Choose your Challenge
Get active, stay motivated, and make a difference. ‘Choose your Challenge’ and fundraise in a way that suits you for Cardiff University’s neuroscience and mental health, or cancer research.
Start new habits or get back into old routines, and raise vital funds for research into conditions like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ADHD, depression, schizophrenia, and cancer.
Follow the steps below to start your challenge:
Step 1. Design your challenge
Run, walk, cycle, swim, row, or press ups – you choose how you want to complete your challenge and what your target is. Set a daily challenge, or a total for a whole month – check out our ideas for inspiration. Want some company? Get your colleagues to join you and make a team.
Step 2. Pick your research area
You can fundraise for Cardiff University’s life-changing neuroscience and mental health, or cancer research. 100% of the fundraising monies received will go directly to your chosen university research cause.
Step 3. Get raising for research!
Set yourself a target and set up your JustGiving page. Tell people why you’re fundraising for your chosen research area and post regular updates on your progress to friends, family and colleagues.
Steph, Community Fundraising Officer will be on hand to offer support along the way and help you reach your challenge and fundraising targets.
Looking for inspiration?
From squats, sit-ups and star jumps to press ups, Pilates and the plank. Choose a number (or a length of time) and pledge to complete every day for a month in return for sponsorship.
Grab your helmet and get on your bike. You could choose to cycle 100, 200 or 300 miles over a month, whether that’s part of your usual commute or discovering new routes. Prefer to stay indoors? An exercise or spin bike works just as well!
Take to the water. Swimming is a great challenge for all, simply choose your total distance and take the plunge. Did you know that 1 mile in a 25m pool is 64.4 lengths?
Walk, jog or run. Whether you’re completing solo or as a team, put your trainers on and get involved! Set your own goal; 10,000 steps a day, walk 100 miles in a month, or choose an equivalent distance as your running target, whatever suits you. Why not take a look at World Walking, a free app that lets you pick a virtual route to cover.
How your fundraising helps
Your donation can help in a number of ways. For example:
- £10 could fund glass slides to enable the study of 100 samples under a microscope
- £20 could help maintain cells growing in the lab for a day, so that different diseases and new drug treatments can be studied
- £50 could fund a research fellow for 2.5 hours so that ground-breaking new treatments can be evaluated
- £100 could fund blood and saliva analysis kits to identify biomarkers linked to mental illness
- £250 could provide specialist equipment to study proteins and DNA
- £500 could pay for special materials needed to grow human cancers as 3D structures for testing new drugs
Get in touch
If you’ve got any further questions or want to chat through your 'Choose your Challenge' fundraising plans, get in touch and we can help with all the advice and support you need.