Sponsored challenge and sporting events

Whether you enjoy running, walking, and cycling – or just fancy trying something new – taking part in a sponsored challenge and sporting event is a great way to support Henshaws and try something new or tick that challenge off your bucket list!

Walkers doing the Yorkshire 3 peaks.

How can I take part?

First, choose your event that you’d like to take part in – there’s plenty to choose from with a great atmosphere and many different sports to try. If you have a sponsored challenge of your own that you’d like to do instead, just let us know! We’ve put together just a few of the many different challenge and sports events that you could get involved with; a full list of events is below.

You may have to register on the website of the event you’re signing up for, but check with us first as we have allocated places for events like the London Marathon and Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge that we’d love to offer you.

For some events, there is typically a registration fee.

How you can change lives

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    £100 can support…

    the costs of materials needed to run a workshop at the Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre, enabling people with disabilities to choose from a wide range of weekly workshop activities where creativity is explored whilst personal and communication skills are developed.

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    £500 can support…

    the costs of sensory equipment for students at Henshaws Specialist College who have complex needs.

  • Proactive icon

    £2,00 can support…

    40 people a digital assessment; through a personal one-to-one chat, one of our digital enablement officers will find out what you need support with, whether it be how to continue reading, or using your phone to communicate with family and friends.

Lady wearing Henshaws pink tshirt whilst walking Yorkshire 3 Peaks

I’ve signed up! What now?

Get in contact with us if you haven’t already so we can help you start fundraising! Setting up a fundraising page and sharing your challenge on social media is a great way to let your family and friends know all about the amazing challenge that you’re doing.

Don’t forget to share your story with us! We love to hear them.

If you have any more queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us using the form at the bottom of the page or by calling us.

Your support has a very real impact on people’s lives.

It allows us to continue our life-changing services and support. Don’t just take our word for it, read the stories from those we have supported.

  • David and John are working together on a large plant pot covering it in blue and green spots
    Arts & Crafts

    David’s Story

    Posted Jun 2022
  • Zayed stood, smiling to camera, with a long cane in his right hand, and a VIP Henfest pass in his left hand
    Sight Loss

    Growing Up with a Visually Impaired Sibling

    Posted Aug 2022
  • College Student Cameron sat in the sensory room with balls and lights.
    Specialist College

    Cameron’s Story

    Posted Jun 2023

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