Charity Challenges

Latest Challenge

YMCA Young Carers Isle of Wight

YMCA Young Carers Challenge

01 Sep 19 – 30 Sep 19

Target distance: 3,000km

Our charity of the month for September is YMCA Young Carers Isle of Wight which is a service supporting around 300 people under 18 who care for a loved one because of ill health or disability. The donation would be used towards the cost of the young carers family Christmas Party. For many families, this is a rare day out together, and young carers can enjoy an environment where they can completely relax.

It's full jeopardy this month. Every kilometre ridden along the Red Squirrel cycle route contributes to the distance target of 3,000km. If the target is reached we will donate £200. If it is not reached they get nothing. Please make sure they don't go empty handed!

Prize Draw

mystery gift prize draw

There will be a mystery prize draw this month. Everyone who individually cycles more than 10km during the current challenge will be entered into the draw.

You'll get an entry for each additional 10km you ride - up to a maximum of 10 entries.

Previous Challenges

Sailing with UKSA

UKSA Test the Water Challenge

01 Aug 19 – 31 Aug 19

Money raised: £200

Distance: 3,345km

UKSA is a maritime charity based in Cowes that provides water-based experiences and training for young people.

Footprint Trust Real Meal Deal

Footprint Trust Real Meal Deal Challenge

01 Jul 19 – 31 Jul 19

Money raised: £200

Distance: 3,182km

This month we were raising money for The Footprint Trust, and in particular their Real Meal Deal project that teaches basic, healthy, cookery to disadvantaged groups.

Saturday Club for Deaf Children

Saturday Club For Deaf Children Challenge

01 Jun 19 – 30 Jun 19

Money raised: £200

Distance: 2,656km

This month we were raising money for The Saturday Club for Deaf Children which supports the needs of Isle of Wight deaf children and young people and their families.

Ellen MacArthur Trust

Ellen MacArthur Trust Challenge

01 May 19 – 31 May 19

Money raised: £204

Distance: 2,035km

This month we are raising money for The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust who help children and young adults regain their confidence through sailing.

Re-Cycle bikes for Africa

Re-Cycle Bikes For Africa Challenge

01 Apr 19 – 30 Apr 19

Money raised: £400

Distance: 3,127km

The Isle of Wight branch of Re-Cycle Bikes to Africa recycle bikes from the UK and send them to rural communities in Africa.

Isle Access

Isle Access Challenge

01 Mar 19 – 31 Mar 19

Money raised: £400

Distance: 2,512km

Isle Access provide information about access for visitors and residents and provide disability awareness training and guidance. The sponsor this month is Brading Roman Villa.

Daisy Chains Isle of Wight

Inns of Distinction Challenge

01 Jan 19 – 28 Feb 19

Money raised: £400

Distance: 3,331km

The sponsor for the New Year Challenge is Inns Of Distinction - a family run business with three excellent pubs in great locations across the Island.

NFU Mutual End of Year Challenge

01 Nov 18 – 31 Dec 18

Money raised: £354

Distance: 1,770km

The sponsor for the End of Year Challenge was NFU Mutual who nominated WightAid as their charity of choice for the current challenge. The WightAid Foundation supports charitable projects across the Island.

Merstone Station platform

Rosemary Vineyard Autumn Challenge

01 Sep 18 – 31 Oct 18

Money raised: £407.80

Distance: 2,039km

The Island 2000 Trust are putting the challenge donation towards an upgrade of facilities at Merstone Station for cyclists and walkers. The challenge was sponsored by Rosemary Vineyard.

Wheatsheaf Trust

A-To-There Wheatsheaf Trust Challenge

01 Aug 18 – 31 Aug 18

Money raised: £324

Distance: 741km

Wheatsheaf Trust works deprived areas of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight supporting disengaged young people from poor, challenging backgrounds.

Climbing with Challenge & Adventure

Red Funnel Challenge & Adventure

01 Jul 18 – 31 Jul 18

Money raised: £413

Distance: 1,632km

Challenge & Adventure have been working with disadvantaged and challenging young people on the Isle of Wight for 25 years.

Girlguiding IW

The Red Funnel Girlguiding IW Challenge

01 Jun 18 – 30 Jun 18

Money raised: £772

Distance: 2,859km

Girlguiding IW is part of the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK.

Wessex Cancer Trust

The Red Funnel Wessex Cancer Trust Challenge

01 May 18 – 31 May 18

Money raised: £412

Distance: 1,616km

The Wessex Cancer Trust Isle of Wight provides free services and support to those living with or affected by cancer.

John's Club

The Red Funnel John’s Club Challenge

01 Apr 18 – 30 Apr 18

Money raised: £340

Distance: 904km

John’s Club is a charity for people with disabilities, learning difficulties and mental health covering teenagers to adults and also helping the elderly.

1st Newport Scouts

The Red Funnel 1st Newport Scouts Challenge

01 Feb 18 – 31 Mar 18

Money raised: £656

Distance: 2,029km

1st Newport Scout Group (The Old Guard) is the oldest surviving scout group in the world.

Isle Access - biking

The Red Funnel Isle Access Challenge

01 Dec 17 – 31 Jan 18

Money raised: £366

Distance: 1,158km

Isle Access is a not for profit organisation which has the aim of making the Isle of Wight more accessible and inclusive for everyone.

Popup Soup Kitchen

The Red Funnel Pop Up Soup Kitchen Challenge

01 Nov 17 – 30 Nov 17

Money raised: £341

Distance: 906km

The Pop Up Soup Kitchen feeds hundreds of people and helps provide the necessities of food, warmth and provisions.

Isle of Wight Ice Skaters

The Red Funnel Ride For Ryde Ice Rink Challenge

01 Oct 17 – 31 Oct 17

Money raised: £658

Distance: 2,037km

RACAG's objective is to reinstate the much loved and dearly missed ice rink.

Sandown Youth Club

The Red Funnel Sandown Youth Club Challenge

01 Sep 17 – 30 Sep 17

Money raised: £348

Distance: 978km

Sandown Youth Club provides a range of free activities for young people aged 11-21 and has over 500 members.

Rainbow Club

The Red Funnel Rainbow Club Challenge

01 Aug 17 – 31 Aug 17

Money raised: £407

Distance: 1,566km

The Rainbow club supports children with disabilities and special needs and their families.

Ventnor Skatepark

The Red Funnel Ventnor Skatepark Challenge

01 Jul 17 – 31 Jul 17

Money raised: £409

The Ventnor Skatepark Group was set up over 15 years ago by volunteers who wanted to ensure there was a free to use skate park facility.

The Red Funnel Foodbank Challenge

01 Jun 17 – 30 Jun 17

Money raised: £347

The IoW foodbank provides food and support to people in crisis on the Isle of Wight.

Alzheimer Cafe

The Red Funnel Alzheimer Café Challenge

01 May 17 – 31 May 17

Money raised: £334

The Alzheimer Cafe provides a meeting place for people, between the ages of 40-65 years that have Early-Onset Dementia and for their Carers.

Carers IW

The Cameras For Carers Spring Challenge

01 Apr 17 – 30 Apr 17

Money raised: £575

Distance: 1,257km

Carers IW is based at the Riverside in Newport and provides information, support and advocacy to adults who look after another adult.

If you would like your organisation to be considered as a beneficiary of one of the monthly challenges please complete the charity application form.