Challenge Events

If you’ve ever wanted to take on a challenge event such as a parachute jump, bike ride or an overseas trek then we have just the thing for you! We are pleased to offer a range of fundraising challenges and we’re sure you’ll find one you want to do in aid of a department, service or ward that is close to your heart.
 
Taking part in an event is even more fun with family, friends and colleagues so why not get a group together and help make a real difference for our patients and your community? Remember to let us know which event you are doing so we can help promote your support!

Run!

Sign up to run for our charity, and you will be able to receive a free personalised running vest from us! We buy places in two events each year, but if you would like to run in any other event, please email fundraising.whitthealth@nhs.net and our team will be happy to support you.

London Marathon - April
 
Over 250,000 applicants register for the ballot for just 35,000 places in the Virgin Money London Marathon. We had eight fantastic runners raise money for our charity in 2019, raising over £18,000! To register your interest for next years race, please email our charity team.

London 10K London Run - July
 
Sign up to run the London 10k in aid of the Whittington Health Charity. A great opportunity to see the city from a whole new perspective!

Jump!

Skydive - All year weather permitting
 
Experience the indescribable rush that jumping out of a plane gives you! Imagine standing at the open doorway of a plane flying at 10,000 feet. You lean forward and then… jump - skydiving through the air at over 120mph! You can stop imagining, as all this and more is available on a tandem skydive taking place at over 20 airfields across the UK. This ultimate adrenaline rush is available throughout the year (weather permitting) and no experience is required as all training is given. PLUS, when you raise the minimum sponsorship you receive your skydive for free!
 
  • Entry fee; £70.00 NB raise the minimum sponsorship required and skydive for free!
  • Minimum sponsorship/fundraising target; £395.00
  • Minimum number of participants required; not applicable
 
Two friends and colleagues at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, completed a parachute jump together in 2017. By coincidence they both had emergency surgery at the Whittington on the same day in November 2015 and discovered they were in the same hospital a floor apart when they spoke with their boss! Angie jumped in aid of the Women’s Diagnostic Unit and Rob supported the Mary Seacole Ward raising £1,900 between them to thank the Unit and Ward for their wonderful care.

Explore!

Working in partnership with Skyline we can access a range of exciting events and overseas challenges. Whether you are up for a trek or bike ride you will find something for you by clicking here.
 
Lucy, mother of one of our young patients and Kerry, her child’s consultant took on an epic 300km cycle challenge across Kerala in March 2018. Upon her return Lucy said, ‘It was an amazing experience but also amazingly tough. At one point, after we had been continually cycling uphill for around half an hour, in 38 degree heat and with cars and buses rushing past, I started to think about why we were doing it - for my daughter, Edie and for all the other children and parents. It gave me the determination to conquer that hill and the many others. I think this may just be the first of many fundraising rides!’
Working on it!