Virtual fundraising

What is a virtual challenge?

Whilst we can’t go out there is no reason why we can’t still keep active or learn new skills by setting ourselves challenges!

Did you have a challenge planned that has now been cancelled? Do you want to keep yourself busy and entertained to avoid cabin fever setting in?

Do something good with your time in isolation; take on a new challenge, set yourself a target and raise money for Prospect Hospice as you go.

Commit to one main challenge or set yourself a goal. You could do a 30 minutes every day or do the whole challenge in one day. The beauty is, you set your own challenge and you set how you complete it.

Team up or go solo. Work towards a team achievement with other members of your household or set yourself a personal goal.

Choose your own time frame. Whether it takes you hours, days, weeks or months decide what you want to do and achieve it at your own pace.

Challenge ideas


Whether it’s in an open space or in your garden, there are plenty of ways to get your steps in.

  • 10,000 steps – Challenge yourself to walk 10,000 steps a day for a month. It sounds easy but it is harder than you think. Get out and about in the fresh air and walk, just get that step counter charged up and start walking.
  • 50 – 500 miles – The choice really is yours. You could walk the equivalent of a half marathon, a full marathon or the length and breadth of Britain. Set your time frame for completion and then just make sure you track how far you walk each day until you reach your goal.


Challenge yourself to take on any distance you choose. Whether you decide to run 5k a day for a week or a full marathon over a weekend, it’s up to you!


Climb your stairs to to conquer a mountain or landmark the easiest (ish) way possible.

• Blackpool Tower – 69 flights
• Scafell Pike – 412 flights
• Ben Nevis – 587 flights
• Mount Blanc – 2,028 flights
• Mount Kilimanjaro – 2,578 flights
• Mount Everest – 3,871 flights


Whether you’re using your daily exercise time out on the roads or you have an indoor exercise or spin bike that you can use, pedal power can take you anywhere.

  • 55 miles – Take on the equivalent of cycling from London to Brighton. You can choose your own route and time scale and avoid the dreaded Devil’s Dyke.
  • 308 miles – No need to hop on a ferry for this one. Intrepid London to Paris cyclists will complete their 308 miles over four days. How long will yours take?
  • 874 miles – The legendary distance of Land’s End to John O’Groats…but in your own time.

Skills and other challenges

  • 24 hour karaoke – challenge your family members or friends to sing in turn over a 24 hours period
  • Learn a new skill – challenge yourself to learn a new skill or activity – it could be anything from crochet, a new instrument or dance, juggling, Rubik’s cube, baking, painting, a language or meditation – the list is endless and there are plenty of tutorial available online to help.
  • “You can teach an old dog new tricks!” – Teach your dog a new trick each week, click here for full details of this challenge.
  • Weight loss – You could use this time to kick start your weight loss plan, get sponsored for each pound that you lose, or choose your own target such as fitting into that much loved pair of trousers or favourite summer dress.

How to sign up

Taking part in a virtual challenge is as easy as 1,2,3.

Once you have decided what challenge you would like to do, click on the link below and off you go.

If you need any more help or ideas please contact our fundraising team on fundraisingandevents@propsect-hospice.net and we assist you with your choice. We will also be there throughout your challenge, to support and encourage you.

To sign up

1. Click here to visit our virtual challenge registration page to register and set up your fundraising page
2. Promote your challenge and gain sponsorship
3. Submit your evidence to our challenge team and get your certificate

Dates: 1 April – 30 June 2020

Cost: FREE

Sponsorship Pledge: As much as you can!