Alder Hey is the leading children's hospital in the North West of England and whether you are from Preston or elsewhere, we rely on fundraisers to take part in charity challenges to raise money for the hospital. Last year thousands of fundraisers help us raise millions of pounds that help fund both the purchasing of life-saving medical equipment and the facilities that make a real difference to our patients and their families.

Completing your charity challenge in Preston will also help deliver life-changing and life-saving research into childhood conditions like arthritis, cancer and diabetes. Our ground-breaking research facilities can help children everywhere, not just those under Alder Hay's care. Before testing a new treatment for juvenile arthritis, Lily was in too much pain to even play with her friends. Now, she's able to do gymnastics and loves it!

Read more about Lily's story

Charity challenges Preston

Charity challenges in Preston are becoming more popular as each year passes, and people travel from Lancaster, Blackpool and Blackburn in order to take part in charity fundraising events in Preston. If you are looking for charity fundraising ideas in Preston take a look at our list below.

City of Preston 10K

Taking place on 29th September 2019, the City of Preston 10K is a fun and friendly race that takes you through Preston's city centre and the surrounding areas. All finishers will receive a medal, a 10K technical t-shirt and massages by the official physiotherapy partner.

Other events nearby include:

  • Good Friday 10 mile & Caldervale 4-mile fun run, Garstang
  • Race to the Castle 10K, Lancaster
  • Avenham Park 5k & fun run, Preston
  • Wesham summer 10k, Preston
  • Catforth 10K, Catforth

If you are based in Preston but are open to charity fundraising events in other areas of the UK, check out our fundraising pages for Manchester, Birmingham, and London. There are events all over the country open to charity fundraisers looking to raise money for Alder Hey Children's Charity.

Run for Charity

If you are planning on running a race or obstacle course for charity, take a look at our exclusive running hub. Packed full of running plans, hints and tips, our running hub can help you plan your training schedule as well as give you helpful information on nutrition.

Picked your event? Here are 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 us on 0151 252 5716 with your name, address and details of what you're doing.
  1. Setting up a free online donation page will give friends, family and colleagues a really easy way to sponsor you. Try Justgiving, Virgin Money Giving or My Donate - they all automatically transfer the money you've raised to us after your event.
  1. Check out our downloads page for a fundraising pack and an offline sponsorship form.
  1. Spread the word! Use your social networks and community organisations to let people know what you're doing, so they can have the opportunity to donate.

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