Events & Fundraising

One way that you can support us, and have fun whilst doing it, is to raise money by taking part in a sponsored event or holding a fundraising event of your own.

Events & Fundraising

One way that you can support us, and have fun whilst doing it, is to raise money by taking part in a sponsored event or holding a fundraising event of your own.

Here are some ideas and information to help get you started:

Fundraise at work or school

  • Dress down Friday at work – or even Fancy-Dress Friday!! See your boss in his Onesie maybe?
  • Do you enjoy baking? Organise a cake sale for your colleagues or organise a fun ‘bake off’ event
  • Make us your charity of the year
  • Payroll giving
  • Have a collection box in your place of work or local shop

Host a fundraising event

  • Declutter at home and hold a Car Boot Sale
  • Get your children involved. Hold a sponsored silence or a car wash in your street and teach them about the importance of helping others
  • Do you or a family member have a musical talent? Then why not hold a concert?
  • Film night with friends – sell snacks and drinks
  • Have an Easter egg hunt with lots of clues to find the chocolate eggs
  • Do you love to sing? Have a Karaoke night – belt out your favourite tunes
  • Have a games night – play cards, Monopoly, Scrabble etc.
  • Hold a virtual quiz night or virtual cocktail making class
  • Facebook birthday fundraiser

Take part in a challenge & get friends & family to sponsor you

  • Participate in a challenge event such as a marathon or a 10k run, cycle, swim or walk
  • Hold a sponsored keep fit session – sell drinks, healthy snacks etc.
  • Give up a treat for a month – Chocolate for Lent, Sober October, Stop Smoking – all good for your health
  • Grow a moustache or a beard for a month, or perhaps be daring and shave off your hair!

Raise whilst you shop

Raise money for Pestalozzi when you shop via the following links:



When you take part in a sponsored event for Pestalozzi we will provide all the advice and support you need to make your challenge a success, including:
  • Help with setting up a fundraising page
  • Sharing your challenge on our social media channels
  • Providing you with a Pestalozzi t-shirt or equivalent

Our 2022 Events

TCS London Marathon 2 October 2022

The charity has a place in the TCS London Marathon on 2 October 2022. The place has been allocated to Gareth Hiron, who will be running the London Marathon for the second time.

Gareth was due to run in 2020, but the event did not take place due to COVID restrictions and was moved again to 3rd October 2021. Unfortunately, Gareth wasn’t able to run in 2021, so we are delighted that he is running this year, raising much needed funds for Pestalozzi.

Please support Pestalozzi by sponsoring Gareth here:

If you have been fortunate enough to secure a place in the ballot, please consider supporting Pestalozzi as your charity of choice for 2022. You’ll receive a running vest to wear when training and on the race day, as well as sponsorship information and support from the Pestalozzi team.

If you are interested, please contact us at or call 01424 870444.

The Big Give 2022 – One donation, twice the impact!

Will you make a pledge to support Pestalozzi’s work in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022?

Pledges are promises of funding, which we ask supporters to make by the pledge deadline of 2nd September, 5pm. The minimum pledge amount is £100. Pledges are used to double donations made to the charity during the live campaign. One donation, double the impact.

Fulfilment of a pledge is dependent on us receiving donations in the campaign. Therefore, pledges must be paid after the campaign is completed, 06/12/2022, 17:00 and before the deadline, 14/01/2023, 12:00.

We need your donation pledges before the deadline on 2nd September 2022, 5pm!
Details of how you can support our campaign can be found here.

The charity’s Christmas Challenge 2022 donation campaign runs between 29/11/2022, 12:00 and 06/12/2022, 12:00 when we hope to receive further donations to match the pledges. 

A reminder to Pledgers – You must not donate to the Pestalozzi during the live campaign as you’re effectively doubling your own donation!

Your generosity can help to transform lives. Thank you!

We’d love to hear from you if you’re planning a fundraiser.

If you have a fundraising idea that you would like to discuss with us, please contact or call us on 01424 870444 and we’d be happy to provide you with help and information for your event.

and help a young person create positive ripples that’ll touch the lives of many

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