Team-Viva!'s Past Challenges
Here are some of the other challenges that Viva! supporters have taken part in, in order to raise money for Viva!.
Keep on Running
Viva! supporter Rob Lupton pounded the streets and footpaths in Summer 2016, in training for the Manchester Half-Marathon in October.
Every step counted and Rob managed to exceed his target and raise over £260! A big thank you to Rob for doing all the hard work! By raising money for Viva!'s vital campaigns, he is helping animals every step of the way!
Rob says: "I want to raise awareness of animal welfare and the positive effects on the environment and our own health by leading a vegan lifestyle." We can't think of a better motivation.
Thank you for all of your support in helping Rob to reach his goal and raise money for Viva! https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Robert-Lupton?utm_id=25
Thanks so much for all your hard work, Rob. You're a Team Viva! hero!
The fantastic KELLY MASON has raised over £2500 for Viva!, by participating in a Charity Boxing Event!
We're absolutely knocked out with this amazing result. Well done Kelly, and thanks to everyone who has contributed!
Read the full story HERE
Viva! supporter Kayode Bryant ran the Hackney Half-Marathon in May 2015, and helped our good causes along the way. He told us:
" Everything I do or say is for the freedom and liberation of all those who are suffering and also in remembrance of those who did suffer. This being animals, humans and the planet. It's all connected".
Thank you to Kayode for his amazing work.
The amazing Gwen did a 50km 3 country bike ride across France, Switzerland and Germany to raise much needed funds for Viva!'s lifesaving campaigns.
Thanks to Gwen for crossing three countries for Viva!
Vegan Athletes For Peace (VA4P) Charity Cycle Challenge
Top Sportsmen cycled the length of Britain to promote Veganism!
Professional footballers Neil Robinson and Dean Howell were joined by rock climber Tris West on a thousand mile quest, from Land's End to John O'Groats, to raise awareness of the peace-loving vegan lifestyle.
They are wonderful role models for us all, and we're delighted that they chose Viva! as a recipient of the funds they raised on the way.
Visit their website http://www.veganathletesforpeace.com to find out more.
THE ‘VEGAN ATHLETES FOR PEACE’ CYCLING TEAM CYCLED 975 MILES FROM LAND’S END TO JOHN O’GROATS IN 9 DAYS – AN AVERAGE OF 108 MILES PER DAY!
Congrats to Neil Robinson, Dean Howell and Tris West for succeeding in their their mighty feat. They raised about £1000 for various charities and auctioned a signed Everton football shirt to raise more. Ah you guys de best!
Simon's swim - Sunday 25th August 2013
On Sunday 25th August 2013 Viva!'s trusty designer Simon Parkin closed down Photoshop and picked up a pair of speedos, ready for the intimidating open water swimming event in Marlow Buckinghamshire.
Simon's race was a taxing 750m in an unpleasantly cold river Thames.
"It was fantastic! I loved taking part. Really enjoyed it. It was tough going at points but gave me a real sense of satisfaction to finish - for someone who's always shied away from sports that was a revelation for me. It was pouring with rain but I didn't even notice. No ill effects from drinking half the Thames! A great day!"
We say congratulations Simon, and thanks for joining the team!
See info about Simon's race, organised by Human Race, here.
Viva!'s Greek runners rack up the miles for the animals
Our runners are passionate vegans and are excited to be representing Viva! and flying the flag for animal rights!
Viva!'s UK staff run for their 20th birthday
As part of Viva! 20th anniversary celebrations, Viva! staff (most of whom are not runners!) ran an amazing 20 miles to raise awareness of the continuing plight of animals...
Inspirational Supporter Dorienne signs up to Bristol 10k and Half-marathon
"I intend to run for as long as I am able and to raise funds to help promote the veggie/vegan cause for as long as I can."
Ash's run - Sunday 15th Sepember 2013
Back in May, Viva!'s IT bloke, Ash, signed up to run the Bristol Half Marathon. Having run this distance before added to the challenge by attempting to shave 15 minutes off his previous personal best time. 4 months of training 4 times a week later, Ash completed the course in 1hr 34min 23secs!
See Ash's JustGiving page here - and sponsor him if you're feeling generous.
Ash says: "Thanks, thanks and more thanks to those who supported me during this event. The run had an electric atmosphere, and I really enjoyed at least half of the race - before the pain kicked in. It was a great day and was proud to be representing Viva! in front of such a large crowd.”
Team Badger - 8th September 2012
Viva!'s Walk for Badgers raised over £800 thanks to you!
Team-Viva! completed a 12 mile walk to raise awareness of the looming threat to badgers in England of 'culling'. A massive thank you to everyone who donated. If you haven't already you can still give to help raise funds for us to continue to fight for Britain's wildlife.
Swim for Life - 24th June 2012
On Sunday 24 June the brave Viva! swimmers awoke on a dank morning in the lake district. They didn’t know what to expect, even whether the event would actually take place as the waters were too treacherous the previous day. As it happened, the conditions had marginally improved – it was on.
The Great North Swim is a 1 mile event in the beautiful Lake District town of Windemere. Miraculously, the entire Viva! team survived and made it back home that day. Read more here..
Welsh 15 Peaks - 3rd July 2010
At 3am on a cool summers night, an intrepid (a nice way of saying foolish) bunch set off on a journey of a lifetime. The 15/24 Viva! Challenge involves walking 48 km in 24 hours, including ascending the 15 Welsh mountain peaks whose summits are above 3,000 ft.
Not all made it, and for good reason. Until this day this is the longest distance I’ve achieved underfoot.
Team Viva! raised a substantial figure of almost £5000 for this gruelling feat.
Read details of the challenge here.