Fundraiser Gemma bungee jumps from a tall platform

Need charity fundraising ideas? From cake sale and skydives to the Three Peaks Challenge, The Brain Charity’s supporters help us hit £1 million for first time

Why fundraising is important and fundraising inspiration for 2023

During the cost of living crisis, fundraising has never been more important to The Brain Charity.

If you are looking for fundraising inspiration and ideas, check out The Brain Charity’s incredible supporters, who this summer have taken part in everything from charity marathons, skydives and cake sales to the Three Peaks Challenge.

Thanks to these brilliant fundraisers, The Brain Charity’s annual income has just reached over £1 million for the first time ever.

Tom wore his medal with pride after completing our Stroll & Roll challenge, walking 60km in a month for The Brain Charity.

How many pull-ups are too many? James (pictured) proved he was more than a match for 502 wide grip pull-ups and 510 press ups completed in a single morning to raise more than £2,000 in memory of Clare Hesketh-Crafts, a much-valued member of his EnteroBiotix team. He has raised more than £2,000 to date!

Ali raised nearly £800 when she took on a skydive for The Brain Charity

Alison, a professional jazz singer, sung all the way down to the ground when she launched herself out of a plane for a daredevil skydive in aid of The Brain Charity (video above).

Natalie, Emily and Gemma (pictured at the top of this page) raised more than £2,000 when they took on a 300ft bungee jump over Tatton Park. Meanwhile, our team of 10 daring supporters, volunteers and staff abseiled off Liverpool’s iconic Anglican Cathedral, raising more than £3,000 (video below).

Knowing how to make your mark on a new workplace can be a struggle, but The Brain Charity’s new Head of Services Paul (pictured) was straight off the blocks when he completed the Manchester Half Marathon just a few weeks into the job. Paul is aiming to run 5,000 miles by the end of 2022 in a five-year challenge for The Brain Charity. He wasn’t the only runner to lace up their trainers this summer, as Josh smashed the Bournemouth Half Marathon and Roxane, Jessica, Madison and Joni had fun in the sun at the ASICS London 10k (pictured).

Fundraiser James ready take on his pull up challenge
James’ pull up challenge raised more than £2,000 in memory of Clare Hesketh-Crafts.
Fundraisers Roxane Jessica Madison and Joni at the London 10K
Friends Roxane Jessica Madison and Joni at the London 10K
Paul, Head of Services at The Brain Charity, took-on the Manchester Half Marathon
Paul’s Manchester Half Marathon

Yorkshire’s Three Peaks were no match for Nicole, as she marched up them all in less than 24 hours for The Brain Charity! She was in good mountaineer company, with Ryan and Rory raising more than £2,000 completing the UK-wide Three Peaks Challenge, Michelle climbing Snowdon to raise more than £1,000 and Luke taking on 15 Welsh mountains more than 3,000ft high in 24 hours for our cause.

Oak Vale Gardens, a specialist brain rehabilitation centre, raised £1,250 when they held a summer party in our honour.

The Brain Charity’s 10 abseilers who scaled Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and raised more than £3,000

Unbelievable efforts were the order of the day for all of The Brain Charity’s other brilliant summer fundraisers, including Ami who completed 24 manicures in a 24-hour ‘nail-athon’ in memory of her mum, raising an incredible £2,500 and raising awareness of brain haemorrhage. Thank you also to Lily and her group of friends from National Citizens Service who held a cake sale for our cause.

The Brain Charity can provide FREE entry for most of the UK’s major marathons and runs, as well as places in adrenaline-fuelled challenges and global treks – or speak to our friendly team to create something completely bespoke.

Click here to find your 2023 challenge and sign up as a Brain Charity fundraiser, or email if you have any questions.

If you already have a challenge in mind, you can also click here to set up a JustGiving page for The Brain Charity to begin collecting donations.

Categories: Advice, Fundraising

Published: 3 November 2022