Nottinghamshire Hospice

Adding Life to Days

Charity Challenges

Be a Hospice Hero with our fantastic 2018 challenges!

Still looking for a New Year’s resolution for 2018? We might have just the thing to get you motivated this year – a life-changing challenge in aid of Nottinghamshire Hospice!

Whether you’re a diehard daredevil or just fancy pushing yourself towards a personal challenge, we’ve got places on a great range of events including prestigious cycle events, epic charity treks and, even sponsored skydives!

Run, trek, cycle or skydive – it’s up to you!

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Tough Mudder Half – 12th MayTough Mudder – 19th 20th May

Tough Mudder is a 10-12 mile (or 5 miles for the half) mud and obstacle course designed to drag you out of your comfort zone by testing your physical strength, stamina, and mental grit. With no podiums, winners, or clocks to race against, it’s not about how fast you can cross the finish line. Rather, it’s a challenge that emphasizes teamwork, camaraderie, and accomplishing something almost as tough as you are.

 

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Summer Solstice Skydive – 23rd June

This incredible challenge will give you the biggest adrenaline rush you could ever imagine, as you jump out of a plane and soar through the air, knowing that you have helped to add life to days for people with terminal and life-limiting illnesses in Nottinghamshire.

 

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Nottingham Women’s Running Race Series 5k or 10k – Sunday 8th July

The Women’s Running Series Nottingham is a fun, friendly and supportive running race catering for all running types. Whether you’re a first timer, a club runner, or chasing a new PB, this event can help you to achieve your goals.

 

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London to Paris Cycle Ride – 25th to 29th July

Cycling from London to Paris is one of the best cycling experiences in Europe. The piece de resistance of this cycle challenge will be the final cycle up the Champs de Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe, following in the tyre tracks of the cycling greats, before watching them cycle the same route the next day in the finale of the Tour de France.

 

 

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Tandem Skydive – 8th September

This incredible challenge will give you the biggest adrenaline rush you could ever imagine, as you jump out of a plane and soar through the air, knowing that you have helped to add life to days for people with terminal and life-limiting illnesses in Nottinghamshire.

 

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Ikano Robin Hood Half Marathon – 30th September

One of the most popular events in the East Midlands’ running calendar, The Ikano Robin Hood Half Marathon, is back and we have FREE places available in return for a minimum sponsorship of £150.

 

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Ben Nevis Trek – 28th to 30th September

This exciting challenge will see us conquering Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland. We begin our adventure in the heart of the breath-taking Western Highlands of Scotland at Fort William.

 

 

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Kilimanjaro Trek – 11th to 21st October

Its snow-capped summit rises high above the dusty African plains; huge permanent glaciers flow down from the summit, spectacular views and beautiful ice formations are the reward for pushing our limits both physically and mentally on this, the mightiest of charity challenges.

 

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Great Wall of China Trek

The China Great Wall Trek is a fantastic 5 day hike along this awesome man made structure. One of the best in charity treks, this challenge takes us over watch towers and mountains, through historic battlement stations that are well off the tourist trail – there are many sections during this charity challenge where we’ll feel the Great Wall is for us only, with no-one else in sight. You’ll also get to place a brick in the wall as part of the ongoing restoration. Rest assured, the Great Wall provides a fantastic backdrop to some fantastic trekking.

And if none of those take your fancy…choose your own adventure!

If you have your own challenge in mind, or would like a little help finding the perfect challenge, get in touch on 0115 910 1008 or fundraising@nottshospice.org and our fundraisers will be on hand to support you all the way. This is a great opportunity to get creative, think outside the box, and find a challenge that is perfect for you – it might be something as simple as giving up chocolate for a month or sacrificing your morning coffee for sponsorship!

How your challenge supports us

You won’t be just getting out of your comfort zone or getting fit and healthy – your training and hard work will support people in Nottinghamshire dealing with a life-limiting illness, so you really can change lives.

Every year we need to raise £2.7 million to provide end of life care across the county – that’s over £7,000 a day! Access to Day TherapyHospice at Home and Bereavement services for our patients and their families is free of charge and is only made possible through the generous support of the community through events like this.

Without our hospice heroes, we wouldn’t be able to be there for our patients and their families at the most difficult times of their lives.