Gold Challenge

Choose your challenge, choose your cause

Gold Challenge in partnership with the British Olympic Association is proud to support Team GB

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Thinking of doing your challenge for charity? Then why not choose from our 150 wonderful charity partners.

Find out more about each charity and how your support would help by clicking on any of our charity partner logos.

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The PACE Centre

Stretch your limits as the children at PACE do everyday. The Gold Challenge is a chance to shine in 2012 and raise funds to help children with physical disabilities live happier brighter futures.

What's special about PACE? 

At PACE children with physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy find their own voice, walk their own steps and discover that they can fully enjoy everyday life and become active members of society. Cerebral palsy is a physical condition affecting movement as a result of damage to the brain.

We believe in each child's ability to learn despite their disability. We provide a loving and inspirational environment, motivating children with physical disabilities to work hard at achieving goals. Every child's achievement is a direct result of our unique staff team, all working together in one centre with the child at its heart.





Why choose the PACE centre?

We're here to help transform the lives of children and their families. One in every 400 children in the UK is affected by cerebral palsy. Your Gold Challenge support will enable children to achieve life changing tasks: such as playing, walking and communicating. Things that most children take for granted. Imagine for instance a child of five taking their first independent steps or being able to tell their parents how much they love them.

Registered Charity Number: 1011133

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By choosing to take part in the Gold Challenge and raising money to support PACE, you will be helping to give children with physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy, happier brighter futures. 

Make PACE your chosen Charity

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Link to Gold Challenge page on Oxfam site (if any)

Keech Hospice Care

Keech provides specialist palliative care for adults and children with life-limiting conditions. The services aim to help patients enjoy the best quality of life possible, providing vital support for family and friends throughout their loved one's illness and in bereavement.

Keech Hospice Care provides specialist palliative care for adults and children diagnosed with a life-limiting condition. Its adult hospice service looks after patients in Luton and South Bedfordshire and its children's hospice service cares for children and their families across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes.

Care at the hospices focuses on helping patients to enjoy the best quality of life possible - controlling their pain and other symptoms; offering emotional and practical support; providing suitable treatments and therapies including complementary therapy, music and hydrotherapy and, when the time comes providing the best care to ensure a comfortable and dignified death.

When someone is seriously ill, family and friends can all be affected too. Keech Hospice Care is there to support them as much as they need throughout their loved one's illness and in their bereavement. Both hospices have in-patient and day care facilities designed to meet the varying ages and individual needs of each patient and, recognising that families with life-limited children often prefer to care for their child at home, the children's community nursing team helps them do this.

All of the charity's services are offered free of charge, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Why choose Keech Hospice Care

Our patients are at the centre of everything we do. We care for the person, not the illness and believe in supporting their family and friends as much as they need.

Whilst fully equipped with the necessary clinical equipment, our hospice is a homely environment where patients and families can feel at ease whilst receiving high quality care. Patient care is grounded in the values of compassion, choice, respect for the individual and their cultural and spiritual needs, equality of treatment, and dignity. We believe in giving patients as much choice as possible about how they use our services. We will adapt what we do wherever possible to meet their needs. The care we provide is holistic and as well as conventional healthcare this involves a range of support and therapy services. These are designed to promote relaxation, alleviate anxieties, reduce stress and help to improve someone's general well-being and quality of life.

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and make This Charity your chosen Charity

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Link to Gold Challenge page on Oxfam site (if any)

Healthy bodies feeding healthy minds

Oxford University is synonymous with the modern Olympics. Oxonians have won nearly 150 medals between them and our alumni have been involved with the foundation and development of the Olympic movement. Many are currently involved with staging the London 2012 Games.

Oxford is proud to provide a rounded education to its students. This often includes being part of one of the 85 sport clubs or volunteering in the community through Oxford Hub and Oxford RAG. Sport and community engagement are both crucial parts of the student experience which is why we fully support the mission of the Gold Challenge. Through Gold Challenge we aim to open up sport to as many people as possible, regardless of age and ability, while raising money for a range of causes.

