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Challenge 88 in January

Limber up and lunge into the New Year this January with our newest fundraising event – Challenge 88!  

We’re challenging you to complete 88 exercises a day throughout January to support the 88,000 people living with a brain tumour in the UK. 

It’s entirely up to you what you decide to take on. Whether it’s push-ups, sit-ups, squats or star jumps – or even running 88km by the end of January – every pound you raise as a result of your challenge will help us fund urgently-needed research and support. 

What better way to get fit, feel good (if a little achy!) and make a life-changing difference this New Year? 
We’re asking everyone who takes part to set up a Facebook fundraiser, join our Challenge 88 Facebook group and pledge to raise £100 or more to help us defeat brain tumours. 
In return, we’ll send you a FREE charity t-shirt when you set up your fundraiser – great for raising awareness while you work out! – plus a commemorative medal once you hit your fundraising target. 

However you choose to challenge yourself, your amazing efforts will move us closer to our goals of doubling survival and halving the harm caused by brain tumours. 

Conquering your challenge is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

It couldn’t be easier to get fit and fundraise this New Year. Just hit the button below to set up a Facebook fundraiser: 

Create your Facebook fundraiser

If you don’t have Facebook or don’t want to set up a Facebook Fundraiser, you can also set up a Challenge 88 page on JustGiving by clicking below.

Create your Just Giving page

Top tip

Once that’s done, we’d love you to join our Challenge 88 Facebook group and let us know how you’re planning to sweat it out in January. We’ll also post you your free charity t-shirt once you’ve set up your fundraiser! 

Join our group for tips, advice and support

Top tip

When setting up your Facebook Fundraiser, you’ll be asked “Why are you raising money?”

Although you can stick with the default answer provided by Facebook, taking the time to personalise this so people know what you’re doing and why, could boost your fundraising total by over a third!

How you take part is completely up to you, as long as your challenge incorporates the number 88 – for the 88,000 people in the UK living with the devastating diagnosis of a brain tumour. 
Whether it’s an 88-second plank every day, an 88-minute walk round your neighbourhood, or 88 burpees or mountain climbers (we salute you!) – every day that passes you’ll be improving your fitness as well as improving the lives of people affected by brain tumours. 

Top tip

The Challenge 88 Facebook Group is a great place to share your tips, ask questions about boosting your fundraising and cheer each other on.  

Join the group!

Don’t forget

We love seeing your journey towards conquering your challenge, so why not post your progress on social media using the hashtag #Challenge88

Once you complete your Challenge 88, you’ll get some great rewards: a commemorative medal if you’ve raised £100 or more, a thank you letter, a certificate, and a deep sense of pride in your fantastic achievement! 

Get in touch

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us; email events@thebraintumourcharity.org or call 01252 237867.

Event details

When: Throughout January

Where: Wherever you choose!

Registration fee: Free to enter

Sponsorship: As much as you can and anyone who raises £100 or more will receive a commemorative medal after the challenge.  

What your money could fund

    • £100 could pay for a test to understand the genetic changes linked to brain tumour development, to help identify personalised treatments.
    • £150 could ensure 150 families receive a HeadSmart card, making them aware of the symptoms of brain tumours in children and teenagers.
    • £250 could cover the cost of giving 10 children and their families the immediate support and information they need after the devastation of a diagnosis.
    • £500 could cover two days of research for one of our leading brain tumour researchers, to better understand brain tumours and provide more targeted treatments.

The difference you’ll make

By taking part in Challenge 88, you’ll help us continue to drive progress towards a world where brain tumours are defeated.