Ideas to raise money

Change the life of a person with learning disabilities

We are delighted that you are thinking of raising money for LDN London. You help us support people with learning disabilities every day to be happier, healthier and live a life full of opportunity.

Read on to find out how you can raise money by yourself or in your community, including some examples from some of our amazing fundraisers.

Organise your own fundraiser

Host a pub quiz at your local, hold a non-uniform day, run a raffle at work or be brave and do a sponsored head shave. And don’t forget cake… Everyone loves a bake sale.

Download our free fundraising guide for ideas, hints and tips about getting involved in a fundraiser and making a difference. Keep reading for more opportunities to get involved.

LDN London Fundraising Guide

Get creative

Why not do something a bit different? Whether you like gaming, painting or…making origami swans… you can get involved in fundraising. There’s an activity for everyone.

Let us know what you want to do and go for it!

Get active

Whether you are a first-time 5km runner or a professional athlete who competes at the Paralympic Games,, we’d love for you to take part in an active event for us.  Why not sign up for a long-distance swim or a 24-hour challenge? There is something for everyone. Remember to have fun and enjoy the journey.

We also have places available on a variety of events this year:

find your challenge here
Royal Parks Half Marathon

Get in touch

We love to hear from you. We will help you every step of the way, with advice, support and encouragement.

We can also tell our supporters about the amazing things you’re doing.


Bike and Row challenge

Pay in your money

You’ve done the hard bit. Phew. Please put your feet up and take a well-deserved rest.

Fortunately, now it’s easy to visit our Just Giving page and send us what you have kindly raised.

You can also send a cheque to Learning Disability Network London,16a Croxley Road, London W9 3HL

Please contact us if you would like our details to make a bank transfer. Email:

Thank you from everyone at LDN London!

Fundraising Charter

We commit to high standards of fundraising to raise funds to enable learning disabled Londoners to:

  • Stay healthy
  • Be safe
  • Live well in a society where people with learning disabilities are valued as equal citizens having the chance to make full use of everything their community has to offer just like everybody els

All of you who are kind enough to support us can be reassured that:

  • We do not use intrusive fundraising practices
  • We value every penny you provide to us to fulfil our ambitions for learning disabled Londoners.
You can view our full Fundraising Charter Here

Case study: Sarah takes on Half Marathon

Sarah took on the challenge of running the Royal Parks Half Marathon for LDN London and raised over £450.  Before taking part in this event Sarah enjoyed running but this was her first big event taking on the challenge of completing a half marathon.

“This was a fantastic event to be involved in.  The atmosphere was amazing and the support from LDN London was fantastic.  There was a team standing along the route to cheer me on and to meet me at the finish line.  I am so proud that I was able to complete the half marathon and raise vital funds to support people with learning disabilities.”

Sarah is now in training to take on the Brighton Marathon in 2024 and raise funds for our partner charity Kids Can Achieve.


Case Study: Maida Vale School

Maida Vale School have been supporting us over the past year and recently the parents held a quiz night to raise funds for our LDN Community Hub.  The event was a huge success raising £7k.  We are very thankful for the support of the students, parents and staff at Maida Vale School.  The school have also supported us with non-uniform days and students volunteer at our LDN Community Hub as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

“We got together as a group of parents to support LDN London, a local charity that pupils from the School are volunteering with. The fundraiser took the format of a charity quiz evening, which was a huge success— such a fun way to spend an evening whilst simultaneously raising much needed funds to continue the incredible work in supporting people with learning disabilities and their families that Laurence and his team are committed to.”

Claudia Donaldson, Parent and quiz organiser

Case study: Luke’s readathon

Luke, aged 5, read 36 books in a day as part of the 3.6 challenge. Although he does not really like reading, he wanted to raise money for us and challenge himself. He read from the moment he woke up until going to sleep and raised an amazing £600 for LDN.

Luke said, “I really enjoyed doing this challenge. It was really hard, and I had to read all day, but I did it!”