If you’re looking for a corporate charity challenge, we’ve got five fantastic ideas for you! Here is our list of the top five challenges that you and your colleagues can complete to support our veterans and their families.

1. Cycling challenges

With cycling to work becoming a more common way to commute, why not set your colleagues the challenge to cycle to work every day for 30 days? If 30 days seems too easy, you could extend the time period and ask to be sponsored for every additional day you cycle, too! If you’re feeling brave, host the event in the Winter months so that the challenge is more hard-hitting, or opt for a summer cycle to work fundraiser instead.

If you’d rather sign up for an organised charity bike ride, this is also a great fundraising challenge to complete with your teammates. Whether you choose the Big Battlefield Bike Ride or want to pedal from London to Brighton, we have plenty of ready-made cycling challenges to suit you and your colleagues, no matter the size of your business.


2. Walkathon

Struggling for a fundraising challenge? Why not turn your trainers into fundraisers and get your steps in while you raise money. Whether you choose a walk or a trek, gather your team together for a challenge suited to any sized organisation. Organised Walkathons are readily available, such as our Step 2 It challenge, but you could opt to plan your own route in the area around the office instead. 

Choose to step away from your desk with this charity challenge and take a walk around your local area, or even choose from some of our ready-made routes, such as the Cornish Coastal Challenge or Race to the Stones.


3. Boot camp

Get healthy whilst raising money for your favourite charity. A boot camp is the perfect combination of a team-building challenge and a fundraising activity. Whether you want to host an extreme office boot camp to put your colleagues through a gruelling workout, or you choose a simpler interpretation, you’ll be bonding and fundraising at the same time.

Your boot camp can contain a variety of activities, from ensuring that your colleagues complete 50 push ups and 30 jumping jacks every lunchtime, to a completely set in stone plan including different activities over a weekend. 

Whatever you decide, encourage family and friends to sponsor you so that you can fundraise while you challenge yourself. We have charity places available for the Great North Run, so if you’d like to incorporate training for this this into your boot camp, you and your colleagues can sign up now.


4. Online challenges

With many of us opting (including the Help for Heroes team) to work remotely, it can be hard to arrange a team-building activity that everyone can attend. Opting for an online challenge is a great way to bring the team together and to fundraise, without the need to be in the same place at the same time. From a gaming challenge like our HeroUp campaign to an online quiz, the options are endless.

If you’d rather participate in a challenge related to your working day, why not host a test on your company’s values, with donations matching each score?


5. Obstacle course

Obstacle courses are a popular choice for fundraising challenges. By tackling the course and challenging your mental and physical strength, you can feel proud that you’re raising money for a charity close to your heart at the same time. Get your team together and get sponsored to run, jump and slide your way into fundraising. 

You can find plenty of organised obstacle courses to sign up to online, but if you’re feeling particularly creative, you could organise your very own course bespoke to your business.


Why fundraise for Help for Heroes?

The help and support from all of our fundraisers, partners and supporters is vital to enable us to continue supporting those affected by their military service.

Whether you choose an activity, challenge or event and however much you raise, it will make a huge difference to the lives of veterans and their families. But don’t just take our word for it; why not check out the inspiring stories from our Armed forces community and see how your fundraising efforts have helped them overcome their challenges.