Do your own thing

From challenging yourself to run 26.2 miles, shaving your head, organising an arts and crafts challenge, cycling 100 miles or hiking Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak - there’s no end to the possibilities.

There are loads of ways you can support our work by fundraising in your community.

Your support means we can #ChangetheStory for young people’s mental health and we’d love to help you raise as much as possible – whatever you are up to! Find some of our ideas below, or do your own thing. Let us know what you are up to by filling out the form below and we’ll help you raise as much as possible every step of the way. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at

“Without the work of great charities like Maudsley Charity, I may not have been able to open up about my own mental health and I want to promote all the good work Maudsley does as a charity.”

Aaron, fundraiser

Hike, cycle or run Choose your distance, method and period of time. Run a marathon over a week, or walk 100,000 steps in 10 days… the choice is up to you!

Birthday fundraiser Ask friends and family to buy you a virtual drink by making a donation?

Craftathon Get together (in person or virtually) with friends, or colleagues for a day of crafting and fundraising! Paint, stitch or make – craft your way.

Christmas fundraising Organise a virtual Christmas carols, host a virtual sparkle party, or ask for donations instead of cards this festive season or if you’re feeling brave – organise a boxing day swim!

Sanda Johnson skydive fundraising for Maudsley Charity brand

Skydiving Whether you’re a thrill-seeker looking for your next challenge, or looking to face your fears – then skydiving might just be the challenge for you.

Baking Challenge your friends to a virtual bake-off competition. Ask people to donate to enter, then share your baked goods over video chat.

"I felt so proud to be out there wearing the Maudsley Charity jersey and to be supporting such a worthy cause.”

Katie, fundraiser

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