Challenge Yourself!

To help young people overcome theirs.

i360 Abseil

Thursday 18th May 2023

Abseil from 450ft above Brighton beach and take in the sweeping views of the south coast as you glide down through the open air - all whilst raising funds for our young people. We have a minimum requirement of 20 people so why get friends, family or colleagues involved!

Registration free: £40
Sponsorship minimum: £275
Difficulty: Moderate (once you start it's easy!)


Saturday 17th June 2023

We have teamed up with GoSkydive in Salisbury to offer our supporters the incredible experience of a tandem skydive. There is no experience like it… Everyone should do a skydive at least once and perhaps this is your opportunity. Before taking to the skies, Go Skydive explain the importance of safety, what to expect and teach you how to do the perfect landing!

There is nothing like the exhilaration of hitting a freefall speed of 125mph before pulling the parachute and floating slowly down with only the wind in your ears. It is something you’ll never forget. Join us on 17th June, or arrange a date more suitable for you.

Registration free: £50
Sponsorship minimum: £395
Difficulty: Actually much easier than you think!

The Downslink Challenge

Take on the 17.5-mile walk along the Downs Link Pathway (which is what we're named after!) from Horsham to Shoreham-by-Sea and help us put young people experiencing homelessness back on the path to independence.

Do it alone or in a group, we guarantee you'll have a great day all in aid of ending youth homelessness by helping us ensure all young people living with us or being supported by us move on positively and independently, forever.

Date to be confirmed

Registration free: £20
Sponsorship minimum: £75
Difficulty: Fairly Difficult - 17 Mile Walk

The 44 Challenge

Sadly, 44 is the average age of death for someone experiencing homelessness. We work tirelessly to prevent vulnerable young people (16-24) facing difficulties from becoming part of this terrible statistic.

By taking part in the 44 Challenge and fundraising for us, you will help change lives in your local community. So, will you join us and make a change that will be good for you and change the future for others?

Ongoing Event - Can be done at anytime!

Registration free: £0
Sponsorship minimum: £0
Difficulty: As hard as you want it to be!

Why take on a challenge?

The vulnerable, young people we help must overcome many challenges, from such a young age. All funds raised through your own challenge will go towards giving them a chance of a better life.


YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by and faithful to our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

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