There are many fun and easy ways you can raise money to support our cause. And of course, you can also run marathons, jump out of a plane or climb a mountain to help raise awareness and funds!
You can join in any event, large or small, across the country and raise money for Fight Bladder Cancer or you can arrange your own. Whether it's running a marathon, taking part in a bike ride or joining a sponsored walk, why not wear an FBC t-shirt and help spread the message at the same time?
A selection of current organised events that you can join in with are shown below.
We arrange our own fundraising events throughout the year when we try and get people together so that you can meet others affected by bladder cancer. For some reason, our regular sky dives (which we have named The Really Big Wee) have proved increasingly popular! One of our main fundraising events that we have recently started in an annual awareness Walk for Bladder Cancer that coincides with Bladder Cancer Awareness Month in May. Walks are arranged in different parts of the country so do get in contact to help us grow this event every year by contacting our Walk for Bladder Cancer team.
However, most of the fundraising is still with supporters organizing their own local events. From bake sales to coffee mornings, bag packing at local supermarkets to beard and head shaving, the list is almost endless! If you need any help or advice, just get in touch.
If you’re interested in taking part in FUN-draising events and challenges that can help raise money for Fight Bladder Cancer then you’re in the right place. We have places available to you, your family and friends in a whole range of sporting activities and events – some challenging, some ‘once in a lifetime’, and others which are just for good family fun. We would be over the moon if you took part and fundraised for Fight Bladder Cancer.
Just click on any of the links below to get further information about these great events that you can join in with and help raise funds for Fight Bladder Cancer.
Dog Jog - Across the UK.
Taking place from July to October 2018 in 20 locations across the UK, the Dog Jog series are a unique opportunity for you and your dog to get fit, have family fun and raise money for Fight Bladder Cancer in 2018. Each event offers a relaxed and fun atmosphere with no times and no pressure. They are also a great opportunity to meet like-minded dog owners in your area. Plus what’s more, when you cross the finish line you’ll receive a fantastic Doggy Bag jam-packed with goodies for both you and your dog, as well as Dog Jog Collar Keyring medal! Dog Jog is all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the great outdoors with your favourite four-legged friend!
Dog Jogs are happening in London, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Sheffield and Middlesborough. Email us here to get more information about dates and venues and to ask any questions about fundraising and registering for these events.
Cost to enter £17
Rough Runner – UK Wide
Rough Runner is an ambitious obstacle course challenge, combining distance running with a variety of obstacles along the way, each inspired by game shows such as Total Wipeout, Takeshi’s Castle, Gladiators, and Fun House. Expect sweeper arms, giant pigeon battles, big balls and yes, The Travelator! Rough Runner is also a really great fun way to raise money for Fight Bladder Cancer!
Most events have choices of a 5km route with 10 obstacles, a 10km route with 15, and a full 20 obstacles on the 15km route if you’re up for the toughest challenge. Best of all, everyone who supports Fight Bladder Cancer for this game show-inspired journey will cross the Travelator at the finish line. So you can consider that particular childhood dream fulfilled!
With events in Scotland, Manchester/North West, Oxfordshire, London, Bristol, email us here if you have questions about venues and dates or if you are keen to sign up.
Cost to enter £40
Santa in the City - 5th December 2018
If you want to support Fight Bladder Cancer whilst celebrating seasonal festivities with family and friends in a sporting fashion, then this is the family fundraiser for you.
The route will start with you crossing the world-famous Millennium Bridge. You will then run along the South Bank, continue over Southwark Bridge, pass the Tower of London and Tower Bridge and then head through the City to the finish in Paternoster Square. You thought it couldn't get better! Once again, this is a truly iconic route! No previous experience is needed for a 5k like this. The route is relatively flat and you can either run, jog or walk. Do bring all the family along. This event will definitely get you feeling festive! Register to run for Fight Bladder Cancer here.
Cost to enter – £23
Bournemouth Marathon Festival – 6th/7th October 2018
Come and experience 'running as it should be' whilst you fundraise for Fight Bladder Cancer! Stunning sea views, breath-taking coastal routes and the very best of Bournemouth and Poole is on show at this South Coast international marathon festival on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October. The Bournemouth Marathon Festival brings many distances together in one unique festival of running. Whichever run you choose, this event provides a great platform for fundraising for Fight Bladder Cancer and the charity will support you through your training with stories and messages that inspire you and give you a lift to the finish line. Click here to register your interest in this fabulous event.
Cost to enter £30 to £190, depending on run-length.
Amsterdam Marathon, Half Marathon and 8k – Sunday 21st October 2018
On Sunday 21 October 2018 the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam will once again host the start and finish of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon. As usual, there are three race distances to choose from: the TCS 8K, the Mizuno Half Marathon and the TCS Marathon. All three distances promise a spectacular course through the capital. Sign up for these running events and you’ll be fundraising for Fight Bladder Cancer while you take in the view and delights of canals, windmills and pancake houses! The 43rd edition of the event is expected to attract more than 45,000 participants from more than 115 countries. To register your interest email us here.
