Fundraising challenges

The generosity and support of local people and organisations is crucial to keeping our therapies free for the 1,700 families we care for each year. We know that everyone’s experience is different, and believe that no one should face cancer alone. We work to improve the quality of life for people living with cancer, as well as that of their families, by providing bespoke physical and emotional support when they need it most.

We could not continue to provide our services without the incredible work of our fundraisers and volunteers. From one off coffee mornings, to 10k runs, to an 8-day husky sled trek, every fundraising event helps us to provide crucial support to people living with cancer.

Do you want to get involved and support a local, independent charity dedicated to supporting people affected by cancer? Have you fundraised for us before and need some inspiration for what to do next? THANK YOU! Here are some ideas for events you could get involved in:

Start Small

Want to run a small, casual event with your friends or colleagues? Why not try one of the following: coffee morning; garden party; bake sale; garage sale; bingo; or knitathon. Just £27 raised provides an hour’s bespoke therapy session in our specialist treatment rooms. 

Run, walk or cycle

Why not fundraise while setting yourself a personal challenge? Whether you’re looking to get fit, reignite an old hobby, or just see some stunning countryside, an active challenge is a great opportunity to fundraise for us. Here’s some ideas to get your legs moving:

Walk

Trekfest in the Brecon Beacons or Peak District

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Lake District 24 Peak Challenge

Hadrian’s Wall Trek

Looking for something spectacular? What about an Icelandic Lava Trek or the Inca Trail Trek in Peru?

Run

Colour Obstacle Rush

10 k – you can sign up to 10k races all over the country (and further afield!). Every year we have great local support at the Sheffield 10k and are so grateful to our runners and those who come out to support them.

Looking for more of a challenge? Why not try the Yorkshire 10 mile, Great North Run or the Great Manchester Run.

Really looking for a challenge? Then why not take on a marathon. Popular ones include the London, Brighton and Yorkshire marathons – or why not try something a bit different? Like the beautiful Loch Ness Marathon; the Midnight Sun Marathon in Tromso, Norway, that sets off at midnight on the summer solstice; or even the ET Full Moon marathon that takes place on the  Extraterrestrial Highway just outside Area 51 in Nevada, USA.

Fancy running, navigating obstacles, and getting caked in mud at the same time? Who doesn’t!? Take a look at Tough Mudder, Total Warrior or Wild MudRun events.

Cycle

Cycling challenges and sportives for advanced riders:

Land’s end to John O’Groats – a casual 1,000 miles

Wales End to End – only 258 miles!

Etape du Dales – a 110 mile ride through the Yorkshire Dales

For a really extreme challenge, why not see the world and cycle California, Cuba or Madagascar.

Looking to take on more than one event at a time? Why not try a triathlon, or if you’re really brave, an Ironman. 

Daredevils and thrill seekers

Standard challenge not enough for you? Fancy facing your fears for a great cause? Have a look at our ideas for extreme activities:

The UK’s highest freefall abseil at the Olympic Park

The World’s fastest zipline, in Penrhyn Slate Quarry, Wales

Abseil, bungee jump or zipwire (or do all three!) at the Abyss at Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham.

Ever wanted to jump out of a plane? Try skydiving!

Or if you’d rather stay on the plane, have a look at wing walking.

Why not take on a challenge with friends or family. The Ultra Challenge Series hosts events across the country which you can walk, jog or run, individually or in a team, over a distance of 25, 50 or 100 kilometres.  

If you’re local to Sheffield, you’ll be no stranger to climbing hills – take that to the extreme by climbing Kilimanjaro.

However you choose to support us, thank you. Your commitment and dedication to our cause is vital. Together, we can help local people and their families when they need it most.

If you sign up for any of these challenges big or small we’d be extremely grateful and want to support you along the way, just drop us a line to hello@cavcare.org.uk or call 0114 275 4070 and we’ll help with sponsorship, t-shirts or whatever you need.