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Footprints Family And Fundraising Events

Brand New - Design Richard Whitehead's Running Blades!

We are thrilled to announce that our Charity Patron Richard Whitehead MBE will be starting the Robin Hood Marathon and running the half marathon for Footprints again in 2024.

To celebrate this, we're running a children's competition to design Richard's running blades, which he will run in at the Robin Hood Half Marathon!

How to Enter

All of you have to do is draw a design for Richard's blades on the downloadable template, take a photo or scan it and email to us at by 8 August 2024. Please include your child’s name and date of birth in your email.

* Download Blade Design Template *

The winning design will be chosen by Richard, and then will be printed ready to be added to Richard's blades for him to run on 29 September!

The winner will also have the opportunity to meet Richard at the Robin Hood Marathon.

Get creative and good luck!

Terms & Conditions

·         The closing date for the competition is 8 August 2024

·         All entries must be scanned/photographed and emailed to

·         No responsibility will be taken for entries not received by the closing date

2024 Fundraising Events

We are really excited to have a number of varied fundraising activities throughout the year – and we’re adding to these all of the time!

2024 Dates Available 

Sky Diving 
Dates Throughout Year 
Contact Josie

6 Aug 24

William Gunn Pub Quiz
Book Here For 7.30pm

7 Aug 24

Lark In The Park, West Bridgford 
10am - 4pm
More Information

25 Aug 24

Icons Of Soul Festival
12.30pm - 10pm
Binks Yard
Book Tickets

31 Aug 24

Pappfest, Papplewick
More Information

15 Sep 24

London to Brighton Bike Ride
2 Charity Places Available
Contact Josie

29 Sep 24

Robin Hood Marathon
Half Marathon Places
Mini Marathon Places 
Contact Josie

12 Oct 24

Lots For Tots Show
Free To Attend
More Information

7 Nov 24

Rutland Night Walk
Charity Places Available
Contact Josie

Please get in touch with our Head of Income and Fundraising to register your interest for any of these events or if you would like more information on holding your own fundraising event. 

Past Events

  • Tony Smith Memorial Cup - 21 July 2024

    The Tony Smith Memorial Cup was held on 21 July 2024, at Basford United Football Club, an event to fundraise for Footprints and also the Tony Smith family. A fantastic day was had by all, with three football tournaments spread throughout the day, an online auction, inflatables, face painting and exciting raffle! Thank you to everyone who attended!

  • Tough Mudder 2024!

    A Footprints team of competitors completed Tough Mudder on 7 July 2024, at Belvoir Castle! We were thrilled to have such a wonderful team train for and take on this very muddy challenge, including past and present families and a corporate team with Intex Facades. The team all did wonderfully have raised just over £3,300 so far for us, and also helped raise awareness of Footprints, completing the course in our personalised purple fundraising t shirts.

  • Footprints Chinese Banquet Event

    Thank you to everyone who came to our first ever Footprints Chinese Banquet event in June. Held at the fantastic Chungs in Mapperley, we were delighted to have over 80 people there supporting our charity and enjoying the delicious food, and overall the event raised over £1,500 for Footprints.

  • Run with Rich 2024

    We were thrilled to partner with our Patron's charity, The Richard Whitehead Foundation, for their event Run with Rich on 2 June 2024. A fully inclusive event which brought together so many people and organisations, including some of our families and ones who have grown and left our service.  

  • Footprints Afternoon Tea - April 2024

    On 28 April we held our Footprints Afternoon Tea event at Burnside Memorial Hall in Plumtree. It was a fantastic afternoon, with delicious food and drinks, photo prop room and the very first showing of our Charity Song, organised by our Champion Ambassador Lucie Gregory. Thank you to our Footprints team and volunteers who gave up their time, including Karen from our team, our parent and volunteer Jo Powell, photographer Levi and Trustee Helena.

