We all say it, New Year, New You. We all look to try new things, to take that step out of our comfort zone and take on things that will really challenge ourselves.
In 2019, Open Arms have a number of challenges just for you!
What’s on offer?
We have places in the events listed below but they are limited so register your interest now if something catches your eye!
Challenge events 2019
Great North Run
The 8th September 2019 will see runners take their marks for the biggest and most popular half marathon of its kind.
Be the best you can be and run to raise those much-needed funds for the children of Malawi – let us know if you’d like to get involved as places for this popular event are always popular.
Prudential Bike Ride London
Held on the 4th August 2019, the vision for the Prudential RideLondon is to be one of the world’s leading cycling events and renowned for being a "lasting legacy of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games" – now what more inspiration could you need to get involved?
Taking place from the 27th September to the 6th October – are you ready for the ride of your life? Could you cycle for charity and experience some of the most beautiful scenery that Malawi has to offer? We’re now taking registrations for our very popular cycle Malawi event so contact us today to find out more.
Of course, we know these aren’t the only events taking place, and there are some great challenges that we might not have places in, but that you can apply directly to them too. We are only too happy to help support you with your fundraising and promotional efforts all the way!
Some of the popular events in the past have included the Edinburgh half marathon, Bath half marathon, Tough Mudder (growing in popularity year on year), the Great Swim Series and the many Triathlons around the country!
Why you should get involved
Whatever challenge you opt for in 2019, we promise it will be your chance to make a difference to that will last a lifetime in Malawi. If you need even more reasons to take part, read on…
Supporting the next generation in Malawi
The children that Open Arms cares for and supports have had their lives turned around for the better because of your support. Children who have lost their mothers or families, find hope with Open Arms. Providing care for these children and nursing them through the precious first years of their lives is something that we are committed to. And the donations raised through our challenge events all go towards the excellent care and outreach programmes that we offer in Malawi.
Rising to the challenge
No matter what challenge you choose to take part in, it will be tough. There are going to be times, whether this be during training or even the event itself, when you think that you can’t do this. However, we know that you can and that if you put your mind to it, you can achieve it – you’re doing this for a great cause.
Part of the family
Open Arms is a small charity, with a very small team on hand, meaning that the support we give and provide to you is very personal. We get to know you; your challenge and your reasons for supporting us and we’ll stay in touch throughout your journey. We’re always around with advice and help whenever you need us.
More than just another sponsored event
We want our challenge events to be so much more than just the event, we want to make sure that you really experience the work that we do and truly see the difference that you make - the children you have helped along the way, the families you have enabled to stay together, the caregivers your donations have supported, the nursery schools that your funds have helped and so much more.
We’re incredibly passionate about Malawi and everything it has to offer, and we want to share these experiences with you and your supporters.
Take the leap – get involved
With so many challenges to choose from, test yourself in 2019 and help us to raise the vital funds needed for the children of Open Arms. Don’t just take our word for it…
“It was a wonderful trip…The challenge was appropriate and the link with Open Arms and those involved was very special. I can’t say enough positive things about it!”
“It was a really wonderful experience. I was so pleased to have completed the challenge and learnt something about myself - don't say 'can't do it'! It was great to meet all the people in our group who were very supportive of each other”.