Patrons: Bill Beaumont, Mark Lawrenson & Tisha Merry Reg Charity No: 512186

Take up the Gauntlet for St Catherine’s Hospice

Why not achieve a personal goal whilst showing your support for St Catherine’s Hospice?

Taking part in a sponsored challenge is a great way to raise money, whilst working towards achieving something you’ve always dreamed of.

From crossing the finish line of a marathon to completing a cross country walk, be sure to pick something that’s achievable and you will enjoy doing – both during training and on the day.


There are also plenty of other sponsored events organised at a local or national level, or you can set up your own personal challenge – there’s some useful websites listed below who can help with ideas, or check out our Fundraising A-Z here.

For more information contact our fundraisers on 01772 695290 or register your event by clicking here.

There’ll be there to help every step of the way and to congratulate you when you’ve completed your challenge.

You can read some of the ways we can help below.

Bag One of the Places We Have up for Grabs!

We secure charity places in a number of sought-after running and riding events which are available to the individual(s) who can pledge the most amount in sponsorship for the hospice.

Our Current Places Include:

Great North Run

Sunday September 8th, 13.1 miles between Newcastle and South Sheilds 

Registration: £75

Please contact fundraiser Emma Jacovelli to discuss: 01772 629171 or email 

Sponsor Forms

We can create a personalised official sponsor form just for you – you never know, it might just inspire that extra donation!

T Shirts

We have St Catherine’s Hospice T-shirts that can be used for your event so people know you are representing and supporting us.

Why not wear it during training too and continue to spread the word about St Catherine’s!


‘Your Physiotherapy’ in Preston has teamed up with St Catherine’s Hospice to offer discounts on their services to Hospice supporters before and after sponsored events.

For more information call Your Physiotherapy on 01772 627888 or visit

Don’t forget to mention St Catherine’s Hospice when you make the call.

Social Media

You can post about your event or challenge on the Hospice’s Facebook timeline which you can find here.

You can also follow us on Twitter @StCatherinesPre – let us know the details and we’ll be sure to tweet and re-retweet about it to our followers.

Sponsor Money

It’s important to remember that if you’re collecting sponsorship for St Catherine’s all money must come to the Hospice. If some of the money raised by your sponsorship is to be used to pay for some of your costs or for some other use, you must make this clear to both St Catherine’s Hospice and the people sponsoring you.

We recommend that where possible you ask people to pay their sponsor money up front as it can take time to collect afterwards.

Or why not create an online account through websites like Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving? These offer a quick and easy way for people to sponsor you directly – and the funds come directly to the hospice. There’s also space to share some of the background about what has inspired the event or challenge, and any photographs you might have.

Visit or for more information.

Gift Aid

Don’t forget Gift Aid! If your sponsor is a tax payer St Catherine’s can claim gift aid from the tax office to the value of 25% of the amount they sponsor you for. That’s an extra 25p in every pound! To claim this we simply need the sponsor’s full name and home address so please be sure to include this on your sponsor form. This is free money for the Hospice and makes a real difference.

Match Funding

Some companies support employees who are involved in sponsored events by matching the amount of money they raise (sometimes up to a specified limit) with their own donation. Why not ask your Human Resources department to see if they want to get involved?

Useful Contacts

The Fundraising Team: 01772 324540 or 01772 695290
St Catherine’s Hospice Reception: 01772 629171


These are just some of the websites that we are aware of that can provide assistance in organising sponsored events. – a comprehensive diary of UK marathons and plenty of training advice

Ramblers Association – lots of suggestions for walks and valuable health and safety advice

Bike Events – Organisers of cycle events across the country If you want to book for the Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride please contact the Fundraising Team directly. We can book your place for you and provide transport for you and your bike from and to the Hospice. Call 01772 324540.

Three Peaks Challenge

The outdoor swimming Society – lots of advice for outdoor swimmers.

Charity Challenge

Maximum Adventure

Global Adventure Challenges

Different Travel