CEO of Legacy Youth Zone – Barnabas Shelbourne is taking part in not one, not two, but 12 Challenges to fundraise for all the young people in Croydon who take part in the services we offer.

Watch his video below to see why he’s doing it


Barnabas hopes to raise £12,000 (£1000 per month) from 01 September 2021 – 31 August 2022. If he’s able to surpass this and reach more than double the donations £25,000 – then he has promised to get a tattoo saying ‘Legacy’! Crazy right – but it was his own suggestion, and secretly we think he just wants any excuse to get a tattoo!



Below you’ll see a list of the 12 challenges Barnabas will be taking part in – some may be hidden as they will be revealed to him closer to the time (we don’t want to give him the opportunity to chicken out!)

If you’d like to support and take part in any activities too, then you can register your interest and a member of the fundraising team will be in touch with you!

Barnabas will be wearing something green every day in September to celebrate our 2nd birthday (officially on 7th September).

You can take part too we’re asking all of our supporters to wear green for just 1 day  – Find out more about Green Day and how you can get involved!


Taking on 13.1 miles around some of London’s iconic Royal Parks – Barnabas will be running through Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Green Park and St. James’ Park.


We’ve got a fun, exciting and a little bit disgusting challenge for Barnabas and Youth Work Managers Dorette, Mikhail and Jason to take part in on Tuesday 16th November. Watch how they got on with eating fish eyes, lamb brain, lamb tongue (hairy) and a very disgusting milkshake!



Ho Ho Ho! It’s Christmas, and that can only mean one thing – Bungee Jumping off a 160ft platform dressed as Santa!

We’d love as many of you to get involved on the day, whether donating, or if you’re feeling adventurous you can bungee jump too on Saturday 18th December (that’s if you’re aged over 14)

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Okay – we may have over done it on the minced pies and candy canes – it’s time to kickstart 2022 with a bang and get active!

Join in with Barnabas in this years’ Leg It For Legacy, and complete 10,000 steps throughout the month of January. Members – we’ll have lots of activities at Legacy to get involved in, and for those at work – why not encourage your colleagues to do the same whilst raising money!

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Don’t you long for a week where you can just be in your comfiest pj’s 24/7!

We’re challenging Barnabas to wear his pj’s for an entire week to work – that includes his very important meetings! Happening during half term, so members can get involved too! And as for those who work from home, or if you’re brave and want to do it in the office – then we’d love you to take part also!

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We’ll be listing the remaining six challenges in due course – but there will be lots to get involved in, including Skydiving, Abseiling and Cycling!