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Fear Not Challenge

What gives you the heebie jeebies? Do spiders make your skin crawl? Heights make your head spin? Hate speaking in public?

We're all scared of something. Now is the time to put those nerves to bed and conquer your fear for a good cause. Why not sign up to our Fear Not Challenge?

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By signing up you’ll receive six short Bible studies, perfect for personal reflection or guiding small group discussions, and all the support you will need to complete your challenge. 

By taking part, you'll be helping people in poor communities around the world who fear not having a home, food, or opportunities.

Face your fear and bring hope to those who need it most. 

We would love to hear from you if you have taken on Fear Not. Email us at ChurchFundraising@christian-aid.org and send in your stories and photos.

The How-to guide and FAQs below should help you plan and complete your challenge, but if you have any questions along the way do not hesitate to email us!


How to guide

pdf icon Use our helpful hints so you can start planning the best way to face your fear.

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Case study: Bring hope to people like Marilyn 

Marilyn Monton and baby Marilyn was one of millions affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Her life has changed dramatically as she lost not only her home but also her business. Take part in the Fear Not Challenge and help people like Marilyn to rebuild their livelihoods.

Read Marilyn's story

Fear Not FAQs

A: There are many ways to raise money. Think about a fear you have and ask people to sponsor you as you overcome it. Or could you challenge a friend to overcome their fear and make a donation? If you need some fundraising advice, feel free to contact the Fear Not Challenge team

A: Promotion is easy. You can use your local media, emails or social media such as Facebook and Twitter to get the word out there! Mention @ChristianAid and include the hashtag #FearNotChallenge in your post/tweet and we’ll help you to spread the word!

A: When you organise your own personal challenge, it’s always important to think about health and safety. You are encouraged to consider this carefully beforehand as Christian Aid cannot accept liability for anything that happens during your fundraising activity.

A: Yes, you can find Christian Aid’s logo and branding guidelines here. You cannot change the logo in any way and you must ensure that you represent Christian Aid correctly.

A: There a various ways to pay in your sponsorship.

By post

Please ensure that all cheques are made payable to ‘Christian Aid’ and sent to:


Events Fundraising Team

Christian Aid
35 Lower Marsh
London SE1 7RL

Please do not send cash in the post. Remember to mention the Fear Not Challenge.

By credit/debit card

To make a payment with a credit or debit card, call the Supporter Relations team on 020 7523 2048. Please explain this donation is in relation to the Fear Not Challenge.

Electronic banking

You can make direct bank transfers to Christian Aid, if you wish to do so, using the following details: Sort code: 08-90-00 Account number: 65373808.

Please put Fear Not Challenge as a reference on the bank transfer. Please contact us at events@christian-aid.org or call 020 7523 2073 to let us know if you’re paying in sponsorship money via BACS so it can be allocated to your fundraising total.

Online giving website

All money received from these websites are automatically added to your sponsorship total, so all you need to worry about is making sure you’re spreading the word about the challenge you’re taking part in!

If you have any questions about paying in your sponsorship money, just call the Fear Not Challenge team on 020 7523 2073.

A: The money you raise will help make a difference to people around the world who need it most. Visit the what we do section of our website to find out more about the work of Christian Aid and its partners.

A: Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that works with people of all faiths and none and insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.

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