Fundraising is familiar to all of us. What you may not know, is that it is…
…a vital resource for YLF to continue making a difference!

We rely on your support to continue to provide our high quality services to the most disadvantaged children in Kent and Medway.

Can You Help?

Fundraising for the Young Lives Foundation is a fun and gratifying way of supporting our work and ensuring that we can continue to offer the best services for local children.

We will help support you in every step of your fundraising event. Please take a look at our easy Step-by-Step Fundraising Guide to find out more about how to fundraise.

Please contact us if you wish to raise funds to support our work with young people in need.

Events, Campaigns & Partnerships 2017

YLF has been extremely lucky this year to be supported by many individuals, businesses and clubs, who have all helped raise more than £100,000 so far!



Rye Golf Club | charity event and auction raised in excess of £14,000! Fantastic result – look out for our news post on this soon!

Charity Partnership with Hollywood Bowl, Maidstone | bowling competitions, raffles and auctions are just some of the events held in aid of YLF so far. Read more here!

YLF Summer Supper Event | held in Godmersham Park Estate, our Scottish themed supper was enjoyed once again by our supporters. Read more here!

Hamish’s Cycle Ride | youngster, Hamish, who is supported through YLF’s Mentoring Programmes, raised £200 for YLF!

Wrotham Heath Golf Club | Woman’s Captain Day fundraiser was a great success in aid of YLF. The grand total will be announced soon!

Rotary District 1120 Chosen Charity | selected as the charity of the year, YLF will be supported by the South East Rotary Clubs. Read our news post here!

COTY Partnership with The Dog at Wingham | fundraising events and membership fees donated to YLF! See our Facebook post for more!

Lonestar Comedy Night | courtesy of Gerry Pack, the event raised over £1,500!

Brighton Marathon | runner, Lissa, completed the marathon raising over £2,000!

COTY 2016/17 Kings School, Rochester | the school has collected a huge £5,000 for YLF!

YLF would also like to recognise the donations and support received from The Spitfire Pub, Kent County Cricket Club, Airbrush Productions and the Kent County Show. Thank you.

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  • Top festival in Maidstone, Music on the Green
  • Exclusive Charity Black Tie Event, hosted at Allington Castle

Highlights from 2016

Snowman Special!

baubleOur Special Snowman Bauble sprinkled joy upon our community over Christmas. Unique messages were written on a bauble for someone special along with a donation so our disadvantaged children and families could have a fantastic Christmas!

Over £1,990 was raised! Thank you for your support!


Bluewater’s Giving Tree

img_1183v-editYLF was a lucky charity to benefit from the donated gifts from the generous Bluewater shoppers over Christmas. The Giving Tree, in association with Heart FM Kent, allowed shoppers to give a disadvantaged child an extra present at Christmas – and our children and families couldn’t have been more grateful. Thank you to all who took part and to Heart and Bluewater for supporting our charity.

Read more about the Giving Tree and other donated gifts for YLF here!

Global’s Make Some Noise 2016

MAKESOMENOISEYLF is selected to benefit once again from Global’s Make Some Noise campaign with the support of Heart Kent who have been undertaking many different fundraising tasks.

YLF received a huge £40,000!


Not Into Fundraising?

You can still support us by giving a donation. This can be as simple as sending a text message! Please see our Donate page