Active Challenge

New Challenges for 2020!

We are delighted to announce that we have joined forces with Global Adventure Challenges to offer you the opportunity to do something amazing this year. If you are starting the year making resolutions to get fit or challenge yourself with something new then we may have the answer!

Global Adventure Challenges offer you the chance to take part in amazing team events while raising money for charity. Below you will find details of their 3 Peaks Challenge or for those who prefer pedal power, a London to Paris cycle ride.  Once you’ve chosen your challenge and booked your place, everything is taken care of – itineraries are organised and you’ll be accompanied by an experienced guide. They take care of your luggage, accommodation, food and provide technical support so you can concentrate on the experience itself and raising much needed funds for Aiming Higher.

Three Peaks Challenge


London to Paris Bike Ride



From the scenic Glenn Nevis Valley to the picturesque Snowdonia National Park join us for one all mighty trekking challenge as we take on the UK’s giants on this classic Three Peaks challenge!

For more details please click here for the full brochure and itinerary. Then click the links below to book your dates and start fundraising!


Our London to Paris bike ride is an awesome cycling challenge and by far one of the best fundraising events in Europe, attracting hundreds of riders each year and raising thousands of pounds for charity. For more details please click here for the full brochure and itinerary. (Please click here for TDF Route 1 brochure.) Then click the links below to book your dates and start fundraising!

 3 July 2020 – 5 July 2020

4 Sept 2020 – 6 Sept 2020

11 Sept 2020 – 13 Sept 2020


3 Jun 2020 – 7 Jun 2020


15 July 2020 – 19 July 2020 (TDF)


 12 Aug 2020 – 16 Aug 2020


9 Sept 2020 – 13 Sept 2020


If you fancy taking part in a more exotic challenge – from dog sleding in Norway to trekking the Sahara Desert or the Inca trail this can also be arranged! Give Darren or Heather a call for more information on 01253 206447.

If you’re not sure what kind of activity you’d like to take part in why not have a look through our A to Z of fundraising activities for some inspiration!

Kirsty’s Skydive for Aiming Higher

Already cancelled once (caused by poor weather conditions), the determined founder of SNAP Holiday club for disabled children, stepped out from the comparative safety of a light aircraft at 14,500 feet and into the thin air of a clear blue sky. Securely harnessed to a professional skydiving instructor in tandem, Kirsty fell for almost a minute at 120mph before the parachute opened and all “became tranquil.” The plane took off at Cark airfield in Grange Over sands, near Flookburgh. Kirsty said, “I chose to do a Skydive because it was a huge challenge for me as I’m terrified of flying. Our children and their parents display strength and bravery everyday of their lives, so I thought I’d show some strength and bravery too and raise lots of money whilst I’m doing it. I am so proud of everyone that donated to Aiming Higher, a massive thank you to you all.”

She faced her fears and was able to raise over £700, well done Kirsty! So we now set a challenge, could you Skydive for charity? Could you beat her donation?

3000 mile treks from Kinbalu

Cycling from Kirkham to Harrogate

On March 3rd and 4th a team of cyclists, all members of F.I.S.C undertook a gruelling 100 mile cycling challenge to raise money for Aiming Higher. After months of training these 12 amateur cyclists basically encountered everything that Mother Nature could throw at them! Torrential rain and winds on the first day turned into sun and showers the following day. It was an eventful 48 hours that also included a locked knee, swollen knees, tendonitis and more but this didn’t prevent “Team Aiming Higher” reaching Harrogate Town FC in time for the match against AFC Fylde and along the way, raising £1,000 for Aiming Higher. Craig Wilson and his team also organised a quiz night and a rock music night recently to help raise even more money.

The Backpack and Blister Brothers