Be a Fundraising Volunteer!

Get involved, show your support or organise your own event

Want to organise your own fundraising event?

During the COVID-19 pandemic we’ve had to get creative with our fundraising. Whether it’s a group fitness challenge on Strava, a socially-distanced garden party or a Zoom pub quiz with your friends and family… we’d love for you to get involved, have fun and stay safe!

We’re constantly amazed by the inventive and inspiring ways you come up with to fundraise for Action Foundation, from curry lunches and pickle making to swimming 21 miles in a month or running a virtual marathon!

Whatever you’re doing, however you’re doing it, whatever amount you’re aiming to raise, we’re incredibly grateful to have you on our team! You’ll be making a big difference helping us to provide asylum seekers and refugees with safe and warm supported accommodation and Skills for Life English language classes.

Find out how to fundraise for Action Foundation by visiting our giving page at You will be asked to sign up to create your own individual and team fundraising pages. To find out more get in touch with us at [email protected]

The Great North Run

September 2021
Entry Fee £58,
Minimum Sponsorship £350

***2020’s run has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic***

The Simply Health Great North Run will be back in 2021, and we’d love you to join Team Action Foundation in supporting refugees to overcome exclusion one mile at a time!

It’s the biggest half marathon in the world, so you’ll be taking part alongside more than 57,000 runners over a 13.1 mile route through the streets of Newcastle, over the handsome Tyne Bridge, through Gateshead and onto the finish line at the stunning South Shields coast where you’ll receive a hero’s welcome. The party atmosphere and support of the crowds make this THE running event to be part of, and one you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
To secure your place for 2021 NOW email [email protected]

Team Action Foundation Support Package:

  • Personalised fundraising advice
  • Regular support from our friendly team
  • Action Foundation running vest
  • Starting line send-off
  • A hero’s welcome at the finish line with refreshments and goody bag

Ballot place holders

If you get a ballot place in the 2021 Great North Run, we’d absolutely love you to join Team Action Foundation and we’ll support you all the way. There’s no minimum fundraising target, we just ask you to fundraise as much as you can.

Last year’s runners

“I loved the sense of team – it was a highlight of the whole experience!”

“Thank you again for making me feel part of a team, I had so much fun at the breakfast beforehand and really appreciated all the special touches that you and the team organised (the postcard afterwards was so lovely!)”