Our '50 for 50 fundraising challenge' has started and it's children leading the way. We have already seen some wonderful ideas conjured up by some creative little minds. 

We know the difference our volunteers make to families, and we know they've never been more needed. Right now there is a crisis growing rapidly across the UK. We are already forced to turn away one in four families, with more and more families struggling every single day, reaching out for our help. We know what we need to do, and we're confident we can, but we can't do it alone. Uniting together with our ambitious plans and your support, it will be possible to achieve great things.

The 50 for 50 involves creating your own challenge that relates to 50, and donating what it raises to Home-Start UK. You’ll be joining an incredible (and very creative) bunch of people across the UK who are running 50 miles, baking 50 pies, and climbing 50 stiles all to help families going through tough times

Here are just a few of the wonderful ideas that have been thought up so far…


10 year old Paddy has challenged himself to run up and down a big hill 50 times in one day.

Asked why he wanted to take on the challenge Paddy said:

“I know I'm lucky to have the things I have, so I wanted to help children who don't have as much. I've started training and I'm hoping I can run up and down the hill 50 times in one day."


Football fan, Ethan is combining his love of football with his fundraising efforts by scoring 50 goals.

Ethan said “I’m raising £50 by scoring 50 goals. Go Home-Start!”

Ethan is completing his challenge as part of a team with mum Louise and Sister Ella also who are completing 50 random acts of kindness to reach their target.

12 year old Ella said “My mum is a Home-Start volunteer, so I understand the amazing difference Home-Start makes. I want to sprinkle some kindness, help more people to smile and raise money at the same time.“


Harriet loves to read and is challenging herself to read 50 books.

Commenting on her efforts Harriet said:

I wanted to read 50 books to raise £50 to help other children. I’ve read 22 books so far, nearly half-way and I’ve raised £61, I can’t believe it. I’m really proud of myself”

Sarah-Jane Pickering, Assistant Director of Fundraising for Home-Start UK said
“It’s wonderful to see children get involved and take on the challenge. The support helps us change the lives of other children and their families who are going through tough times. It’s because of the support from local people we’ve been able to support families for so long.”


Feeling inspired by these wonderful young people? Join in the fun!

Simply come up with something that relates to 50, and donate what it raises to Home-Start UK.

Start your 50 for 50 challenge