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!

Case study: Bea and Hannah do the Santa in the City run

Hannah is a team manager at one of LDN London’s services. She decided to do the Santa in the City 5km run with Bea, who she supports. She helped to push Bea, who is 93 years of age, along the course.

Hannah says that she signed up for the event as she thought it was a great opportunity to fundraise, as well as giving Bea a new experience. “Bea has a big heart so as soon as I explained that it was to raise money for people in need, she was all in”, she explained.

She says that Bea was a bit unsure when the event began as she’d never seen a sponsored run before, but after the first half she seemed to understand and got excited. Bea shouted at people as they went past and encouraged Hannah when she went too slow, she says.

“People running past us were cheering so much and cars were honking their horns, which Bea found hilarious”, Hannah says. “Once we made it to the end I was knackered, but seeing how happy Bea was with the medal made it so worth it.”

Hannah and Bea raised £185 for LDN London through their brilliant effort.


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!”