Alder Hey Children’s Charity is well-known in the North West of England as one of the most prestigious and respected children’s hospitals. We are extremely grateful for every donation we receive, big or small, and we are thankful to those who make the effort to fundraise and take part in an event in order to raise money for us.

Manchester is only a hop, skip and a jump down the M62 from Alder Hey Hospital, and this year there are lots of fun events taking place if you are looking for charity fundraising ideas in or near Manchester.


Completing your charity challenge in Manchester will 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 charity challenges or charity fundraising ideas in Manchester for 2019, take a look at a few of our suggestions below:

Asics Greater Manchester Marathon

Known as the flattest and friendliest marathon in the UK, the Asics Greater Manchester Marathon is taking place in April this year. If marathons are your thing and you are looking for fundraising ideas in Manchester, look no further! For more information about fundraising for Alder Hey Children’s Charity, please click here. Marathon runners – this is definitely one for the marathon calendar!

Great Manchester Run 

If you are interested in running for charity this year but you aren’t up to marathon standards just yet, why not try the Great Manchester Run? The race itself is only 10km and is a very popular event for those taking part in charity challenges in Manchester. If you want to raise money for children’s charities in Liverpool by taking part in the Great Manchester Run, get yourself down there on Sunday 19th May! This race is perfect for those that are looking for northwest running events that are designed to challenge but don’t require tonnes of experience. Register today!

Born Survivor

Renowned as one of the toughest obstacle challenges in the UK, this year Born Survivor is taking place in Manchester in May. When obstacles have names like “The Shin Splitter”, “The Rat Holes” and “Punishment Hill”, you know this is going to a challenge designed to test your stamina and endurance! 

Iron Man

It’s all in the name. If fitness is your thing and you get excited at the thought of a challenge, this is the event for you! The challenge involves swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles and of course, to finish off, running a 26.2-mile marathon. If you’ve got what it takes, this year Iron Man is taking place just outside of Manchester, in Bolton, on July 14th.

There are events all over the North West from Manchester to Liverpool, St Helens to Widnes or Wigan, just use Alder Hey as your charity.

Raising Money for Liverpool Children’s Charities

Picked your event? There are four 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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