Take part in a fundraising event and have fun while helping your hospitals!

There are all sorts of events to enjoy. Take a look at the list below to find something that tickles your fancy.

Current events include:

Big7Tea Party for the NHS 70th birthday (info below)





Download your BSUH Charity Big7Tea Party Pack here.  Additionally, if you would like to host your own event for BSUH Charity, get in touch for tips, tricks and support. You can contact us on or 01273 665102.

The NHS is turning 70!

Celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS with a Big7Tea party.

The NHS is turning 70 this year and what better way to celebrate one of the nation’s most loved institutions than with a cup of tea?

But this will be more than just a regular brew. On and around 5th July, people up and down the country will get together to raise a cuppa to our beloved NHS and raise funds for NHS charities. Join the celebrations and host a Big7Tea party to raise money for the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Charity (BSUH Charity).

Support Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Charity

Over the last 70 years the NHS has transformed the health and wellbeing of the nation and become the envy of the world. And helping behind the scenes are more than 250 dedicated NHS charities – one being Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Charity.

Whether supporting research and development, brightening up hospital environments, providing state-of-the-art equipment, or supporting staff, the BSUH Charity improves care at the four hospitals of the Brighton and Sussex University NHS Trust to go above and beyond.

Host a NHS Big7Tea

It’s easy to host a NHS Big 7Tea party. Download your BSUH Charity Big7Tea Party Pack here. The pack includes a fundraising agreement, posters, bunting, and tea cake cards to label your tasty treats. Decide where and when you want to hold your tea, and begin inviting your friends, neighbours, family and colleagues. Enjoy the party, collect your donations and pay them in to the BSUH Charity.

We are tracking all of the Big7Tea parties for the BSUH Charity so please complete the Fundraising Agreement (page 1 of the Big7Tea pack), and email or post it back to us.

Some ideas for where you could host the event include your lovely garden, community centres (Cornerstone, Ralli Hall, Yew, Jubilee, Ashenground, Hangletown, Fairfield, Gattons, or others), your local parish, or perhaps even your local school.

Your Big7Tea party can support any of the four hospitals: the Princess Royal Hospital, the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, the Royal Sussex County Hospital, or the Sussex Eye Hospital – or a ward or department that means something to you. Make sure you include this information when you send in your fundraising pack or Big7Tea Party Collection.

Paying in Money or Making a Donation

How to raise money?
The easiest way would be to ask your guests for a donation. You could also hold a raffle or a competition – it’s entirely up to you! Remember the more fun the better – this is a birthday party!

Do I have to collect the money myself?
There are two way to collect the money.
1. You could collect cash or cheques on the day and pay it in to the BSUH Charity.
2. You could set up an online fundraising page and ask your guests to make secure donations to your page. Online donations are automatically deposited into the BSUH Charity bank account and directed to the area you care about. You can set up your Big7Tea party fundraising page by following this link .

Making a Donation
Supporters need not host a Big7Tea Party to contribute to the NHS’s birthday celebrations. If you would like to make a donation to the BSUH Charity as a Thank you for the compassionate, steadfast service of the staff at our hospitals, you can make a donation here .

You can also send cheques made payable to ‘BSUH Charity’ to BSUH Charity, RSCH c/o Post Office, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE. If your donation is for a specific hospital, you should note this on the back of your cheque.

Contact Us
If you have any questions, you can contact the BSUH Charity fundraising team at

Big Fun Run

14th July 2018
Distance: 5 miles (untimed – family event)
Location: Brighton
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Big Fun Run is a series of 5k untimed runs staged within scenic settings throughout the UK from July to October. There are 20 locations to choose from, all you need to do is find the one closest to you! The Big Fun Run series is strictly for FUN where it’s all about relaxed exercise. No times, no pressure, no sweat – just some easy moves and lots of laughs. The runs are suitable for all the family where you can accomplish your personal goals; whether you are raising money for a worthwhile cause close to your heart, remembering a loved one or simply keeping active. This isn’t about Olympic level athletes charging about in record times, it’s about mums with prams, dads with toddlers, groups running together, fancy dress and a fantastic fun mix. Are you getting a picture of something a little bit different? There really is something for everyone at a Big Fun Run! Plus under 5s can take part for FREE!

London to Brighton Trail Marathon

2nd Sept 2018
Distance: approx. 50 miles
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This race has been resurrected and is open for only 100 runners. This is a self navigating race but we do mark the course with L2B stickers on Footpath signs, it is a tough route with only 5 aid stations so you must be a competent trail runner with navigational skills and be able to be self sufficient between aid stations they are roughly 9-10 miles apart.

Other running events

You can view a comprehensive calendar of running events to find the event that suits you.

