Take on Challenge 13 by completing 13 miles, taking on 13 new activities or completing your own challenge in 13 days 

When Sands launched Challenge15 four years ago, we asked you to challenge the numbers by challenging yourself. We wanted you to help drive down the number of babies who die before, during and shortly after birth, and you did. Thanks to your amazing efforts you have helped reduce this number from 15 to 13.  

Because of you and the changes you have made possible,  at least 1,065 fewer babies have died. 

Whilst this progress is amazing, there is still so much more work to be done. Today in the UK, 13 babies will die before, during or shortly after birth and a further 1 in 4 pregnancies will end in loss. 

Every number represents a much wanted and dreamed-of baby and we must continue to challenge the numbers until every family gets to watch their baby grow up.  

We need to continue our work to save these babies and ensure they have the start to life that every family wishes for. Will you join us on this challenge to end the heartache of baby loss? 

Take on Challenge 13 in memory of these precious and wanted babies, and together we can create a world where fewer babies die.  


Challenge yourself 

Last year, we saw hundreds of you take on Challenge 14 in new and unique ways. What will you do this January? 

  • Run, walk or jog 13 miles  
  • Give up chocolate, alcohol or social media for 13 days 
  • Do 13 press ups, sit ups and squats every day for January 
  • Lose 13 pounds in weight 
  • Spend just £13 per person per week on food for January. 
  • Something else! Create your own Challenge 13 

How does it work? 

  1. Join our Facebook group and register for your fundraising pack
  2. Receive your fundraising pack 
  3. Ask friends and family to sponsor you 
  4. Share photos and videos using #Challenge13
  5. Save babies’ lives 

Should you wish to just register for a pack and not join the Facebook group you can do so here 

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You can also download our achievement badges to share with friends and family and celebrate your accomplishments here.


You can download a Twibbon to frame your profile picture on Facebook here.

Challenge 13 activity calendar

Here you can download a calendar to track your #Challenge13 activities in. You will also receive this in your fundraising pack once you have registered. 

Facebook cover photo

You can download this here

Other resources

Coming soon ...

  • A selfie sign
  • A poster
  • The fundraising guide


Need to know more? 

Email teamsands@sands.org.uk to speak to one of the team

Or head to the Challenge13 FAQs by clicking here.


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