Switchback is always challenging our Trainees (and staff!) to push themselves outside their “comfort zone”, so we want to extend the opportunity to you too.

Whether it’s running a marathon, hiking over a mountain, avoiding chocolate for a year, or keeping quiet for a whole day, there are loads of ways to raise funds for Switchback whilst doing something challenging but fun.

Externally organised events or those you run yourself – anything goes! And if you’re stuck for ideas have a look at this external list or drop the Switchback Team a line to have a chat and find out how we can support you to get a sponsorship message out there.

Call us on 020 7650 8989 or drop us an email at hello@switchback.org.uk.

At Switchback, we don’t move mountains. We conquer them!

In May 2017 a team of eight Switchback staff, trustees, ex-trainees and fabulous friends took on the Nine Hour Challenge, a gruelling nine hour bike and hike through the trails and mountains of the Brecon Beacons in Wales, including Pen y Fan, the highest mountain in Southern Britain.

Our intrepid team of Switchback adventurers, together with other Nine Hour Challengers (supporting other charities) collectively covered a distance equivalent to London to Moscow and a climbed equal to 10 times the height of Everest!  The views were stunning, the people fantastic, and the weather even cheered up by the end of the day to celebrate the final crawl to the finish line.

What’s more, despite the sore limbs and aching feet they raised a whopping £8,331 for Switchback!   We couldn’t be prouder.

The Nine Hour Challenge 2018…

On Saturday 21st April 2018, more than 50 people will be raising vital funds for charity by taking part in the amazing Pedal Taiwan Nine Hour Challenge in the stunning trails and hills of the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. We’ve got some amazing fundraisers who are taking part for Switchback.

The costs of the Challenge are being covered by a set of generous corporate sponsors so all the money raised or donated will go towards supporting more young men to live life completely differently. Sponsor Alice here!

It’s too late to sign up and take part for this year, but if you’d like to take part in 2019, email us on hayley@switchback.org.uk or call us on 020 7650 8989 to find out more or sign up.  We promise you won’t regret it.