Take on a challenge and fundraise for the Bhopal Medical Appeal!
Why not get fit or take a challenge while raising money for the BMA! We have access to places in events all around the country; some are strenuous, some are gentle, and some are downright daring! See below for upcoming events and other great challenge event ideas.
Run for Bhopal
Since 2009, we’ve been entering running teams into various events with our most popular being the London 10K. We’ve also regularly offered places in the Brighton Marathon and, more recently, the Hackney Half Marathon. Now, we’re able to access places in a wide variety of events all around the country and in some parts of Europe.
If you’d like to find out what events are available or to sign up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01273 603278.
We don’t currently hold any places for the London Marathon but if you secure a place of your own for that, or any other event, we’d be delighted to welcome you on board as a Bhopal Runner and Bhopal Medical Appeal fundraiser.
Other Challenge Events
Can you face a 10,000ft jump for charity? The latest event in our challenge diary is a 10,000ft skydive, taking place over the beautiful Salisbury plains. Skydiving is considered to be one of the ultimate adrenaline rushes so what are you waiting for?! For more details or to book a place please email email@example.com or call us on 01273 603278
Find an event you’d like to do and for which you think people will sponsor you. Let people know why you’re doing it and why you have chosen us, the Bhopal Medical Appeal, to benefit from your effort; spread the word, hold fundraisers, and include others.
You don’t just have to run for Bhopal. People have walked, cycled, swum, trekked, parachuted, kayaked and hula-hooped for us. There are so many inspiring, imaginative and fun ways to challenge yourself and get friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you.
Take Fiona Mackey as a shining example of a committed, proactive fundraiser. In August 2016, Fiona who has loyally supported the BMA for many years, successfully completed a major fundraising initiative to raise money specifically for the Chingari Rehabilitation Centre. Over seven days she walked the 62 miles from her home in Oxford to the source of the River Thames at Kemble. Fiona was 76 years of age at the time and felt very privileged to be sufficiently fit and healthy to be capable of undertaking this challenge! BMA staff members produced a bespoke leaflet in-house to help promote Fiona’s event. Fiona raised over £2,600 with an appeal to her friends for their support. A marvellous achievement! Fiona has raised funds and awareness for the Bhopal Medical Appeal for some time. One of her most notable challenges being her bicycle ride from Dieppe to Versailles on her faithful Brompton bike in June 2013. After completing her challenge, Fiona thanked all her supporters; ‘I am very, very grateful to my donors for their generosity. In Bhopal, this money will be translated into a service which does so much to benefit disabled children and which, of course, is emotionally supportive to their families, too.’ We would like to say a wholehearted ‘thank you’ to Fiona from the children she is so dedicated to helping at Chingari.
Whatever you choose to do, if you are taking part on your own, or organising a team challenge with colleagues, friends and family, please contact us. We would love to hear about what you plan to do and can offer fundraising help and advice, materials and further information, and publicise what you’re up to on our website and through our social media.
One simple way to look after your sponsorships is to set up an online fundraising page. These will allow your sponsors to pay directly to your page, using their bank card, with the system taking care of the rest and sending the money directly to us. These online systems always include a few useful tools and features to help you let everyone know what you’re up to. They are very simple to set up and use but we are always very happy to help if you are too busy or find it at all daunting.
The two most popular ones are JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving.
There are so many things you can do to fundraise for those in Bhopal and help our clinics have a real positive impact on the health of the disaster survivors. For other fundraising ideas visit our main fundraising page.