Our Fundraising Events are designed for everyone to enjoy and have fun while raising much needed funds to provide services for older people in the Wakefield District.

Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash 2017

Several staff from Age UK Wakefield District are running in the Abbey Dash 2017.  This will take place on Sunday 5 November 2017 in Leeds.  

If you would like to kindly donate, please click on the link below. 



2016 was a great year for our fundraising events.....

Look at what we have done.


people running

Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash

A team of Age UK Wakefield District staff took part in the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash.

They joined over 12,000 runners from across the UK in the famous 10k race through the streets of Leeds.

About the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash

  • Date: - Sunday 6 November
  • Time: - 9.30am race start (9am warm-up)
  • Distance: - 10k road race
  • Ages 15+
  • Cost: £24
  • Facilities: Water station, chip-timed, sport photography, finish line goodies

This was the 31st race for Age UK and every year it gets bigger and better.  Age UK Wakefield District are delighted to be involved this year.

For more details on the AGE UK LEEDS ABBEY DASH, click here

For photos and more, click here


Christmas Carol Singing

school children

Morissons, The Ridings, Wakefield

It is that festive time of the year again, and we held an amazing Carol Singing Event on Monday 12 December where children from Wakefield Schools:

  • Greenhill Primary
  • Lawefield Primary
  • St John's CE Junior

sang their hearts out and raised a fantastic - 


A big 'Thank you' to Morrisons inThe Ridings, Wakefield for allowing us to sing in their store.

....... and a massive 'Thank you' to the children, staff and family of the three schools involved.


Helen's Amphibian Challenge

helen swim

On Saturday 18th September 2016, Helen Barker, a valued supporter of our Charity, took part in The Amphibian Long Course Open Water Swim 2016 at:

Blue Lagoon, Spring Lodge Lake, Northfiled Lane, Doncaster, DN6 9BB 

For more details on Helen's Amphibian Challenge click here


man woman and car

Back to the 50's Dance Evening

Students from Backstage Academy in Wakefield organised an amazing evening in support of Age UK Wakefield District.

Click here for more details of the Back to the 50's Dance Evening


Knitted bobble hats 2015

A huge 'thank you' to everyone who knitted bobble hats for us in 2015.

In total we had 12,400 hats knitted which was over 2,000 over our original target.

This raised a massive £3,100 which will go to all our services for older people in the Wakefield District.

We have now being sending in Knitted Bobble Hats for over 5 years and have made fantastic increases every year.  Look at the past 5 years to see how well this amazing fundraising activity has done.

A very big 'Thank you' to all our knitters


Total number of hats

Total money raised

2010 7200 £1,800
2011 8560 £2,140
2012 8560 £2,140
2013 17330 £4,332
2014 17000


For details of 2016 Knitted Bobble Hats Campaign click here