World Cup Challenge

HEY Children’s University are on a mission to reach Qatar in time for the World Cup Final – but we need your help!

We’re asking staff and pupils to walk, cycle or run to rack up the miles for our virtual challenge! By working together, we can reach 4,284 miles on this virtual challenge, all whilst making a difference right here in our region for the children who need us the most and they need us now more than ever.


Step 1: Pick a date or timeframe between 1st November – 18th December 2022 for your class to take on their challenge. Make it work for you and your timetable!

Step 2: Choose a distance that you’d like pupils to attempt to reach i.e., twice around the playing field – but make sure you know how far that is.

Step 3: Track the distance each pupil does and add it up. Let’s see which school can get the furthest!


It’s free to register and each school will receive bunting to help decorate your classroom.

All we ask is that you pledge to fundraise as much as possible as a team to help support local children who are at a disadvantage.

To register and receive your Fundraising Pack please contact Rebecca, our Community and Events Fundraiser at and she’ll be in touch to help you along the way!


HEY Children’s University Joke Box Final

Hull & East Yorkshire Children’s University are joining forces with The Hull Comedy Festival this year, to host a Joke Box competition as part of the festivals 15th Anniversary events and charity partnership.

The Joke Box Competition is to find the funniest joke teller from the children and schools that the charity work with. HEY Children’s University strive to raise the self-esteem and aspirations of young people by developing and providing unique learning experiences that they otherwise may not have. The partnership will help the young people who take part to build their confidence, develop communication and presentation skills and hopefully, providing some big belly laughs for the city.  

Join us at KINGS Sunday 20th November to see who will be crowned as our region’s funniest joke teller in front of a specially selected comedy panel.

Tickets are on sale now Hull & East Yorkshire Children’s University Joke Box Final | JokePit – The Comedy Box Office



Festive Fancy Dress Abseil

Santa and Elf costumes at the ready as we take to the heights of K2 in Hull!

Join us on Sunday 4th December for this urban adventure with this epic abseil down Hull’s tallest office building. 360° views of our wonderful city and an exhilarating 200ft descent, guaranteed to get the adrenaline pumping.

Registration: £30pp

Fundraising target: £150pp

Register your interest today and we’ll keep you posted on all the latest news for the HEY CU Festive Fun Abseil

Email Rebecca on


Hull Colour Run

The most colourful run in East Yorkshire is back!

The perfect family event to be part of this summer. Walk, jog or dance your way around East Park as you get covered in paint at this rainbow fun run.

The event is open to everyone of all ages, no matter their fitness ability.  There are no official winners or times, it’s just all about having fun!

By running for HEY Children’s University you can make a difference to the children in Hull and East Yorkshire who needs us the most, all we ask is that you fundraise as much as you can.

To register visit and select HEY Children’s University from the drop down list of charities to support.

Already got your place and ready to start fundraising? Join #TEAMHEYCU today and make a difference.

We can’t wait to see you all there!

ABP Humber Coastal Half Marathon

Sunday 18th September, Kings Road Cleethorpes -, 10.00am

This is a fantastic scenic event, set in the lovely seaside resort of Cleethorpes, providing runners with amazing views and far reaching scenery over the Humber estuary, finishing with a rousing home straight welcome along the Promenade. The back drop of the beach is breath taking as you approach the finish line, this will be unforgettable!

ALL RUNNING ABILITIES  WELCOME – Whether you are a new runner, or a seasoned runner looking for a PB this is the perfect event!

HEY Children’s University have just 10 FREE charity places available for our supporters to represent HEYCU on the day, with a fundraising target of £100 which will go a long way in helping to inspire Hull’s next generation.

If you’d like to join and make a difference to local children please email our Community & Events Fundraiser, Rebecca at today!

We’re all about making dreams for local children who don’t have any for their futures, your support can make dreams come true for the children who need us the most.

The Big Half, London

Returning on Sunday 4 September 2022, The Big Half is set to have an unmissable festival atmosphere – and everyone’s invited!

HEY Children’s University have just 10 FREE charity places available for our supporters to represent HEYCU on the day.

Join #TeamHEYCU and take on a stunning course that sets off by Tower Bridge in central London and finishes at the famous Cutty Sark in Greenwich.

Entry Fee via HEYCU: FREE

Fundraising target: £400

You’ll also receive a FREE charity t-shirt so you look the part on the course!

Please email our Community & Events Fundraiser, Rebecca at to book your place

We’re all about making dreams for local children who don’t have any for their futures, your support can make dreams come true for the children who need us the most!

Hull 10k 2022

Join #TeamHEYCU to run Hull 10K in 2022!
Run to support local children who need us the most as we work to provide children living in the most deprived areas across Hull and East Yorkshire with unique learning experiences to help encourage learning, build self-esteem and inspire dreams for their future, as many don’t have any.

Join in the fun as Run for All returns to Hull this year for it’s 11th race, you’ll even run right passed our HEYCU house on Cottingham Road so be sure to give us a wave.

Once you’ve booked your place in the event, let the team know so we can send you your fundraising running pack.

Email our Community and Events Fundraiser, Rebecca at with any questions.

GET CAKED! Will be back in 2023

Are you ready to GET CAKED? Join the muddiest challenge in East Yorkshire and raise money for HEY CU. Climb, crawl & slide through 5 miles of muddy fun in the beautiful grounds of Sledmere House. NO RUNNING NECESSARY AND MOST OBSTACLES HAVE THE OPTION TO PASS IF YOU WOULD PREFER NOT TO TRY THEM.  It’s just £25 to register (GET 21% OFF if you sign up in January) and you just need to commit to raising a min of £40 in sponsorship. The event is organised by Dove House Hospice so a percentage of your registration fee will go to them, 100% of your sponsorship money will go to HEY CU.


This is a challenge that even total novices can take on.

It will be such a fun experience, so get a few friends together and take on the challenge to make a difference to local children.  It would make a fab corporate team building activity too!


Check back later when we announce the new date for 2023!

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