London2Brighton Challenge

26-27 May 2018
Distance: 100 km, 50 km, 25 km
Location: Richmond, West London to Brighton Racecourse
Official webpage

Over the May Bank Holiday 2,000 or so will take this classic capital to coast challenge. Most will walk it at a pace that suits them, quite a few will jog parts, and some will run the whole course.

The Challenge begins in Richmond, West London. There are 100km of paths and trails, the North Downs, South Downs and some wonderful Sussex countryside before the coast line comes into view and the welcome finish line awaits…down the home straight of Brighton Racecourse.

Whether you’re a walker and new to endurance events, or a marathon runner looking to up the distance – you’ll get the best support and hospitality through day and night all the way to the finish line. With some training and determination anyone can conquer London to Brighton. Join us!

BSUH Charity is an unlisted charity. Choose ‘unlisted charity’, pay a Registration Fee (non refundable) & commit to a Minimum Fundraising Target.

Southcoast Challenge

25-26 August 2018
Distance: 100 km, 50 km, 25 km
Location: Eastbourne to Arundel
Official webpage

Take on some of England’s finest scenery – up Beachy Head, through 7 Sisters, and along the South Downs Way to a Brighton midpoint. Devils Dyke and stunning views lie ahead before historic Arundel comes into view after an amazing 100km journey.

BSUH Charity is an unlisted charity. Choose ‘unlisted charity’, pay a Registration Fee (non refundable) & commit to a Minimum Fundraising Target.

Thames Path Challenge

8-9 Sept 2018
Distance: 100 km, 50 km, 25 km or 10 km
Information and Booking

A stunning route with scenery that’s steeped in history, and a superb backdrop for a festival of river-side challenges – with 3 unique events to join stretching from Tower Bridge to Henley!

Join the ‘Main Thames Path Challenge’ – 100km from Putney Bridge to Henley or on either 50km Half Challenge, or a Quarter section. Most will Walk at their own pace, some will Jog, and quite a few will Run the whole course!

Or perhaps the ‘Thames Bridges Trek’ – 25k from Putney Bridge through the heart of central London zig-zagging over 16 historic bridges, and a finish beyond Tower Bridge.

On Sunday it’s ‘The Henley 10K’ for all the family to enjoy down by the river.

Winter Nuts Challenge

4 March 2018
Distance: 7 km, 14 km, 21 km, 28, km
Location: Dorking
Official webpage

Based at Dorking all year round with over 60 obstacles including, several cargo net climbs, fences, gates, walls, pole slide, rope swing, barbed wire crawl, log balance, tyre wall, jump through tyres, rope wall, swamps, water slide and lots of tunnels.

With 60 obstacles per lap this is one of the UK’s best obstacle races. Choose 7km for your first then slowly progress up to 4 laps. This event contains a lot of mud and water! Our lake section has two very unique pontoon crossings. Our venue is used for lots of TV ads and prime time shows.

Mud Monsters Run

3 June 2018
Distance: 5 km, 10 km, or 20 km
Location: East Grinstead
Official webpage

You will be taken on a journey across muddy fields, up steep hills, through woods, washing off in river crossings, navigating through craters, fighting your way through deep muddy bogs, with up to 120+ obstacles and many more muddy surprises along the way.

The Gauntlet Games

2018 dates coming soom
Distance: 5 km, 10 km, unlimited waves
Location: Hyde Estate, Handcross, Haywards Heath
Official webpage

The Gauntlet Games is a fun 5km and 10km obstacle race set at a 1000 acre private Estate right next to the A23, between Brighton and Crawley. The Gauntlet Games is ideal for beginners and for those looking for something a little different from the traditional obstacle race and mud run.

To complete the Challenge you must go through a series of zones guarded by Gladiators. Obstacles include balancing beams across muddy bogs, inflatable obstacles, dodging paint guns and a giant slippery slide.

Living Coast Bike Rides

1 July 2018
Distance: Classic – 58 miles, Devil’s Dyke Loop – 30 miles
Information & Booking

Take a ride on the wild side by exploring the downs, towns and coast of the The Living Coast – the world-class environment on our doorstep that is recognised by UNESCO as a ‘World Biosphere Region’.

The mission here is to connect people and nature and so inspire a positive future that benefits us all. We work to do this by:

  • conserving and enhancing nature
  • sustainably developing our society and economy
  • promoting environmental knowledge, learning and awareness

London to Brighton Cycle Ride

16 Sept 2018
Distance: approx. 50 miles
Information & Booking

The London to Brighton Cycle Ride covers 54 miles from south London (Clapham Common) to Madeira Drive on the Brighton sea front.

Once you are out of London you predominantly cycle along quiet country lanes passing through Mitcham, Carshalton, Chipstead, Banstead and Haywards Heath before taking on the challenge that is Ditchling Beacon – a mile long climb to the top of the South Downs where you will be rewarded with amazing views.From here you cycle downhill the last few miles onto Brighton sea front!