Organise your own event
Organising your own event is not only fun but also incredibly rewarding. The funds you raise are vital to help us increase access to palliative care for children and their families around the world, so that they can make the most out of their precious time together.
How you raise the money is totally up to you, so you can be as creative as you’d like, and organise any type of event – big or small! We are here to support you every step of the way to help you to maximise your fundraising efforts and have a great time!
Whether it’s at work, at home or in your community, the type of event you do is up to you! However, if you’re looking for some inspiration, click on the pictures below for ideas to get you started.
Sponsor our Chief Executive Julia and her husband Michael who did the London to Brighton Bike Ride 2023
Please support Julia and Michael who did a 54 mile cycle ride on Sunday 18th June 2023
Whilst on their honeymoon in June 2021, Julia and Michael hired a tandem, and enjoyed it so much that they can now be seen regularly out and about on a ‘bicycle made for two’. On reading about the London to Brighton Bike Ride they were surprised to find an entry category for tandems, and so in a moment of madness they applied for a place and got one! They therefore cycled the 54 miles from London to Brighton on Sunday 18th June 2023 in what is the oldest charity cycle event in Europe in support of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN).
Sponsor Paul and Simon walking the El Camino de Santiago 2023
Sponsor Paul and Simon in their El Camino trek which they did in April/May 2023.
Paul and Simon chose to raise funds for Jersey Hospice Care and ICPCN and walked 800 KM of the famous El Camino trail in Northern Spain. On April 26th Paul & Simon set out on the walk from Saint Jean Pied de Port in SW France to Santiago De Compostela in NW Spain, walking the famous El Camino trail. Mike Palfreman, CEO of Jersey Hospice Care and Chair of ICPCN, also joined them for some of the walk, as did several friends and colleagues.
You can still support Paul, Simon, Mike and their fellow walkers in this immense challenge, and through them 2 amazing charities, by sponsoring them for as much as you can afford. A very big thank you from all of us and all of those supported by the charities concerned.
Take Part in the 2024 Brighton Marathon
ICPCN has several places in the 2024 Brighton Marathon. The event is now under the ownership of London Marathon Events and they have plans to make the event bigger and better than ever. The 2024 Brighton Marathon will be held on Sunday 7th April 2024. If you would like to take part and raise funds for ICPCN please do contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Any sponsorship you raise via an online giving page comes directly to us if you use Enthuse, making it easy for you, your donors, and the charity. It’s a quick and convenient way for friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you, and provides you with a link to share far and wide on your social media.
Once you’ve decided on your fundraising event, shout about it! The more people who know about your fundraising, the more you will raise.
We would love to hear about your fundraising plans – so please let us know what you are doing via email@example.com
Please take a look at our Safe and Legal Guide to make sure you cover all your bases for a safe, fun event.
Email friends, family and colleagues
Share what you are doing on social media
Advertise at work in newsletters or on noticeboards
Tell us so we can advertise through our website and newsletters
Celebrate a special occasion
A special occasion provides a great opportunity for you to help us support palliative care for children around the world, by asking for donations instead of presents at your celebration.
Whether you are having a birthday, celebrating an anniversary or getting married, you can help ICPCN increase access to children’s palliative care around the world.
Here are a few easy ways you can give in celebration:
- If you are getting married, include a link to donate via our website with your wedding invitations and ask guests to donate to ICPCN rather than buying you gifts.
- Ask friends and family to donate to ICPCN instead of purchasing you a birthday or Christmas gift.
- Hold a collection on your special day or event.
Leave A Legacy In Your Will
Leave a lasting legacy by using your Will to help children with life-limiting and life- threatening conditions make the most of life – no matter how short or where they live around the world.
Our work would not be possible without the kindness and generosity of those who support us. And it’s because we are committed to the best care and support for children around the world that we encourage everyone, regardless of where in the world they live, to consider a gift in their Will to help.
Legacies are special gifts from one generation to another. Your loved ones come first, but you can also use your Will to help secure the best quality of life for seriously ill children and their families. We may not be able to find a cure or change a diagnosis, but together we can increase access to palliative care for children and their families to make the most of life – no matter how short.
We rely heavily on donations, and legacies play a vital part in helping to make sure we are here year on year to support the development of children’s palliative care around the world.
Leaving a legacy doesn’t cost you a penny now but could make a lifetime of difference in the future.
How this works will vary from country to country and so you will need to consult locally for more information on how to do this.
Thank you for considering leaving a legacy to ICPCN in Your Will – it will help to make a difference and reduce unnecessary suffering in children and their families worldwide.
Take a Challenge
ICPCN sometimes have places in events such as the London Marathon, the London Half Marathon or the Ride London event and we will advertise these places in case you would like to undertake them on behalf of ICPCN. You may have your own place in an event, such as the London Marathon or the London to Brighton Cycle Ride – if you do, please consider raising funds for ICPCN using the enthuse platform. Please do contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information about this.
Monnie Baker ran the London Marathon in 2022 on behalf of ICPCN
Thank You Monnie and all who supported you.