50:50 Challenge

September 4th, 2014 Posted by News No Comment yet
50 years of Zambian independence | 50 volunteers | £10,000

To mark 50 years of Zambian independence and raise funds to support our work in Zambia, the trustees of Dignity invited you to join them in their 50:50 Challenge.

Wow! Thank you!!

We have been amazed and delighted by the response we received to the 50:50 Challenge. 39 volunteers raised an outstanding £18,575. There are still a few volunteers planning their 50s and money continues to be given in support of the challenge. We are so excited to see God blessing everyone’s efforts and making this challenge way more successful than we ever dared to dream.

We would like to say a Huge Big Thank You to everyone who took part in some way. We have been so encouraged by your time, energy and generosity and we are excited to see God making more possible!

Here’s why we took on our 50:50 Challenge…

Why? The work of Dignity in Zambia is growing! At the start of 2014 there were 116 Life! Groups with an estimated membership of about 2000. By the end of 2014 there were 180 Life! Groups, with an estimated membership of 3,600. That’s 180 communities seeing grass-roots development projects and 3,600 people being given an opportunity to receive Christian teaching and skills training. We are seeing people and communities achieve more than they ever thought possible.

We want to help the Life! Groups planted in 2014 make the best start they can. We want to work closely with their leaders, equipping them with the skills they need to run the groups. We also want to keep on pioneering our work in a new area so more groups can start thoughout 2015. The money raised through the 50:50 Challenge will go a long way towards both of these aims.

On Sunday 19th October 2014 an amazing team of 9 cyclists, including the charity trustees, officially kick-started the 50:50 Challenge, by cycling 50 miles and stopping for selfies outside 50 churches on route. You can read about their challenge here: We made it!

Other volunteers chose their own 50 to suit them…

Amazing 50’s…
  • 50 miles x 9 cyclists
  • 50 jobs done in the community
  • 50 big bags of clothes cashed in
  • 50 reps of 6 exercises to make a Spartan 300 Workout x 2 “Spartans”
  • 50 minutes of silence
  • 50 cups of soup & pairs of gloves for homeless people in Chester
  • 50 train stations visited in 24 hours
  • 50 steaks cooked on the braai
  • 50 lengths swum for 50 days, totalling 62.5km!
  • 50 one off drawings created and sold
  • 50 cakes home-baked and sold
  • 50 days without chocolate
  • 50 runs with a made-up word or poem being created while running
  • 50 photos
  • 50 lines of maize planted
  • 50 hours of exercise
  • 50 drinks sold

If you would like to join the fun you can still take on a 50 of your choice…

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You can make a difference!

39 superstars have already committed to taking on their 50. We are looking for 11 more amazing volunteers. You could be one them and make a real difference. Simply commit to raising £200 with your “50” and sign up below.

Yes! I accept the 50:50 Challenge!

If you have any difficulties signing up with the form above, you can also sign up be emailing [email protected]

Now create a fundraising page!

An online fundraising page is super helpful and easy to share with friends. We use Give.net for all our secure online giving.* You can set up a fundraising page with them really easily by clicking the button below and choosing the “Fundraise for us” option.

Here is a step-by-step guide as to How to set up a Give.net page

A printable sponsorship form is available here: 50:50 Sponsorship Form

(*Stewardship take a small fee from the donations made through Give.net for the service they are providing. Please note that their fees are less than those charged by comparable services, maximising what we receive of your gift. You can find out more here.)


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