We rely on the generous support of individuals, communities and businesses to continue our vital work to transform lives through literacy.

Whether you fancy hosting a book sale, taking part in our annual Where’s Wally? fun run, or perhaps even challenging yourself and your colleagues to an adventure in the Arctic – there’s something for everyone and we’ll be with you every step of the way!

Challenge events

Are you ready to challenge yourself and raise vital funding for the National Literacy Trust?

  • Wally 2019

    Where's Wally? fun run 2019

    The Where’s Wally? fun run is back for 2019!

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    London Landmarks Half Marathon

    Join our team for the incredible London Landmarks Half Marathon and help change the life stories of disadvantaged children.

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  • Berlin Marathon

    Berlin Marathon 2019

    The Berlin Marathon is the world’s fastest marathon, and its flat route means that it is perfect for first-timers.

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  • Great North Run

    Great North Run 2019

    Join our team for one of the world’s most iconic half marathons, and help give disadvantaged children a route out of poverty!

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    TrekFest: The Peaks 2019

    Join us for TrekFest: The Peaks to help give disadvantaged children a route out of poverty. Choose a 25km or 50km route and trek through the stunning scenery of The Peak District.

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    TrekFest: The Beacons 2019

    Join us for TrekFest: The Beacons to help give disadvantaged children a route out of poverty.

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    Royal Parks Half Marathon

    The Royal Parks Half Marathon is an opportunity to run for a great cause while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Hyde Park, Green Park and St. James’s Park.

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    Arctic Team Challenge

    Our Arctic Team Challenge is a great opportunity for you and your colleagues to compete against other companies for the National Literacy Trust Arctic Cup and raise important funds. 

    Join in

Organise your own event

Do you want to support us but don't fancy a challenge event? There are plenty of fundraising ideas to choose from below, or contact us if you have any other ideas.

  • Schools fundraising

    Fundraising at your school

    We would love to team up with your school to raise money for our work!

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  • Book group

    Fundraise for us at your book club

    We’re asking book clubs around the country to get together and raise money to help change a child’s life story.

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  • Afternoon Tea

    Books & Bakes

    Bring family and friends together to fundraise and celebrate the importance of reading with a National Literacy Trust Books & Bakes event.

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  • Quiz Night

    Quiz night

    Test the general knowledge of your friends and family, and help us raise vital funds to continue our work.  

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    Big Book Sale

    Share your love of reading and help raise vital funds for our work by hosting a Big Book Sale!

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Fundraising toolkit

Tips and ideas to make the most of your fundraising.

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