Fundraising events

Find an event that suits you

By bike, on foot, in teams, or alone, you can support us, have fun and challenge yourself.

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Take a physical challenge

Run, ride or swim your way to raising money. This year you can:

Take part in The Virgin Money London Marathon

Push your limits cycling 100 miles in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 event

Or run the Royal Park’s Half Marathon, Britain’s most beautiful city run that takes you through four of London’s royal parks.

All runs & challenge events

Fundraising in schools and the community

From talent shows to quiz nights, get inspired and fundraise your way by downloading our Fundraising Guide!

Organise a fun-filled walk for children that helps us raise funds for vulnerable children by registering for a Giant Wiggle pack.

Have a clear out of your preloved items and raise money for vulnerable children by a holding a My Swap 'n' Shop online or in your local community.

Break for Cake and hold a bake sale or coffee morning with family, friends or colleagues. 

Put your best foot forward and Step Out for Children by organising a sponsored walk, and take on the challenge with family and friends.

Fundraising isn’t just about marathons and bake sales – it can be as individual as you are! Looking for inspiration? Don’t worry, we’ve got lots of ideas to help in our fundraising guide!


Our special events

Action for Children invite you to attend our breadth of annual special events which range from lively dinner and quiz evenings to fashion show lunches and  five class championship golf events. You can host clients or colleagues, network with peers or like-minded people and support our work whilst having a fantastic day, afternoon or evening. We ensure such a great time that you’ll come back year after year.

For more information about our special events, email our Special Events team.


Spend a night under the stars

Raise vital funds and awareness by sleeping rough across the UK, in one of our annual sleep-out events.

Every year on Byte Night people working in the business and technology sectors sleep outside overnight to raise funds for Action for Children projects and services. If you'd like to find out more, visit our Byte Night page and register your interest.

Every year, our invited CEOs spend a night sleeping rough in London’s Paternoster Square in the CEO Sleepout. They raise funds and awareness for thousands of vulnerable young people who find themselves homeless every year.