Welcome to the We Are Veterans 2022 Challenge.

The ‘We Are Veterans 2020 & 2021 Big Challenge’ were kiboshed by Covid19, but it’s not got us beaten as we’ve just postponed the challenge to 2022. Our 2020 chosen charity, however, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, voted for by team members who took part in the ‘2019 Big Challenge’, will remain our chosen charity in 2022. We had a very successful ‘Big Challenge’ in 2019 where we saw teams clocking up mileage on a virtual road to Kabul. The 2020 Big Challenge was overtaken by Covid19, so in 2022 we are saying “balls” to Covid19 as the ‘We Are Veterans Big Challenge’ is all about achieving goals. You will have 24 hours in which to score 2022 goals. Whether you chose to do that as part of a team or by yourself if you are superhuman, then that’s up to you. Our focus is on getting those balls in the goal and raising lots of dosh for Scotty’s Little Soldiers. The 2022 Big Challenge will begin at 20:22 hrs on 7th October 2022 and end at 20:22 hrs on the 9th October 2022. Your 24-hour event must fall between these times. All you need to do to take part in the ‘We Are Veterans 2022 Big Challenge’ is to register yourself or your team on this website via the ‘Register Your Event’ tab. We will then send you a digital fundraising pack, complete with our Just Giving link and sponsorship form. Then it is over to you to organise and promote your event to raise lots of cash for Scotty’s Little Soldiers. Beg, borrow and be creative. Whether you are Army, Royal Navy or Royal Air Force you will be able to do at least one or all three. Send us photos and updates and we will help you promote your event via our Social Media pages.

Fundraising ideas

So, we’ve laid down the challenge will you accept it? All the best ideas come to us over a few pints of gin…errr beer. So, pick up the phone, call all your buddies and cajole them into joining your team, then meet them down the pub and make your plans together. In the unlikely event that this method should fail then here are a few ideas for you: Football Goals Rugby Tries Basketball Goals Netball Goals Golf Putts Snooker Pots Be creative with your balls, score goals with tennis balls into buckets, ping-pong balls into paddling pools. Let’s see some wacky ideas with your balls. Want to make your challenge a little tougher, then wear wellies to score your goals, blindfolds, roller-skates, unicycle. Get competitive and compete against other team members: Who can score the most goals? Don’t forget to keep a score of your goals. If you’re no good at juggling your balls, you can get the dartboard out to knock up 2022 bullseyes. Make your goal-scoring fundraiser a great, fun event. Wear fancy-dress, put on a bbq, stick on some tunes, just have a great time, get everyone together and help us raise a serious amount of wonga. If you are utilising a venue to host your event don’t forget to check that it has Public Liability Insurance. If they don’t then you may want to consider taking out some form of event insurance. ‘We Are Veterans’ cannot accept liability for any loss, damage or injury suffered by you or anyone else as a result of taking part in the ‘2022 Big Challenge’.

Have fun and raise funds because Together We Achieve More

We want you to have fun whilst taking part in the 2022 Big Challenge, which is why we recommend signing up a team or, if you are an individual, joining a team. As part of a team, you’re going to get a bellyful of military banter. There’s going to be camaraderie, fun and no doubt a lot of leg-pulling. Be creative with your event. Throw an after-show party, have a BBQ, crank the music up, wear fancy dress (keep the Navy happy), get a bouncy castle for the kids. Whatever you like to make your event as fun as possible for everyone, just keep it simple so the Army can play along too. We Are Veterans isn’t just about raising funds for military and military-related charities, it’s about bringing veterans, serving personnel and their families together. So, what have you got to lose? Dust off your balls and sign up to take part in the fun.

Have you registered?

Register now to receive your fundraising pack with guides on how to prepare and launch your fundraising event and much more.