The ReachOut Relay

Run, walk, cycle, swim, skate the distance between our projects!

What is the ReachOut RElay?

The ReachOut Relay is a challenge like no other! Complete 243 miles – the distance between the locations we work, that’s:

London – Leeds – Manchester – Liverpool

This flexible fundraiser can be completed when, where, and how it suits you. Across a week, 2 weeks, or a month at any time in the year.

Make it a solo challenge or tackle it with a team. You can walk, run, cycle, swim, or skate – as long as you clock up the miles, that’s all that matters.

If you’re taking part in a team, why not add a competitive edge by allotting the same miles to each team, and see who can finish them the quickest? Hold your very own completion ceremony and crown the winners in glory!

One of our brilliant corporate partners CBPE Capital completed the ReachOut Relay in May 2023.

Eight teams took on the challenge and raised an incredible £22,000 for ReachOut! We asked Ben Lewis, Director at CBPE to tell us a bit about why they wanted to support ReachOut and the impact they’ve seen.

What benefit has supporting ReachOut had on your organisation / team? 

“Participating in the charity relay and supporting ReachOut has strengthened our team spirit, promoting collaboration, and creating a positive work culture centred on social responsibility (we also found out how competitive certain people in the team are!).”

If you were to sum up your charity relay in a few words, what would they be?

“Inspiring teamwork, unwavering dedication (from most), and meaningful impact.”

Here they are at their awards ceremony! 

To get started, fill in the form below to request your fundraising pack and our Community Fundraising Officer, Lydia will get in touch with you!

How will ReachOut support you?

We’ll be with you every step of the way including:

  • Sending you a ReachOut Relay fundraising pack.
  • Providing certificates to all participants upon competition of the challenge
  • Giving you a shout out on our social media channels
  • If you decide on setting up a celebration ceremony, a member of our team will come along to thank participants and speak about the impact of your fundraising
  • Add your team to our ReachOut Relay leaderboard.
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“At first, I was really hesitant to take on the Project Leader role, despite having mentored with ReachOut. However, with the support of the team I’ve really developed my skills. For example, at the Mentee Graduation, I stood up in front of 200 people and presented an award which is something I would never ever have been able to have done before, and isn’t an opportunity I could gain in my other situations.”

Amy McCutcheon, Project Leader at ReachOut Academy, Dean Trust Ardwick, Manchester.


“Being able to spend the summer working at Rede Partners, was an amazing experience. Whether it was working in HR or Finance, I learned so much about the world of private equity, made great connections with fantastic people and I got to learn first-hand what it would be like to work there! I really believe that I can go onto build the career I want now I’ve been a part for a workplace for real”

Victor Adekunle, 18 years old, ReachOut Ambassador, London


“When I first my mentee, she was very reluctant to participate in the sessions. Now, I see a completely different person! Her confidence has grown and she is happy to join in! She still has some self-doubt when it comes to academic work, but that’s what I hope to help her overcome, because she is a very bright person!

Through mentoring, I’ve learnt I’m a lot more patient than I realised. There will be days where she refuses to participate and those are the days that I really see the importance of the character strengths, for both the mentees and the mentors. It also makes it easier for the mentee to understand the character strengths, when I use them myself”

Myrtle, ReachOut Club mentor at Tufnell Primary School, London


“There are more distractions than ever outside of school, and the commitment of our students to attend ReachOut sessions is testament to the value they place on the relationships they foster there, and the challenge and enjoyment they provide.

ReachOut’s focus on communication skills and character development has become an important aspect of our provision of support for these students. The opportunity to relate to a positive role- model other than their usual teachers is key to the programme’s impact, and the evidence of this has been seen in the students’ attendance, resilience and to their overall progress across all the subjects in the school.”

Thomas Janvrin, Assistant Vice Principal at the Petchey Academy London