Take on an open challenge

If you can't find anything to whet your appetite in our charity challenge events diary, then why not do your own thing and take up an open challenge? Pick a destination, sign up and start fundraising.

What is an open challenge?

An open challenge is a fantastic adventure with a group of like-minded people, all raising money for different charities. You will receive the same level of care as on our bespoke challenges, and your charity challenge leaders will take good care of you throughout the trip.

How is it different from a bespoke challenge?

A bespoke challenge is one organised by a professional company on behalf of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. This means that everyone is raising money for the same great cause.

You will be accompanied by a charity representative as well as your challenge leaders. For overseas challenges, you will also be invited to the hospital to learn a little more and to meet your fellow participants.

Where can I go?

The sky really is the limit with an open challenge.

Discover Adventure organises challenge events all over the UK and across the world.

Whether you want to trek through the Himalayas or cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats, there's bound to be something to match your sense of adventure.

Can I cover the costs of my trip from my fundraising?

Unfortunately, we are only able to offer the fundraising option for the Challenge events programme run by the charity. This means you will not be able to cover the costs of your trip through your fundraising.

If you decide to take on an open challenge, please sign up to the self payment option.

Benefits of the self payment option: 

  • no need to explain to friends and family that part of your fundraising will be covering the cost of your trip

  • no pressure to raise a minimum fundraising target

Thank you for supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

  • every penny you raise comes directly to the charity

How can you support me in my open challenge?

Our fundraising webpages are full of helpful advice, fundraising tools and inspiring ideas. 

Finally, the team are on hand to support you every step of the way along your fundraising journey.

I want to sign up, what now?

It's really easy to get started on your fundraising adventure.

Just follow the four steps below and, if you need anything else, give us a call on 020 3841 3131.

  1. pick a destination from the Discover Adventure website

  2. sign up to the self payment option

  3. download your fundraising kit

  4. start fundraising