Challenge 1739! The Covid-19 pandemic has been catastrophic for the children and young people we support. Not only are the vulnerable disproportionately affected, the lockdown meant that all our fundraising events this year have been cancelled. This has had a dramatic effect on our income, and our ability to help the children and young people who rely on our services. By taking on Challenge 1739, you’ll help a generation of children who need us now more than ever. What is Challenge 1739? Challenge 1739 is a fundraising event that you can really make your own. As part of the UK’s oldest children’s charity founded in 1739, we’re asking you to take inspiration from this special date to create your own challenge at home or outside on your own or with family and friends – following government guidelines and social distancing of course. We want you to take something personal to us, and make it personal to you! You have the whole month of October to complete your challenge: You could cycle 1,739km, walk for 1,739 minutes, complete 1,739 reps of any exercise, raise £1,739, or how about a reading-themed challenge? Read a book with 1739 pages (if you can find one!) or maybe read a number of books whose pages total a number above 1739? Anyone and everyone of all ages and abilities can get involved. Just get creative and have fun! There's no sign up fee, no fundraising target - just raise as much as you can! Have fun – and be a champion for children in October 2021! Sign up now for October 2021 DON'T FORGET TO TAG #CHALLENGE1739 ON SOCIAL MEDIA TO SHARE YOUR CHALLENGE IDEAS AND PROGRESS!