Are you keen to make a difference?

By challenging yourself and fundraising for Practical Action, you will be helping some of the world’s poorest communities to improve their lives – for good.

If you are a sporty type, there are plenty of fundraising events you could get involved in; local marathons and races are a great place to start, and you don’t need anyone else to enter with you. If you would like to look through a list of great fundraising ideas, our Fundraising Guide has all you need to know.

Download our fundraising guide

Get in touch and tell us about what you are planning, and we will support your fundraising ideas however we can.


 Profiling our fantastic fundraisers

We have fantastic supporters who go above and beyond to raise money for us to continue transforming the lives of people living in poverty across the world. Here are a few of their stories.

Apperley Quarter Marathon

In September 2017, Gloucestershire Poet Laureate, Brenda Read-Brown completed the Apperley Quarter Marathon to raise funds for Practical Action. Brenda really enjoyed training, recalling “Running alongside wheat fields early in the mornings was a joy! And I’m a poet, so it gave me the opportunity to work on poems in my head, with a bit of peace and quiet.”

Brenda raised over £250 and really appreciated the support at the event, “It was lovely that people were standing along the route, cheering on even the slow ones like me – this was a real boost.”

If you have organised a fundraising event for Practical Action and would like to be included on this page, please drop us some information and a couple of photos to:

To take on a challenge event to raise money for Practical Action, please get in touch at

Thank you to everyone for your dedication and support. We couldn’t do what we do without you.