Summary of the All in One

Pleasure from learning, physical activity and social contribution to all parts of our community

This is our challenge – The All in One. Why not just have a go and do something different?

The benefits are:

  • it’s a structured and creative approach towards leading a healthy and interesting lifestyle
  • it offers personal achievement. You should get real satisfaction from each of the three elements
  • you can choose to develop new skills, sports and/or connections
  • you can choose to use your cumulated skills and wisdom – which might otherwise be lost – for the benefit of others and within a publicly recognised context.

If you complete the challenge there are the benefits of becoming a Full Member of The Challenge Hub (please see the “Full Members” page), the certificate which we will send you and public recognition on our Roll of Honour.

But really it’s about having fun, establishing your boundaries and feeling good in yourself.

The Rules

You must be aged 55+ when you start.

You must complete achievements within each of the three categories of (a) learning (b) physical activity and (c) making a social contribution.

Qualifying achievements are listed below for each of the three categories. Each are marked as attracting 1, 2, or 3 points, depending on how demanding they are.

To complete the challenge – and to become a Full Member of The Challenge Hub – complete one task from each category which together attract at least 6 points. For 6 points the options would therefore be to select challenges at 3×2 points or as 1, 2 and 3 points.

A Roll of Honour will record all those who complete The All in One Challenge and we will highlight the names of all those who become Full Members with 8 or 9 points.

Members have 3 years from registering with The Challenge Hub in which to complete the challenge.

How to tell us you have completed the Challenge

Plan your challenge

What follows is a menu for the Learning, Physical and Social Contribution challenges. The Physical challenges are divided into lots of different activities by alphabetical order. You can only do one of them and so we suggest that you open the One Point bar to see what type of activity catches your imagination. Then have a look at the Two and Three Point bars to establish the level of physical challenge which you would like to take on for that activity.

You only need 6 points across three disciplines (1+2+3 points or 2+2+2 points) so take your time to plan the structure and balance of the challenge that suits you. We are confident that with thought you will be able to build your own exciting and challenging programme.

Then switch across to our Learning, Physical and Social Contribution pages on this website for loads of ideas on how to meet the challenge which you have set yourself.

Good luck. Have fun. It doesn’t matter if you don’t complete it but just have a go and see where you get to.


A. Learning

Learning is not limited to academic subjects and we wish to emphasize equal encouragement for the learning of new skills and crafts. In structuring our points-system we have attached more emphasis to the period of time over which Members are engaging with an on-going learning initiative than the intensity of their commitment over that period.

Attracting 1 Point
Attracting 2 Points
Attracting 3 Points

B. Physical Challenge

We aim to reward people who either take on a new physical sport or activity or who radically up-grade their involvement in a particular sport or activity. We would like to avoid rewarding people who simply carry on doing what they are already doing because that is not really a challenge for them. The difficulty is to reflect that in a one-size-fits-all menu and so please try to honour the spirit of The All in One by pushing new boundaries.

Disabilities: We are aware that some physical challenges may not be accessible for people with a range of impairments or health conditions. If after exploring all possibilities (remembering that this is a challenge!) you are not able to find a physical challenge which would earn you 1 Point then please contact us in advance with (a) a brief description of the issues which you face (b) why none of the suggested physical activities are possible for you and (c) a suggested modification. You might also want to have a look under “Disability Sport” within the “Physical” page on this website for ideas. We hope you will understand that we are obliged to protect the integrity of The All in One and so we may ask for further details or make suggestions but if we are sure that no 1 Point activity is open to you then we will be extremely happy to approve a suitable alternative that enables you to gain the 1 Point physical challenge needed for you to complete and enjoy The All in One.

Safety: While you are responsible for your own safety and well-being in the course of selecting and undertaking any of the following challenges we would encourage you to be risk-aware and to take care.

Finally, for a number of the challenges we ask for evidence of accommodation as evidence. That’s just about confirming your location. We aren’t asking you to sleep under canvass – unless, of course, you would like to!

These are in alphabetical order so please scroll down to see all the different categories of activity on offer. Don’t be deterred by the ones you can’t do. There’s sure to be something for you here somewhere. For example, “Charity Events” is very broad and might involve much less physical activity than many other options.

Attracting 1 Point
Attracting 2 Points
Attracting 3 Points

C. Social Contribution

This part of The All in One involves making a valuable contribution to society by working as a volunteer in an organisation which is a “Qualifying Organisation”. A Qualifying Organisation is any company which is registered as a charity in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales or which is registered in England or Wales as a Community Interest Company (“CIC”).

Any Qualifying Organisation is fine. Just mention to them that you are enquiring as part of your Challenge and then they will know the extent of your commitment.

These are the Challenges which attract 1, 2 or 3 points respectively:

Attracting 1 Point
Attracting 2 Points
Attracting 3 Points
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