Take on a challenge

Up for a challenge? If so, it’s time to dust off those trainers, get out your cycling shorts and get active to support people with glaucoma.

Get inspired by the stories of our amazing supporters who have taken on incredible challenges to raise funds – then read on to find out how to get up and running with your own fundraising challenge.

Take part in the Virtual London Marathon 2021 in aid of Glaucoma UK

Interested in taking part in the Virtual London Marathon? We have a number of places available for those interested in supporting Glaucoma UK.

You can be part of the race virtually by completing the 26.2 miles on Sunday 3 October 2021. You can do it from home, or wherever you are, on a course of your choice.

Registration is free but we are asking our runners to try and raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship.

To register your interest, please enter your details below:

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    Past challenges

    Read below about some of the amazing achievements of our supporters

    Chloe's Lake Baikal, Russia walking challenge

    Chloe was diagnosed with glaucoma when she was 12.  Her nan also has the disease.  Thank you, Chloe, for walking 100 miles across lake Baikal in Russia and raising £1,275.29.

    Me and my dad walked across frozen lake Baikal. We camped on the ice and used sledges to carry our equipment.  Being diagnosed at such a young age was a huge shock, not only for myself but also my family. Not many people realise that children can also suffer from this condition and it is not as rare as people may think. Having visited the children’s glaucoma hospital in London on numerous occasions, I was surprised to see the wide age range of children attending the clinic. Due to the wonderful care of my consultant my condition is stable, and I have the opportunity to travel the world and see amazing things, but I am sure this is not the case for many. Therefore, I wanted to  raise as much money as possible for this charity so the wonderful work they do can continue and maybe one day there will be a cure.

    Thank you Nicky!


    Nicky ran the London Marathon and raised a fantastic £1,559 with more to come. Here’s what Nicky said:

    I did it!!!! Loved every second and completed it in 4 hr 55. Thank you Glaucoma UK for making it possible and to all those who donated

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    Keith & David’s 24 hour bike ride from London to Paris

    Well done and thank you to Keith Barton and David Celaschi who raised £25,751. They made it! Here’s an update from Keith:

    We did it! 196 miles with around 120 others through beautiful country lanes (and frightening Parisian traffic). Fish and chips, bananas, peanuts, a lot of dried fruit and some good strong tea in Buchy. I think we put on a couple of kgs each. I also never realised the Eurostar seats were so hard.

    What's next?

    You’ve decided to take on a challenge in aid of Glaucoma UK. Great! Now it’s time to get your fundraising up and running.

    Below you’ll find details of how to download our fundraising pack full of useful information, set up a JustGiving page, and share your progress with us on social media.

    Also make sure you complete the form to request your fundraising materials.

    And don’t forget to tell us what you’re up to! We’ll be here to help and support you every step of the way.

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    Download our fundraising pack

    Our fundraising pack is full of resources, inspiration and practical advice to get you started.

    Download the pack

    Set up a fundraising page on JustGiving

    Set up a bespoke Glaucoma UK fundraising page for your challenge and start fundraising for us online.

    Set up a JustGiving page
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    Tag us on social media

    Don’t forget to post regular updates on social media throughout your challenge. Tag us in your posts using the hashtag #GlaucomaUK

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    Let us know what you're up to

    Whatever you’re planning, you can make a difference to people with glaucoma and raise money while having fun.

    Let us know what you’re planning by emailing fundraising@glaucoma.uk