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Challenge Yourself For YHA: Change A Young Person's Life

To celebrate the YHA's 90th birthday, take on a challenge in 2020 to give 900 deserving young people an experience they will never forget.

To celebrate 90 years of Youth Hostelling, our friends at the YHA's ambition is to give 90 disadvantaged young people from each of the 10 regions of England and Wales an adventurous break at a YHA activity centre in the Lakes or Peaks.

 

Over the course of 2020, they are setting out to raise £250,000 to give (10 x 90) young people the opportunity to spend 3 nights away in a stunning rural location and take part in a range of organised activities, such as kayaking, rock-climbing and trekking which will boost their sense of wellbeing, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

 

In the wake of this current crisis, many more people will need help to access a restorative break – not least those on the front line working so bravely to keep us going. The YHA have extended their 90th anniversary appeal to help.

In addition to the 900 young people the YHA have pledged to support, they want to provide free stays for the families of 900 NHS staff and keyworkers. Quality time together, a chance to rest and recuperate surrounded by nature’s beauty. If anyone deserves it, they do.

 

You could help make this happen by taking part in one of the YHA's events below.  And if there's nothing on this list that takes your fancy, then get in touch and they’ll find something for you.

Time For The Front Line

Date: In your own time

Location: At home

Registration fee: £20, or a donation if you don't want a medal

 

This one is simple - choose a target time (the recommended options are 100, 300 or 600 minutes) and complete that amount of physical activity at home. To really up your game, why not choose a bigger target and get family and friends to sponsor you? All proceeds will go towards giving NHS frontline workers a free wellbeing break with the YHA.

 

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London Landmarks Half Marathon

Date: TBC

Location: London

Registration fee: Free

Fundraising target: £350

 

The London Landmark Half Marathon is not your average run, from cultural landmarks and heritage to the city’s quirky and hidden secrets, runners get to raise money for young lives on a route like no other.

 

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Jump 90

Date: 26th September 2020

Location: Salisbury

Registration fee: £50

Fundraising target: £350

 

A birthday celebration with a difference - 90 people will take to the skies jumping out of a plane at 10,000ft. An incredible opportunity to be a part of one of the YHA's most thrilling 90th year events.

 

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Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100

Date: TBC

Location: London and Surrey

Registration fee: £20

Fundraising target: £500

 

Get on your bike and join 25,000 cyclists for this 100-mile ride to change young lives forever. Starting in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the route takes in the sights and sounds of the capital’s iconic landmarks before heading out to the Surrey countryside.

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Virgin Money London Marathon

Date: 4th October 2020

Location: London

Registration fee: £50

Fundraising target: £1,500

 

This is the big one. The Virgin Money London Marathon is the largest annual charity challenge event on the planet. where supporters line every inch of the 26.2 miles of iconic race route to cheer you on. Join the YHA's team and go the distance for our NHS heroes in October 2020.