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. 

Charity Events in London

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.

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital is the first hospital in Europe to be built in a park. Donations and money raised are already being put to great use to help families and young patients every single day.

If you decide to complete your charity challenge by fundraising in London, you can do so knowing that you will be helping towards the deliverability of life-changing and life-saving research into childhood conditions like arthritis, cancer and diabetes. This research can help children everywhere, so if you want to help to make a different to the lives of children, then take part in a charity event in London today.

Lily’s Story

Lily was in too much pain to play with friends at school. But thanks for fundraising in London and regular London charity events she's able to do gymnastics and loves it!

Read more about Lily’s story here.

Charity fundraising ideas and charity events in London are often the topic of conversation. With regards charity fundraising in London, there is no shortage of events you can take part in throughout 2019 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

One of the biggest charity events in London, the famous London Marathon has been a fundraising favourite for many years. In April 2019 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.

The Hackney Half

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 to Brighton Challenge

Back for its 8th year in a row, this London charity event is definitely a challenge!  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 to Brighton is taking place in May.


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 fundraise in London and 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 beginning of August.  

Thames Path Challenge

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

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


  1. Register for your challenge or London charity 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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