Fundraising

Thank you for considering a fundraising event for Action Kidney Cancer

By organising or taking part in a fundraising event for us, you can help to support kidney cancer patients and their families while having fun at the same time. Fundraising events can be small, like a coffee morning with friends, or on a larger scale, such as a black-tie ball. They can be active, such as a sponsored walk, run, cycle or skydive, or social, such as a quiz night, pampering evening or party. Every pound raised makes a difference to the lives of people affected by kidney cancer.

Fundraising pack

There are many fun ways that you can raise some funds. Click on our fundraising pack opposite for some inspirational ideas and tips for things that you might want to consider and could do on your own or with family and friends:

Events calendar

Take a look at our events calendar below for details of planned events and to view past events.

If you would like to organise your own event or need further information about fundraising for Action Kidney Cancer please email us.

Please note: when organising your own fundraising event, you must follow the terms and conditions set out by the Fundraising Regulator when doing so. Please see the terms and conditions for organising a fundraising event here.

Thank you to our fundraisers

If you organised your own fundraising activity, returning money couldn’t be simpler.

If you have raised your money via an online fundraising website like Just Giving, Enthuse or Total Giving, this will come directly to Action Kidney Cancer.

To pay money in, please make a one-off donation through Enthuse. Visit our Donate page, and follow the instructions.

Or you can send a cheque to Action Kidney Cancer, 11th Floor, 3 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3BN.

Gift aid

If you are a UK tax payer and you make your donation from your own funds, you can register for Gift Aid to enable us to claim extra money from HMRC. We can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate. This means Gift Aid can increase the value of your donations by 25%, so you can give even more to to help us support kidney cancer patients. You can find a Gift Aid form in our fundraising pack or you can download one here.

Ceilidh with dancing to Panjandrum

A very big THANK YOU to Steve and Jan Goldsmith who recently organised a ceilidh to raise funds for us. The evening was a great success with attendees having fun learning new dances and enjoying the fabulous music provided by Panjandrum. Panjandrum very kindly provided the music on the night at a significantly reduced fee to ensure that the event raised as much money as possible, thank you! We would also like to thank Newstead Wood School for the use of the school hall. Amazing things happen when everyone works together. We are delighted and appreciate the donation of £605 that Steve and Jan have raised to help kidney cancer patients and their families.

Northern Soul Day

A massive thank you to Dave and Shirley Pointon, parents of Steve Pointon a member of our community, who recently organised a Northern Soul Day to raise funds for us. The day was a fantastic success, everyone had a great time, danced, enjoyed great music and raised £2,633 in the process.

We would also like to thank Dave Cooke, Nantwich Town Football Club Manager, and Johnny Briggs and Clive Read from Crewe Soul Club, who provided use of their DJ equipment and were two of the ten DJ’s on the day who gave their time and music for free. In the picture opposite you can see them presenting a cheque to Julia Black from the charity. Read the press release here. Read the news article here.

They will be back next year hosting another Northern Soul Day on 22 August 2022, a date for the diary!

Steve’s London Summer Walk Challenge

Steve Goldsmith and his wife, Jan, walked 13 miles to support the invaluable work of the Kidney Cancer Support Network. They had lovely weather for the event, and completed their walk through London in just over 5 hours with a refreshment break halfway: a fantastic achievement! The route started and finished at the Oval Cricket Ground on Saturday 5 June, and took in highlights of the Thames and its historic bridges, and many of the Capital’s key landmarks. An active and fun day out in the City!

HUGE THANKS to Steve and Jan for raising a massive £800 for kidney cancer patients during these very difficult times for cancer patients. You can still support Steve by visiting his JustGiving page by clicking on the link below:

Visit Steve’s JustGiving page here

Janet’s Lockdown Run for Life

Janet used her daily exercise run to raise funds for KCSN because of their support for her and her partner and everyone affected by kidney cancer. Normally Janet would be taking part in the Cancer Research Race for Life and running along the seafront with 100’s of others. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 this event was cancelled she decided to run as part of her daily exercise, which has been so important during lockdown.

BIG THANKS to Janet for raising a huge £630 for kidney cancer patients during these unprecedented times.

Visit Janet’s JustGiving page here

Andy’s 2.6 Challenge

Andy Thomas, chair of the trustees for the Kidney Cancer Support Network, took part in the national virtual 2.6 Challenge, which took the place of the London Marathon during the COVID-19 pandemic. Andy’s personal challenge was to cycle at least 26 miles a day for 26 days starting on the 26th April.

Andy completed his epic challenge and raised a whopping £1,100 in the process. Huge thanks to Andy for this tremendous effort!

Visit Andy’s JustGiving page here

Ernie and Stanley’s 2.6 Challenge

Ernie and Stanley’s daddy, Steve, has had kidney cancer twice. The Kidney Cancer Support Network has helped him a lot through his illness and since. Steve now helps KCSN and other patients as much as he can. The COVID-19 pandemic is a tough time for the charity as all fundraising has had to stop. Ernie and Stanley made 26 cakes for the national virtual 2.6 Challenge, which took the place of the London Marathon during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BIG THANKS to Ernie and Stanley who raised £180 for the KCSN! Needless to say, the cakes didn’t last long!