  • London Landmarks & Brighton Marathon Teams - 2024

    We would like to say a massive thank you to our incredible Footprints team of runners from 7 April at the London Landmarks Half Marathon and Brighton Marathon. Congratulations to Ian, Des and Kay for completing the Brighton Marathon, and between them and with all their fundraising activities so far, have raised an amazing £3001 for our charity. And we’re wishing Kerry lots of luck for her marathon in May, as she was unfortunately ill on the day of Brighton. Congratulations to Lizzie, Megan, Max, Erin, Rachel and Kieren who completed London Landmarks Half Marathon and overall have raised an incredible £3907 for Footprints.

  • Footprints Celebration Dinner 2024

    On 21 March we held our very first Footprints Celebration Dinner, an opportunity for our Support Partners, Charity Partners, Volunteers, Patron and Ambassadors to all connect and celebrate the successes of Footprints over the last year, and the difference we have made together. We raised £2,824.28, but the event was about much more than that - we celebrated together, and everyone made new contacts and connections. You can see all of the photos from the event here.

  • Afternoon Pamper & Tea 2024

    Our first event of 2024 was our Afternoon Pamper & Tea on 21 January, held at Burnside Memorial Hall in Plumtree. The event was a huge success, thanks to the number of volunteers and businesses who supported the day, and which brought together some of our families and supporters. We're thrilled that the event raised £1,145.12, and you can see all of the photos here

  • Winter Wonderland Ice Skating 2023

    On 29 December 2023, our families past and present, had a wonderful time at Nottingham's Winter Wonderland, with an exclusive and inclusive ice skating session. Thank you to AC Wollaton for arranging this for us, and you can see all the photos here.

  • Families Christmas Party 2023

    All of our families came together on 9 December for our very special Footprints Christmas Party. Our children and families celebrated with a special visit to see Santa, presents, Makaton Christmas singalong, along with a visit from some superheroes. You can see all of the photos here.

  • Little Footprints Ball 2023

    Wow, what a night we had at the Little Footprints Ball! The event held in November 2023 and organised by our Champion Ambassador Lisa Fox, brought together nearly 300 people, all to support Footprints. The evening had music, dancing, great food and the most amazing auction and raffle prizes, generously donated by an incredible number of businesses. Overall the event raised the most unbelievable amount of £25,147.96! This money will make a huge difference to the children and families we support across the East Midlands, who all live with disabilities.

  • Rutland Night Walk

    In November 2023 we held a new fundraising event for our charity, The Rutland NightWalk. The 10km route around Rutland Water, was beautifully decorated with fairly lights and our team included some of our families, as well as our Charity Manager and Chair of Trustees. The amazing team of walkers raised nearly £700 in total, and not only that, we were thrilled to organise a new type of fundraising event which was inclusive and accessible to all.

  • Robin Hood Marathon 2023

    We're delighted to have raised over £13,000 for our charity at the Robin Hood Marathon 2023! An amazing Footprints team of Half Marathon and Mini Marathon runners, along with volunteers, including official marshalls, completed the famous Robin Hood Marathon on 24 September 2023. Our Patron Richard Whitehead MBE officially started the race and ran with pride in his Footprints Nike running vest. View all the event photos here.

  • Footprints Cup 2023

    We're delighted to confirm that Footprints Cup 2023 raised an amazing £6886.75 for our charity, nearly £200 more than their record! The family day featured football matches, including Education FC Warriors, raffles, prizes, face paint and more! And after attempting an odd socks Guinness world record last year and missing it by a small number, watch this space for next year!

  • 20 Year Anniversary Celebrations

    On 17 July 2022 we very proudly celebrated our 20 year anniversary of being a charity. We held a huge party for our current and past families, supporters, trustees and volunteers, with football, basketball, dancing, a raffle and more! View all of the party photos here

  • CSL Fundraising Year

    One of our Charity Partners, CSL Group, organised a number of diverse fundraising activities for us, from a team rounders match, to half marathons, to epic outdoor swims. Overall they raised over £16,000 for us in 2022, led by one of our Trustees Rob Evans. Read more about their support here

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