Take part in an event in 2018

A new race, The Big Half, is one of 4 racing opportunities with guaranteed Bede places that we have for you in 2018.  The Big Half is an exciting new half marathon coming to the streets of Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich on Sunday 4 March 2018.

The Big Half Festival, starts near Tower Bridge, and finishes at the iconic Cutty Sark. Afterwards, head to Greenwich Park for The Big Festival and a post-run party with the best food and music London has to offer.

We also have places in the Vitality London 10k and the Ride London-Surrey 46 cycle event.  If you are interested in any of these races, please see below for more information.  If you then decide to fundraise for us places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


We also invite you to select your own race to raise money for Bede.  We’ve found a site that might inspire you with an event:  This has a list of local and national fundraising races from now to into 2018. Go to ‘Find an event’ and select whichever race you want to participate in.

Please note that if using this site, you register yourself and you may have to pay a fee.

Whether you have one of our charity places or select your own race, Bede will support you by:

  • Inviting you to lunch at Bede so you can see how any money you may raise is spent
  • Promoting your fundraising story through our Friends network
  • Giving you a Bede T-shirt
  • Awarding you a Bede certificate for the money raised for us

If you wish to enter any of our races or have any queries related to fundraising for Bede, please contact: Gwen Green:

Thank you.



The Big Half

Sunday 4 March 2018

  • Sponsorship target per person: £350
  • Location:
  • Distance: km
  • Places available: 2
  • Entry closing date: 5pm, Friday 2nd February

To find out more please visit:


The Vitality London 10k

Monday 28 May 2018

  • Sponsorship target per person: £300
  • Location: Green Park, London
  • Distance: 10km
  • Places available: 3
  • Entry closing date: 5pm, Thursday 3rd May

Runners start and finish the Vitality London 10,000  in St James’s Park and uses Green Park as its assembly area.  The route passes many of London’s famous sights including: Nelson’s Column, St Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye and Big Ben.

To find out more please visit:

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RideLondon-Surrey 46

Sunday 29 July 2018

  • Sponsorship target per person: £450
  • Location: London and Surrey
  • Distance: 46 miles
  • Places available: 6
  • Entry closing date: To be confirmed

We’ve 6 places on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 – which was introduced to the Prudential RideLondon Cycling Festival in 2015. This offers a traffic-free ride for cyclists aged 16+ and those new to cycling.  It starts at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and takes a route to include the City of London, Richmond Park, Thames Ditton, Putney Bridge and Embankment, before riders head for Admiralty Arch and finish on The Mall.

To find out more please visit:












Sunday 4 March



The Big Half




Friday 2 February


Monday 28 May


Vitality London 10000 3  



Thursday 3 May


 Sunday 29  July


RideLondon-Surrey 46 6 £450

Friday 22 April

2018 (To be confirmed)

Standing orders

Regular standing orders, however small, can make a real difference in enabling us to plan ahead.  If you would like make a regular payment please contact Gwen Green, tel: 0207 237 3881, for a form or visit our JustGiving page.

Give as you live

Shop and raise money for Bede at no cost to you!
Please support Bede House every time you shop online at no cost to you.

Give as you Live is a web-based product that allows shoppers to turn every pound spent online into a free donation for Bede.

Thousands of online retailers, offering millions of products, will donate a percentage of each purchase to Bede. It costs you nothing to Give as you Live as the stores donate the money rather than you.

With Give as you Live, thousands of brands including Amazon,, John Lewis, Waterstones and Expedia have signed up to donate a percentage of every purchase you make online to us. All at no cost to you and at no cost to us. The average shopper will raise £2.10 per month through what they already buy online.

In addition to the £2.10 raised per month, every new shopper you recruit who raises £5 or more, Give as you Live will donate an additional £5 to us.
Please try Give as you Live today. Click on the link now to find out how Give As You Live works for you:


 Friends of Bede Fundraisers

To find out more about becoming a Friend of Bede click here.