve set up a JustGiving page and selected Penny Appeal as your chosen charity, you don’t need to do anything else – the money will be transferred to us directly. You can also pay via the webpage for your chosen appeal, or call us to make a credit or debit card payment, or to arrange to make a bank transfer.

If you’ve taken a collection bucket, please call us on 03000 11 11 11.

For any help or questions about challenges, please email

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