Across the North West of England, Alder Hey is recognised as a leading children’s hospital. As a result, Alder Hey Children’s Charity is lucky enough to have fundraisers across the country taking part in charity challenges to raise money for the hospital. 

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 Preston 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 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, below is a suggestion for you to take part in this year to raise money for Alder Hey: 

Run Preston

Run Preston is a 10km race around Preston and is the perfect opportunity to slip on your running shoes and raise money for charity. People aged 15 and up are able to take part in the 10km race, and the 5km race taking place earlier in the day is open to anyone over the age of 11. If you are planning on registering, do it quickly – there is a cap of 1,000 entries for the 5km race and 2,500 entries for the 10km race!


Jump for FREE from 10,000 feet - taking off most weekends from an airfield near you! This exhilarating experience costs you nothing when you raise over £395 for Alder Hey so email [email protected] for more information.

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

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 us on 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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