Take on a Challenge for Charity as your New Years Resolution in 2019

3rd January 2019

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St Barnabas Hospice’s Challenge Events Fundraiser wants people to take on a once in a lifetime challenge to fundraise in 2019

Mike Pastor, the Challenge Events Fundraiser at St Barnabas Hospice, has planned a plethora of challenging events for the more daring supporters to take on to raise money.

With New Year Resolutions in full force, St Barnabas has the perfect event to take on a unique challenge for 2019. The range of challenges include: Trekking the Great Wall of China, Lincoln 10k, Skydives, Wingwalking, Triathlons, Cycling from London to Amsterdam to Brussels, Mud Runs, and more.

A new challenge that can be taken on by anyone is our marathon in a month initiative called ‘My Race, My Pace’. For this challenge, you take on the traditional marathon distance of 26.2 miles but you can take up to a month to complete it. Additionally, if you’re not a runner, you can cycle, walk, skip or come up with your own unique way to complete your miles.

Whether your New Year’s Resolution is to become more active, do something you have never done before or become more social or support a charitable cause, St Barnabas Hospice has a challenge that will suit everyone.
Mike said:

“I’m delighted to share a wide range of challenge events for our supporters to take on in the support of St Barnabas Hospice in 2019.

“From running, trekking and cycling to jumping out of a plane, we are hoping to give people the chance to accomplish a New Year’s Resolution, face their fears, take on a new challenge or show off their skills all in the name of charity.”

The full list of 2019 challenge dates is as follows:

Throughout January – My Race, My Pace

7th April – City of Lincoln 10k

13th April – Mud Run (Rough Events)

21st April – Skydive at Hibaldstow Airfield

12th May – Skegness Triathlon

2nd June – Summer Wolf Run

14th July – Skydive at Hibaldstow Airfield

21st July – Wing-walking

27th July – Snowdon by Night

15th – 18th August – Wales End to End

31st August – Yorkshire Three Peaks

4th – 8th September – Euro City Cycle

8th September – Great North Run

14th September – Skydive at Hibaldstow Airfield

6th October – Le TREC

12th – 21st October – China Trek

Whichever challenge you choose to take on in support of St Barnabas Hospice, Mike will be there to support you the whole way with training plans, a discount card for your gear, a St Barnabas t-shirt, posters, advice and more.

For the more challenging events such as skydives, treks and cycles, there will also be support teams on the day to make sure you stay safe and to help you with any queries.

Mike said:

“If you’ve been thinking about trying something challenging for a while, why not make 2019 the year that you take the leap and get booked in?

“We will either finance your trip/race outright, or provide discounted entry. All we ask in return is that you do your best to fundraise for us!”

You can view more information about St Barnabas challenges at www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/challenge

To take on a challenge for St Barnabas Hospice, call Mike Pastor on 01522 540 300 or email [email protected].

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