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Ideas for fitness fanatics

Line of cyclists

If you're a sporty type, there are plenty of fundraising events you can get involved in; local marathons and races are a great place to start, and you don't need anyone else to enter with you. Check out some ideas below.


Keep fit campaign

Want to improve your health, have fun and raise money to help people in need all at the same time? Are you looking for a simple idea that you can get started on straight away? Why not start a keep fit campaign and raise money for Practical Action?

💡Practical Action's top tip: This is a fantastic challenge to do any time of year, but we think the New Year is the perfect time to kick start your year fitter and healthier.

Sporting events

Challenge yourself and challenge poverty by taking part in a sporting event to raise money for Practical Action. From marathons, cycling challenges, adrenaline-fuelled events and more, a sporting event could be perfect for you if keeping fit is your thing. We can also provide you with a free Practical Action t-shirt for your event, so get in touch with us to order yours.

💡Practical Action's top tip: There are so many fantastic events taking place around the country at various times throughout the year. Sport for Charity is a great place to start your search if you're stuck for ideas.

Donate your steps

#walkalongside people in poverty through donating your step-counter steps. It's so easy to do through your step counter app. All you need to do is set a goal and get stepping. Don't forget to take a photo of your steps when you're done and share it with us on Facebook or Twitter.

💡Practical Action's top tip: Go one step further and challenge your friends or work colleagues to find out who will be crowned king or queen of the stepping board.

Sponsored walk

This simple idea is a great way to enjoy the outdoors on your own or with family, friends and co-workers. What distance will be your challenge?

💡Practical Action's top tip: Add a bit more fun to your walk and complete it in fancy dress. We'd love to see your pictures, so please feel free to send them in.

However you decide to fundraise for us, we’ll support you every step of the way. Please get in touch with us at to let us know your fundraising plans and for more information.

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