If you are based in Leeds and are looking for charity fundraising ideas in your region, first of all – thank you for visiting our Alder Hey Children’s Charity site.

Secondly, we are no strangers to charity challenges in Leeds, as well as numerous other cities and regions in the UK. Alder Hey is lucky enough to have fundraisers from all over the country want to take part in charity events to raise money for us.

Alder Hey cares for over 270,000 children from across the UK each year and in October 2015 our brand new Alder Hey in the Park opened its doors for the first time. The hospital has numerous specialisms, such as being a designated Children’s Major Trauma Centre and a Department of Health Centre for Head and Face Surgery. In addition to this, Alder Hey is one of four national centres for childhood epilepsy surgery, and is a centre of excellence for oncology, muscular dystrophy, spinal conditions, heart conditions and brain conditions.

Generous fundraisers raised over £20m for life-saving medical equipment, research and vital facilities at Alder Hey in the Park to help families across the UK. These donations and money raised are already being put to great use to help families and young patients every single day.

Completing your charity challenge in Leeds will now help deliver life-changing and life-saving research into childhood conditions like arthritis, cancer and diabetes. This research can help children everywhere. Before testing a new treatment for juvenile arthritis, Lily was in too much pain to play with friends at school. Now, she's able to do gymnastics and loves it!

If you are looking for fundraising ideas or charity challenges in Leeds to raise money for Alder Hey, here are a few suggestions:

Asda Foundation Leeds 10k 

Aimed at anyone aged 15 or over, 2016 sees the Asda Foundation Leeds 10k in its 10th year. Taking part on Sunday 10th July, this 10km race takes place in Leeds city centre and welcomes runners who are raising money for charity.

Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge 

Just North West of Leeds, the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge takes place on numerous dates throughout the year. Starting with Pen-y-Ghent which is 691 metres, you then move on to Whernside which is 728 metres and finish with Ingleborough which is 723 metres. This is not one for the faint hearted – the 3 Yorkshire 3 Peaks usually takes a full day to complete.

Tough Mudder

Taking place in August 2016 just one hour North West of Leeds, Tough Mudder is renowned for being one of the toughest obstacle courses in the UK. With more than 20 obstacles covering a distance of almost 20km, you will need a lot of stamina and determination to get to the finish line!

Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

This year the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon is happening on Sunday 9th October and is open to runners aged 18 and over.

Picked your event? There's 4 easy steps to begin your Alder Hey charity challenge

  1. Register for your challenge or event with the organiser directly. Then email us or call 0151 252 5716 with your name, address and details of what you're doing.

  2. Set up a free online donation page to give friends, family and colleagues a really easy way to sponsor you. Try JustgivingVirgin Money Giving or My Donate - they all automatically transfer the money you've raised to us after your event.

  3. Check out our downloads page for a fundraising packs and an offline sponsorship form. 

  4. Spread the word! Use your social networks and community organisations to let people know what you're doing.

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