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Thinking about your next fundraising campaign? We’d love to help!

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Fundraising challenges are great for bringing people together to support your charity. We partner with local, regional and national charities and can help you to run a great event that encourages your supporters to get involved, raise funds and promote your vision and values.

Our Fundraising Challenges

Plus Icon Walking Challenges

No previous experience is necessary for our walking challenges, however, good health and reasonable fitness are essential. We can provide training plans to assist with personal preparation.

Yorkshire Three Peaks

Starting in Horton-in-Ribblesdale at the crack of dawn, participants will navigate 24 miles through the stunning countryside of the Yorkshire Dales to climb Yorkshire’s finest peaks – Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. An ideal walk for small and large groups, it is a fantastic team building exercise and hugely rewarding whether one, two or all three peaks are completed. The aim is to complete all three peaks within 12 hours.

National Three Peaks

Climb the three highest national peaks. Snowdon in Wales, Scafell Pike in England and Ben Nevis in Scotland. Participants can attempt to complete all three peaks within 24-hours, or alternatively complete over a long weekend. This is a testing but hugely popular challenge which requires a high level of fitness and some advanced training in preparation. Sleep deprivation is a factor to consider as this will increase the difficulty. 

Edale Skyline Challenge

This classic Peak District challenge enables challenge participants to ascend several summits on a circular walk surrounding the beautiful Vale of Edale. A challenging route of 21.2 miles with a tough 1,355m (4448ft) of ascent requiring a good level of fitness and lots of determination.

Highlights of this route include Lose Hill, Back Tor, Mam Tor, Rushup Edge, Brown Knoll, Kinder Scout southern edge and Win Hill. The Edale Skyline challenge route takes in the Dark Peak’s highest ridges, trails and summits.

Plus Icon Abseil Challenges

Abseiling is a fantastic challenge suitable for everyone, with no previous experience or skills required. It is an adrenaline fuelled activity involving controlled movement down a rope to descend down a rock face or high building.

A charity abseil is a great way to raise money for charity and can generate between £5,000 and £40,000 per day depending on the number of participants. This challenge is suitable for anyone aged 13+ years regardless of ability.

Our qualified instructors will support and encourage participants as they enjoy the exhilaration of stepping over the edge and leaning back. Everyone will be taught the techniques to control descent safely and all equipment will be provided. 

Carnegie Great Outdoors will provide all the equipment and technical expertise required for the abseil, either at our 100ft Portland Building in Leeds City Centre or at a location of your choice (subject to a risk assessment). At some venues, we will be able to run multiple abseil lines simultaneously, meaning participants can descend together to provide moral support. You can also boost the fun by encouraging everyone to wear fancy dress or promotional costumes.

Plus Icon Bespoke Challenges

Our walking, cycling and abseiling challenges are a great way to raise money. However, we recognise that your fundraising event is unique to you, your vision, objectives and supporters. That is why we are open to new ideas to enable you to pick and choose your perfect challenge. 


Have an idea but need help with the finer details? We are experts in outdoor adventure and can consult with you to develop your fundraising challenge. There is no need to worry about the time consuming task of logistics – we will take this off your hands allowing you to focus on marketing the event to your supporters.


The pricing for bespoke fundraising challenges will depend on the location, duration and nature of the challenge. Contact us on 0113 8128627 or carnegiegreatoutdoors@leedsbeckett.ac.uk and we’ll get back to you with a quotation.

Upcoming Fundraising Challenges

Plus Icon Saturday 28th March - St. Gemma's Hospice Leeds Highest Abseil

We have teamed up with St. Gemma's Hospice for Leeds Highest Abseil.

St. Gemma's are calling adrenaline junkies to dare the drop and join them for Leeds Tallest Abseil! Abseil a whopping 300 feet from the CLV building in Arena Village in Leeds city centre (formerly known as the Opal Tower).

This is the third highest building in all of Leeds and one of the tallest buildings in the North of England!

Whether you're taking part as an individual, in a group, or with work colleagues, this challenge promises to thrill and impress! 

Places for last year's abseil sold out, so make sure you register your interest by providing them with your email address here to be one of the first to hear when registration is open.

Registration is just £35 and they ask that you raise at least £200 for St Gemma's Hospice. Please note participants must be aged 16 and over.

Every participant will receive step-by-step help and support from a professional fundraiser at St Gemma's Hospice.

For more information please contact Pete on petew@st-gemma.co.uk or 0113 218 5505.

Plus Icon Sunday 7th June - Children's Heart Surgey Fund Abseil

Childrens Heart Surgery FundDare the drop for CHSF! After the success of last year’s event, they’ve gone even higher. Join the Children's Heart Surgery Fund as they abseil 300ft down the CLV building in Leeds City Centre. Go solo or as a team and dare the drop to support hearts for life.

Date: 7th June 2020
Price: £15
Minimum sponsorship: £100

Book this event directly with CHSF here

Plus Icon Saturday 13th June - Candlelighters Abseil
Information to be confirmed.
Plus Icon Saturday 20th June - St. Gemma's Yorkshire 3 Peaks

St Gemmas HospiceJoin St. Gemma's Hospice for the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday 20th June 2020. Test your stamina and take on the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, in under 12 hours.
A challenge for individuals, groups of friends, work colleagues or family. It's a great way to get together and meet new people whilst you take on the Three Peaks. You will be supported every step of the way by expert guides from Carnegie Great Outdoors who will keep you motivated throughout. Improve your fitness whilst training for the trek and be able to say you took on the Three Peaks and succeeded! 

This event is now bookable and the registration fee is £40 each and they ask that each person aims to raise at least £200 per person in sponsorship. Please note the £40 registration fee is non- refundable. Once you have booked your place, you will receive a fabulous fundraising pack with lots of information about the Three Peaks, a training guide, a 'Guess My Time' sweepstake, a kit list, sponsorship forms, event information and fundraising hints and tips and help on how to raise sponsorship money.

Group booking discount! If you book for a group of 5+ you'll receive a 10% discount. For booking of groups over 10, please contact St Gemma's on the details below. 
We also have an information evening on Tuesday 10th March at 6pm, which is a great opportunity to come along and meet the guides and other people who are taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge, as well as getting other important information. 

For more information about this event please call Laura 0113 218 5565  or email laurah@st-gemma.co.uk 

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