Events Guide 2024 Grab your cape and become a fundraising hero.

Fundraising doesn’t have to mean collecting spare change. It can also mean once-in-a-lifetime trips, monumental challenges or even wearing your wackiest trousers.

If you’re looking for new and exciting ways to make a difference this year, why not do it for Bristol Children’s Hospital and St Michael’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit?

Run: On your marks, get set, fundraise!

Bath Half Marathon - Sunday 17 March

Perfect for all running abilities, the Bath Half Marathon is a fast, flat favourite of runners, old and new.

Lace up those trainers and bask in the beautiful sights of the World Heritage City of Bath. It will be music to your ears to hear that the route is carefully designed to avoid (most of) Bath’s iconic hills!

TCS London Marathon – Sunday 21 April

It’s one of the world’s greatest fundraising events - TCS London Marathon.

Attracting athletes from all over the world, join over 48,000 runners as you soak up an astounding atmosphere and sights, from Big Ben to Buckingham Palace.

If you successfully won a place in the ballot, why not run for us? There’s no minimum sponsorship, simply raise as much as you can!

Great Bristol Half Marathon – Sunday 19 May

Great Bristol 10k – Sunday 19 May

See Bristol at its best as you race past buzzing crowds, Banksys, and the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge when you undertake the Great Bristol Run.

If you’re looking to set or beat a personal best, then this is the perfect place to start. Scenic, fast and flat, runners of all abilities are welcome. Pick your own pace as you choose between a half marathon or a 10k.

Cardiff Half Marathon - Sunday 6 October

Run for us in one of Europe’s largest road races: The Cardiff Half Marathon.

Get acquainted with the beautiful Welsh jog-raphy, as you run past iconic landmarks, like Cardiff Castle, the Principality Stadium and Cardiff Bay.

Plus, the event now offers a whole host of family-friendly activities over the weekend.

Cycle: Get those spokes spinning

London to Amsterdam - Wednesday 5 June - Sunday 9 June

Four days. Four Countries. Tackle the ultimate cycling challenge: London to Amsterdam.

You’ll whizz past the White Cliffs of Dover, ferry over to France, breeze through Belgium, and arrive in Amsterdam where you can reward yourself with some Wallace-worthy cheese.

Muster up some Dutch courage and save lives with the cycle of a lifetime.

Family Fun: Spend quality time together for a quality cause.

Great Bristol Family Run – Sunday 19 May

Do fundraising heroes run in your family? Why not run together in the Great Bristol Family Run?

Mums, dads and little ones over the age of three can walk, jog or run a mile together. Create invaluable memories while raising vital funds for sick children across the South West.

As always, Funky (yet friendly) costumes are encouraged!

A Grand Walk – Sunday 15 September

Join us at Ashton Court Estate for a fantastic fundraising walk, perfect for the whole family. Enjoy the grounds of Bristol’s beautiful country park mansion, where you’ll spot some of the infamous sculptures from our Gromit Unleashed Trails.

There’ll be activities for all the family to enjoy, so join us and stretch those little legs while raising money for your fantastic children’s hospital and NICU.*

*This event is subject to site permissions and/or licensing.

Skydiving: Fundraising for Thrillseekers

Group Skydiving Day One – Saturday 27 April

Group Skydiving Day Two – Saturday 24 August

Take your fundraising to new heights in 2024 and try a sponsored skydive.

Reaching the heights of 15,000 metres over the stunning Devonshire coast, choose to jump tandem or rally the troops and get family, friends and colleagues involved.

This really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Unless you're our 92-year-old volunteer John. John has completed 44 skydives for far.

Wallace & Gromit-themed events: It's for a cracking cause, lad!

Wallace & Gromit’s BIG Bake – Host your own

Whether you’re a total beginner or a star baker, it’s time to whip out the whisk and raise some dough for Bristol Children’s Hospital. Cause a stir in the classroom or office when you pick a day to bring in your home-baked sweet treats.

Don’t forget to download the secret ingredient for a successful bake – your free fundraising materials.

Will you rise to the challenge and bake a difference?

Wallace & Gromit’s Wrong Trousers Day – Friday 21 June

Our Wallace & Gromit-inspired dress-down day is back and wackier than ever.

It’s time to sport your craziest cords, funkiest flares or even your most imperfectly perfect PJ bottoms! Encourage friends, families, colleagues and pupils to rock their grooviest garms.

Wearing the wrong trousers will never feel so right when you see the smiles they bring to the sick children from Bristol and beyond.

Wallace & Gromit’s BIG Christmas Dress Up – December

Untangle the tinsel, dust off your jumpers and join Wallace & Gromit’s BIG Christmas Dress Up.

Pick any day in the lead up to Christmas to wrap teachers in tinsel, deck desks with boughs of holly and cover bosses with baubles. It's the perfect way for schools and offices to ease their way into the festive season.

Get these dates in your diary and start making memories as you raise money for Bristol Children’s Hospital and St Michael’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Need help on choosing an event or arranging your own? Drop our friendly events team a message – We're here to help! Email or call 01179 273888.

Bring on 2024!