This year we are challenging you to take on our 245 Challenge to raise money for the 245 local children we support each year.

Getting involved is simple – challenge yourself to take on 245 of anything you like, so long as it is a challenge to complete, whilst raising money for Befriend a Child. This could involve running, walking, swimming, climbing, learning words in a new language, picking up litter, completing puzzles, baking, singing, dancing, drawing, painting, or crafting, you can get as creative as you like with your chosen challenge!

By choosing to take on the 245 Challenge and raise money for Befriend a Child, you will be playing an important role in ensuring we can continue our programmes and projects for the 245 young people we support each year. Your support will give these local children the chance to experience more of what life has to offer, giving them the best chance in life to thrive.

All you need to do to get started is:

  1. Decide if you are doing the challenge solo or rallying together a team of friends, family, or colleagues.
  2. Choose your challenge. This could be something new you want to challenge yourself to complete, or something you already love. If you would like some inspiration, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!
  3. Decide what your challenge involves. Is it items, miles, kilometres, lengths, centimetres, minutes, hours, days, or something else?
  4. Pick your timeframe. Do you want to complete your challenge in two weeks? One month? Over the course of the year? It’s completely up to you.
  5. Set up your JustGiving page using this link:, set your fundraising target and get ready to begin - good luck!
  6. Get in touch with us at Befriend a Child to tell us about your chosen challenge. We will be here to support you all the way and we would love to send you a Befriend a Child t-shirt! Simply get in touch with Tara on [email protected].

If you need some inspiration, check out the ideas below, there’s something for everyone! You could…

  • Run 245 kilometres
  • Cycle 245 miles
  • Swim 245 lengths
  • Do 245 minutes of Yoga
  • Jog 245 laps of your local park
  • Climb your stairs 245 times
  • Learn 245 words in a new language
  • Pick up 245 pieces of litter
  • Complete 245 puzzles
  • Bake 245 cupcakes
  • Knit, crochet, create or paint 245 items
  • Read 245 books
  • Build 245 items
  • Sing 245 songs and post them online

Need more inspiration or have any questions? Simply get in touch with the team at [email protected]. You can also download our 245 Challenge fundraising pack here.