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Local GP, Katie Hutchinson, took on a tandem skydive in aid of Age UK Solihull in May 2022

Challenge 40

Challenge (720 × 343 px) (1).pngOur supporters have been joining in with our 40th anniversary celebrations by taking part in Challenge 40.

Read about the various 40-based challenges they have come up with, including giving 40 daffodils to 40 people, a 40 yard nearest the pin golf competition, and 400,000 steps a day for 40 days.

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Some of our fantastic fundraisers who have raised funds to help us support older people in Solihull in the past.

  • Great Birmingham Runners

    Several supporters, like Rob Tonks from GoodGym Solihull (pictured), have completed the Great Birmingham Run in aid of Age UK Solihull over the years.

    Click below to read about them and the incredible amounts they raised.

    Great Birmingham Runners 

  • Our skydivers

    These daredevils all took the leap of a lifetime and raised funds for us by jumping out of a plane.

    Read about the brave fundraisers who have completed a tandem skydive for us over the years.


  • Fun Runners

    In June 2023, Dean Perrysmith completed the Sutton Coldfield Fun Run, raising over £260 for Age UK Solihull. Like us, the Fun Run was celebrating it's 40th anniversary this year!

    In May 2022, a group of Solihull mums completed the Knowle Fun Run in aid of Age UK Solihull, dressed as grannies. They raised almost £1,000 between them, and deservedly also won the trophy for the best fancy dress.

    Also completing the run was supporter, Manish Kumar, who took on the 10k race and raised £158 to help us support older and vulnerable people in the Solihull borough.

    More about the Knowle Fun Run 2022 

  • Captain Tom 100 Challenge

    Solihull Healthcare Partnership joined team Age UK Solihull for the Captain Tom 100 Challenge, which took place in April 2021 to mark what would have been Captain Sir Tom Moore's 101st birthday.

    The SHP team took on a range of 100-themed challenges, from 100 minutes paddling on the river (pictured) to spotting 100 deer, and eating 100 squares of chocolate.

    The team raised £132 to help us provide our services for older and vulnerable people in Solihull.

  • Fundraising during the pandemic

    We had to cancel several of our planned fundraising activities due to lockdowns and coronavirus restrictions, but our dedicated supporters managed to come up with some fantastic virtual fundraising ideas.

    Click below to read about our fundraisers, like Matt Smith (pictured), who ran the distance from Land's End to John O'Groats in his back garden!

    You can also read about the other wonderful people and organisations who supported us though an incredibly difficult time for us as a charity and for our older clients.

    Support during the pandemic 

  • Peaky Climbers

    In July 2019, four colleagues from local solicitors, Sydney Mitchell, completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, calling themselves the 'Peaky Climbers'.

    They raised over £1,500, which was split between us and Sydney Mitchell's other chosen charity, The Buddy Bag Foundation.

    Click below to read more about our Charity of the Year partnership with Sydney Mitchell, and our partnerships with other businesses.


    Corporate Partnerships 


If you're feeling inspired after reading about the incredible amounts our supporters have raised for us in the past, click below to find out how you can take on one of our personal challenges while raising funds to help us to continue with our work to improve the lives of older people in Solihull.

You could do a parachute jump or run of your own, or see if there's another challenge that takes your fancy.

Fundraising Ideas