A&E shift challenge

Take on the A&E Shift Challenge in 2024

No one wants to be in A&E but our local NHS teams provide exceptional care whenever someone needs them most. They do this even in the most difficult circumstances.

Our A&E staff are constantly on the go, with some of them covering an astounding 11 miles during their busiest shift. That’s why we’re challenging our community to see if they can go the distance for 30 days to support our emergency and urgent care teams by taking on an A&E Shift Challenge.

Alternatively, if a distance challenge isn’t for you but you’d still like to show your support for your local emergency and urgent care teams, we’d love you to get involved by tackling the A&E Night Shift Challenge!

Why we are raising money for A&E

Telmo is an emergency department staff nurse. He works 12 hour shifts, day and night:

Telmo Constantino, staff nurse, Royal Free Hospital

“It is a demanding job. In resus, you don’t walk so much because you’re staying with the patient but in other areas of the department you walk a lot. Sometimes I’m very tired after a shift. The secret to a good day is not coming in thinking this is going to be easy.”

Telmo Constantino, staff nurse, Royal Free Hospital

A&E Shift Challenge

You can take on the A&E Shift Challenge for 30 days in three ways:

Walk 10,000 steps every day

Cycle 10km every day

Run 10km every weekend 

By taking on the A&E Shift Challenge, we ask you to raise a minimum of £100. If you exceed this amount, you will receive a free Royal Free Charity tote bag from us to say a huge thanks for your support.

   Order your fundraising pack

A&E Night Shift Challenge

We’ve come up with lots of fun ways you can raise funds for A&E in the new year. Whether it’s hosting a dinner party or a gaming streamathon, be sure to download our night shift fundraising ideas to help you get started!

   Download fundraising pack


Pay in fundraising money or make a donation

If you’ve raised money through a challenge and would like to pay it in, or if you’re unable to take on a challenge and would like to make a donation, you can do either through our A&E Shift Challenge payment page.