Fundraising ideas for individuals and groups

Your support, whether big or small, will help make a difference to bereaved people on the Isle of Man.

There are lots of ways you can fundraise for Cruse. You can set up an event like a quiz night or cake sale at work or with friends and family. You can undertake a challenge like a sponsored walk, run or swim, or something (anything!) else.

We have a list of upcoming events that you might like to take part in.

If you have any ideas about fundraising for Cruse, please contact us to let us know.

Here are some of the fundraising for us that people have organised and taken in part in recently

Suzie is walking 250 miles every month

Suzie is dusting off her gym kit, lacing up her new trainers and hitting the pavement to walk 250 miles each month from May to December 2024, in memory of her colleague Francois, and her sister Cathy. You can also follow Suzie's progress on her Instagram at

A Manx flag on someone's fence next a wheelbarrow on the pavement full of gardening tools - shovel, brush, pruning shears. There's a blue sky and road to the left. It looks like a scene Suzi must have walked past on one of her hikes. If I had to guess I'd say it was in Laxey somewhere, but I'm often wrong about things like this.

Helen is running the Manchester Half Marathon

Helen came to Cruse after her dad died when she was eight. This year, she's running the Manchester Half Marathon to raise funds for Cruse.

Helen and a friend in running gear standing on a balcony with an urban landscape behind them. (It might be Manchester but I'm not sure).

Adele is doing the Parish Walk

Adele is taking part in the 2024 Parish Walk to raise funds for Cruse.

Adele is taking  a selfie on a clifftop with the sea and cliffs in the background. She's smiling, wearing a wooly hat and a purple Cruse t-shirt.

Orran taking part in the Tor Des Geants

Orran took part in the Tor Des Geants, which is regarded as the hardest trail running race in the whole world. 24,000m of ascent and descent stretching 330km distance, running all day and all night and through all kinds of weather.

Two people running in the mountains

Peter taking part in the Lighthouses Challenge

Peter rode in July's IOM Lighthouses Challenge, a cycling 'sportive' in which he opted to do the whole 100 mile full route round the Island. Prior to February his last time on a racing bike was well over 20 years ago and it's literally been sofa to Sportive in 5 months (and a good bit of pain and suffering in between)!

Peter's medal for completing the Lighthouses Challenge

Dave and Marc swimming around the Isle of Man

Dave and Marc swam around the Isle of Man in stages during 2022 and 2023 to raise funds for a number of mental health charities and to promote sea swimming as a positive recreation for wellbeing and goodMental Health. Their main goal was o swim against suicide and to raise awareness to make the Isle of Man a zero suicide place to live.

Dave and Marc in goggle and wetsuits swimming in the sea and smiling for the camera

Jan ziplining down a Welsh quarry

Jan celebrated her 77th birthday by riding the Zipline Velocity 2 in N Wales on Sat August 5th. This is the longest zipline in Europe and the fastest one in the world, reaching just over 100mph. Jan's husband died in 2021 following multiple strokes so her challenge was in in aid of stroke research and support & Cruse.

A person in a red jumpsuit ziplining down into a quarry

Gary doing the 9 Peaks Challenge

Gary will be completing three different Three Peaks Challenges around the UK on three consecutive days to raise money for Cruse IOM. In those three days, did over 1,000 miles of driving from the Yorkshire Dales up to the Scottish Highlands and back down to the Brecon Beacons, 64 miles (102 km) of walking and almost 7,000 metres (22,865 feet) of climbing. To compare, Mount Everest is 8,848 metres and Mount Kilimanjaro is 5,895 metres.

Gary smiling for the camera in the dark next to the summit marker of a mountain

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