Join others living
By learning new things, taking exercise and making a social contribution.
Enjoy an active lifestyle and stay healthy
Empower yourself by learning something new
Give back to society and make a difference
The Challenge Hub encourages everyone of any age to learn new things, take exercise and make a social contribution.
We are home to two life-enhancing challenges – “The All in One” for over-55s and “The Charities Challenge” for all ages – which call for achievements in learning, physical activity and/or social contribution. You can learn more about these challenges below.
Not challenge-minded? We still hope to inspire you to do something new and different. So we offer multiple links to websites with ideas for:
- low-cost learning opportunities
- rewarding volunteer positions
- ideas and opportunities for physical activity
We have a “bank” of Members’ learning, volunteering and physical activity experiences – Hub Tales – to give ideas and inspiration for present and future Members. We would truly appreciate your contribution.
Would you like to volunteer with us? We have a growing body of volunteers of all ages and would love to hear from you through our Volunteers page.
Full Membership – linked to eligibility for The All in One – is for over-55s. Associate Membership – for anyone taking part in a Charities Challenge – is for people of any age without restriction. We are a not-for-profit organisation.
We are here for our Members. Please do register. There’s no cost.
We offer two challenges:
The All In One
A challenge for over-55s based on the three elements of learning, staying active and making a social contribution. DofE is all about youth. This is our version for the over-55s – an all-round structure and motivation for fun and self-development with its related health benefits.
The Charities Challenge™
The Charities Challenge enables people of all ages (Members and non-Members alike) to build a community – even of friends and family – around their own challenge, publicise through us and receive Certificates of achievement. Suitable also for care plans for service users with ultra-personal challenges and external accreditation.
For our Full Members (over 55) we run our very own Charities Challenge. As a gentle version of The All in One, it’s a great way to get yourself going.
Why not form a social group, design and run your own Charities Challenge? We’d love you to keep us informed of your progress.
“Bridge to Retirement”
We encourage employers to offer firm foundations for productive and healthy retirement. Please visit our ‘Employers‘ page to find out more.
We ask events organisers to encourage participation by people of all ages. We encourage inter-generational communities through The Charities Challenge. Inter-generational contact is good for us all.
The Challenge Hub can assist as a resource for Link Workers and as a support and motivator for the patients themselves.
There’s so much more
Once registered you will have access to the members’ area of the website – ‘My Hub‘.
See short stories by other members of their many and different learning, physical activity and volunteering experiences. Get ideas and be inspired. Add your own Hub Tale to inform and inspire others.
Members photo area
Share the moments which matter to you or which record your achievements. You will find our Members Photos site with an easy-to-use facility for uploading photos of your own experiences.
Just a Thought
Members can share absolutely any thought. If it’s suitable then we’ll “post” it on the “Just a Thought” page to inform, inspire or entertain other Members. Look out for this icon:
Pages of ideas and information
See our “Be Active”, “Learning” and “Social Contribution” pages for multiple links to those websites which offer learning, physical or social contribution activities.
Updates, articles and information of general interest. Special features on Health and Wellbeing, Inclusive Activity (for those with disabilities) and Charities Challenge News.
The Rules of The All in One
Allowing you to tailor and structure your own personal challenge.
Connecting with others
We have pages on LinkedIn and Facebook which you can follow. We have a Facebook Group for members and non-members and would absolutely love to see you there if you are on Facebook.
Membership expires automatically after three years but is extended to ten years for those who complete The All in One within that time.
We are a not-for-profit organisation for the benefit of those who have registered with us. Registration brings no commitment of any sort and is free. There’s nothing to lose and lots you could gain. Please do join us.