Throughout the year, Chain of Hope hosts a number of fundraising activities that give you the opportunity to take part in something great whilst helping us to raise valuable funds to continue our work. Read on for upcoming opportunities to get involved...

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon 2017

Sunday 8th October 2017

London, UK

Registration fee: £30

Minimum sponsorship amount: £350

The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon is one of the most scenic runs in London. The 13.1 mile route takes you through the beautiful Royal Parks, including Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, and past some of the capital’s most iconic landmarks. 

Run for Chain of Hope and help us mend little hearts around the world! To join the team, download an application form and email the completed copy to Cristy as soon as possible as we only have a limited number of places available.

Have your own ballot place?

If you already have a confirmed place and you’ve paid your entry fee, you can join our team as an Own Place runner. There's no minimum fundraising target, just raise as much as you can! Please email Cristy to get signed up for all the benefits of being on Team Chain of Hope!

Team Benefits!

  • A fully equipped fundraising pack
  • Sponsorship forms
  • A Chain of Hope t-shirt and running vest 
  • Dedicated fundraising support and training advice in the lead up to the run
  • Cheering squad on the day
  • A friendly team supporting you every step of the way! 

Volunteer on the day

Our events cannot happen without the help of our fantastic volunteers. If you would like to help out on race day and cheer our runners on, please get in touch with Sarah for more information.

Glow in the Park 2017

Saturday 30th September 2017

Kempton Park Racecourse, London, UK

Chain of Hope are the official partners of Glow In The Park: London - the ultimate night-time neon fun run! Join us to run and dance to live DJs, get covered in UV paint, party in the foam zone and enjoy electrifying light shows. The 5km route is open to all ages and abilities, perfect for families and groups of friends. 

To sign up visit: 

Raising funds to mend little hearts

Once you’ve signed up you will receive an entry pack with a Chain of Hope sponsorship form. There is no minimum fundraising target, just raise as much as you can! If you need any help fundraising, please email Sarah for support and ideas or call our office on 020 7351 1978 - we would love to hear from you. 

Volunteering on the day

We are looking for some lovely volunteers to help us on the night of the race. It promises to be an evening with a difference, helping thousands of neon-clad runners around the course! If you would like to volunteer, please get in touch with Sarah for more information.

Gala Ball

Friday 17th November 2017

Grosvenor House, Park Lane

Since February 2002 we have been hosting our flagship fundraiser, the Chain of Hope Gala Ball. The Ball is a spectacular event enjoyed by 800 guests, and over the years it has been attended by celebrities such as Sir Mick Jagger, Sienna Miller, Jude Law, Rod Stewart, Sir Michael Caine, Rupert Everett and Omar Sharif.

In 2016, the Ball had a record year, raising more than £2.6million! Watch a film of the Ball here. Every year hopes to be bigger and better than the last. This really is a social occasion not to be missed!

Book your table today

Tables of ten and individual tickets are on sale now! We also have a vast array of sponsorship opportunities available if you or your company wish to support the Ball. If you would like to discuss these opportunities in more detail, or to purchase tickets for this must-attend event, please contact Rosie on 020 7351 1978 or email

Tickets are £600 per person and tables of ten are £6,000. For more information, click below:

 Tickets and Packages

Sponsorship Packages

Carol Concert 2017

Our annual Carol Concert will be held on Thursday 14th December at St Marylebone Parish Church with mince pies and fizz to celebrate the festive season! 

For more information about our Carol Concert or if you would like to help us plan and organise it, contact Cristy on 020 7351 1978 or

In previous years, we have been joined by very special guests such as Rupert Everett, Felicity Kendal CBE, Anita Dobson, Steven Berkoff and Kimberley Garner!

Virgin Money London Marathon

Sunday 23rd April 2017

Each year we are proud to support a team of Chain of Hope runners in the London Marathon, one of the world’s greatest mass participation events, and in 2016 our runners collectively raised nearly £20,000.

The day is a chance for volunteers new and old to gather together with our team to cheer our runners around and is always a rousing occasion as we watch thousands of people take on this huge challenge. We would love for you to join us, so please email Sarah to find out more:

This year, Katy from our head office is running alongside co-ordinating our missions. Our long-standing Trustee and volunteer Cardiologist, Dr Alan Magee is also taking on the challenge, both inspired by the work they help Chain of Hope to do every day.

Running alongside Katy and Alan are Joanna, Charlie, Hamzah, Tim and Beth, all raising to mend little hearts. Click on any of their names to sponsor them! 

If you are interested in running in 2018, then please email Sarah to find out how you can join our team of runners!

Join the team

There are also opportunities throughout the year to join the Chain of Hope team in delivering our events. Whether it’s cheering on Marathon runners or selling raffle tickets at our Gala Ball, we’re always looking for willing volunteers to help our events run smoothly. If you’d like to hear more about how you can get involved in this way, please email