British Heart Foundation

British Heart Foundation Charity Challenge

British Heart Foundation is supported by the I Love MCR Charity Foundation and championed at the I Love MCR Power Awards

Who are we

The BHF funds life saving research into heart and circulatory diseases like heart disease, stroke and vascular dementia, along with their risk factors like diabetes and high blood pressure. We aim to find cures and treatments, so we can give people more time with the ones they love.

What we fund

Since launching in 1961, our work has helped to cut UK deaths from heart and circulatory diseases by more than half. Our ground-breaking science contributed to the first UK heart transplant, and we have also helped fund breakthroughs like pacemakers, portable defibrillators, and heart valve replacements.  

Our vision

Today, we continue funding research to save and improve lives – and in Manchester alone, the BHF currently funds over £16.4 million of research at local universities.

However, despite decades of progress, we still have so much more to do.

The challenge

The BHF 80 Challenge

To be completed: 10/10 – 23/10

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) are proud to be part of the I Love Manchester Charity Challenge 2022. Sadly, every 80 minutes someone in the Greater Manchester area loses their life to heart and circulatory disease. To recognise this we have come up with the 80 challenge to raise funds and awareness of our vital work.

The chosen challenger will pledge to run or walk 80km over a two-week period. In addition, they will agree to complete a daily circuit of 80 burpees, 80-star jumps and 80 sit-ups.

How to apply

  1. Fill out the application form;
  2. You can apply to as many challenges as you want and the charities will determine the shortlist of the candidates;
  3. Wait to be shortlisted;
  4. Share this page to get votes;
  5. A member of the I Love MCR team will support you throughout your journey and assist in every step of the challenge;
  6. Donate and fundraise* via our official online fundraising partner, Givegain;
  7. Find your inner power, complete the challenge within the allocated timeline and become a champion.

*The challenger is encouraged to spread the word about the challenge to their networks, fundraise and encourage people to donate, however, I Love MCR will be promoting the initiative and helping to gather donations.

Terms and conditions

  • You can be supported by anyone on this challenge
  • The person doing the challenge will need to send in proof of the daily exercise routine and then a screenshot of the watch showing 80 miles that have been completed
  • You will be expected to submit selfies throughout your running journey
  • The person accepting the challenge does it in their own time and the organisers and charity will not be liable in the event of any injuries or extra expenses 
  • The challenge must be completed within the designated dates 
  • You will need to commit to attending a video shoot with I Love MCR to help promote your challenge attempt.
  • A member of I LOVE MCR will get in touch with the person selected and will help coordinate the challenge