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?

  • Santa Run

    Santa Run 2018

    Sign up for London’s biggest Santa run to help raise money for our vital work!

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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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    London to Brighton cycle challenge

    Join in the London to Brighton cycle challenge and raise important funds for the National Literacy Trust.

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    Where's Wally? fun run

    The 2018 Where’s Wally fun run was a cold but brilliant day. Hundreds of Wallys lined up on the start line and...

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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...

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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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  • Great Eastern Run

    Perkins Great Eastern Run

    Take on one of the flattest, fastest half marathons in the country - the Great Eastern Run!

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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...

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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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  • Afternoon Tea

    Books & Bakes

    Bring family and friends together to fundraise and celebrate the importance of reading with a National Literacy...

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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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