Challenge and sport fundraising

Challenge and sport fundraising

Whether you have a place in an event or are organising your own challenge, you can run, swim, cycle or hike to raise vital funds to help our medical teams save lives around the world.

It's fundraisers like you that help us deliver medical care where it's needed most. To help you on your way we've created a guide and some handy fundraising resources. Good luck!

London to Brighton Cycle Ride

Take on the South’s iconic cycle ride, and help power MSF’s emergency medical teams to save lives

Date: Sunday 19th September 2021

Fundraising target: £150 per person

Registration fee: £55

The ride: The London to Brighton Cycle Ride is an iconic 55 mile cycle ride, starting from Clapham Common South Side, Balham Hill, London, SW12 9DU. You will be able to set off anytime between 06:30-09.00.

The route will finish at the Brighton Seafront on Madeira Drive, close to the Marina.

FAQs: There are a full list of FAQs available here. For any other questions, just get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

How we will support you:

  • Support from our dedicated events team, including materials, online resources, fundraising help and training tips.
  • Free MSF cycling top to wear with pride on the day.
  • Support from the MSF team on the day to help cheer you on to that finish line!

How the event organisers will support you:

  • Water stops at mile 17, mile 30 and at the top of the infamous Ditching Hill at 45 miles.
  • Packed lunch at the finish line.
  • Fully signed route, which is also available on Strava.
  • Full support crew including medics, and mechanical support at all the water stops and roaming on the route.
  • Your very own London to Brighton medal to celebrate your achievement.

Register to ride for MSF >


Looking to organise your own challenge or taking part in an event? Follow these steps to help you get started with your fundraising.

Challenge and sport fundraising: getting started

Step 1: Get in touch!

Whether you’ve secured a place in a race, or you’re thinking of planning your own challenge or sporting event, please get in touch, we can help you make the most of your fundraising. Jump to our contact form

Step 2: Set up your JustGiving page

This is an easy way to share your story with your friends and family and collect donations online. Visit the MSF JustGiving page to set up your own fundraising page.

Step 3: Tell the world about your campaign!

We've put together a draft email for you to use so that you can tell your family, friends and colleagues why their support is so important. Take a look at the draft email.

Social media is also a great way to spread the word. Use your social networks to share your challenge event, with the help of these powerful images and Twitter and Facebook backgrounds.

Step 4: Keep your community updated

Regular status updates on social media reminds your friends why you are fundraising. Why not post a photo of your training for the big event?

Step 5: Thank your supporters

It sounds obvious but it's essential. With up to 20 percent of donations being made after an event, it’s really worth doing. Thank your supporters, send them a photo of you at the finish line and remind those who haven’t donated that their support will really make a difference. We've put together another email to do just that.

Fundraising resources

Take a look at our available resources to help you with your fundraising

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