Fundraising ideas and inspiration

Each year our supporters raise thousands through fundraising events, making a huge difference to the most vulnerable and marginalised in the Middle East and encouraging and supporting Christians in the region who are working tirelessly to be salt and light in their communities.

Whether you want to organise an event or simply want to see how you can get involved, we have ideas and resources to support you. Please get in touch today!

Here are some stories from our fabulous supporters who have raised money for us in inspiring ways!


Challenge events: Embrace the challenge!

Ride London: In 2017 Paul and Ben (left), Roger, Steve and Tim cycled in the Prudential RideLondon - raising over £3000 between them. The course made famous at the London 2012 Olympics takes in 100 miles of London and Surrey.


London Marathon:

David volunteers for Embrace every year at our summer events and in 2017 he gave us even more of his time by running in the London Marathon.

He raised over £1800 and said:

'If you are considering doing something really challenging for Embrace, go for it! If you're like me, you'll be nervous and think there's no way you'll be able to do it - but you may just surprise yourself!'




We call him 'No Nerves Nigel' but you'll know him better as our Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Nigel Varndell. He made his first ever jump, pictured left, this year as part of a team with other staff, Amanda, Charlotte, Sarah and Embrace friend Anne. Together they raised over £8000!

Nigel said: 'We were staggered by the generosity of our supporters. We had no idea we would raise so much! Thank you to everyone who gave, you've made such a difference.'

If you're interested in the Marathon, RideLondon, parachute jumps and other exhilerating challenges see our Challenge Events page for more info.

But if that's not for you - there are plenty of other, equally amazing ways to raise funds!


Flo's art exhibtion

Flo Heyhoe, in the lovely red dress, is a textile artist from Northern Ireland. Inspired by our women's education campaign, she ran an exhibition at a local venue and raised over £300 for women's education projects by selling her beautiful work.


Bake sales

Children at St James' Church, Hereford raised £54.60 at their cake sale using our Hampers of Hope gift labels to raise money to help refugees in the Middle East.





St Thomas Ensbury ParkSponsored 'lock-in'

St Thomas' Church in Ensbury Park in Bournemouth organised a weekend in aid of Embrace. 45 people came along for a Palestinian flavoured meal, and a brave twelve people brought their sleeping bags for a sponsored sleepover in the church afterwards! 



Daniel Burton and friends walked the Pendle Way to raise funds for usSponsored walks

Former Embrace trustee Daniel Burton walked 50 miles to celebrate his 50th birthday - and raised funds for us at the same time! Daniel and friends walked the Pendle Way on the Lancashire/Yorkshire border and asked people to sponsor him.



A volunteer opened her garden for charity and to raise awareness for usOpen gardens

A green-fingered Embrace supporter opened her garden as part of the National Gardens Scheme, and made sure there was a display stand telling visitors about our work! As visitors relaxed with a cup of tea, they could read and chat about the difference supporting Embrace makes.



A volunteer completed the London-Paris cycle rideLondon - Paris cycle ride

Our ex-CEO Jeremy Moodey and his son took part in the famous London - Paris bike ride to raise money for us. Over 5 days they covered nearly 500km - a great challenge, great fun and a great way to inspire people to give and get involved! 



Razek-Francois Bitar sings at our fundraising concert for Syria'Singing for Syria' concert

An Embrace supporter and classical music fan arranged for acclaimed Syrian countertenor Razek-François Bitar to perform magical baroque operatic arias and sacred music to raise money for our Syrian food aid appeal. The stunning recital took place in London's St John's Waterloo.