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  • Challenge events

    Are you sporty and would love to use your abilities to benefit a great cause? Or are you looking to start a new challenge that can support your own mental health? Whatever the reason, taking part in a challenge event has a multitudes of benefits, both for you and for the charity you support!

    Sign up for a challenge event such as a ride, a skydive, a walk, a 5k, 10k or marathon and get sponsored by family, colleagues and friends! We can support you to apply to the event, set up a fundraising page in support of Mary Frances Trust and give you tips to get your loved ones to sponsor you.

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  • Some Challenge Events which might take your fancy!

    Some of our supporters have asked how they can get involved in fundraising for us whilst being sporty or doing something a bit different!

    Please find below a list of local-ish (within 40 miles) events which you can get involved in – we encourage you to raise money for us and to make this easy you can set up your own fundraising page on our website.

    Biba, our Fundraising Officer, can help you through the process of booking your event and setting up your fundraising page.  For further information, email or call Biba on 07877 846392

    Here are a selection of events – if there is anything you’d like to do which isn’t listed, then ask Biba to source the right Challenge Event for you!

    Sunday 12 June or Sunday 28 August
    Richmond Park 5k, 10k and half marathon.
    Sunday 26 June or Sunday 18 September
    Run Thorpe Park 5k & 10k – the entry fee for this run includes entry to Thorpe Park and all its rides!
    Sunday 10 July
    Run Surrey (at Dunsfold aerodrome) Super Fast 5k & 10k
    Sunday 30 July or Sunday 11 September
    Runthrough Hyde Park 5k & 10k
    Saturday 10 September
    Thames Bridges Trek. A wonderful 25k walk across the capital’s historic bridges. Starting in Putney and finishing at Tower Bridge, your route will take you over 16 bridges!

    Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 September
    Tough Mudder 5k and 10k
    Holmbush Estate, nr Crawley, West Sussex.
    Get muddy for Mary Frances Trust in this fun and sometimes challenging tough mudder course.
    Saturday 29 October, Saturday 19 November or Saturday 17 December
    Glow Night Run, Windsor
    This glow night run takes your on a dark course interspersed with light shows along the way to brighten up the night!

    Complete a Tandem Sky Dive!
    This is a Challenge Event which might not suit everyone! But wow! It’s an adrenaline rush for sure! The skydives take place in Hampshire and if you are interested in doing one then please contact Biba for more information.

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  • Get in touch!

  • If you're thinking about doing a challenge event, but aren't sure what to expect or would like some support, contact Biba, our Fundraising Officer at or on 07877 846392.