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If you are interested in taking park in any of the events below and want to support Ormiston Families with your challenge then please get in contact with the fundraising team on fundraising@ormistonfamilies.org or call 01473 705040.

London Marathon Walk image
Date: 23 September 2017

Pull on your daisy roots, and join us for our cockney-themed London marathon ball of chalk! 2017 sees our cockney-themed 26.2 mile ‘marathon’ walk (half-marathon option also available) which takes in famous landmarks and lesser-known corners of the historic capital.

Register online or contact emily.sheridan@ormistonfamilies.org.uk.


Date: 15 October 2017

Location: Wantisden Hall, Nr Woodbridge

2017 is the 11th year of running the Suffolk Whole Hog, and will be the biggest race yet! The races are tough, fun, wet and wild! 

The Suffolk Whole Hog race is 5 miles long and the more challenging Boss Hog is 8 miles long. For both races you are guarantee lots of obstacles, lots of mud and lots of water …

So far team Ormiston have over 30 people taking part, if you would like to join in the fun follow the link above and sign up. Please also let us know you are joining our team on fundraising@ormistonfamlies.org.uk, we can support you with your fundraising.

Have a look at how it went last year:


Lon Mara
Date: 22 April 2018

Join the hundreds of thousands of people taking part in the London Marathon for an incredible 26.2 mile route. You'll run some of London's best sights whilst being cheered on by the crowd! 

Minimum sponsorship target:  £1,800.

To apply for one of our places contact emily.sheridan@ormistonfamilies.org.uk.

Date: 23 June 2018

Registration Fee:  £195 - Minimum sponsorship target:  £1,600  (per team of 4)

The Ben Nevis Charity Challenge is an exciting team challenge set in the stunning Scottish Highlands. Teams of four are challenged to climb Ben Nevis, cycle 25 miles (on road) and canoe Loch Lochy.

Ride London
Date: 29 July 2018

RideLondon-Surrey 100 follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside. With a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, it's a truly spectacular event for all involved. 

Registration fee: £50.

Minimum sponsorship target: £500.

To apply for one of our 9 bond places contact emily.sheridan@ormistonfamilies.org.uk

wing walking 4
Various Dates: 2017

Once strapped in you will take off for a 10 minute ultimate experience that will include zooms and climbs at speeds up to 130mph and passes near to friends and family. The upper weight limit is 12st 2lb (77kgs) and age limit is 65, but you can fly up to 75 years of age with a GP’s declaration of good health.

The cost of this amazing experience is £1000 which covers all flight costs.

To sign up please get in touch with Emily Sheridan by emailing Emily.sheridan@ormistonfamilies.org.uk or calling 01473 705046.

Great wall of china
Various Dates: 2017

Stretching 6000km in a dotted line across China, the Great Wall was begun in the 5th Century BC. As it snakes across the mountains it conjures up a sense of history which is difficult to grasp until you have had the opportunity to experience it. This challenge is physically demanding and offers fabulous scenery and a fascinating insight into a rich culture and history.

mt kil
Various Dates: 2017

One of the ‘Seven Summits’, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest freestanding mountain in the world. Its summit rises high above the dusty plains and huge permanent glaciers flow down from its peaks. During our six days on the mountain we pass through thick forest, moorland and scree enroute to the highest point, Uhuru Peak.  

London to Paris
Various Dates: 2017

Cycling from London to Paris is one of the great cycle experiences in Europe. With long days in the saddle and some strenuous hill-climbs, the sight of the Eiffel Tower, our finishing point, will evoke a real sense of achievement. Our last day in Paris allows us to explore the sights and soak up the romantic atmosphere of this majestic city! 

Various Dates: July 2018

Set in the beautiful Alton Water reservoir, this peaceful part of the world is enjoyed all year round by walkers, cyclists and wildlife spotters. Enjoy the unspoilt outdoors and discover award winning beaches as well as a group of swimmers raring to dive into their open water challenge. The Great East Swim has challenges for all abilities including 1/2 mile, 1 mile, 2 mile and 5K distances.

Andes to Amazon
Various Dates: 2017

The Andes and the Amazon Rainforest are the most awe-inspiring natural wonders in South America. Our exciting and demanding cycle challenge takes in both, as we start our epic journey from the famed Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu.  

We cycle through the renowned Sacred Valley, with its ruins and small villages, providing us with a great warm-up to the tough mountain passes ahead. With some tough climbs at altitude, reaching 4700m, the mountain views are magnificent and the sense of journey unforgettable. There are plenty of long descents too, as we descend almost 4000m from the heights of the Andes to the Amazon Rainforest and the end of our journey.

LandsEnd to John Ogroats
Various Dates: 2017

Starting at Land’s End on the south-westerly tip of England, we pedal our way through Cornwall, over Dartmoor and north along the Welsh border, skirting the Lake District into Scotland, via lochs and the Highlands to the North Coast and John O’Groats.

In all we will cover roughly 1,000 miles, passing through some of the most stunning and remote countryside in the British Isles.  This is a tough challenge but a fabulous way to see the country, and one of the most rewarding things you will ever do!


Choose your own date!

Imagine standing at the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at 10,000 feet - the noise of the engines and the wind ringing in your ears with only the outline of distant fields below. Now imagine leaning forward out of that doorway and letting go - falling forward into the clouds, skydiving down through the air as you start freefalling at over 120mph.

Bungee Jump

Various dates and locations available

If you are the sort of person who likes to take on something a little more "out there" to raise money for Ormiston Families then perhaps a bungee jump is the thing for you.

Bungee jumping is diving head first from a crane-tower or high bridge with a special elastic cord attached to your ankles. The stretch of the cord breaks your fall leaving you hanging suspended by your ankles to be lowered down to the ground.

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