The Virtual 360 Heart Stopper Challenge

2020 marks the 20th anniversary of our iconic fundraising event, the 360 Heart Stopper Challenge. What started with a plunge into a cold fountain in Palmerston North way back in 2000 is now a nationwide annual event. People all over New Zealand have dressed up in crazy costumes, plunged in a tub of icy water for 6 shivery-y-y minutes and raised thousands of dollars for Heart Kids. This year we need you to join the chilly challenge at home or work on the 9-15 November❄❄

In 2020 things look a little different as we cope with the challenges of the global pandemic - because of this we are taking the Heart Stopper Challenge virtual!

We know that this year has been tough, especially for our heart kids and their families, but lets try and make it an awesome Heart Stopper Challenge event and show our heart kids that we care!  360 seconds is all it takes for you to make a real difference. Oh, and a crazy costume and a little bit of cold water nicely chilled to around 10 degrees!

There are two ways you can take part in your own DIY/ Virtual challenge this year:

1. Do it at home with your 'bubble' by choosing any way to get chilly, we've got some ideas for you on our tips and tricks page.

2. With your workplace by doing our "put your boss on ice" CEO Challenge or try an office team-building challenge, check out our tips and tricks page for some other ways you can get chilly at work.

The 360 Heart Stopper Challenge is free to enter and requires no athletic prowess - just brave and passionate people with warm hearts willing to get chilly for our little brave hearts around the country!

Sign up to the chilly challenge and do your bit to help children born with a broken heart. 

Check out our FAQ page here