Visit Ernie and Stanley’s JustGiving page here

Sharon’s 2.6 Challenge

Sharon Kell took part in the national virtual 2.6 Challenge, which took the place of the London Marathon during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sharon’s personal challenge was to hold the plank for 2.6 minutes every day for 26 days starting on the 26th April, the day the London Marathon was to be held.

Sharon raised just over £200 for the KCSN, but it didn’t seem to make a great deal of difference to her stomach! Thank you Sharon!

Visit Sharon’s JustGiving page here

Maggie Dix’s Italian Pilgrimage

Maggie, Chris, Sue and Dave walked 104 km along the Way of Saint Benedict from Rieti to Rome, Italy over 6 days during September 2019 to raise awareness of kidney cancer. KCSN have been a tremendous support to Maggie and Chris’ daughter Charlotte and her husband, Andrew, who has been fighting kidney cancer for the last 9 years. He was first diagnosed just a few weeks before his 22nd birthday.

We are very grateful to Maggie and her friends who raised just over £2,000 to help KCSN support and improve the lives of kidney cancer patients throughout the UK.

Maggie Dix’s Italian Pilgrimage

Maggie, Chris, Sue and Dave walked 104 km along the Way of Saint Benedict from Rieti to Rome, Italy over 6 days during September 2019 to raise awareness of kidney cancer. KCSN have been a tremendous support to Maggie and Chris’ daughter Charlotte and her husband, Andrew, who has been fighting kidney cancer for the last 9 years. He was first diagnosed just a few weeks before his 22nd birthday.

We are very grateful to Maggie and her friends who raised just over £2,000 to help KCSN support and improve the lives of kidney cancer patients throughout the UK.

Steve Pointon: 40 for 40

A very big THANK YOU to Steve Pointon who decided to get fit for his 40th birthday and raise funds for KCSN in the process. Steven has been diagnosed with kidney cancer twice since 2016 and beaten it on both occasions. He is currently in long-term remission. Last year, Steven turned 40 and decided to undertake a charity challenge that is way out of his comfort zone. He needed to lose weight and get healthier to take advantage of the second chance of life and did this by undertaking 40 days of consecutive exercise leading up to the day before his 40th birthday.

Steve raised a massive £2,520 of which he donated 50% to The Christie Hospital in Manchester where he was treated, and 50% to KCSN.

Visit Steve’s Just Giving page here

Beth Thomas: The Lavender Ball

A huge thank you to Beth Thomas for organising another fundraising ball on the Isle of Man in aid of the Kidney Cancer Support Network and a local hospice. The KCSN received a massive sum of £4,570, which we are truly grateful for.

We are indebted to Beth who has held a number of fundraising events for our charity. Each event takes an enormous amount of planning and all have been hugely successful, which is testament to the immense amount of work she puts in. Thank you Beth for your strong support of our charity.

Mark Ralston: Redcentric Bed Race

A huge THANK YOU to the Redcentric team who raised a whopping £1,915 for KCSN in the Great Knaresborough Bed Race in June. The Bed Race is part fancy dress pageant, and part gruelling time trial over a 2.4 mile course, ending with a swim through the icy waters of the River Nidd!

Redcentric man Mark Ralston was diagnosed with stage 4 renal cell carcinoma in July 2017 at the age of just 38. As a direct result of time spent with KCSN, Mark was the first person in the UK to be accepted onto the PRISM trial for combination immunotherapy, and he has responded extremely well.

Read more about Mark’s story on this JustGiving page

Hollie Bailey: Tea and Cake Afternoon

A very big THANK YOU to wonderful Hollie Bailey, aged just 8 years old. Hollie’s dad has kidney cancer and Hollie wanted to do something to help. With the support of her mum, Rachel, Hollie decided to host a Tea and Cake Afternoon in her home town of Thame, Oxfordshire, to raise funds for KCSN. You can still donate funds, and read more about Hollie’s dad’s story here.

Everyone at KCSN wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Hollie – what a star! Hollie far exceeded her target of £200 and has so far raised over £1100! Here you can see a selection of the fabulous cakes that were on sale, complete with green ribbons for kidney cancer!

Stephen Bailey: Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon

Along with three friends, Stephen Bailey took part in the Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon and raised a huge £2,420 for KCSN.

The team completed the Super Sprint Triathlon, swimming 400m, riding a bike for 13.2km and running 2.9km.

This is such a huge achievement, Stephen having been diagnosed with kidney cancer in September 2017, with metastases in his adrenal gland, pelvis, lung, spine and nasal area. For Stephen, keeping active and fit is a huge part of tackling the side effects of treatment.

Please take a look at Stephen’s JustGiving page to read more.

Debbie Murphy: Stratford Upon Avon Marathon

A massive THANK YOU to an inspirational woman, Debbie Murphy, who ran her first full marathon yesterday in Stratford-upon-Avon, almost 5 years to the day since she had her nephrectomy after being diagnosed with kidney cancer. This is a remarkable achievement by a very wonderful woman. Debbie is raising money for our own Kidney Cancer Support Network and Facing up 2 Kidney Cancer, both founded and run by kidney cancer patients. She exceeded her target of £1,000 and raised over £1,500. Thank you Debbie – we are so grateful for your support.

Read more about Debbie’s story on her TotalGiving page here.

Action Kidney Cancer is registered with the Fundraising Regulator and abides by the Code of Fundraising Practice, which outlines the standards expected of all charitable fundraising organisations across the UK. The code helps to ensure that the work of fundraising organisations is legal, open, honest and respectful.