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Can’t decide whether to jump out of a plane or water-ski the Channel? Then look no further. Here are just a few examples of what you, our fantastic fundraisers, have done to raise money to help MSF save lives.

Cycling 

“We took on the challenge to raise money for MSF, and we are loving the adventure!"

In September 2014, doctors Tom and Nicky set off on a 'cycling without borders' mission from the UK to Malaysia - that’s 20,000 miles!

They endured Siberian head winds in the Kazakh desert, snow-covered 4,500 metre passes in the Pamir Highway during winter and the Indian plains during a heat wave. 

“We took on the challenge to raise money for MSF, and we are loving the adventure," said Tom and Nicky.

So far Tom and Nicky have raised a whopping £11,050 for our work. That could pay for measles vaccines for 23,295 children.

If you'd prefer to do something closer to home, why not try the land's End to John O'Groats challenge

 

Hiking

"It is one of the most major things I have ever done and it has made me aware of how strong people can be if they are determined

Starting at sunrise, the day before his seventieth birthday Keith Spurgin hiked 70 miles – one mile for every year of his life. Keith finished at 7pm the next day, 36 hours later and with only two hours sleep.

 

 

"It is one of the most major things I have ever done and it has made me aware of how strong people can be if they are determined," said Keith.

Keith's determination helped him raise an amazing £1,939 for MSF. That could buy a year's supply of lifesaving antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, enabling people living with HIV/AIDS to fight off the virus and live a normal life. 

If you are a keen hiker, why not take on one of Britain's epic challenge walks?

 

Running

“Knowing that I was helping MSF to save lives motivated me to keep going towards the finish line despite the rainy weather"

Rosalyn was one of hundreds who participated in this year’s MSF 5k and 10k Fun Run in Regent’s Park.

Rosalyn ran 10 kilometres in 60 minutes. This was her first race and her time was not bad for someone who normally only ever runs for the train!.

 

“Knowing that I was helping MSF to save lives motivated me to keep going towards the finish line despite the rainy weather," said Rosalyn.

Rosalyn raised £288 for MSF, which could provide clean linen and gowns for nine surgical operations.  

If you'd like to take on a running challenge do let us know. We don't buy charity places in races but if you have secured a place for a race or are planning your own trip we can help you make the most of your fundraising.

 

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