Ben is doing 52 challenges in 52 weeks to create ethical jobs, provide vital health education and give young people the opportunity to play

In 2018 I will be taking on 52 physical challenges in 52 weeks to raise money for Alive and Kicking. The organisation has a truly innovative and sustainable model that creates ethical employment, improves the health and quality of life of young people facing disadvantage and enables children to exercise their right to play.

I would really appreciate it if you would like to join me on one or more of the growing list of challenges below and if you have any suggestions please do get in touch. Finally, any donation you are able to make will help us to strengthen our impact across Ghana, Kenya, Zambia and beyond.

Thank you and look forward to seeing you somewhere between 1 and 52 …



1. Complete - FREEZING DIP (January 6)
2. Complete - Five Day 50K (January 8-12)
3. Complete - Half Marathon Swimmer (January 20)
4. Complete - 100 Kicks ups a day in Kenya (January 22-27)
5. Complete - Play an Arsenal select (8 February)
6. Complete - Run up Crystal Palace Hill x 10 (February 11)
7. Complete - 35 km marathon walk (February 25th)
8. Complete - Snow way home 20 km (March 2nd)
9. Complete - The Big half marathon London (March 4)
10. Complete - Crystal Palace hill climb x 10 (March 15)
11. Complete - Sintra Three castle Climb (March 31)
12. Complete - Lisbon 2000 steps (April 2)
13. Complete - Colonsay MacPhie Bagging - One day, 22 peaks, 20 miles
14. Complete - 10km run and swim in the Western Isles of Scotland
15. Complete - 100 burpees in 15 minutes on the cold fields of Northumberland ...
16. Complete - Eight hours of football bowling in Hackney's Victoria Park
17. Complete - The Hackney Half Marathon with 56 other A+K Runners
18. Complete - Axe Throwing in London with the Mishcon De Reya Team
19. Complete - 12 Hour Football Marathon against 38 other teams
20. Complete - A 30km walk in and around the hills and valleys of the south coast
21. 3 marathons in 2 days - Coast to coast jog along Hadrians Wall - 21st July
22. One mile swim in Crystal Palace Park's old international pool - 28th July
23. Crystal Palace Sprint Tri - 750m Swim/20km Ride/5km Run - 4th August
24. Carry an A+K ball everywhere I go for a week - 11th August

For future challenges please email ben.sadler@aliveandkicking to find out more