9 fundraising events supporting charities nationwide

Melanie May | 8 October 2018 | News

Here is a round up of nine recent and upcoming events raising funds for a range of charities, including Breast Cancer Care, Childline, and Mental Health UK.

Breast Cancer Care annual fashion show

Breast Cancer Care has live streamed its annual fundraising fashion show to Facebook Live for the first time. The charity partnered with video production platform Grabyo to live stream the show to Facebook Live, using its Donate button to encourage viewers to give. The Breast Cancer Care Show London 2018 was streamed to Facebook Live on 4 October from the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London.
X Factor group shot at X Factor Childline Ball

X Factor Childline Ball

The 12th annual X Factor Childline Ball has raised a record-breaking £1,072,333 for the charity. At the event, which partnered with Simon Cowell and Syco Entertainment, guests were entertained by a number of famous voices linked with the talent show, including 2017 X Factor winners Rak-Su, and 2012 X Factor winner James Arthur. Special guests also included Martin Freeman, Olivia Williams and John Cleese, with the evening hosted by Stacey Solomon.
X Factor group shot photo: credit CPG Photography
Walk the Talk China Trek

Walk the Talk for Mental Health UK

Thousands of colleagues from Lloyds Banking Group completed the ’Walk the Talk’ Challenge last month, raising £553,895 for the Group’s charity partner, Mental Health UK. From 17-21 September, 35 colleagues trekked 36km across the Great Wall of China, while in the UK, thousands of colleagues took part in 200 walks staged across the country. ‘Walk the Talk’ is Lloyds Banking Group’s signature fundraising event in autumn which aimed to get people walking and talking about mental health, helping to reduce the stigma attached to mental illness while raising funds for Mental Health UK.

Wallich onesies

World Homelessness Day & The Wallich

In support of World Homelessness Day on Wednesday 10 October, Welsh charity The Wallich is hoping to raise awareness of homelessness through tailored lesson plans and by inspiring children to raise money by wearing onesies to school. The Wallich has created age-appropriate resources for schools such as lesson plans about homelessness, creative class activities and fundraising ideas and materials. For fun, pupils and staff are invited to also wear their onesies to school and donate £1 each.

MySwimRideRun for British Heart Foundation

David Lloyd Clubs is offering everyone the opportunity to take part in MySwimRideRun – a triathlon completed in chunks and spread over the month of October. Opening its doors on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month to non-members wanting to take part, it is holding the initiative to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) research into heart and circulatory disease. There are four levels of triathlons available – Sprint, Olympic, Half and Full triathlon.
RNLI runners ©Nathan Williams

The Running Festival & RNLI

UK Run Events, the events channel of #UKRunChat and organisers of The Running Festival at Goodwood, have confirmed RNLI as the Official Charity for the event on 14 October. The RNLI will also be using the event to launch its annual Reindeer Runs. Individuals, families and young runners can help RNLI mascot Rookie the Reindeer to save lives at sea by taking part in the traditional 10K or 5K fun run or a 1K saunter. The Reindeer Runs take place at Stansted Park and at Moors Valley Country Park on the Hampshire and Dorset border, and full details will be revealed at The Running Festival at Goodwood on 14 October.
RNLI runners: © Nathan Williams

Eddie Jordan’s Amber Rocks

Guests at a fundraising event organised by Formula One’s Eddie Jordan have raised over £200,000 for Amber: enough to pay for the charity to run its three residential centres for a month. Held in the art deco Bloomsbury Ballroom, guests were treated to intimate performances by Boyzone, Suggs from Madness, Heather Small from M People, Britain’s Got Talent finalists Tim and Jack and Jaki Graham.
nail painting

Paint One for Wendy for MNDA

A Sittingbourne woman who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) has helped to raise around £15,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA). Wendy Clark and her husband, John organised the event which encouraged people to simply paint one fingernail and share a picture of it on social media, while donating to the charity The ‘Paint One for Wendy’ initiative saw around 500 people participate.

Row your ASK off for GOSH

ASK Italian staff across the country came together in the London Docklands to compete in a special dragon boat race to mark a new wave of fundraising for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Over 300 ASK Italian head office staff, restaurant team members and suppliers joined together for the ‘Row your ASK off’ day with 29 teams going head to head in the race, joined by special guest, TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher, who met with team members and handed out medals and prizes with best dressed team going to the lifeguard’s team, from the South West restaurant area of ASK Italian. ASK Italian has already raised £1million for GOSH Charity in ten years of fundraising events, activities and initiatives across all of its UK restaurants. This year it os kickstarting efforts to raise a further £1million towards funding parent accommodation near to the hospital.
Main image: Row your ASK Off

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