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.

In your area

Looking for a local challenge? Search for an event closer to home

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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
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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!

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Our special events

Join us at one of our annual special events, which range from fashion show lunches to lively quiz evenings and immersive sleep-outs. Our events raise awareness of Action for Children’s work as well as vital funds to support vulnerable children across the UK.

For more information, please email our Special Events team.

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Spend a night under the stars

Every year on Byte Night, in up to 12 different UK locations, hundreds of participants sleep outside overnight to raise funds to help Action for Children give homeless children and young people a safe place to sleep. If you'd like to find out more, visit our Byte Night page and register your interest.


At CEO Byte Night, a small group of senior business leaders come together and spend a night sleeping out in a London location. Through this experiential event, they raise funds and awareness for the thousands of vulnerable young people who find themselves at risk of homelessness every year, through no fault of their own.