The January Challenge Charity Initiatives To Inspire  
The January Challenge Charity Initiatives To Inspire  

The January Challenge Charity Initiatives To Inspire  

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Looking for January challenges to improve your wealth and well-being this 2023?  

We’ve got you covered. We’ve listed seven exciting January challenge charity initiatives to inspire you and make a difference.   

Fitness Challenges

January Wellness Challenge

1. Cancer Research UK’s 31 Days of Yoga in January


Fancy doing yoga for 31 days in January? Then join Cancer Research UK’s 31 Days of Yoga. Do yoga for 30 min a day on average for the next 31 days. You can complete the challenge in any way that suits you, whether it is joining your local yoga class or studio or following a YouTube video of your choice. Yoga with Adriene is a good place to start, but if you’re experienced, take the lead, and create your flow.  

By completing the challenge, you’ll help beat cancer by raising life-saving donations. According to Cancer Research UK, in the ‘70s, just one in four people survived their fight against cancer for 10 years or more. Today, with the help of research, two in four survive.  

Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to see three in four people surviving cancer for 10 years or more by 2034.  

Sign up for free and you’ll receive:​ 

A free t-shirt (which you can wear proudly throughout the challenge to raise awareness).  

A free online Giving Page.  

A digital fundraising pack. 

Join the Yoga January challenge today!  

2. RED January

Feeling a bit blue? It’s quite common in January. You can beat the winter blues away by going out of your comfort zone and moving every day. Join thousands of people and do RED January together. You can sign up as an individual or as a team. You and your family or friends can do this challenge together! Download your RED January calendar here to beat the blues one day at a time and set your movement goal. The choice is yours, whether you run, swim, cycle or even dance!   

Set your personal fundraising goal and go the extra mile for everyone experiencing mental health challenges. All proceeds will go to Sport in Mind, RED January’s official charity partner.  

Join the RED January Challenge today!  

January Running Challenge

3. Age UK’s Run Your Age

Looking for motivation to get moving in 2023? Don’t let your age hinder you from achieving your health goals! Join Age UK’s Run Your Age January challenge 

Get to challenge yourself to run or walk a distance based on your age for the whole month of January and help raise funds to support older people during the winter months and beyond.  

Join the Run Your Age January challenge today!  

January No Drinking Challenge

Month-long sobriety challenges have widely encouraged millions of people worldwide to abstain from alcohol for a month and beyond. Results? Only positives! We’d want more of that not just in January but in 2023 and beyond!  

4. Alcohol Change UK’s Dry January

If you’ve had too much alcohol in your system after a month of binge drinking, we blame the countless parties and festivities. A 31-day booze ban might be a terrific way to take a break and give your body (and mind) a total reset. If you’re up for the challenge, Dry January invites you to a one-month alcohol-free lifestyle. Improve your sleep and mental health, get gorgeous skin, save money, and feel like a whole new being!   

Join the Dry January challenge today!   

Read next: This Is What Happens To Your Body During Dry January 

January Reset Challenge

5. Veganuary 

Vegan Food

Had an indulgent meat fest over the holiday season? We can relate. Who can say no to those salivating roast beef and turkey trimmings? No one. But if you feel a bit guilty, taking some time off meat would be a good overhaul reset. 

Signing up to Veganuary, a global movement challenging people to go vegan for 31 days, would be your best bet. Over 629,000 people signed up for Veganuary’s 2022 challenge and it’s getting bigger year after year. With sustainability and climate change at the forefront of our minds, it’s no surprise most of us are looking for ways to live greener. The best way to do that is to eliminate meat, specifically beef, from our diets. Scientists agree that cutting out meat is the single best way individuals can tackle the climate and wildlife crises. 

According to experts, a vegan diet is an antioxidant-rich one; it’s loaded with vegetables and fruit that can combat acne and reduce acne formation while promoting radiance and a healthy glow of the skin. In addition, people who don’t eat meat have a lower risk of heart disease.  

See the short-term effects and decide if veganism is for you. Read next: Here’s What Happens To Your Skin When You Do Veganuary 

Join the Veganuary January challenge today!  

6. No Spend January

Spent beyond your means in Christmas shopping? You’re not alone. According to the charity StepChange, it takes the average Brit seven months to get rid of their Christmas debt. So, if you’re looking to save some pounds, join the No Spend January challenge.  

This January challenge helps you get on track with your spending and cut back on not essentials like coffee runs, eating out or unnecessary shopping. The challenge doesn’t force you to not spend at all but low spend at least to make sure you recover from your festive debt. Happy saving!  

January Fitness Challenges

7. Mind’s Winter Walk 2023

Winter Walk

If you’re not up for a 31-day challenge, no worries. There are two-day events like Mind’s Winter Walk 2023 that equally makes a massive difference in people’s lives. Invite your family, friends or go solo!  

Have a magnificent event to walk off the Christmas celebrations, and kick-start your New Year fitness regime! Choose between full and half marathon options, both starting and finishing at The Oval Cricket Ground on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 January 2023. This event is strictly walking only. No jogging or running is allowed. A fantastic way to do your mindfulness stroll!  

Join Mind’s Winter Walk 2023 January challenge today!  

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