Being part of a challenge for Willen Hospice is so much more than the event itself. 

Whatever motivates you to take on a challenge, whether it’s for your own personal growth and sense of achievement, in memory of someone you miss or your chance to give back, you’ll find a sense of purpose and belonging, and a joint commitment to making a difference to local people’s lives.


For many, it’s the start of some wonderful friendships and it’s these shared experiences that our ‘Team Willen’ challengers remember forever. Our teams often form bonds over the months and years before their challenges take place and continue meeting up when the challenge is over.


When you join Team Willen, you’ll have the support of our experienced staff in both your training and your fundraising. Our Challenges Manager, Dawn, will look after you every step of the way and often joins in some of the running challenges. One of our team will always be there to cheer to you on.

For group challenges, which might be in another country, we work with experienced and reputable organisations, so you’re always in the hands of experts.  

Our café is an amazing venue at the heart of the Hospice where we gather our teams together for initial information evenings right through to post-challenge celebration events.


Last week we held a send-off event for our Kilimanjaro Trekkers, inviting their friends and family to join us in wishing them good luck before they fly out to Kathmandu later in January.


Over the past year Team Kilimanjaro have had an indoor climbing session, a bowling night and many training walks together.

Meanwhile, earlier this week our London Marathon runners met at Up and Running in Milton Keynes for tips and advice from the store and from movement and posture specialist, Darren Kerr, who runs Wonky Bodies workshops.


Our Sahara Trekkers, who journeyed to Morocco in March 2023, met for a catch-up over lunch before Christmas. 


In just a few weeks’ time we’re holding an information evening for our 2025 Iceland Trek.  If you’d like to join Team Iceland, you can find out more here.