Active challenges

Get that adrenalin kick while helping to improve treatment and facilities for all departments and services at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.

Get that adrenaline kick while helping to improve treatment and facilities for all departments and services at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information about all of our activities, please contact the Fundraising Team.

Running for us

Whether you’re a budding Mo Farah or simply looking to improve your fitness, running is a great way to stretch your limits while raising money for Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity. Why not dust off your running gear and take on a challenge this year and raise money for Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity.

We do not have any charity running places this year, but if you have secured your own place in any running event, we would love to have you on our team.

Below are some of the running events coming up this year in the area, so get yourself signed up for one, let us know by calling 01423 555641 or email david.fisher@hdft.nhs.uk and we will provide you with everything you need to help you with your fundraising.

Your fundraising pack will include a running vest, sponsor forms, information about the charity and a fundraising guide, giving you tips on how to make the most of your fundraising.

The list of running events is endless, so if there is a different run that you want to do, get yourself signed up to one and get in touch so we can provide you with all the support you need to raise as much as possible and help us make a difference to our patients and their families.

Overseas events

Need an excuse to jet overseas? Our challenge activities will satisfy the most adventurous of travellers while helping you raise valuable funds to help vulnerable patients. All of our overseas challenges are organised and run by Discover Adventure, who ensure that your once-in-a-lifetime experience is as successful and memorable as possible.

Below are a few of Discover Adventure’s challenges, but if none of these take your fancy, visit their website to see what else is on offer. You can fundraise for Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity by taking part in any of their open events. Just make sure you let us know what you are doing so that we can support you and help with your fundraising!

For more information about any of the events, visit the Discover Adventure website or call David Fisher, Community and Events fundraising on 01423 555641 or email david.fisher@hdft.nhs.uk

London to Paris cycle

Cycling from London to Paris is one of the greatest cycle experiences in Europe. You’ll pass through picturesque Kent countryside and medieval market towns in northern France, ending right in front of the Eiffel Tower. Time to get pedalling!

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Trek along Inca-paved paths and steps, through lush cloud forest, before coming to an end at the Sun Gate, which provides your first magical glimpse to the astonishing Machu Picchu. Permits for the Inca Trail are restricted and must be secured months in advance, so sign up in good time.

Mount Kilimanjaro trek

Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest freestanding mountain in the world. During six days on the mountain you will pass through thick forest, moorland and scree before arriving at the highest point, Uhuru Peak.

UK events

All of our UK challenges are organised and run by Discover Adventure, which specialises in worldwide trekking and cycling challenges. Below are a few of its challenges, but if none of these take your fancy, visit their website to see what else is on offer. You can fundraise for Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity by taking part in any of their open events. Just make sure you keep us posted – we want to support you!

For more information about any of the events, visit the Discover Adventure website or call David Fisher, Community and Events fundraising on 01423 555641 or email david.fisher@hdft.nhs.uk

Ben Nevis weekend trek

Ben Nevis is the highest point in Scotland and the British Isles, standing at the lofty height of 1,343m. Fort William, on the southern edge of the Great Glen, is our base for the weekend.

Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle

Starting at Land’s End on the south-westerly tip of England, you will cover roughly 1,000 miles, pedalling your way through Cornwall, over Dartmoor and north along the Welsh border. After skirting the Lake District into Scotland, you will finally end at John O’Groats.

Lake District triathlon

You’ll set off through the fabulous Lake District scenery – by canoe, then bike and on foot around Haystacks, before returning to bikes once more to finish the route.