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Cheeky Monkey’s Marathon Challenge

What it is? The Cheeky Monkey’s Marathon Challenge is a great way for your school or group to have fun and raise vital funds for Children with Cancer UK!

How does it work? You choose an activity based on the number 26, the number of miles in a marathon, and children are sponsored to participate. If you scroll down you can check ideas for the challenges as well as a step-by-step guide of how to participate.

What resources do you need? What resources do you need? We have different resources you can use like a letter for parents – that will tell them more about the Cheeky Monkey challenge and Children with Cancer UK – or a presentation of how your donations help. Check them all in our resources section!

Where will your fundraising go? Your fundraising helps to save young lives. If you wish, you can keep up to 50% of the proceeds for your own school or group.

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Choose a Challenge

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Collect the money

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Send your donation

Challenge Resources

Ideas for Challenges

The Cheeky Monkey’s Marathon Challenge is based around the number 26, the number of miles in a marathon. You can see below some of our favourite Challenge ideas for your school or group. But you can also be creative and come up with your own one!


Have 26 different exercise stations around the hall, get sponsored for each one completed.


Cheeky Monkeys love to jump - skip, jump or bounce for 26 minutes.


What about a Cheeky Monkey spell-athon? Learn to spell 26 new words or solve 26 anagrams.


A Cheeky Monkey cook-athon with 26 recipes, all using banana.


Cheeky Monkey wash-athon. Wash 26 cars to raise money.


Make a collage of 26 different Cheeky Monkeys or other animals.

Good deeds

Not so Cheeky Monkeys - complete 26 good deeds in a week.


Monkey Charades - mime the titles to 26 different films or books.

Top tips

Here are some ideas to help you make the most of your Cheeky Monkey’s Marathon Challenge.

  • Remember to get permissionChildren under 16 must have parental consent to participate in fundraising. If your Challenge is going to take place outside of your regular premises, you will need permission from the relevant authority.  For example, if your Challenge is a sponsored walk around the local park, you will need permission from the local Council. 
  • Set a target and tell everyone how much you and your group are aiming to raise.
  • Get everyone involved! The more help you have, the easier your Challenge will be. Use your newsletters, Facebook page and Twitter and Instagram accounts to spread the word far and wide.
  • Make sure every child has a sponsorship form. We will include five in your Challenge Pack which you can photocopy and hand out to everyone.
  • Send a letter to parents telling them more about the Cheeky Monkey’s Marathon Challenge and the work that Children with Cancer UK does. Visit our Resources section for a template letter.
  • Your local press is a great way to promote your Challenge and to get some extra donations. Use the template press release in our Resources section to let the local paper know about your fundraising.
  • Collect money promptly after the Challenge. You may want to choose a specific date to have children return their sponsorship form and money.
  • Thank everyone who takes part and everyone who donates. Use the Thank You poster provided in your pack to show everyone how much you raised.
  • Send us your stories and photos, we love to hear how you have raised money to support Children with Cancer UK!

Register Form

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If you raise any of the following amounts for Children with Cancer UK, we'll send you a goody bag of fantastically fun Cheeky Monkey souvenirs to share with every child who took part!

What you'll receive...

£100+ Goody bag containing stickers and Cheeky Monkey and friends Klip'emons

£500+ Stickers, Klip'emons and some special Cheeky Monkey Rubik's cubes.

£1000+ All of the above, plus some Caps and a few very special Cheeky Monkey calculators.

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