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Challenges 2018


Try something new to support our life-changing appeals.


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.




Upcoming Challenges


Date Challenge  Entry Fee  Min Sponsorship

22nd April

Virgin London Marathon


In aid of Thirst Relief

£50 £4000

17th March

Pedal for Africa


In aid of Thirst Relief

£45 £350

18th March 

Coventry Half Marathon


In aid of Rohingya Emergency

FREE £100

13th May

London Superhero Run


In aid of Forgotten Children

£10 £70

December 2018

Conquer Everest 


In aid of Rohingya Emergency

£399 £4500


Challenges Coming Soon...


1st April 

Smile for Snowdon


£30  £100

8th April

Manchester Marathon



22nd April

Leicester Big 10K



6th May

Great Birmingham Run


 £27  £75

20th May

Nottingham 10K


 £22  £50

20th May

Great Manchester 10K


£38 £100

8th July

Leeds 10K


£27 £75

14th July

Dare 2 Dive


£50 £500

25/26 August

Ben Nevis



8th September


Leicester 10K


£27 £75

9th September

Great North Run


12-16th September

London to Paris Cycle




Velo Birmingham




Pedal for Scotland



 30th September

Great Scottish Run



30th September

Robin Hood 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!


Register  your Challenge


Download a sponsorship form  


Contact our Challenges Events Manager

Haroon Mota, Challenges Event Manager for Penny Appeal, with a collection bucketIf you have any questions about our challenges, please send them to Haroon, our Challenges Events Manager (


Haroon's best moment with #TeamOrange so far has been recruiting a team of over 75 runners to take on the Coventry Half Marathon in February 2016, raising over £45,000 to help refugees. 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



Challenges 2018



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