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Sponsored Events


Whatever your experience and whatever your strengths, there is a fundraising event for you and you can be sure that every penny will make a real difference to younger stroke survivors.

We have a number of free charity places at Marathon’s Runs and sporting events throughout the year.

If you would like to enquire about taking part in a fundraising event contact jo.aurora@differentstrokes.co.uk


How exhilarating would it be to jump out of a plane? This would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and you can do it for free if you raise funds for Different Strokes.

If you’d like a feel for what it might be like check out one of our members’ videos here.

Click here to download a Skydive information pack


Nightrider is celebrating its 10th anniversary in London 2019, and you can be a part of this special cycle challenge!  Taking place throughout the night, Nightrider is a charity ride which is all about having fun, seeing the sights and taking on a personal challenge.  You can choose from a 50km or 100km route around London.

For  more details click here.


You can now abseil down the tallest sculpture in the UK; the Arcelormittal Orbit in Queen Elizabeth Park which stands at 262ft.  Our next event will be in September 2019 (date to be confirmed).  To register your interest please email jo.aurora@differentstrokes.co.uk or call 0345 130 7172 or 01908 317 618.

Watch the hair-raising video of this year’s event here


Take on the challenge of the Simplyhealth Great North Run half Marathon or the Great South Run 10 mile in 2019.

For more information about these runs and how to book your place please click here

Plan  your own event

You don’t need to spend weeks planning a complicated fundraising event to raise bags of cash for Different Strokes. We’ve listed some of the most simple and popular events – you could have one up and running in no time at all and we’ll give you as much support and advice as you need.

Download our FREE fundraising pack

Cake sale

Who can resist a good old-fashioned home-made cake sale! So bake away and perhaps get some friends to bake too. Sell your wares at work or anywhere else you will find hungry customers. Does your village or local church have a summer of Christmas fete where you could have a table?

Download a poster for your cake sale here


Whether it’s a traditional pub quiz or something topical, this is a great way to raise money and get a lot of people involved.

Download a poster for your quiz here

Download headed paper for your quiz here


You and your friends must be able to produce lots of prizes (think of all those unwanted gifts). Then all you need is a book of raffle tickets and a captive audience (work, pub, local event?). Please only sell your raffle tickets at the place/event – if you sell them outside then your raffle becomes a Grand Draw and there are rules and restrictions that apply.


Almost anything can be sponsored – losing weight, cream cracker eating, head shave, sitting in a tub of baked beans, silence (a great one for children), swimming, giving something up such as chocolate, as well as the obvious runs and walks.

Feed your friends

Invite your friends round for a meal but make them pay (either restaurant or take away prices depending on the depth of their pockets).

Put on a show

Persuade a local band, drama group or choir to put on a show for us. As well as ticket sales you can raise money from a bar and perhaps a raffle (local businesses can be asked for a prize in exchange for a mention in the programme or on the poster).

Seasonal Events

Organise your own seasonal event and promote with the posters below!

Halloween Poster

Christmas Poster

Collection boxes

Do you know somewhere that would take a Collecting Box – perhaps your local pub or corner shop?  Please contact us by emailing jo.aurora@differentstrokes.co.uk or info@differentstrokes.co.uk or by calling us on 0345 130 7172 or 01908 317 648 and start raising money in your local area!

Don’t forget to publicise your fundraising event!

If your event is open to the public why not write to your local paper (they may have a special “What’s On” section) and ask them to publicise the details. This will also increase awareness of stroke in younger people and might inspire others to fundraise too.