Fundraise for Changing Lives

The people who use our services can sometimes feel that they have a mountain to climb, so it is apt that some of our supporters do just that to help them.

Mountain climbers, marathon runners, abseilers, sleepout CEOs… anyone who takes on a trial to support Changing Lives stands shoulder to shoulder with our clients and gives them courage to continue with their own personal challenge.

They also provide vital funds that enrich our services and help us to reach out to more people.

Spaces are limited so reserve your place today!

Upcoming Events

There and Back- Virtual Event

August 2020

This August, our team in York are virtually running, walking, cycling or swimming the distance between Changing Lives projects- 2242km to be exact!

To get involved yourself, please contact the fundraising team on or to sponsor the team visit:    #ThereAndBack

Virtual Great North Run

13th September 2020

Take on Great North Run Virtual, the official virtual Great North Run and support Changing Lives. Set yourself the challenge of completing Great North Run Virtual on Sunday 13 September & raise vital funds for us!

Entry is free and you can sign up today: GNR Virtual is open to everyone, regardless of whether you had a place in this year’s Great North Run.

24 Hour Gymathon

19th September 2020

This September, our team at The Fells are completing a 24 hour gymathon to help raise funds  for our Residents’ Involvement Fund. 24 people will each be training for an hour from 9am to 9am the next day!

For more information, please contact the fundraising team on or to sponsor the team visit: or sponsor the team by texting 24GYM to 70450 to donate £5. Texts costs £5 plus standard rate message.

Recovery Walk 2020 


The Recovery Walk is an annual event that allows those in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction to show solidarity towards those suffering and to raise awareness for the ongoing problems that these people face. Organised by FAVOR (Faces and Voices of Recovery) UK, the walk, which is to be held on September 19th 2020, is part of International Recovery Month and is a public education and outreach campaign.

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge 

April – October

Includes guided walk and refreshments. Travel and accommodation must be booked individually. Find out more and register here.

Coast to Coast Cycle

April – October

Find out more and register here.


Various dates

Shotton Airfield. Prices starting from £129 with Groupon Voucher. Find out more and register here.

Bungee Jump

Various dates

Off the Middlesborough transporter bridge. Email arrange

Make a donation

Donate today and help our dedicated staff and volunteers around the country continue to support over 14,000 people and their families every year.