Fundraising Events

PAC-UK staff and supporters participate in a number of regular sporting and fundraising events each year. If you arrange your own event and would like to nominate PAC-UK to benefit from the proceeds, please do let us know! Recently we have been nominated by a couple getting married, and a couple entering into a civil partnership. Thank you so much for thinking of us at these key times in your life.

We have developed a fundraising pack which can be viewed and downloaded online. If you would prefer a hard-copy to be sent to you in the post, please email Our donations return form will need to be returned to us should you receive any offline donations throughout your fundraising. (If you are raising your money online, please use Virgin Money Giving and not Just Giving as we are not registered with them.)

Every penny you donate will contribute towards PAC-UK's vital work with adults, children and families affected by adoption and/or other forms of permanent care. Your help will make a real difference to people struggling with the impact of a traumatic past. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations!

Forthcoming events in 2017/18 include:

Simplyhealth Great North Run - Sunday 10 September 2017
Great North Run

Simplyhealth Great North Run

The Simplyhealth Great North Run is the second largest half marathon in the world, taking place annually in North East England each September. Participants run between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields. The run was devised by former Olympic 10,000 m bronze medallist and BBC Sport commentator Brendan Foster.

We have the pleasure of supporting three of our PAC-UK colleagues (Tanya, Stuart and Leon) in participating in the run and it would be amazing if you could join us in donating via our VirginMoneyGiving page.

Participating in this event is a first for PAC-UK and we aim to support our runners all the way to the finish line. Throughout the coming weeks and months we will be catching up with our team to get a behind the scenes look on how they are preparing for the half marathon, they will also be sharing some tips and tricks for anyone who is thinking about running for a good cause in the foreseeable future!

Regent’s Park 10k Run – Sunday 12 November 2017
PAC-UK's 2015 10k Team

PAC-UK's 2015 10k Team

Each year, PAC-UK put together a team of runners/walkers each year to complete the course.

Last year there were some excellent results from the PAC-UK team, with Juho Lahdenpera leading the pack, completing the race in 40:47 and placing 13th overall. Read about the 2016 event here!

All funds raised go directly to PAC-UK. We always welcome new participants so if you're interested in running for us, please email

Brighton Marathon – Sunday 15 April 2018
Brighton Marathon

The famous Brighton Marathon course!

The Brighton Marathon is one of the UK’s favourite 26.2-milers. With a stunning backdrop of the sea in one of the country’s most vibrant cities, the race gets bigger and better every year.

Renowned for its buzzing atmosphere and roaring crown support, the course winds through the city streets, finishing up on the spectacular Brighton seafront. You can still sponsor our 2017 team here!

Please note: we have 2 spaces in the 2018 Brighton Marathon. To register your interest, please email

Making a donation

Make a donation via PAC-UK's Virgin Money Giving page!

Donate via PAC-UK's Virgin Money Giving page!

You can make regular and single, one-off donations using a debit or credit card via PAC-UK's Virgin Money Giving account. It’s quick, easy, secure and you'll be making a difference today. Gift Aid is collected via Virgin for those eligible.

You can also send a cheque FAO Kate Newton to PAC-UK's London office:

5 Torriano Mews,
Torriano Avenue
London, NW5 2RZ

PAC-UK Fundraisers

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Skydive 2015 - Sophie Kemp "The free fall was like nothing I'd ever imagined. I felt like I was never going to stop falling and it was absolutely breathtaking (quite literally!). The parachute was deployed after about 30 seconds and then I could begin to take in the amazing views. All in all, it was the most amazing experience of my life and I would jump (again, quite literally) at the chance to do it again!” Note: Sophie, who completed her skydive wearing Frank Skinner's old Elvis pants exceeded her £1,000 target raising £1,400 for PAC-UK!"

Leon Elias

London Marathon 2012 - Leon Elias “On the day of the marathon it was exactly one year since I started working for PAC-UK. Over that time I've learned a lot about the great work that PAC-UK does. I've always wanted to run a marathon, but to do it for such a worthy cause was really special. A massive thank you to everyone for all the messages of support and very generous donations, they really kept me going on the day when I felt like I was on my last legs!” Note: Leon completed the course and raised £2,000 for PAC-UK!

harry walton

RideLondon to Surrey 100 2014 - Harry Walton "Why PAC-UK? Well, I’ve grown up in a close and caring family, and never had to think about what it means not to have that stability. My family are the most important people in my life, and I would be lost without them. It can’t be easy for anyone affected by adoption, and I hope that you will generously sponsor me so that PAC-UK can maintain its essential work with all those who are in need of expert support.”



RideLondon to Surrey 100 2013 - Phil Skinner & Kevin Jones It was an awesome day” says Kevin. “I completed the ride an hour under my expected time, and just under the five hour mark.....this was mainly achieved through not stopping, which did leave me with a numb bum! My time was in the same zone as the fastest rider, who was just over four hours, and a bit better than Boris Johnson, who did it in eight!” Note: Kevin and Phil completed the course in excellent times, and raised £1,500 for PAC-UK!

Ride London to Surrey 2016 - Juho Lahdenpera “I had a great day out at Ridelondon! The route was fantastic and even the weather was good. Definitely worth the 3.30am wake up for a 6am start. The ride was quicker than I thought, I finished in 4 hours 47 minutes, cheered on by the crowds and motivated by raising funds for a great cause. My shoulder held up well despite the injury only four weeks before the event. Thanks to everyone who sponsored me and PAC-UK, it made this event very special for me!”

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Brighton Marathon 2013 - Mark Blake “I ran the Brighton marathon on behalf of PAC-UK for the very simple reason that working with offenders and ex-offenders I have seen the damage that the UK's care system inflicts on to many children and young people. Adoption is one of the best ways of giving kids who have ended up in the care of the state through no fault of their own the opportunity of a loving home and improved life chances.” Note: Mark completed the course and raised £913 for PAC-UK!