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.

A-Z of Fundraising

Office Olympics

Step Challenge


Office Sweepstake


Please support Julia and Michael who are doing the 54 mile London to Brighton cycle ride on Sunday 16th June 2024 – they are cycling for ICPCN but also doing it in memory of Julia’s dad who taught her how to ride a bicycle and the 16th June 2024 would have been his 90th Birthday.

After completing the ride for the first time in 2023 Julia said “I really enjoyed the ride – it was good fun, but hard work – especially Ditchling Beacon! – we had a great sense of achievement once we had completed it”

Sponsor our Chief Executive Julia and her husband Michael who are doing the London to Brighton Bike Ride again in 2024

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).


Support Charlie and Jemma as they take part in the London Marathon MyWay

This year Charlie Langhorne and Jemma Clark are running the London Marathon MyWay on Sunday 21st April 2024. The London Marathon MyWay gives you the opportunity to amble along country lanes or power up and over hills in order to complete 26.2 miles however and wherever you wish on Marathon Day. To earn the coveted TCS London Marathon finisher medal participants have to complete the distance from 00:00 to 23:59:59 BST on Sunday 21st April. Please support Charlie and Jemma and if  you would like to take part next year and raise funds for ICPCN please do contact us on

Support ICPCN when you shop online through Easy Fundraising

Raise as much as possible in 2024 for International Children’s Palliative Care Network by inviting new supporters to sign up to do their online shopping through easyfundraising. It won’t cost them any extra, plus every new supporter who signs up using your personal referral link will earn a bonus £5 donation* when they go on to raise £5!

Help us get 2024 off to a great start for International Children’s Palliative Care Network by signing up to support us for FREE on #easyfundraising. You can raise donations whenever you shop online with over 8,000 brands including John Lewis & Partners, eBay, Argos, M&S and more. Plus, once you’ve raised your first £5, easyfundraising will double it! Sign up today – it will make a BIG difference to us this year.

You can register here



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

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.
Fung's Mum

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 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.

You can find other ways to donate to ICPCN on our donation page