Events and fundraising

There are many ways to get involved with ELF. Any contribution is invaluable and really appreciated. There are different ways you might support ELF and become involved in raising funds for a truly worthy cause! We’ll give you all the support we can. Just bring us your ideas and enthusiasm.


From 5k runs to marathons; by encouraging family and friends to sponsor you, you’ll really be amazed just how much you’ll be able to raise for ELF.

We offer charitable places in a variety of different runs throughout the year, although we’d still encourage you to apply through the public ballot for any run in the UK and let us know you’d like to run for us, and we’ll send you our fundraising toolkit.

Virgin London Marathon 2018

We have some Golden Bond charity places available each year for the London Marathon. For all applications for one of these places must be made via our administrators CRunCH at . Please be advised these places carry the responsibility of a £1500 minimum pledge. We ask that anyone applying for a place to be very committed to our cause and raise as much as possible beyond this pledge. These places are very valuable to us.

Follow this link to find out more about our 2017 London Marathon Runners

British 10k – Sunday 9 July 2017

The British 10K is by far the most exciting 10km run London has to offer.

Run by Trafalgar Square, the Embankment, Big Ben along with 25,000 other people! This iconic course is truly stunning.

The immense crowds and brass bands will help you keep motivated! Click here to find out more!

Royal Parks Half Marathon 2017

The Royal Parks Half Marathon is the capital’s biggest and best-loved half marathon. The race has the most iconic half marathon course in the country which winds its way through four of London’s royal parks, past the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace.Join our team and enjoy this once in a lifetime race!

  • Registration fee – £35
  • Fundraising target – £350

If you’re interested in applying for a Royal Parks Half Marathon place in aid of ELF, please follow this link or if you have any questions please send an email to We look forward to hearing from you!

If you have been lucky enough to secure a ballot place, then you can join our team as an own place runner. Simply follow this link. There is no set sponsorship target, we will support you to raise as much as you can!

Marathon runners with their medals


Opportunities to enter sponsored cycle rides are growing. Want to ride through the night or take on the London to Paris challenge? Or if you are really ambitious and want to set the bar even higher, why not cycle India. To find more details and to discuss cycling challenges with us, please contact us at

Ashley Weller Eiffel tower photo July 2016

The Adrenaline Challenge!

Whether it’s trekking in Kilimanjaro or Peru, skydiving or bungee jumping, there are opportunities to fulfil “that long held ambition” and raise money for ELF.

We have fundraisers who climb mountains, swim lakes or compete in triathlons – all for a great cause!


Why not organise a fundraising event of your own?

  • Do what you really enjoy to raise funds for ELF – Whether it’s baking, organising a coffee morning or having an open garden event to raise funds for ELF, we can provide you with ELF sponsor printed materials and support, to make your event a great success.
  • Our annual golf day is well established and we are looking to arrange further golf days. So please get in touch if you are able to offer- an invitation day, charity of the year or even a complimentary 4ball from your club.
  • Food and dance are a great combination – so why not consider a barn dance or perhaps a ball or concert.
  • Recycle – the list here is endless – mobile phones; ink cartridges etc – please contact us for more information.
  • Do nothing – YES!  you can still raise money for ELF just by clicking this link, and doing your shopping as usual


Man dressed as elf with collection bucket

Have a look at this Fundraising Toolkit for more inspiration! (How to Help ELF)