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Eight reasons why you should take on a challenge in 2016

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Leukaemia Care, Charity

  • Iceland

It’s still only January, so it means there’s plenty of time to set the goals you would like to achieve this year. Whether it be hitting the gym more, starting a blog or taking a up a challenge in order to raise some money for charity. Make sure your 2016 is a memorable one by taking on one of the many challenges you can find on our website, and if you can’t find a reason to take part, we have eight!

1. Healthier lifestyle – One of the most popular reasons for people taking on a charity challenges is that they want to lose a few pounds after the Christmas binge. From cycling to running and trekking, a charity challenge can be one of the most active experiences that you’ll ever do. Many of them require some kind of training too, so over time you’ll gradually make a change, even before you’ve actually done the challenge.

2. Personal reasons – While taking on a challenge is motivating in itself, the initial reason behind it can be a personal one. If you’ve somehow been affected by blood cancer, whether personally or through a friend or relative, then you can do something amazing while also raising money for an organisation that is close to your heart.

3. Improve your mood – One of the best ways to handle stress is to exercise and work that stress out of you! Taking on a charity challenge means that you not only raise money but you can get involved in a relaxing activity.

4. Make a difference – The money you raise from doing something amazing could go towards improving the happiness and lives of people affected by illness or disease. Your money could go to anything from a funding a support group to covering nurse for a week so people can have someone to talk to whenever they want in a difficult time.

5. Meet new people – With others just like you taking part in these amazing experiences, it won’t be hard to make new friends! Connect with people, new friends or maybe those that you bring along, through once in a lifetime activities that you can share with others.

6. Organisation – You might not have a clue of how to arrange a trek up Mount Everest or organising a cycling journey across Britain, but fear not because when you choose to tackle a charity challenge the organisation will arrange everything for you! In most cases, accommodation, travel, refreshments and equipment is given to you by those that run the challenge.  Charities will also help you set up the fundraising method and collection, so all you need to focus on is the training.

7. Unforgettable experiences – Through organised charity events and challenges, you can experience some of the most amazing activities the world has to offer, as well as seeing some of its most amazing sights. From trekking the stunning hills and mountains of the Southern Highlands of Iceland to a cycling trip across quiet English villages to the Eiffel tower in a Paris, you can make some incredible memories, all while raising money for charity!

8. Feel good – By doing something for charity and tackling a challenge, you not only fulfil your personal goal, but do it while making a difference for those affected by blood cancer. You’ll not only feel physically accomplished, but you’ll also feel a sense of pride in knowing you’ve done something for a worthy cause.


If you want to check out all challenges, don’t forget to head over to our events page, or you can contact us at to find out more.

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