What is Challenge Against Cancer?

Challenge Against Cancer is Above & Beyond’s flagship virtual challenge event in support of our Bristol Against Cancer campaign.

What challenges can I take on?

This is a wholly inclusive event so you can really make it your own. The challenge centres around the figure 13,000 – the number of staff working for University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust – and you can base your challenge around that. 

For example, it could be as straightforward as reaching your 13,000 steps each day for a month, climbing 13 flights of stairs a day, or running 13 miles.

If you’re looking for a less physical challenge, aim for shorter distances, or concentrate on hobbies like knitting, reading or meditation.

If you choose to do your activity outside we just ask that you follow Government guidelines in place at the time, to ensure the safety of everyone involved. 

What is the date of the event?

Challenge Against Cancer will run alongside our Bristol Against Cancer campaign, during September, October and November, so you can sign up and complete your challenge whenever suits you!

I want to do a step challenge. Can I calculate the number of steps in my challenge in miles/kilometres instead?

Absolutely. Lots of apps will calculate the distance in miles/kilometres but you can use the below as a guide:

1 mile = 2,000 to 2,500 walking steps

1 km = 1,250 to 1,550 walking steps

4 to 5 miles = 10,000 steps

Is there an age limit for Challenge Against Cancer?

No, and we would love as many people as possible to take part in Challenge Against Cancer. We do ask that if you are under 16 you get consent from your parent or guardian.

Will I get support with my virtual challenge?

After you sign up, our team will be in touch to welcome you to the challenge and are here to support you every step of the way.

If you have any questions in the meantime you can email our fundraising team at [email protected] 

Is there a registration fee?

There is no registration fee for Challenge Against Cancer. 

What is the fundraising target?

There is no minimum fundraising target for Challenge Against Cancer, however, we’re asking all participants to aim to raise £80 for Bristol Against Cancer.

How do I collect money from sponsors?

The best way to raise funds is through JustGiving, where you can set a target, update your progress and share your story. We’ve set up a JustGiving page so you can see how others are getting on too; if you need help with setting this up just let our fundraising team know.

If you don’t want to use JustGiving we can provide you with downloadable sponsorship forms to share with your contacts. You can also use these as a means of collecting any cash donations to your challenge and donors can add gift aid where applicable.

If you want to take part but not fundraise, you’re still welcome to do so, but we’d encourage that you make a small donation yourself which you can make through our JustGiving page.

How do I pay in my fundraising?

Donations made directly to your JustGiving page will come to us automatically, so you don’t have to do anything. 

Any cash donations you have taken can be paid in by yourself to your fundraising page. If you have a sponsorship form(s) this can be emailed across to us at [email protected] or posted to the below address.

Cheques can be sent to: Challenge Against Cancer, Above & Beyond, Whitefriars, Lewins Mead, Bristol, BS1 2NT.

Please ensure these are made payable to Above & Beyond and include a note with your name and the fundraising you’ve been doing. We strongly recommend that you do not send cash in the post.


If you have a question that hasn’t been answered here please do send us an email to [email protected] and we’ll get back in touch as soon as possible.