Children running in a playground

There are lots of different ways you can raise money and have fun – running a marathon, baking cakes, opening your garden or ‘dressing down for dyslexia’.

Whether you want to join in with us or organise your own activities we would love to hear from you. Our team is here to help!

We can offer support and advice and send promotional materials such as leaflets, posters and collection tins.

If you need more information or would like to have a chat about your ideas, just give the Fundraising Team a call on 01252 792 400 or email

Take part in a challenge

Charity challenges are a great way to achieve an incredible personal goal and support Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity.

These can also be brilliant teambuilding opportunities for groups of work colleagues whilst supporting a fantastic cause.

Apply for a Golden Bond place with Helen Arkell in the London Marathon or join our Royal Parks Half team.

We’ve partnered with Discover Adventure who are specialists in UK and worldwide trekking and cycling challenges. See the challenges below or head to their website to choose your big adventure!

UK Coast to Coast Cycle

Yorkshire 3 Peaks Weekend

Mount Toubkal Trek

If you would like to do some fundraising with the family, why not do an inflatable run? These are from 2.5 to 15 km and are open to everyone aged five and over. See what’s on near you here.

We would be incredibly grateful if you took part in a challenge for us.

Organise your own fundraising activity

Organising a fundraising event or activity, big or small, will raise vital awareness and funds for Helen Arkell.

You will have your own skills and interests, and using these will make your fundraising manageable and fun, but here are a few ideas if you are looking for inspiration:

• Film night
• Dining for Dyslexia
• Cake sale/bake off
• Quiz
• Football tournament
• Dress down day at school/work
• Open gardens
• Teddy bears’ picnic

Join in with a Helen Arkell event

We have several events throughout the year which help us raise funds and awareness. Join us for our Annual Golf Day at Liphook Golf Course, Big Walk for Dyslexia or sign up for our e-newsletter for the latest event updates.

During Dyslexia Awareness Week there will be opportunities to join events and also raise awareness in your community

Community fundraising


If you are part of a Rotary Club, WI, or any kind of community group that meets regularly you might want to consider inviting Helen Arkell along to give you a talk. Our enthusiastic team can speak passionately about the charity, the work we do and our history.

Charity of the year

If your company, club, group or school run such a scheme you could adopt Helen Arkell. We can offer ideas for fun and engaging ways to raise funds for us as well as providing promotional materials.

Collection tins

You could help us get our Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity collection tins out into the community – on office reception desks, in shops, at the gym, on pub counters… If you are able to offer a home to one of our tins, please call us on 01252 792400 or email

Shop and donate

You can now raise money for Helen Arkell while shopping online at no cost to you!

Want to help us raise even more for FREE? Well, now you can just by shopping via Give as you Live Online!

When you shop at over 6,000 top stores including John Lewis & Partners, Expedia and Marks & Spencer via Give as you Live Online, they’ll turn a percentage of your spend into free funds for us!

Simply sign up, search for the retailer and start shopping. It’s that simple!

Get started today! Sign up via Give as you Live

Easyfundraising logo

Whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity with easyfundraising.

There are over 7,000 brands on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

1. Go to and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, the brand will make a donation to Helen Arkell at no extra cost to you whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and we will be really grateful for your donations.

eBay for charity

Support Helen Arkell every time you sell on eBay. Simply pick us as your charity and the donation percentage (10-100%). eBay waives the same percent in fees. When the item sells, the donation is automatically sent to Helen Arkell and you get a donation receipt.

When you pay through eBay Checkout for an item, you also have the option to add a small donation to Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity. You can ask PayPal Giving Fund to claim Gift Aid on your donation, boosting its value at no cost to you.

For more information about how it works, click here.

Thank you for your support.