Cost to enter £29.50 to £75, depending on run-length
The Paris Marathon – May 14th2019
The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris is now one of the biggest marathons in the world and perfectly combines a personal challenge with the chance to discover one of the world's greatest cities.
Race day will see you pound the pavements of the French capital's most famous avenues and plazas. Starting at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe, and finishing with views of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower to guide you home. Every year, this unique and spectacular setting attracts more and more entrants. There are now more than 23,000 runners from abroad, making up 40% of the field. What a fabulous opportunity to experience this marvellous city, raise funds for Fight Bladder Cancer and generate incredible memories. Email us here for more details or to register.
Cost to enter - £190
Spartan Race is a leader in the sport of obstacle racing, with open heats for all fitness levels, as well as competitive and elite heats for those with a desire for a challenge! The first of its kind to feature timing and global rankings, Spartan Races provide a proving ground for beginners through to professional obstacle racers seeking to test themselves in new ways. Spartan Races are amazing opportunities for raising money for Fight Bladder Cancer because your friends and family are going to back you all the way whilst watching you test your fitness and determination. Located in a host of UK venues, including the epic woodlands and estate of Windsor; the historical structures and waterways of Naas, outside Dublin; and the mountainous terrain of the Scottish highlands.
3 main types of Spartan Race are available, depending on fitness levels and ambition! Spartan Sprint tests quickness through 5km+ loaded with 20+ obstacles; Spartan Super is as much mental as it is physical over 13km with 25+ obstacles, and Spartan Beast is just plain difficult at a brutal 20km circuit with more than 30 obstacles.
Nothing forges friendships like burpees in the mud and no charity challenge will feel more rewarding. You might consider it an opportunity to support Fight Bladder Cancer as a group of friends or family, or perhaps a great team-working opportunity to enter as a corporate team. Email us here to for more information about dates and venues and to register
Cost to enter = £46, £54; and £72 depending on the length of the race
Big Fun Runs – Across the UK
Run for fitness, run for charity, run for the fun...just run!! There’s no pressure, just some easy moves and lots of laughs. It’s all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the whole experience of the day. The events aren’t timed so what’s motivating Big Fun Runners is getting together with friends & family (under 5s run for FREE), doing something healthy, raising money for Fight Bladder Cancer and enjoying the great outdoors.
When you arrive, make your way to the start and finish area - look out for the Big Fun Run pyramid and you'll know you've reached the right place. Dress code is fun so wear whatever you like - fancy dress is always welcome, however, a comfortable pair of trainers is a must! Big Fun Runs are happening in London, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Sheffield and Middlesborough. To sign up please email the Fight Bladder Cancer team here and get in touch if you want to ask questions and discuss these wonderful family fundraising opportunities.
Cost to enter £17
Bungee for Fight Bladder Cancer
Bungee jumping is an excellent way of raising funds for Fight Bladder Cancer. The UK Bungee Club has a straightforward booking and follow up process which coordinates the date and time you jump and liaises with us, Fight Bladder Cancer, and helps us both focus on raising the most funds.
UK Bungee Club has a wide range of experience in working with charities has hosted over 2,500 charity jumpers, helping to raise over £1 million in the past 2 years. UK Bungee Club operates UK-wide, ensuring that you don't have to travel too far, or perhaps providing an opportunity to see a new location – even if it is upside down! Email us here to inquire about Bungee venues and dates or if you have questions or want to make a booking. We would love to hear from you.
Cost to enter = £60
‘The Really Big Wee’ - Parachute for Fight Bladder Cancer
Get into your jumpsuit, strap on those goggles and board the aircraft. This is a fantastic experience where you will feel the thrill of jumping from a plane door at a height of up to 12,000 feet. Enjoy the unique sensation of free fall before that all-important moment when your parachute is deployed and it’s time to slow down and take in the spectacular scenery below you. There’s not much to worry about, you will be strapped to a qualified and experienced instructor the whole time so you can relax and enjoy the ride. Bring along some friends so they can witness you take on this unusual opportunity to display your adventurous side.
Email us here to find out about venues and dates for making a ‘Really Big Wee Parachute Jump’ or to get in touch with questions or to make a booking.
Cost to enter = £165 to £220 depending on location
You can choose from any of the online sites as your preferred online fundraising platform. We have accounts with Just Giving, MyDonate and Virgin Giving who are all well respected in the charity community, are simple to use and automatically sort out Gift Aid for us!
Setting up a fundraising page is usually quite simple but do contact us if you need any assistance.
Please do get in touch if you need any help, sponsorship forms, posters, etc. for your event at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to take part in an extreme organised challenge, we have chosen Charity Challenge as our partner for these events.
Charity Challenge is the world’s leading fundraising challenge operator. Best known for organising the Comic Relief celebrity Kilimanjaro Climb, they organise over 100 expeditions each year and have run more international challenges, and raised funds for more charities, than any other company in the world!
Their portfolio includes treks, bike rides, mountain climbs, rafting, dog sledging, skiing and community challenges in over 30 countries worldwide. They even have Geographic North and South Pole expeditions!
Do have a look at their vast range of challenges in the UK and around the world that you can take part in. Double the enjoyment and persuade a friend to join you!
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