We wouldn’t be able to achieve the things we do without the money raised by our fundraising heroes. We are beyond grateful for all they have done to support our work.  Below are some of their stories. If you think you have what it takes to be our next Fundraising Hero please email [email protected] your fundraising superpowers will help us achieve even more.




Zipline Madness

Vikki and Ceri are two adoptive parents who were grateful for the advice, support and sense of community which Adoption UK provides to adoptive parents. They decided to face their fears and take on the fastest seated zipline in the world. They raised an amazing £1,745 with gift aid via their JustGiving Fundraising page! The money raised will be used to further support the adoption community.





Long Distance Motorcycle

David Smith clocked up an incredible 900 miles in one day riding his motorcycle from Lands End to John O'Groats in under 24 hours. This gruelling, rain-soaked journey would have broken most mortals but David kept going and raised an amazing £1,980.00 with gift aid on his Just Giving page. David’s generous employer matched his fundraising total bringing his total raised to an amazing £3,985.00 with gift aid! The money raised will help children and families just like David’s.





100km cycle challenge in 100 days

Roo and Leah’s parents met each other through the Adoption UK Instagram community and connected through an Adoption UK Sunday Social post. Thanks to Adoption UK a new friendship was forged based on shared experience and support from someone who understood the process. After placement, the two families met up and the friendship grew. Leah (3 years old) and Roo (2 years old) both love biking and going to the park. They wanted to give something back to further support adopters so decided to saddle up and cycle 100k in 100 days. They raised an amazing £1,010.25 including gift aid via their JustGiving Page. We couldn’t be more grateful to Roo and Leah and are proud of their amazing achievement.






Ride London – The Suffolk Misfits

This team of cyclists made up of Mike Aspin, David George, Paul Spill, John Glover raised over £3500 cycling 100 miles in the Ride London challenge event, including £1000 that was donated by East Coast Community Healthcare. (In the attached photograph the team are collecting their cheque from Nick Wright of East Coast Community Healthcare).








Andrew Dawson Bike Challenge

Adoption UK member, Andrew Dawson organised the Dawson 500 cycle from the Adoption UK Edinburgh office to Norfolk (via our Banbury HQ). The Dawson 500 team made up of Andrew Dawson, Mark Scharff, Rich Cook, Lee Devlin, Jamie Kent and Matt Deller, cycled 557 miles over 6 days and raised over £7500.00. A huge thank you to Andrew, his fellow cyclists and support team. We couldn’t be more grateful for the teams efforts and support.







There are many other wild and wonderful ways our supporters have raised money in the past including:

  • 5K Challenge – Run, walk, cycle or swim 5k!
  • Livestream 24 hour gaming
  • Virtual Cat Show
  • Singo (singing bingo night!)
  • Walking 10,000 steps a day
  • Swim Serpentine
  • Thames 50km walk
  • Puzzle Coffee Morning
  • Twitch Quiz
  • Teddy Bear Hunt
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Raffles
  • Cake Sales

Could you be our next Fundraising Hero? We'd love to hear from you if you are planning a fundraising challenge. Get in touch with us at [email protected] and you could be featured as a Fundraising Hero! 

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