Do it yourself challenge

A do it yourself (DIY) challenge is a great way to get creative to raise funds for Back Up. From climbing mountains to running through mud or driving a rickshaw across India, our supporters have come up with so many fantastic fundraising ideas. By taking on a DIY challenge, you can push yourself, have fun, and make an important difference to our work. And if you’re looking for an accessible challenge in particular, we’ve researched a variety of challenges across the country for you to choose from.

Do you want to get involved with DIY fundraising for Back Up? Then check out our Guide to FUNdraising which has our fundraising A to Z to get those creative juices flowing. Back Up will be there to support you all the way with your challenge too. We’ll provide fundraising materials, offer advice and tips, and support you from start to finish.

Be sure to take plenty of photos while fundraising so, with your permission, we can promote your challenge and motivate other people to take on a DIY challenge!

If you’re looking to host an event rather than taking on a challenge, check out our fundraise in your community page.

Set up a fundraising page

For a little inspiration, here are some kick starters:

Climb a Mountain

Nature has some stunning scenery, so why not explore it? Jennifer and her team took on the 3 peaks challenge, climbing Yr Wyddfa, Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike in 3 days!


Take on multiple challenges

If one challenge doesn’t sound like enough for you, try upping the ante! Lee challenged himself to enter a body building competition, run a Tough Mudder and do a parachute jump.


Venture abroad

The UK can sometimes be a bit cold and wet, so Lizzie decided to hand cycle with her friends from Milan to Venice over 3 days to raise funds for Back Up!


For more information, get in touch with our fundraising team by emailing Emily or give her a call on 020 8875 1805.