first_img The Poetry Challenge will be held on 5 October this year at the October Gallery in London’s Bloomsbury. The annual event encourages people to learn a poem by heart and recite it to an audience, raising money for charity.The event organisers hope that it will inspire others to run their own Poetry Challenge to raise funds for their favourite charities.The Poetry Challenge was set up in 1995 by author, activist and social inventor Nicholas Albery. He loved poetry and was the author of the best-selling Poem for the Day book.He established the Poetry Challenge as a means to raise funds for his favourite charities and to help others do the same.The royalties from the Poem for the Day book are donated to the Natural Death Centre, a charity which he founded with his wife Josefine Speyer.The Poetry Challenge continues to be held on the first Sunday of every October, despite Albery’s death in a car accident in 2001. His widow now runs it with Cornelia Broesskamp and Claudia Bolton to support their charities too.Entrance fee is by donation. Each participant has to download a sponsorship form and collect pledges in advance of the event.Last year’s event raised over £10,000. [youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmJ5BVugr8s[/youtube] Tagged with: Events Annual poetry fundraising challenge returns for 2014 Howard Lake | 25 September 2014 | Newscenter_img  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img