In the upcoming months there are plenty of opportunities for people to get involved and do something a bit different to raise money to support CAFOD’s life changing work around the world. Below are details on just a few of the events to watch out for.


Bupa London 10,000 (31 May 2010)

Presented by the London Marathon, the Bupa London 10,000 is an exciting 10K road race now in its second year. Run on the course likely to be used for the 2012 Olympic Marathons, the race starts and finishes in St James’s Park and follows an anti-clockwise route around the City of Westminster and the City of London. The combination of famous sights, including Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and The London Eye, and support from the crowds makes it a great day for all.

Team CAFOD has 45 places in the race and asks people to raise £200 minimum sponsorship to go towards its effort to fight overseas poverty and help those living in the worlds’ poorest communities to build better lives for themselves.

In return, CAFOD will provide a fundraising pack, training advice, team e-newsletters, a CAFOD running vest and both before and on the day, plenty of support.

For more information visit or contact A&B office –

British Gas Great London Swim (3 July 2010)

Offering the rare opportunity to swim against the capital’s magnificent skyline, the British Gas Great London Swim is perfect for those who are slightly more adventurous and want to try something a little different. This one-mile outdoor swim is a brilliant challenge for swimmers of all abilities, beginning at the Royal Victoria Dock and passing by Canary Wharf and the rejuvenated London Docklands.

Entry is now open so apply online for your chance to take part in this incredible event and raise some money to support CAFOD’s life changing work around the globe.

ASICS British 10K London Run 2010 (11 July 2010)

Now in its 10th year, the ASICS British 10K London Run has in the past played host to some of the world’s greatest athletes and raised millions for countless charities. One of the country’s most historic and sporting routes, this 10K road race takes runners past many of London’s world famous and iconic sights finishing just past the entrance of 10 Downing Street.

To run in aid of CAFOD, apply today via the website’s online ballot and let us know so that we can offer our full support. We will provide a vest and offer fundraising ideas and resources, training advice and possibly cheerers on the day.

If you are interested in taking part and would like more information go online or contact the A&B office –

Adidas 5K Women’s Challenge 2010 (September 2010)

Open to women of all ages, the adidas Women’s 5K Challenge is a fun run that takes place in Hyde Park, London. Whether you are running to achieve your own impossible challenge or running for the first time and just planning to get round, this is an event that guarantees fun.

Apply online to secure your place and contact the A&B office – for fundraising help and support.

 Great North Run 2010 (19 September 2010)

This year join Team CAFOD and take part in the world’s most iconic half-marathon. Run by over 50,000 people, The Great North Run is a challenging yet satisfying event that promises an atmosphere second to none.

CAFOD asks for a minimum commitment of £275 in sponsorship, money that will go towards supporting work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Apply today and whether you have gained a place in the ballot or through CAFOD directly, you will receive lots of training and fundraising support.

For more information visit or contact the A&B office –

Run to the Beat 2010 (26 September 2010)

Run to the Beat is London’s Music Half Marathon that starts and finishes near the iconic London O2 Arena. At this year’s event there are going to be eleven music points along the course including five live stages playing a mixture of rock, pop, dance and urban. Halfway through, there will be a DJ to provide encouragement for the second half and between each music point will be recorded music that keeps everyone running to the beats per minute. This is chance for people of all ages to try something different and raise some money to help the world’s poorest communities as well.

To join Team CAFOD at this event, apply for a place online and commit to raising a minimum £200 minimum sponsorship. Alternatively, apply for your own place by entering the ballot. Either way CAFOD will provide a CAFOD running vest, training advice, and fundraising support.

 Royal Parks Marathon (10 October 2010)

Organised by the charity for London’s eight Royal Parks, this half marathon begins and ends in Hyde Park and takes runners past many of London’s most iconic locations. The outstanding route, fairly flat course and family atmosphere make this perfect for those who are new to marathons and the race is preceded by a mass warm up to get everyone going. Cheering points along the route add to the festival atmosphere and the Brakes Food & Fitness Festival, set in Hyde Park, provides runners and supporters with plenty to see and do throughout the day.

Apply for a place online and contact the A&B office – – for fundraising help and support.

 Great South Run 2010 (24th October 2010)

Run by over 20,000 people, the Great South Run is Europe’s leading 10 mile road race. Set in Southsea, Portsmouth, it is a fast, flat course that takes runners past Britain’s naval heritage, including HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860.

Entry is now available online so secure your place today and start fundraising to support CAFOD’s work in some of the world’s poorest communities.

 Brighton Marathon 2010 (April 2011)

One of the UK’s newest, the Brighton Marathon allows runners to take in the best of the city centre as well as many fabulous panoramic coastal views. A fairly flat second half of the race will finish just east of the famous Brighton Pier where thousands of cheering spectators will be lined up alongside the seafront road encouraging runners to the finish.

Apply online for your own place  or contact the A&B office – – to reserve one of CAFOD’s allocated places and for fundraising help and support.


There are also a number of Rotary organised walks throughout the year that offer the opportunity for fundraising. Upcoming local ones include –

  • The Surrey Advertiser Walk 2010 (April)
  • The Bexhill Rotary Club Charity Walk 2010 (13 June)
  • The Camberley Annual Sponsored Charity Walk 2010 ROTARY (September)

Although Rotary clubs often ask supporters to give around 20% of their total fundraising to the club’s chosen charity, this is a great way to fundraise for CAFOD as events are often family orientated, very well organised, and suitable for people of all abilities.

For more information contact the local Rotary club or email the A&B office –

2 thoughts on “Fundraising!

  1. I’m contacting you from St Mary of ther Angels J & P group.

    I’ve heard there is an organised walk in the Goodwood/Chichester area in May.

    if you have details we have a walking group in the Parish & I’ll see if they are interested in being sponsored.


    Happy Easter


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