WORKING TOGETHER

CHARITY PARTNERS

If you are a charity why not join us?

Action Challenge has been in business for over 20 years, with charities being a key component of our events from the outset, and by the end of 2022 we hope to celebrate breaking through the £100 million fundraising-to-date landmark for our UK & overseas challenges. We deal with 500 or so charities of all sizes, and have the range of 1st class events, the experience, expertise, and the passion to help your charity with its fundraising ambitions & supporter loyalty.

Our Ultra Challenge Series is now one of the UK’s highest fundraising series of mass participation events, with over 25,000 people taking part each year on one of the 14 challenges – and raising over £7 million for our charity partners. We’ve also taken over 15,000 trekkers on adventures to Kilimanjaro’s summit, up to Everest Base Camp, along the Great Wall of China and to all corners of the globe – along with thousands of cyclists on grand tours of the UK, Europe, Asia, and beyond. 

Our challenge events & consulting services offer the ideal fundraising platform, tailored to your charity’s requirements. We offer bespoke overseas charity group trips, an exciting & unique ‘open challenge’ programme, and innovative large scale mass-participation events. If you want to re-vitalise your fundraising activity in 2022 – get in touch!

Partnership Packages

Ultra Challenge Series

Action Challenge has developed & delivered some of the most successful, innovative, and professionally operated mass participation fundraising events. Our class leading Ultra Challenge Series provides charities with access to high quality, low-risk, safe, centrally marketed events – offering a fantastic ready made recruitment & fundraising potential for a wide range of supporters.

We’re proud to work with a range of 450+ amazing charities, which will benefit from the Series £7+ million fundraising in 2022. Our Series Partners are some of the UK’s major national charities, there’re also regional & local charities as Challenge Partners for each event, and many others involved on a simple ‘listed charity’ basis. If your charity wishes to work with us to promote the Ultra Challenges to your supporters – get in touch as we’d love to have you on board!

CASE STUDY

MOMENTUM CHILDREN'S CHARITY
THAMES PATH CHALLENGE

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Momentum were looking for an accessible, inclusive, and high quality trekking challenge – without the hassle, risk , and financial constraints of trying to put on their own event.  They joined our iconic Thames Path Challenge in 2019, and by 2021 had a team of 100 or so supporters taking part – and with options of 25 km, 50 km, or 100 km – as a Walk, Jog, or Run – there was a challenge to suit everyone! 

Bespoke Challenges

UK, EUROPE, or Overseas

For many charities it’s their own special event that’s needed to optimise the fundraising potential from their supporter base, and to cement that all important ongoing supporter loyalty. Over the past 20 years we’ve planned and operated hundreds of bespoke challenge events for charities of all sizes, which have helped to generate £’millions fundraising. Whether it’s an overseas trek to one of the classic bucket-list destinations, a new cycling challenge in a remote part of the globe, or a UK mass participation event for a few thousand existing & new supporters – we have the experience, the expertise, and the tool kit to plan & deliver the perfect challenge event for your charity.  You’ll get a dedicated account manager, and access to our ‘Challenge App’ platform to ensure there’s a professional journey for your supporters – along with positioning on our websites & social media channels to help with marketing & recruitment. If you’re up for a challenge – we’re here to help you!

CASE STUDY

GREAT ORMOND STREET
UK & OVERSEAS

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For the past 8 years we’ve partnered with Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital to deliver a suite of bespoke, open, & UK challenges for their fundraisers. We’ve cycled around sun soaked Ibiza with them a few times, trekked to the snowy summit of Kilimanjaro, and have seen thousands of adventurers taking on an Ultra Challenge and fundraising in aid of GOSH. It’s been a fantastic journey, and we are proud to have enabled their supporters to achieve their goals whilst raising vital funds for the charity.

Some of our Bespoke
Charity Challenges

Marie Curie
Our annual bespoke international challenges for Marie Curie Cancer Care have seen hundreds of fundraisers explore the globe; cycling from Vietnam to Cambodia, trekking through the jungles of Borneo, and along the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu. We can't wait to hit the trails or our planned trips to Patagonia, Cuba & more in 2022 & 2023.
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Various Overseas Challenges
2012 - present
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In 2015 we completely re-invented a tired series of bespoke marathon treks for Macmillan Cancer Support - using our Ultra Challenge model as a 'best in class' reference. Over 3 years we added more challenges to the 'Mighty Hike' Series and provided them with the right platform for one of the UK's most successful series of fundraising events.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Mighty Hike Series
2015 - 2017
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With years of experience of bringing new challenges & events to market we love to work with small charity teams with big ambitions - helping them to launch events & build a new fundraising audience. This is exactly what we've done with Demelza Hospice with their successful bespoke China & Kilimanjaro treks.
Demelza Hospices
China & Kilimanjaro Treks
2018 - present
Cure Leuukemia
Cure Leukaemia are the Charity of the Year for Deutsche Bank, for whom we create unique international challenges annually. Working together we provide marketing literature, training guides, challenge information & host recruitment nights whilst planning the challenges to meet the specific brief & requirements.
Cure Leukemia
Jordan, Borneo & China
2018 - present
MAG
Over the years we've organised a large suite of challenges for Mines Advisory Group across Asia, building into the itinerary visits to projects & areas of work so that fundraisers get to see their projects in action. Cycling from Vietnam to Cambodia, Around Sri Lanka, Community Projects in Cambodia & more.
Mines Advisory Group
International Trips
2012 - present

Open Challenges

FOR YOUR SUPPORTERS

Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp, The Inca Trail, Great Wall, Iceland, Morocco and many other amazing backdrops make for real adventures – and with testing trails, perhaps altitude & ice, or maybe sun & sand – they’re also perfect ready made fundraising challenges! Then get a group of 20 or so like minded adventurers together – lay on top quality support & hospitality including a UK Mountain Leader & a UK Medic – and you have an unforgettable Action Challenge trip!

Your supporters can join one of our many scheduled ‘Open Challenges’ and fundraise for your charity – and they’ll love the adventure experience, the new friendships made, and will return with personal horizons broadened and a real sense of fulfilment. We are market leaders on Kilimanjaro – having safely taken over 5,500 trekkers to its summit – and have a full programme of inspirational challenges across the globe in 2022 & 2023 – which you can promote to your supporter base and boost your fundraising.

Virtual Challenges

THEY ARE HERE TO STAY

One of the few benefits of the restrictions during the ‘Covid Years’ was that it provided us with the time to develop a class leading ‘Virtual Challenge’ platform. This enables us to run any form of virtual challenge that can be imagined – walks, runs, climbs , cycling or even hair cutting – and to bring it all alive with dynamic online maps, leader boards, web pages, a challenge App, neck buffs, finishers medals, and digital certificates.

Our own series of unique monthly virtual challenges, and parallel virtual versions of each Ultra Challenge, have kept thousands of our participants active, and have also helped to raise over £300,000 for our charity partners. We have also run bespoke ‘virtuals’ for our clients – and if you have a large corporate partner, or just a supporter base who are up for it – we can design, market & operate the perfect engaging virtual challenge to boost your 2022 fundraising. Get in touch – let’s get imagining – and let’s go virtual!

Get in Touch

Reach out if you’ve a question – or if your company or charity might like to work with us – and a member of our team will get back to you.

Tel: 0207 609 6695

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Sat – Sun Closed