Colin Mair ran a half-marathon and raised £535 for us including a contribution from his employer, Intel Corporation
Simon St Leger-Harris and Miffy Treherne after the Sanlam Bristol to Bath marathon in 2015, raising funds for Sightsavers International, LifeCycle and Friends of BEH
Tony Wooldridge near the finish of the London Marathon in 2017

If you have an idea for an event which could raise money for us, please get in touch with the Secretary or Treasurer to let us know your plans.  We can set up an online fund-raising page for you (see below) and we can supply posters, leaflets and collecting tins or buckets. We may also be able to help with publicity and general advice.

We have been extremely grateful to many people who have raised funds for us. Past examples include:

  • Sponsored running, car wash, parachute jump, pram push
  • Fashion and jewellery sales
  • Art exhibitions
  • Raffles
  • Garden parties
  • A champagne breakfast
  • Donating old cars


Online fund-raising

We can set up a dedicated online fund-raising page for you (or help you set one up).  We currently have two platforms on which we can do this depending on your preferences.  Please contact the Treasurer by ‘phone or email and we can discuss which might be best for your campaign and arrange this for you.


Charity of the year?

If you are a social or community organisation which regularly raises money for good causes, you might like to consider making the Friends one of your chosen charities this year.


Shopping online

When you shop online, you can raise free funds for us by using Give as you Live who have over 4,200 participating retailers.

We will then receive a small donation at no additional cost to you (or us) every time you shop online using Give as you Live.

[A similar service offered by Amazon Smile ceased on 20 February 2023.]