Campaign Details

Name: Challenges

Challenges

Every year, hundreds of local people take on a challenge to help patients and families affected by life limiting illnesses here in Kirklees. Whether it's pounding the pavements, pedalling long and winding roads, braving the cold on an open water swim or climbing a mountains, every single person who takes on a challenge makes a huge difference for local people in need here in Kirklees. Now we're thowing down the gauntlet to you... are you ready to take on a crazy challenge in 2024? and help The Kirkwood Support Life? 

We've put together some amazing challenges this year, and we'd love you to get involved! Take a look below and get in touch if you'd like to find out more.

Firewalk

Will you brave the hot coals and take part in our new firewalk challenge in 2024? We are looking for up to 100 people to take part in this exciting challenge. 


Dates: 16th March 2024
Registration Fee: £15
Minimum Sponsorship: £100
Minimum Age: 14+
Venue: HUB 26, Cleckheaton

Skydive

Feel the adrenalin pump through your veins, as you jump out of a plane to raise funds for The Kirkwood. Sign up for our SkyDive challenge today and brave the jump of a lifetime. 

Dates: 21st April 2024
Registration Fee: £60
Minimum Sponsorship: £349
Minimum Age: 14+
Venue: Hibaldstow Airfield, Redbourne Rd, Hibaldstow DN20 9NN

 

Dates: 8th September 2024
Registration Fee: £60
Minimum Sponsorship: £349
Minimum Age: 14+
Venue: Hibaldstow Airfield, Redbourne Rd, Hibaldstow DN20 9NN
 

Boxing 4 You

Boxing4You gives you the chance to put on your boxing gloves and go into battle, all whilst raising funds for The Kirkwood. Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee in aid of The Kirkwood with this terrific white-collar boxing event. 


Dates: 4th May 2024
Registration Fee: FREE
Minimum Sponsorship: £100
Minimum Age: 18
Venue: Left Jab Boxing, Lockwood, Huddersfied

Sign Up: Boxing 4 You - Left Jab Promotions

Manchester Half Marathon

Will you put your running shoes on to raise money for The Kirkwood and run the 2024 Manchester Half Marathon? Pound those pavements to help us care for people with life limiting illnesses. 


Dates: 26th May 2024
Registration Fee: £40
Minimum Sponsorship: £250
Minimum Age: 17+
Venue: Manchester

To sign up email: fundraising@thekirkwood.org.uk and let us know why you'd like to run for The Kirkwood. 

Great North Swim

Brave the chilly Windermere waters whilst raising money for The Kirkwood. Dive into nature and join us for the 2024 Great North Swim this summer.


Dates: 7th - 9th June 2024
Registration Fee: £40
Minimum Sponsorship: £250
Minimum Age: 16+
Venue: Lake Windermere (Lake District)

To sign up email: fundraising@thekirkwood.org.uk and let us know why you'd like to swim for The Kirkwood. 

Great North Run


Dates: 8th September 2024
Venue: Newcastle Upon Tyne

To add your name to the wait-list in case a runner pulls out of the race and a place becomes available please email: fundraising@thekirkwood.org.uk and let us know why you'd like to run for The Kirkwood. 

The Kirkwood Memorial Bike Ride

Why not test yourself by taking part in The Kirkwood Memorial bike ride in memory of Katrina Cross this autumn? Organised by cycling enthusiast Richard Poole, set up an annual memorial mountain bike ride in memory of his partner Katrina who died in 2020 after being cared for at home and he wants you to get involved.


Dates: 15th September 2024
Registration Fee: £18
Minimum Sponsorship: Optional
Minimum Age: 14+
Venue: Shepley, Huddersfield

Sign Up: More information coming soon

Peru Trek (including Machu Picchu)

Represent The Kirkwood in South America! We have a once in a lifetime challenge to take on in Peru. The feeling of walking through the Sun Gate to witness the UNESCO World Heritage site of Machu Picchu for the first time will live with you forever.

The lost city of Machu Picchu, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, sits on the bucket list of many and with good reason; it’s simply breathtaking.


Dates: 9th - 18th November 2024
Registration Fee: £495
Minimum Sponsorship: £5,770
Minimum Age: 18+
Venue: Peru, South America

To sign up email: fundraising@thekirkwood.org.uk and let us know why you'd like to take part for The Kirkwood. 

Iceland Northern Lights Trek

We have an exciting opportunity for you to take on in Iceland under the amazing sight of the northern lights. Witness the most spectacular show on earth in the most beautiful place on earth. Surrounded by incredible nature, Iceland is a magical place to watch in awe as the green, red and purple aurora borealis dance across the night sky.


Dates: 20th - 25th November 2024
Registration Fee: £350
Minimum Sponsorship: £3,600
Minimum Age: 18+
Venue: Iceland

To sign up email: fundraising@thekirkwood.org.uk and let us know why you'd like to take part for The Kirkwood. 

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