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50 Challenge

Take on your challenge and celebrate 50 years of loving care with St Barnabas House

What is the 50 Challenge?

Over the last 50 years, the support from our local community has helped care for over 45,000 local people with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones. Celebrate the thousands of lives touched and take on your 50 Challenge to help your local hospice to keep on caring.

All you need to do is set yourself a challenge based around the numbers 5.0 or 50 and get fundraising! Whether you’re taking on a personal challenge or with a group, school or colleagues, we’ve got lots of ideas to get you started:

  • Take part in 5.0 runs in 5.0 months
  • Bake 50 cupcakes and share them for donations
  • Doggy paddle 5.0 meters or butterfly 50 lengths
  • 50 days without – give up chocolate, wine or your favourite treat
  • 5.0 movie nights – charge your friends admission and why not watch a film from each decade of the last 50 years

Don’t forget!

We'd love to see what you get up to! Why not share your success, pictures, and story on your social media- and tell everyone about your amazing 50 Challenge for St Barnabas!

Even more 50-themed ideas

  • Twist, hand jive or cha cha for 50 minutes to 50s music
  • Skip 50 times a day for 50 days
  • £50 challenge – we give you £50 and 5.0  months and you turn it into more!
  • 50 new things – learn a new skill each day, for 50 days
  • 50 things to do in our 50th year – take on 50 different challenges over the year
  • Volunteer for 50 hours – help at fundraising events, in your local hospice shop or a couple of hours a week befriending patients
  • Ask your school, group or colleagues to donate 50 bags of pre-loved items
  • Donate 50 of your unwanted items to our shops.
  • Ask for donations instead of gifts to celebrate you own 50th or milestone birthday or anniversary.

How to get started:

- Pick your 50 themed challenge
- Set up your JustGiving page
- Ask all your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor your challenge.

Whatever you choose, our team is on hand to help you every step of the way.

Go to Just Giving

Get in touch

We'd love to hear from you if you're taking on a 50 challenge, or please get in touch if you need any inspiration or advice about what activities you could get involved with.

Contact us