Fundraising | Cruse Bereavement Care

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As the Covid-19 virus continues to change the world as we know it, it’s even more important that our services are available to everyone who needs them. However our face-to-face support services are no longer safe to provide, and we desperately need your help to raise the £560,000 it will cost to train and support our volunteers to deliver sessions over the phone.

This is where you come in – fundraising is a great way to bring people together, get active, be creative and make a big difference too. We have some exciting new suggestions for how you can raise vital funds for Cruse Bereavement Care even while we are social distancing. Why not colour your hair for Cruse, or get together with friends online and have a Cuppa for Cruse? And for those daydreaming about the life post lockdown we have a great range of events planned for later in the year - something to work towards while you're at home.


The Big Coastal Challenge

Joining together to run, walk, cycle or swim the entire UK coastline. This October people all over the country will be taking on a combined 18,358 km to support bereaved people.

Cuppa for Cruse

Join people up and down the country as they switch on their devices and get together virtually over a cuppa to raise money for Cruse Bereavement Care. Find out more by visiting the Cuppa for Cruse webpage and set up your event today!

Colour for Cruse

Help us to brighten the lives of bereaved people by taking on our #ColourForCruse challenge! Give your hair a colourful makeover, then post a snap of your fresh new 'do’ on social media and ask people to donate. For more information and to set up a Facebook Fundraiser pop over to our Facebook page

Do your own thing

There are loads of fantastic ways you can virtually fundraise for Cruse - from pub quizzes and bingo nights, head shaves and chest waxing to running a half marathon round your garden or ‘climbing’ mountains up your stairs. There’s something for everyone and we’re here to support you all the way.  Email our friendly fundraising team at to find out more.

Zip slide across the Tyne

Join Cruse Bereavement Care (date TBC) and take on this exciting and exhilarating event of a lifetime. You’ll take off from the Tyne Bridge and ‘fly’ 230 metres across the Tyne before landing in Gateshead. If you’ve got a head for heights this is certainly the event for you!

Sign up for the Great North Run!

Take on the world’s greatest half marathon for Cruse on 12th September 2021! We will have charity places available in this iconic event and would love to have you on our team. You’ll start in the heart of Newcastle, with up to 57,000 runners the atmosphere is incredible. 

Belfast City Marathon

Whether you're up for the 2.5 mile fun run, the 8 mile walk, the team relay or the full marathon - the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon on 28th February 2021 has something for the whole family to take part in! Over 17,000 people take part in this fantastic event every year, and we would love you to sign up in support of Cruse.

Oxford Abseil

Come and join us on Saturday 10th October to abseil down the beautiful St Mary Magdalen Church in Oxford for Cruse. This promises to be the ultimate challenge and an experience not to miss! You’ll reach for new heights and help us to be there for bereaved people.

London Marathon 2020

Sunday 4 October 2020. We do not currently have charity places in the London Marathon 2020, however, if you are successful in receiving your own place through the marathon ballot, we would love it if you ran for Cruse and would support you all the way as a member of our fantastic team!

Teesdale memory walk

Join Cruse North East on Saturday 17th October for an 8K circular walk in the beautiful Teesdale to remember loved ones and raise money for Cruse. This is a special event for the whole family to take part in.

Take part in the Great South Run 2020

Join Team Cruse on Sunday 18th October 2020 for the south coast’s best 10 mile event! You’ll get to take in a fantastic tour of Portsmouth with stunning sea views on this flat, fun and fast course. There’s an amazing atmosphere on the day with crowds and music to keep you going!