Take part in the 190 challenge for LGBT+ young people

by Just Like Us
March 2024

Two stick figures running on a rainbow track with LGBT+ Pride flags for the 190 challenge for Just Like Us

Growing up, we spend 190 days at school every year. For 91% of LGBT+ young people, those days are spent hearing homophobic and transphobic slurs as they walk the school corridors.

In schools today, 42% of LGBT+ pupils are bullied. And they’re twice as likely to feel lonely every day at school.

So, we’re inviting you to take the 190 challenge and fundraise for Just Like Us, helping to transform their days in school for the better.

What is the 190 challenge?

To represent the 190 days young people spend in school each year, you can run, row, cycle, hike or swim 190km or create your own 190-minute challenge to fundraise for Just Like Us.

You’ll be improving the lives of LGBT+ young people, so they can feel safer and happier at school.

How do I take part?

  1. Decide what your 190 challenge will be (it can be 190km or 190 minutes, and you can do it all at once or across Pride month)
  2. Create your Just Giving page, explaining why this cause matters to you, and tag @JustLikeUsUK on social media so we can help promote it
  3. Get training and asking for donations!

Need more info?

Please feel free to get in touch, and read our fundraising pack with more details.