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Need some inspiration? 

If you are looking for inspiration for your fundraising event or activity here are some ideas. If you need help or advice you can contact our Events Team.

Don't forget you can set up a fundraising page and use our tools to help you fundraise.

Take on a challenge event

You can take on a challenge event as a way to fundraise for us. Throughout the year we offer places in many varied sporting challenges and activities. This has included the London Marathon, Ride London, the Royal Parks Half Marathon, the Big Half and a Colour Obstacle Race.

If you have a place in a sporting event such as a marathon and want to raise sponsorship money for us set up your own fundraising page on our website. Tell us all about the event and why you are taking part and once the event is over send us pictures. 

Check out our Challenge Events

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Supporter James took on a 24 hour bike ride around Brands Hatch, whilst Luke took on the Swim Serpentine!

Overseas Opportunities

There are many ways you can help us - there are even ways to help us overseas.

Summer Trips to Romanian and Serbia

We host 6 trips each year - 5 in Romania and 1 in Serbia. The trips provide a much needed holiday and chance to relax for children who have life-limiting or terminal illnesses, and their families.

Check out our trips

Apply for one of our trips

Insight and Individual Trips

Each year we run Insight Trips to show our supporters some of our work. If you would be interested in seeing our work first-hand but do not wish to volunteer this is a good way of doing this.

Alternatively, there may be opportunities from time to time for individuals or groups to volunteer to help in one of the countries where we work. This might be of interest to medical professionals or a team willing to carry out some manual work. 

A trip of this type may be suitable for companies looking to team build through a corporate social responsibility project.

Individual trips would be on a bespoke basis so please contact us to discuss possible options, or fill out an application form.

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Host a 'Shop Wars' event

Can your organisation rise to the 'Shop Wars' challenge? Many organisations now offer their staff paid time out of the office to volunteer with a charity. We handed our two Edinburgh shops to teams who took over for the day. Their challenge was to raise as much money as they could during that day. The team that raised the most were crowned Shop Wars Champions'. From nail painting to waxing, bucket collections to fashion shows, the teams come up with their own in-store fundraising ideas to increase their shops’ revenue for the day.

Contact us about taking on the challenge