Change a life

There’s a Challenger in you, just waiting to be released. But where – and how – is up to you. If you don’t have a specific challenge in mind yet, we’re here to help. You can start by deciding whether to take on an adventure, skill or personal challenge below.

Afterwards check out our Challengers or Latest news pages to see what other Challengers are planning.


“Challenge means doing new things that force you to push yourself. It’s about accepting the unknown and understanding it will be hard but doing it anyway.”

- Levison Wood, Adventurer

Our top three Adventure Challenges:

“I put together two teams to take part in the annual Scout-organised Four Inns Walk: 65km over some of the toughest moorland in Britain in 24 hour period.” Ian, Warrington

“Climbing Snowdon, Cad air Idris and Pen Y Fan over one weekend in an attempt to raise £6000 for the DofE Charity.” Robert, Wales

“As a participant the bit that you never forget is the expedition. Many of us secretly hanker to experience that buzz of achievement again. This is my chance with a 1000 mile cycle challenge.” Peter, Buckinghamshire

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“We need challenge in our lives to learn about who we are. Where are our boundaries? Why have we set them in the first place?”

- Vivienne Westwood, Designer

Our top three Personal Challenges:

“I will be joining my Air Cadet pals in a tug of war race with a difference: racing another Air Cadet Squadron pulling two Tornado Jet Fighters down the runway at RAF Marham.” John, London

“My mum, dad, uncle, aunt, brother, grandmother and I have all decided that we would team up for the Diamond Challenge and do an ultimate Quadathlon: skydive, run, swim and cycle.” Sherilyn, Middlesex

“My shark dive was amazing! We had a classroom session first, followed by an hour in a tank learning all of the necessary skills, and then in we went!” Kerry, Liverpool

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“As a journalist I see how life never stands still, things are constantly changing. So that language you’ve always wanted to learn, instrument you’ve wanted to play, don’t put it off until tomorrow because who knows what tomorrow will look like.”

- Naga Munchetty, Journalist

Our top three Skill Challenges:

“There are very few trained women coaches in junior rugby. I plan to move across into the coaching side and take my Coaching Level 1 training and assessment” Niki, Yorkshire

“I underwent the theory training for the Essex Voluntary Blood Delivery Service last night and now have to do the practical. Once that’s done I’ll be ‘rostered’ two nights a month to shuttle vital blood, tissue samples, etc. between the hospitals of Essex.” Steve, Essex

“I’m awaiting ligament reconstruction on my ankle, so I have pledged to knit 60 new-born baby hats for the special care unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital” Mike, Cheshire

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Our Headline Diamond Partners

2016 marks the Diamond Anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. In this very special year, meet some of the businesses helping to change young people’s lives.