Frequently Asked Questions

How long have Norwood been organising charity Challenges?
What makes the Norwood Challenges so unique?
Why should I choose to participate a Norwood Challenge?
Do I have to raise sponsorship to take part in a challenge?
How much lead time to the event do I need to fundraise and train?
What if I can’t raise the sponsorship money?
Where and how do I send sponsorship money?
Who do I contact if I have any more questions?

How long have Norwood been organising charity Challenges?

Norwood pioneered the concept of international sponsored sporting events in 1992, which has since been adopted by many other charities. Norwood Challenges have organised sponsored cycle events all over the world and thousands of people have taken part in a Norwood Challenge.
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What makes the Norwood Challenges so unique?

Aside from the years of experience we have organising events like this; Norwood’s Challenges are extra special as you will have an opportunity to meet users of the services that Norwood provide who also participate in the Challenges.
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Why should I choose to participate a Norwood Challenge?

We provide our participants with support every step of the way through from fundraising ideas, training tips to newsletters with information about the Challenge. If cycling is your thing, we also have an exclusive Norwood Cycle Club which offers it’s members and any participants on international rides a chance to train with other cyclists in the form of a monthly 30mile cycle ride. Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.
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Do I have to raise sponsorship to take part in a challenge?

The purpose of our Challenges are to raise money for charity and that is why we work so hard to make these events enjoyable. We actively encourage every participant to raise as much money as they possibly can to benefit Norwood’s service users. There is a minimum required sponsorship that is different for each event and this is the amount you will have to raise in order to participate in your chosen Challenge.
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How much lead time to the event do I need to fundraise and train?

We recommend you start training and fundraising as soon as you sign up.
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What if I can’t raise the sponsorship money?

Loads of great fundraising ideas are contained within the fundraising section of our website. Justgiving is a fantastic online fundraising tool which can really make a difference to your sponsorship total, so make sure you set up your own web page. If you are unable to achieve the minimum requirement, you may choose to make up the balance yourself or forfeit your place.
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Where and how do I send sponsorship money?

We do not advise that you send cash through the post. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Norwood’ and sent to: Norwood Challenges, Broadway House, 80 – 82 The Broadway, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4HB. If you do send a cheque to cover cash that you have been given, please include a list of everyone who gave you the cash with their full contact details so that we can claim Gift Aid if applicable and send them a thank you note.
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Who do I contact if I have any more questions?

Please contact the Challenges Team
T: 020 8420 6834
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