Blow your mind with a fundraising challenge for The Friends

We are encouraging our supporters to undertake an exciting fundraising challenge on behalf of The Friends to raise money for our local community hospital.

Whether it’s a local running, walking, or swimming event or a long trek or mountain climb, you’re likely planning to undergo a challenge that requires you to push yourself mentally and physically.

As well as raising much-needed funds for our local hospital, considerable personal benefits arise from completing a fundraising challenge.

Find out more at Charity Challenge and The Lensbury.

Discover new places

We have teamed up with Charity Challenge, which specialises in delivering exceptional adventure challenges, allowing participants to raise money for the charity of their choice and see the world.

Here is a selection of trek, bike, snow & ice, and paddle challenges you can sign up for to raise money for Teddington Memorial Hospital via our JustGiving page available around the world or closer to home.

What better way to discover new places, challenge yourself and raise money for a great cause?

Saigon to Angor Wat Bike Ride

This is a challenge for those who love the tropical vibes of South East Asia, cycling the open road, and exploring ancient history.

Follow the road less cycled from Saigon to Angkor Wat, venturing into the heart of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.

Iceland Lava Trek

The Iceland Lava Trek is home to some of Europe’s most incredible landscapes, thundering waterfalls, steaming lava fields, plunging fjords and spouting geysers.

Crossing the phenomenal Landmannalaugar, the route is through one of Iceland’s most actively volcanic and alien landscapes, providing awe-inspiring views at every step.

Cycle Sri Lanka

An unforgettable bike ride through Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle.

Starting at the famous Lion Rock in Sigiriya, pedal your way through rice fields, spice regions and tea estates, soaking up the Sri Lankan way of life.

Get fitter

Even if you’re considering attempting a challenge closer to home, you’ll probably still need to train; it’s likely the challenge will make you fitter and healthier.

There are local and London-based events happing, for example.


The Lensbury Charity Cycle

Join The Lensbury cycling team this summer and take on our epic challenge – fun, sore bums and a whole load of camaraderie await.

We are cycling the 200 miles from The Lensbury to The Mole Resort over three days in aid of our Charity of the Year, The Friends of Teddington Memorial Hospital.


London Royal Parks Challenge

Take part in this tough 1-day urban challenge that takes you right through the heart of London.

With a challenging distance of 45km to cover, this challenge is an excellent test of your stamina and will leave you with incredible achievement.

London 10 Peaks Challenge

Discover ten of London’s often hidden peaks on this marathon distance challenge on your doorstep.

Be part of a fun and supportive team to uncover some alternative ‘summits’ that are surprisingly close to home.

It’s sociable and fun

Getting involved with The Friends is a great way to meet like-minded people.

Sharing the highs and lows of training for and completing a demanding challenge is a great way to develop close bonds with those participating.

Here are some other challenges you may be interested in signing up for.

Snowdon at Night Challenge

Beginning in the town of Llanberis, in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, this spectacular challenge will see you and fellow fundraisers trekking to the top of Snowdon….at night!

Trek to Petra

This new challenge offers a chance to trek through some of Jordan’s most exhilarating and rugged landscapes.

You will walk through deep, dramatic gorges and canyons shaped by the elements and cross high ridges on routes once known only to the local Bedouin.

From Wadi Feynan Reserve, the path along the edge of the desert is surprisingly rich in flora and fauna.

Gain new abilities and achieve success

Completing a fundraising challenge for The Friends takes guts and determination and helps you develop new skills and enjoy a sense of achievement.

Lake District Triple Challenge

This incredible challenge pits you against the spectacular adventure playground of the Lake District National Park.

Trek to the summit of the Lake District’s most iconic peak, the Old Man of Coniston, before testing yourself on the off-road mountain bike trails of Grizedale forest, then kayak across iconic Coniston Water.

Hiring all bikes, kayaks and safety equipment is included in the challenge.

Zambezi River Challenge

Known locally as the Great River, the Zambezi flows 2,700 km through six countries from Zambia to the Indian Ocean.

This unique and exhilarating challenge will take in Victoria Falls, unforgiving rapids and the likes of hippos and crocodiles.

Expect a rough ride, with sweltering heat, humidity, blistered hands and harsh conditions providing some obstacles along the way.

Make a difference

Completing a fundraising challenge to raise money for your local hospital, provides much-needed services to the local community, and helps to ensure the hospital’s future.

If you’re considering tackling an organised fundraising challenge, why not check out what Charity Challenge offers? Choose as the charity you are supporting.

If you need inspiration for your own challenge, visit Anne-Marie Renshaw’s incredible 10km open water swim, where she raised over £1,000 for The Friends via our JustGiving Page.

Contact us at if you would like to undertake a fundraising challenge for The Friends – we’d love to support you.