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If you want to run, ride, trek or challenge yourself whilst raising money for children and young people, we've got the event for you.

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    Skydive for Barnardo's

    Fancy taking flight? Have an incredible experience and jump for children and families across the UK

  • A woman runs smiling her arms raised during the Great North Run

    Great North Run

    Whether you're a seasoned vet, or a first time runner, the AJ Bell Great North Run is an unmissable running experience.

  • Barnardo's runner greeting supporters as they run the Cardiff Half Marathon

    Cardiff Half Marathon

    Run the iconic Cardiff Half Marathon through Wales' capital city.

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  • Running events

    We are here to help you reach that finish line, whether you're training for your first half marathon, or you're a seasoned pro. 

  • Physical challenges

    Explore the other physically active events you can get involved in. From cycling to walking along the top of the Forth Bridge, there's a challenge for everyone.

  • Virtual events

    In person events aren't for everyone. If you'd rather take part in something virtually, we are here to support you.

  • Find a local event

    Find more events happening in your local area that you could sign up for to raise money for children.

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Why fundraise for Barnardo's?

Incredible things happen when you believe in children. With the support of your fundraising, we are able to continue providing vital support to the children and young people across the UK who need it most.

We know the most children with whom we work don’t need short-term fixes. To really transform their chances, they need sustained interventions, over a long period of time.

That is why, every day, up and down the country, our front-line professionals are working tirelessly. In order to have the greatest impact for all children.

Barnardo’s have really helped the whole family. 

Heather, mother of two supported by Barnardo's

How we support you

As well as the incredible impact your fundraising has on young people and their families across the country, we also promise to support you every step of your fundraising journey. Our fantastic team are on hand with support, guidance and motivation to keep you going to reach your goals.

  • Get help with fundraising

    Explore our tips, advice, FAQs and other resources to help you get started on your fundraising journey.

  • Our running and trekking training plans

    We have teamed up with Running With Us to provide Team Barnardo's with 5Ks, marathons, half-marathons and trekking training plans.

  • Get in touch

    Got a question for the team, or want to tell us about an event you’ve signed up to? Get in touch here!

Our fundraising heroes

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    Barnardo's fundraising hall of fame

    Could you make it onto our hall of fame? Read more about our fundraising heroes who have gone above and beyond with their targets.

  • Graham, waves as he runs the London Marathon proudly in a Barnardo's jersey

    Be inspired by Graham

    Read more about Graham, who ran the London Marathon for Barnardo's in memory of his adopted mother.

  • A girl plays the violin outside of her local Barnardo's shop to raise money

    Barnardo's fundraising champions

    Explore more inspirational stories from those who've fundraised for us in their own creative ways.

More information about us

  • Paying in the money you raise

    Find out how to pay in the money you raise. Every penny helps transform children's lives.

  • How we fundraise

    We are committed to being open and transparent about our practises. Find out more about how Barnardo's raises our money.

  • Supporter charter

    Our supporter charter sets out our commitment to you.

  • Make a complaint

    Learn more about our complaints process if you're unhappy about the way Barnardo's fundraises.