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Take to the road. Take to the water. Or take to the hills! Whether you want go to great lengths or something more modest, Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People has a challenge for you.

You can help raise much-needed funds by taking part in a challenge in the UK or further afield. From a stroll to a marathon, a skydive to a mountain climb there is something to suit adventurers of all levels of fitness and bravery.

Intrepid fundraisers can visit the events page on the Rainbows website to find a suitable challenge With almost 30 challenges listed there should be something for anyone who wants to get involved. Walkers can do the Walk of Life on 27 May, as part of Children’s Hospice Week; runners can take part in the Great North Run on 16 September; skydivers can leap out of a plane at a time to suit and for those looking for something more extreme, there’s the chance to climb Kilimanjaro next January. Those with a taste for travel might also be interested in challenges in Brazil, Spain, Sweden and even the Sahara Desert.

Katie Baxter, community and events manager at Rainbows, said: “Rainbows challenge events raised more than £200,000 for the charity last year.

“Challenges can be undertaken by individuals or groups, so why not get your work colleagues or sports team mates involved too? The Cooper Parry Business Team Challenge to run the Derby 10K on 2 April is a great way to raise money and prove your fitness within the business community.”

For further information on Rainbows Challenge events, please contact the Rainbows fundraising team on 0800 952 1133 or