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 2021 Events

Virgin Money London Marathon 2020 (Postponed until 3rd October 2021)

We successfully secured a place in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020. The event was due to take place on Sunday 4th October 2020, however due to COVID restrictions, it has been moved to Sunday 3rd October 2021.

The charity place for 2020 has been allocated to Gareth Hiron, who will be running the London Marathon for the second time. Please support Pestalozzi by sponsoring Gareth here: Unfortunately, Gareth won’t be able to run in 2021, so will defer the place and run in 2022.

This means that we won’t have anyone running for us in 2021, so if you have been fortunate enough to secure a place in the ballot, please consider supporting Pestalozzi as your charity of choice for 2021. 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 Marie Ashton on or call 01424 870444.

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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