Challenge Yourself

From marathons to bike riding, from skydiving to trekking in the Himalayas, HRCC’s inventive supporters have dreamed up tons of fun ways to fundraise and we’ll give you all the support you need.

Our fundraising team will help you along every step of the way – getting you started with attracting sponsors, publicising your event or challenge, offering training tips and putting you in touch with other people who have done similar things. And, of course, we’ll be there to give you a pat on the back too!

Got a challenge you want to tackle on our behalf? Contact our fundraising team on 01245 380719 or email Go on, go for it!

Some of the challenges available

London to Paris Cycle Ride  – 27th September to 1st October 2017

Our route takes us the 300 miles from Crystal Palace in southeast London to the Eiffel Tower in the heart of Paris. Cycling through stunning countryside and quiet country roads. Cycling the 300 miles from London to Paris is a massive challenge, but if you are prepared to put in a bit of training then it’s most definitely achievable!

Skydive  – Various dates available

Take part in a tandem skydive from 13,000ft in the air. Watch our online video to see the thrill

Sahara Trek  – 11th to 19th November 2017

Trekking the Sahara Desert will provide you with an unbelievable experience which you will never forget. From the vast emtpiness of the desert to the warm friendship of the itinerant berbers this natural wilderness will both inspire and challenge you on what is undoubtedly the trip of a lifetime.

Peru Trek – 21st to 30th March 2018

It’s been over 100 years since explorer Hiram Bingham brought Machu Picchu back to the world… Immerse yourself in ancient Peruvian culture and discover the remote Lares region of the Peruvian Andes…

Icelandic Lava Trek  –  11th to 15th July 2018

Iceland is a land of incredible contrast and beauty. Its wild landscapes, mountains, glaciers, hot springs, geysers and waterfalls combined with its rich history, literature and folklore make it a fascinating country to explore.

We cannot list all possible challenges or dates so please contact our Fundraising Team for more information.


Case Study

Eighteen trekkers took on the heights of the Himalayas and raised more than £68.000. The trekkers, whose lives had been affected by cancer, climbed to a height of 3,400m above sea level and collectively raised enough money to fund HRCC’s support centre at Rochelle House for six months.

One trekker said: “If you want an amazing adventure while helping others, look no further. Life changing experience, scenery like no other and surrounded by inspiring people”