Sponsored Events

Take part in a marathon, cycle challenge, swimathon or get creative and think of something original!

Why not get your family, friends and colleagues to sponsor you? They can easily add Gift Aid to their donations if you set up an online fundraising page on Go Fund Me. We can also provide paper sponsorship forms.

Don’t want to do it alone? We usually have a group of runners for the Reading Half Marathon and you would be welcome to join the team!

Please do share the photos of your event with us. We’d love to feature them on social media, our website and newsletter.

Tips for Raising Sponsorship

  • Personalise your Local Giving page with a photo and information about why you are running for Reading Mencap
  • Set a fundraising target on your page so people can feel involved and see how close you’re getting
  • Update your Facebook status about your fundraising, tell people why you’re doing it and share a link to your online fundraising page
  • Update friends on your training
  • Put up a poster at your office/school/college and ask your colleagues/friends to sponsor you
  • Find out whether your company will match fund what you raise. Lots of companies operate Matched Giving schemes that can double the amount of money you raise. Remind them that it’s tax efficient for them
  • Gift Aid makes a big difference, so please make sure your UK Tax-paying donors tick the Gift Aid box
  • Email your family and friends and tell them what Reading Mencap means to you and the difference their support can make.

Our Fundraising Team will support you along the way. Email for more info or call the office on 0118 966 2518.