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Challenge Event Series

Fundraising events are one of the most important ways that we raise money to sustain our programme of good works across Manchester. But at We Love MCR Charity, much like our city, we tend to do things a bit differently...

Each year, we host unique mind-over-matter fundraisers as part of our Challenge Event Series. The Series gives our loyal supporters a chance to raise vital funds for our work, whilst coming away with unforgettable memories!


  • St. Ann's Square - 25th January 2024, 5:45pm to 7pm

This January, the ONLY firewalk to ever take place in Manchester city centre returns to St. Ann's Square!

We Love MCR Charity and 50 brave firewalkers made history in 2021, raising a scorching £18,000 in the process for our work with Manchester's unbeatable communities and young people.

This time we're doubling the thrill by doubling the lanes, and we have award-winning international samba reggae percussion band Batala Manchester joining us to add to the atmosphere! Giving generous and fearless fundraisers the chance to test their resolve, and brave the coals in this ultimate mind-over-matter challenge...

Dare you join us?

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Act NOW to secure your place. Please take these three steps to Register:​

1) Fill out the registration form at this link. Forms are submitted to us in date-order - do this now so you have the best chance to secure your place. We will email an acknowledgement.

2) Pay an event entry fee of £20, which helps to cover the event costs. Payments can be made on JustGiving via this link. (Make sure you select “One-Off” payment option). Please then email your receipt to to confirm your payment. 

3) Set up an online JustGiving Sponsorship Page by pressing the 'Start Fundraising' button on the page at this link, then send your individual Fundraising Page link via email to . You need to set a minimum fundraising target of at least £200 on your page (or higher if you prefer), and to raise at least £200 as a condition of participating in the Firewalk.  

The Requirements To Take Part:

Participants must be 16+ years of age. The number of places will be limited to 100 – available on a first-come first-served basis.



We make our events as inclusive as possible. The coals are not accessible for wheelchair users. For people with limited mobility or eyesight please give us full details on your Registration form, and we will do whatever we can to facilitate your walk whilst following the expert advice of our event providers. Each person will be considered as an individual, with a personalised response.


Participants are asked to begin registration between 17:15 - 17:45 on Thursday 25th January, with the event expected to finish around 19:00.


Past Challenges..

We Love MCR Valentine's Dip 2023

  • Sale Water Park - 18th Feb 2023

Eighty fearless 'dippers' went up to their necks in 6-degree February water in the first cold-water challenge event of its kind for We Love MCR.

Over £21,000 was raised by our incredible supporters, who took to the water in all sorts of fancy dress after embracing the Wim Hof technique, and even had an ice bath after!

Take a look at our blog post below to see the costumes on show!

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We Love MCR Abseil Challenge 2022

  • One Regent, Castlefield - 16th/17th July 2022

Over 100 daredevil Mancs took the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to complete the biggest top-to-bottom abseil Manchester has ever seen!

Over £41,000 was raised by our incredible supporters, making it the most successful sponsored event in We Love MCR history!

Take a look at our blog post and get a feel for the 260ft of rope that our abseilers travelled down!

We Love MCR Firewalk 2021

  • St. Peter's Square - Thursday 13th October 2021

50 fearless firewalkers joined us for the most daring challenge the City centre had seen for a long time!

Over £18,000 was raised in the end, marking our return from lockdown with the most successful self-ran fundraising event in We Love MCR history - until the Abseil of course!

Take a look at the story posted the day after the event to get a flavour of the night.

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