Challenge 30 – Raising Funds for Magpie

Thank you to everyone who joined our successful Challenge 30!

Focusing on individual creativity, responsibility and success, Challenge 30 had 3 simple rules:

  • #1: Create: Participants were asked to pick an enjoyable activity or find a tasty food and in any way, shape or form, do 30! The goal was to accomplish 30 of your favourite something – giving 30 high-fives, doing 30 push-ups, raising £30, eating 30 carrots, etc. We asked everyone to be as imaginative as they’d like! All proceeds went to support Magpie dancers.
  • #2: Celebrate: Once each individual or team conquered their own Challenge 30, they were asked to let us know! Individuals posted photos to Facebook or Twitter and tagged @MagpieDance using #Challenge30 to show off their outstanding achievement.
  • #3:  Share: Individuals were encouraged to pass on their challenge and invite friends and family to partake in their own endeavour using #Magtag. Together we shared the story of Magpie’s 30-year success together, one challenge at a time.

Learn more about Magpie’s 2015 Challenges below

Magpie’s Littlest Rep

During their holiday, General Manager Laura Graham and her husband Stuart celebrated their son’s 4th birthday at Peppa Pig World in Southampton. In Magpie spirit, Matthew conquered 30 rides to raise £30 in support of our Challenge 30 initiative – Well done, Matthew!

‘Run or Dye’ 5k

Team ‘Run or Cry’, headed by Trisha Needham of The Churchill Theatre, raised £916 for Magpie during a 5k in May. Thank you to all the runners and to their 52 friends and family members who contributed to the campaign! For photos, click here.

The Regent’s Park 10k

Operations Co-ordinator Elaine Foley decided to conquer her goal of running for 30 minutes or more and signed up to run the Regent’s Park 10k on 28th May while raising money for Magpie through justgiving. Congratulations to Elaine and her teammates Chris, Alex and Andrea who raised over £600 for our 30th year!

The Nuts Challenge

Youth Group Director Natasha Mansfield-Osborne and friends Clare and Kathryn, Youth Group Assistant Facilitator Erica Moshman and Operations Co-ordinator Elaine Foley tackled a 7k muddy assault course called the ‘Nuts Challenge’ in Swires Farm, Dorking. In total, they raised £1111.03 ( £165 from the Summer School sharing) for Magpie’s 30th year!  Thank you to everyone for making the aches and pains worth their while! For fun photos, click here.

All day Dance-a-Thon

Massive thanks to the amazing team at Charities Aid Foundation! They raised £480 for Magpie after an all-day dance-a-thon at their office. We are ever so grateful that they organised an event to support Magpie Dance in our 30th year.

Specialty Christmas card shop

One of Magpie’s dancers + volunteers, Megan Clements, raised £100 for Magpie’s 30th year by selling Christmas cards over November and December. We are so thankful for her passion and ongoing support!

To everyone who supported Magpie during our 30th year, through personal challenges and donations at our fundraising events or online through justgiving, we send our sincere gratitude. None of what we do would be possible without you. 



Please help us raise £1,200 to rent the venue for our weekly youth and adult dance classes in Bromley. Text:

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to donate now with Just Giving. Thank you!