The 70 Memorial Challenge

Exploring the War Memorials of Greater Manchester

  • What do you know about the War Memorials of Greater Manchester?
  • Do you know how many memorials there are?
  • Do you know where they are?
  • Do you know what and who they commemorate?

This year is the 70th Jubilee of our Patron, HM The Queen and so we will be challenging you to visit 70 selected memorials, spread across Greater Manchester, over a 2-week period, to record your findings and to share your experience. You will be amazed at the variety of memorials to be found – big, small, hidden or in full public view.

How to apply

  1. Fill out the application form before 1 Sep 2022;
  2. You can apply to as many challenges as you want and the I Love MCR Charity Foundation will determine the candidate taking on the challenge
  3. Wait to be notified by the I Love MCR Foundation
  4. A member of the I Love MCR team will support you throughout your journey and assist in every step of the challenge;
  5. Donate and fundraise* via our official online fundraising partner, Givegain;
  6. 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

  • The list of the 70 War Memorials to be visited will be provided to the selected challenger.
  • You can travel from location to location by Car, Bike or Public Transport.
  • You will be required to ensure your vehicle is fully insured and both you and your vehicle are road legal, as well as being expected to follow the highway code.
  • You can be supported by another family member or friend to assist you with Navigation
  • When the full list of memorials is issued, the challenger will be expected to plan their own route to make the best use of time.
  • You should expect the journey around the memorials will take a number of days to complete.
  • You will be expected to submit selfies showing yourself at each location at the end of each day
  • You must agree for and photo’s or video to be used on the charities social media channels to promote the challenge and encourage fundraising.
  • At certain memorials, you will be required to answer questions about the location.
  • 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
  • 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.
The Soldiers Charity

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Challenge

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is supported by the I Love MCR Foundation and championed at the I Love MCR Power Awards

Who are we

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the Army’s national charity and is here for soldiers, veterans, and their families for life. The charity is one of the largest funders in the military charity sector, supporting 60,000 people and funding over 43 charities across 63 countries last year. The charity supports the Army family through life’s challenges, whether that involves bereavement, injury, getting back to work, elderly care and much more besides. Last year, beneficiaries ranged in age from two to 103.

What we fund

From helping wounded soldiers to adapt to life after service, to assisting elderly veterans to keep their independence, we’re here for the Army family when they need us. We offer support in six key areas: independent living, elderly care, education and employability, mental fitness, families and housing.

Our vision

All serving soldiers, veterans and their immediate families should have the opportunity to avoid hardship and enjoy independence and dignity.