Take part in an event

This year we have decided to do things a little differently.  Although we have charity places on the 2017 Vitality London 10k and the Ride London-Surrey 46, we are inviting you to select your own race to raise money for Bede.  We’ve found a site that might inspire you with an event: then go to ‘Find an event’.

Please note that you register yourself and that you may have to pay a fee.  Bede will support you by:

  • Inviting you to lunch at Bede so you can see how donations are spent
  • Promoting your fundraising story through our Friends network
  • Giving you a Bede T-shirt
  • Awarding you a Bede certificate for the money raised for us



If you cycle, one race you might want to participate in is the popular Ride London Surrey 100 which takes place on 30 July 2017. Entries are by public ballot which is now open. If you do get a place, please note that each registration costs £58.  For more details and to enter the ballot please visit:


The Vitality London 10k

Monday 29 May 2017

  • Sponsorship target per person: £300
  • Location: Green Park, London
  • Distance: 10km
  • Places available: 4
  • Entry closing date: 5pm, Thursday 20th April 2017

Runners start and finish the Vitality London 10,000  in St James’s Park and uses Green Park as its assembly area.  The route passes many of London’s famous sights including: Nelson’s Column, St Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye and Big Ben.

Find out more about running by visiting:

The Virgin London Marathon

Sunday 22 April 2018

  • Sponsorship target per person: £2500
  • Location: Various, London
  • Distance: 42.2km
  • Places available: 2
  • Entry closing date: To come

Sam Dunne - VMLM 2013

• Details are being updated on the official London Marathon website, but if you would like to race for us in the 2018 edition, please click here for more details!



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RideLondon-Surrey 46

Sunday 30 July 2017

  • Sponsorship target per person: £350
  • Location: London and Surrey
  • Distance: 46 miles
  • Places available: 2
  • Registration fee : £30 (payable to Bede)

We’ve two places on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 – which was introduced to the Prudential RideLondon Cycling Festival last year – This offers a traffic-free ride for cyclists aged 16+ and those new to cycling.  It starts at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and takes a route to include the City of London, Richmond Park, Thames Ditton, Putney Bridge and Embankment, before riders head for Admiralty Arch and finish on The Mall.

If you would like to find out more about the 46, please visit:

If you wish to enter any of our fundraising races, please contact Gwen Green:












Monday 29th May 2017 Vitality London 10000 4 £300 5pm, Thursday 4th May 2017
Sunday 30th July 2017 RideLondon-Surrey 46 4

Registration fee £30

£350 5pm, Thursday 22nd June 2017
Sunday 22nd April 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon  2 £2500 Details to come

Standing orders

Regular standing orders, however small, can make a real difference in enabling us to plan ahead.  If you would like make a regular payment please contact Gwen Green, tel: 0207 237 3881, for a form or visit our JustGiving page.

Give as you live

Shop and raise money for Bede at no cost to you!
Please support Bede House every time you shop online at no cost to you.

Give as you Live is a web-based product that allows shoppers to turn every pound spent online into a free donation for Bede.

Thousands of online retailers, offering millions of products, will donate a percentage of each purchase to Bede. It costs you nothing to Give as you Live as the stores donate the money rather than you.

With Give as you Live, thousands of brands including Amazon,, John Lewis, Waterstones and Expedia have signed up to donate a percentage of every purchase you make online to us. All at no cost to you and at no cost to us. The average shopper will raise £2.10 per month through what they already buy online.

In addition to the £2.10 raised per month, every new shopper you recruit who raises £5 or more, Give as you Live will donate an additional £5 to us.
Please try Give as you Live today. Click on the link now to find out how Give As You Live works for you:


 Friends of Bede Fundraisers

To find out more about becoming a Friend of Bede click here.