- The National Deaf Children's Society, which helps deaf children by means of projects such as the Listening Bus, which travels to schools, is aiming to raise £40,000 from its 2009 Fingerspellathon campaign. The campaign will encourage schoolchildren to get their families and friends to sponsor them to learn words in British Sign Language. Teachers can download support packs with details of activities to help pupils learn the signs.
- Action Medical Research wants 50 teams to take part in a new fundraising event that involves hiking up three Yorkshire peaks on 15 May 2010. Teams of four will scale the peaks of Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough and ride bikes between each climb. Teams will each pay £195 to enter and must raise a total of £1,600.
- The Starfish Greathearts Foundation is holding a sponsored run and picnic on 4 October on London's Clapham Common. Funds raised from the Starfish Breakfast 10k and Picnic will go towards the charity's work with South African children affected by HIV and Aids. Registration costs £22 online or £25 on the day.
Send your fundraising news to Andy.Ricketts@haymarket.com