Whether you are a current student, alumnus, member of staff, parent or part of the local community, this is a great way to challenge yourself and benefit Oxford sport. You can support us as an individual participant or join as part of a team from your Oxford sports club*, college, faculty/department or as a group of contemporaries/friends.


Please choose one of the links below to get started on your own challenge. Depending on what you choose, 50% of funds raised will go directly to your cause while the remainder will be put towards our sporting priorities.

Oxford Sports Club (*make sure you include what sport club you would like to raise funds for in your team name on page four of registration.)

Oxford RAG

Sports Link

Iffley Road Redevelopment

At a time when academic demands are arguably at their most intense, the ethos of a ‘health body feeding a healthy mind’ is something that must be vigorously promoted and preserved. The qualities needed to be an effective team player, even a leader, and to be able to demonstrate those under intense pressure are so often enhanced through participation in sport. We need your help to ensurealt that Oxford has the infrastructure to continue to deliver these opportunities.

Your efforts, achievements and fundraising will help us invest in

• New facilities – We have a chronic lack of indoor spaces to play and so we have embarked up a redevelopment of our famous Iffley Road sports complex, home to Bannister’s sub-four minute mile. Our modest indoor hall and cramped gymnasium has to cater for 20,000 students, 13,000 staff and the local community.

• Coaching – The tutorial system at Oxford delivers world class and dedicated academic teaching. We want that similar approach to apply to the coaching of sport so that our athletes, at all levels, excel and reach the peak of their abilities.

• Student bursaries – we want to properly fund our students for equipment, travel and other expenses, and ensure no one is excluded from participating in their sport for reasons of financial hardship.

To read about all our plans in detail, visit


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Gold Challenge and Oxford University Sport


Help us to ensure that Oxford's London 2012 legacy is truly transformational. 



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Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

Making every moment count for 30 years

Arthur Rank Hospice provides specialist end of life care for patients and their loved ones throughout much of Cambridgeshire. Each year we care for over 1000 patients as well as providing support to their friends and family. The environment is one of care, empathy and professionalism, where time is no object.

The Hospice offers a combined approach to care where our professionals work closely with patients on not only the relief of pain, but also to allay fears and restore a sense of empowerment and dignity. We provide an individualised holistic approach to care, with the physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs of the patients being central to the care we offer, as well as the ongoing support of carers and relatives.

The Charity is solely responsible for funding Day Therapy and Hospice at Home. It also funds vital services such as complementary therapists, the Chaplain, bereavement counsellors, creative and diversional therapy, a schools liaisons officer and all costs associated with our team of voluneteers; not to mention the capital projects!


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Gold Challenge and ARHC

By taking on the Gold Challenge in support of the Arthur Rank Hospice you will be helping to ensure patients living with the complexities presented by cancer and other life limiting illness continue to be given specialist care and support.

and make This Charity your chosen Charity

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Shooting Star CHASE

By choosing to support us you will be making a real difference to families, helping them to live life to the full by providing opportunities for fun and laughter, as well as helping them through the tougher times.

Shooting Star CHASE is the children's hospice service, supporting local families with a child or teenager not expected to reach their 19th birthday.

Shooting Star CHASE currently helps over 500 families living in western London, Surrey and West Sussex. We are committed to caring for these families. We are here for every step of their journey, sharing the good times, and helping them through the tough times with practical, nursing and emotional support.




Why choose Shooting Star CHASE

Families receive our support free of charge, 365 days a year, in their own homes and communities and at our children's hospices. With no guaranteed Government funding we must raise ‚ £23,000 a day to continue our vital service.

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and make Shooting Star CHASE your chosen Charity

Shooting Star CHASE Website| Gold Challenge page on Shooting Star CHASE Website | Register Now


Link to Gold Challenge page on Oxfam site (if any)

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