Helping us raise money couldn't be easier. There are lots of ways in which you can get involved so you can choose a fundraising activity that suits you. You could lend us a hand at one of our events where you'll get to work with a friendly team of Age UK Essex volunteers or if you're feeling competitive, you might like to sign-up to one of our fun challenges.

Our challenge is to raise over £500,000 each year to provide support to thousands of people in later life some of whom may have no local friends or family to support them. Every penny has to be raised locally as we do not receive any national or statutory funding these days.

If you can spare some time and energy to help us to help others then we’d really like your support. Fundraising can be flexible and easy to suit your passions and interests, or you circle of friends. From cake baking to a baked bean bath, trekking to a tombola,  wine tasting to welly throwing the possibilities are endless.

Fundraising events

  • Essex Book Festival

    Join us for family story time at our pop-up armchair events at the Essex Book Festival this March.

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  • Lapland husky trail

    Drive your huskies 260km across the frozen wilderness of the Arctic! You will journey through untouched nature before arriving at the world famous Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi.

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  • RideLondon - Surrey 100

    With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclist at the London 2012 Olympics, it’s a truly spectacular event for all involved.

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  • Tandem skydive

    Take the leap and support lonely older people in Essex. We have various locations and dates available, all you need is nerves of steel, your instructor will do the hard work.

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  • Big Knit

    Would you like to join our Big Knit team? We need you, or your club or group, to help us raise money this winter by knitting little hats for this national campaign.

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Get involved

  • Organise an event

    Want to fundraise for us in your own way? No problem! Our expert team can give you lots of help and advice to get you started and support you along along the way to make sure your fundraising event is a huge success.

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  • Volunteer with us

    You don't have to be a runner or a rider to contribute to our fundraising events. We always need dedicated people to help us on the day to hand out information, marshall the course and cheer our fundraisers over the finish line!

    Join the team

  • Get sponsored

    Whether you're raising money for us at one of our challenges or organising your own event, Just Giving is an easy to use fundraising website that lets you set up a personal page in minutes and share it instantly with your friends.

    Set up a page