Every year, Alder Hey Children’s Charity receives a fantastic amount of donations from people who have taken part in fundraising events across the UK. 

Last year we opened Alder Hey in the Park, the only hospital in Europe to be built in a Park, and we raised over £20m for life-saving medical equipment, research and vital facilities to help families across the UK. 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 London 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!

Charity fundraising ideas and charity challenges in London are often the topic of conversation. In regards to charity fundraising in London, there is no shortage of events you can take part in throughout 2016 to raise money for Alder Hey Children’s Charity. If you are looking for charity fundraising ideas in London or an event to take part in this year to raise money for Alder Hey, take a look at our list below of what is going on in the capital this year:

The Virgin Money London Marathon

The famous London Marathon has been a fundraising favourite for many years. In April 2016 the Virgin Money London Marathon is taking place once again – if you've got a place and you'd like to run for us, we'd love to hear from you.

Vitality Run Hackney

If a 26-mile marathon is a little too far, why not take part in Hackney’s half marathon? Taking place in May this year, the Vitality Run Hackney event is fast becoming one of London’s most popular running events. Raising money for Alder Hey is easy and can be done at any event you choose; big or small. Click here to learn more.

London 2 Brighton & London 2 Cambridge Challenges

This is a big one! Depending on your stamina you have the option of walking, jogging or running these 100km challenges. If you are interested in testing your strength and doing something incredible to fundraise for charity, these challenges are perfect for you. This year, London 2 Brighton is taking place in May and London 2 Cambridge is taking place in July.

Prudential Ride London

Every year the Prudential Ride London is one of the most talked about charity events in London. If cycling is your sport of choice, why not use your passion to raise money for Alder Hey? Cycling 100 miles is a challenge, but charity challenges are always worth it! This year the ride is taking place at the end of July. 

Thames Path Challenge

If you are looking for a combination of a challenging event and beautiful scenery, the Thames Path Challenge is the perfect event for you. Each year 5000 participants take part in the 100km trial, which is taking part in September this year. 

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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