Summer is finally here and it’s a great time of year to get involved in some of the 2016 charity events happening all across the UK. If you’re yet to organise anything, use this blog post to give you some inspiration, you can even get your whole family or friendship group involved! Whether you’re a runner, coffee morning host or daredevil bungee jumper, you’ll find something to suit you in this list. So get your Just Giving page set up and do something good, today!
Charity: Cancer Research UK
Event: Shine Night Walk 2016
Date: Sat 24th Sept 2016
This is the perfect option for those who’d like to do something active but don’t fancy running. This event takes place through the night, and many people choose to buy battery powered fairy lights to drape over themselves to light up London. This event is a few months away, meaning you still have time to sign up and start your training without doing any damage to your body by rushing it! You can choose to do a full or half marathon for this event, meaning there’s an option for all fitness levels. It costs £39.99 to enter this event, and this cost simply goes towards the event organisation and putting the whole thing together. You can then fundraise as much as you can! What will your goal amount be this September?
Charity: Macmillan Cancer Support
Event: World’s Biggest Coffee Morning
Date: Any time you like!
Sign up today to get your free kit for hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning. It gives you an amazing chance to catch up with all those friends you may have lost touch with over the last few months, and gives you a chance to do good at the same time. You could even choose your own theme for your coffee morning to make it stand out! One in three of us will face cancer in our lives, so these mornings really do make a difference to thousands of people’s lives by raising important funds to provide care and support. This option is also perfect for those with health conditions that perhaps limit them from entering a more active event.
Charity: Kidney Research UK
Event: Parachute Jumps
Date: All year round
Now this one is for the adrenaline seekers out there. A walk or run not daring enough for you? Well you can organise a parachute jump that friends, family and colleagues can sponsor you to do. You can even buy this as a gift for someone else if you know someone who’d love to take part. It’s all for a good cause afterall! These run all year round so you’re sure to find a time you can squeeze this in. Katy Smirthwaite, parachute jumper said, “It was the best day of my life, the whole experience was amazing. I’m glad I achieved my goal so the money can help other families, I know my dad would have been proud.”
Charity: NSPCC (Children’s charity)
Event: Berlin Marathon 2016
Date: Sun 25th Sept 2016
If you fancy doing an event overseas, this is the perfect challenge for you. It only costs only £30 to register and you’ll be taking part with 40,000 other runners, making this a truly memorable event. This is an amazing way to see the city of Berlin, starting and finishing at Brandenburg Gate and you’ll pass a load of landmarks including the Reichstag, Potsdamer Platz and Berlin Cathedral. NSPCC asks that participants raise £950 for the charity. So what are you waiting for? Sign up!
Charity: Guide Dogs UK
Event: Create your own challenge!
Date: Any time you like!
Here, you get the chance to be creative. Have you always wanted to do a specific activity for charity? Well Guide Dogs UK lets you register and come up with your own idea for a fundraiser. Maybe you could do a specific theme, or come up with a catchy name to encourage friends and family to get involved.
Charity: Make a Wish Foundation
Event: Winter Ball 2016
Date: 26th Nov 2016
Make a Wish Foundation is an amazing charity that works to grant the magical wishes to enrich the lives of children fighting life threatening conditions. The Winter Ball takes place at The Dorchester in London and it’s the Make A Wish Foundation’s traditional year closing event. “With entertainment in previous years from the likes of the cast of the musical The Bodyguard and The Jersey Boys, the Winter Ball is an evening not to be missed. The evening commences with a champagne reception followed by a four-course meal with wine. With a fantastic main and silent auction filled with ‘money can’t buy’ prizes, this will certainly be a night to remember.”
If you have any other events you’re taking part in that you’d like people to know about, tweet us to let us know about it! Or write a comment below. Thanks for reading!