Challenge Ideas

Challenge Ideas

Everybody’s idea of a challenge is quite personal. The idea of running 10km might be a huge challenge for some, whereas others might be frequent runners but the idea of trying to swim 1km would fill them with fear.Whatever you choose to do is up to you. Just channel Sir Peter Blake’s adventurous and passionate spirit and choose something that will push you and that people would be willing to donate to support. At the end of the challenge, you’ll not only have raised lots of money to help further environmental leadership, you’ll also get a great sense of achievement.

We’ve come up with a few ideas as inspiration but your imagination is your only limit.

Get Moving

Get out, get fit, get fundraising. If you’re up for a physical challenge, let’s get moving.

  • Enter an organised run or walk that will push you. If you’re a regular runner, why not try a marathon? If you only ever run the last few metres to catch the bus, you could start with 5km. Or even pick a serious over a period of time. Maybe 5km in a month, 10km in two months and a half-marathon in three months. Check out your local listings to find an event near you.
  • Running isn’t the only sport to have regular organised races. If you’d prefer to swim, cycle, or try a mulit-sport event like a duathlon or triathlon, there’s likely to be something local. Google it.
  • If you don’t want to do a race, you could choose to take up the 10,000 steps a day challenge, where you commit to walking at least 10,000 steps every day for a month; or cycle to work every day for a month. Not only will this help you get fit, you’ll be helping the environment too. We’re sure Sir Peter would approve.
  • You can put together a challenge based on any physical activity. You could hold a danceathon and dance for 8 hours straight, or up your training in the gym to lift heavier weights by the end of the month. Just be safe with whatever you do and seek the right professional advice to help with your training.

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Face your fears

What makes you quake in your boots? Raise the adrenaline raise money.

  • If you’re scared of heights, you could challenge yourself to jump out of a plane, or do a bungy jump, or a high ropes course.
  • Hate spiders, or snakes, or other creepy crawlies? See if there are any experiences at local zoos or wildlife sanctuaries that will have you breaking out in a sweat and get friends and family to support you in conquering your fear. Or just get a tub together outside and get them to cover you in bugs from the bush!
  • Do you go weak at the knees at the thought of public speaking? Set a fundraising target and pledge to do an open mic night at a local comedy bar or take part in a debating event if people donate.

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Let’s get personal

What makes you, you? Can you give it up to raise a buck?

  • Are you a chatterbox? How much would people give to see you try to stay silent for a day? Or a week?
  • If your luscious locks are your pride and joy, you could pledge to shave them off if people donate enough – set an ambitious target.
  • Does sugar rule your world? You could give up all things sweet for a month.

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Share the love

One good turn deserves another…or, in this case, a donation!

  • You could involve do jobs for people and charge for it. You could wash cars, walk dogs, babysit, do the shopping, or anything else that others would pay you to do. All the better if it pushes you out of your comfort zone at the same time.
  • Consider yourself a bit of a budding Masterchef? Have a go at a degustation dinner for friends and family and ask them to donate what they think it’s worth (make sure they know all about the hard work and tears that went into it!).
  • Or get a group of keen bakers together and have a massive bake sale at school or uni.

And don’t forget to wear your Red Socks with pride while taking on your challenge!

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Thank you for taking on the Red Socks Challenge. Above all else, please make sure you stay safe.

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