Challenge Events

Enrich yours and others lives through fundraising

We can give you the chance to test and challenge yourself in a multitude of fundraising events that will give you a real sense of achievement and create fantastic memories that you will talk about for a long time.

Our annual calendar of Challenge events vary from thrill-seeking cycle adventures to running events big and small with fundraising targets offering something for everybody.

If you'd rather set your own challenge or take part in a non-Foundation of Light event, we can support you including: giving you guidance and advice on how to effectively fundraise (including other donations); posters promoting your fundraising; sponsorship forms and more.

Take the opportunity to beat your personal best, set a landmark and do something truly interesting, funding the experience through sponsorship from friends, family and work colleagues.

We also celebrate the work of our top fundraisers with half-time Sunderland AFC match presentations and other recognition.


Upcoming Events


  • Foundation Skydive 2017

    The ultimate thrill for an outstanding cause

    • 14TH MAY 2017
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  • Cycle Challenge 2017

    Saddle up for an epic challenge

    • 11th - 16th JUNE 2017
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  • Lambton Run 2017

    Running events with a difference

    • 25TH JUNE 2017
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  • Great North Run 2017

    The world's greatest half-marathon

    • 10TH SEPTEMBER 2017
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