You have the whole month of October to complete 17 days of exercise, for just 39 minutes per day!
There's no sign up fee, no fundraising target – just raise as much as you can! For some ideas on what you could do, read on!Sign up here!
When you receive your first donation you will get an exclusive 1739 T-shirt and everyone who raises £150 will receive a wonderful 1739 medal!
Keep an eye on how much you've raised – have you made it to our top 10?
When you receive your first donation you will get an exclusive 1739 T-shirt and everyone who raises £150 will receive a wonderful 1739 medal! Also, if you finish the challenge in the top 10 on the leaderboard, you’ll be in with a chance of winning a pair of Beats headphones!
will pay for a creative therapy session enabling up to 17 children to receive the support they need for a happier future.
could provide one-to-one reading support for at least two disadvantaged children over the course of one year. This training helps a child to feel more positive about their own reading, and to have fun with books in a way that enriches and enhances their learning.
could pay the full costs of supporting a young homeless person to get off the streets and out of danger – Coram seeks out young homeless people and gives one-to-one support to move off the streets and into safe accommodation.
Coram is a specialist group of children’s charities dedicated to all children, but particularly those who have little or no support around them. On the journey from infancy to independence, we provide adoption and fostering services, education and early years support, advocacy and legal services, while training and advising professionals. Our services mean that children have the love and opportunity they need to thrive. If you want to find out more about us, click here to visit Coram’s website.View full leaderboard
Challenge1739 is completely free of charge to sign up. All we ask is that you fundraise as much as you can!
There is no fundraising target, all we ask is that you raise as much as you can to help transform children's lives across the UK. When you receive your first donation you will get an exclusive 1739 T-shirt and everyone who raises £150 will receive a wonderful 1739 medal! – Also, if you finish the challenge in the top 10 on the leaderboard, you’ll be in with a chance of winning a pair of Beats headphones!
This challenge is hosted by Givepenny, a fundraising platform who connect the world’s favourite apps to fundraising challenges to help charities raise more. Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive an email asking you to verify your email address. Once you click the link to confirm, you’ll be taken through to GivePenny where you can confirm your challenge target and launch your fundraising page. Then you’re set and ready to go! Please click here for help with how to edit your fundraising page.
Log into your account, scroll down to your challenge and click on the ‘update’ button. Once here, you’ll be able to insert the name of the offline donor and the amount donated. Then click ‘add’ and you’re all done. The donation will appear as an offline donation on your challenge page.
Once you’ve registered, you can connect your GivePenny account to your Strava account. Click here for help on how to connect your Strava account to your GivePenny account. Strava is free to download if you do not have an account already. Once connected, when you track activity through Strava, your minutes will automatically update on your fundraising page (during the challenge dates only). If you choose not to connect to Strava, but want to log your minutes, you can still manually update this information to ensure it appears on your challenge page. Help on how to manually update your challenge page can be found here.
We adopted our son Matthew* through Coram after struggling to start our family for five years due to infertility. Back in the Spring/Summer of 2016, we had visited several other agencies and Local Authorities information sessions about adoption but none had sat right with us. When we first visited Coram, we both had a gut feeling that they were the right agency for us.
During the adoption process, Coram were a huge support. We always felt like they were on our side, eager for us to get the outcome we so desired. When we did, we felt like they were as happy for us as members of our own family were. Since then, Coram have continued to support our family, point us in the right direction and give advice as well as put us in touch with other adopters.
“To those of you who support the work of Coram... ‘thank you’ just doesn’t seem to do it justice. Coram has immeasurably changed our lives for the better by completing our family and for that I will be forever grateful.”
*Names have been changed for the protection of this family.