The cre8in8 challenge

Register your interest for The 2021 #Cre8in8 Challenge

By registering your interest you’ll be the first to hear about our plans and receive updates of what’s in store. 

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About the challenge

Together we can empower vulnerable and disadvantaged children and adults through the creative arts.

Join us in the #Cre8in8 challenge by running 8km on 8 consecutive days – or 8 half-marathons on 8 consecutive days – from 1 August to 8 August while raising money for Create.

In these uncertain times, we have all felt the life-limiting effects of the pandemic. Many of us have felt isolated, confused and frustrated.

Some of us, however, have felt this strain more than others. Young and adult carers, people with disabilities, children and adults with mental ill-health, older people … for many of these individuals, isolation is part of their everyday life – and the pandemic has only made it tougher. They deserve our support.

Create’s mission is to reach society’s most vulnerable children and adults with the transformative power of creativity. Our projects reduce feelings of isolation and boost wellbeing. We bring people together in creative arts workshops that inspire, ignite imagination and build confidence. We show people that they are not alone.

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Create Development Council member, and co-founder of The W8ful Eight, Jonny Breeze
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Donate £88 and you could help provide a young carer like Mary with the opportunity to take part in a workshop, where she can meet and make friends with other young carers who understand her situation, reducing her feelings of isolation.
Read Mary’s story.
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Raise £888 and you could provide a one-day workshop to ten adults like Colin who suffer from anxiety and depression. Providing a vital creative lifeline helps to empower lives, reduce isolation and enhance wellbeing at a time of increased of loneliness and anxiety.
Read Colin’s story.

How do I get involved?
Bored of lockdown? Want to get fit and empower lives? Fill in this short form and we’ll get in touch to give you all the information you need – as well as materials to help you spread the word. 

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What do I have to do? 
Run either 8k or 8 half-marathons on 8 consecutive days from 1 August 2020 to 8 August – and raise money for Create. You will join an exclusive club of 88 runners from around the world, helping to raise money to empower vulnerable and disadvantaged people through the creative arts. 

Setting up your fundraising page

Click here and follow the instructions in our step-by-step guide on how to set up your fundraising page. Your page will then be linked to our #cre8in8 fundraising hub with all the others in the #cre8in8 community!

Once you’ve set up your page ask all your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you, and why not challenge them to do the #cr8in8 challenge too!

Be sure to share your fundraising, training and challenge journey with us by using #cre8in8 and @createcharity on social media so we can celebrate with you! You’ll find images you can use to shout about your challenge in this Google Drive folder

The Create team is here to answer your questions and support you every step of the way, so please get in touch, and check out our fundraising pack for ideas, help and advice.