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.

Events and Campaigns 2017

Brighton Marathon

Brighton MarathonLissa is running the Brighton Marathon in support of YLF. Read more from Lissa Here

fundraising events imgThere are many exciting events and campaigns YLF will be supported by this year, including:

  • The Dog at Wingham Dining Club | Membership fees donated to YLF! See our Facebook post for more.
  • A Charity Comedy Night | Coming up in April 2017. More info soon!
  • Charity Golf Day at Rye Golf Club | Coming up in July 2017. Watch this space!
  • YLF’s Summer Supper Event | Annual fundraiser hosted by YLF in July. More info on tickets soon!
  • Music on the Green | YLF is a beneficiary of this top Maidstone event this year! More info on how you can get involved soon!
  • Wrotham Golf Club | Wrotham Golf Club will be supporting YLF with a number of events throughout the year. More info soon!

Events and Campaigns 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.

This year, YLF recieved £40,000!

Gavin and Hayley Personal Challenges

GavinFor his second Tough Mudder challenge on 24 September 2016, Gavin selected YLF to raise vital funds for the children we support. Hayley supported YLF by doing a charity skydive at Headcorn. She completed her challenge on 11 September 2016.

Together Gavin and Hayley raised over £300! 

A massive thank you to Hayley and Gavin!

Venita’s Wedding Gift to YLF

venita2Generous supporter, Venita Dickens, asked her wedding guests to donate to YLF in place of buying a present for her special day. A fantastic idea that has generate a huge donation to our charity!

Venita’s guests raised a massive £1,500!

We couldn’t be more grateful!

YLF Summer Supper

DSC_0238The 4th YLF Annual Summer Supper, held in the beautiful grounds of Godmersham Park, took place on Wednesday 6th July 2016.

This year’s theme was a musical cabaret, with singing from Alaric Green, Aaliyah Ginn and The Robert Reid Jazz Trio.

Watch this space for photos and announcement of total raised!

The Virgin London Marathon

468085_227008411_MediumWEBEDITOur very own YLF Advocate, Neil Vickery, completed this year’s London Marathon on 24th April. The event covers the famous 26.2 miles around the River Thames and in the lead up to the event, we will bring you updates of Neil’s training progress.

Neil raised a huge £1,625 to provide group support to YLF’s disadvantaged children. Read more here

Other Successful Fundraising Events

And with your help we can do much more and raise much more in the future!

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 feel free to contact us if you wish to raise funds to support our front-line work with young people in need.

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