Kids Alive! 140 Challenge


Free to enter


Free to enter

Let's celebrate Kids Alive! 140th birthday! 🍰

Join in the celebrations of the longest-running children’s magazine in the world, as it marks its 140th anniversary. Instead of a giant cake and presents (blowing out the candles would take for ever!) we encourage kids from across the UK get involved in a challenge to raise money for their local corps. The idea is that you ask people to sponsor you to do 140 things and/or try to raise £140.

Each week starting from 10 July until their anniversary issue on 21 August, Kids Alive! will feature a themed week to inspire you with ideas on how to get involved.

The six themes are:

  • Show off your sporty skills
  • Discover a love of learning
  • Connect with your creativity
  • Embrace an environmentally friendly activity
  • Acts of kindness
  • Invent your own idea

The top fundraiser in each category will each win a £20 voucher for The Entertainer!

Adults are welcome to get involved too – Kids Alive! editor Justin Reeves is going to run 140km!

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Excited to get started?

Once you have signed up with your parents' or guardians' permission, you can then create your fundraising page and get sponsored for your 140 challenge!

sign up here

Frequently asked questions:

Do you have any more questions?

We have a fabulous team ready to help you so please get in touch if you have any questions or are unsure about how to get started.

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