Help Yourself, Help Your NHS

The past few months have been hugely challenging, because coronavirus has forced us all to sacrifice so much. During these unprecedented times, it’s important that you look after your physical and mental health.

Therefore, we’re encouraging you to pledge to make a healthier lifestyle choice and raise funds for Leeds Teaching Hospitals and help us continue to support our hard-working NHS staff during these challenging times ahead.

There are so many ways you can get involved, from walking a mile a day to setting yourself a physical exercise challenge in the comfort of your own home or garden.

Simply set up your Facebook fundraiser or JustGiving page, share with friends and family and get started!


Get Involved

Social distancing doesn’t mean not being socially active. Not being able to get together with others so easily is a good opportunity to set new personal challenges, to stay fit and try new activities in support of your local hospitals.


  1. Choose your activity (ideas below)
  2. Set up a fundraising page on Facebook or JustGiving
  3. Share your activity on social media – why not join our Mascot Ernie and his fundraising friends on our Facebook group?
  4. Nominate your friends to join in!
Step for the NHS

Make your steps count! Join our #StepfortheNHS challenge and see how many steps you can rack up to support your NHS hospitals!

Sign up here
Run for Heroes

Whether it’s 5k, 10k, half marathon, full marathon or even further, set yourself the target of hitting your next level for your NHS hospitals!

Set up your fundraising page
30-day exercise challenge

Whether it’s press-ups, planks, squats or star jumps, set yourself a 30-day challenge to improve and support your NHS hospitals!

Set up your fundraising page
Quiz Night

Get quizzical with a Big Quiz!

Organise your own virtual charity quiz at home – invite your friends and break a mental sweat for your NHS hospitals!

Set up your fundraising page
Kick the Habit

Feel better by giving up unhealthy snacks, food or drink to support your NHS Hospitals!

Maybe give yourself an IT detox and delete social media for a month, or swap the bus for a bike?

Set up your fundraising page
Sponsored Read

A great challenge for adults and children! How many books can you read in a month?

Reading is a great way to improve your mental wellbeing – set yourself a target or challenge your friends to see who can read the most!

Set up your fundraising page