Fundraise to Support Children and Families

As a small charity, Potential Plus UK relies on donations and fundraising to support children with high learning potential, their families and schools. Discover why fundraising for children with high learning potential and Potential Plus UK is important by reading 55th Anniversary and pick up some tips on how to fundraise from Chair of Trustees, Steve Ramsden in his blog Ten Tips for Making Your Fundraising Challenge a Success!

Have Fun and Raise Money for Potential Plus UK!

We’d love to hear your stories and see your photographs contact us at:

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Colour Run
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Organise a Fundraising Event

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Ideas to get you started!

  • A Bake Off
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Sports Competition
  • Concert
  • Dog Show
  • Fashion Show
  • Car Washing or Gardening
  • Book Group
  • Walking/Running/Cycling Trip
  • Film Night
  • Auction (goods/promises)

Set Yourself a Challenge

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Commit to a challenge and get yourself sponsored!

  • Complete Couch to 5K
  • Walk 100 miles in 50/100 days
  • Read 20 books or the Booker shortlist
  • Walk a dog for 30 days
  • No chocolate (or alcohol or biscuits or meat etc) for 1 month
  • Swim 20/50/100 lengths
  • Be silent for a weekend

Arrange your event, Create a Just Giving Page and Nominate Potential Plus UK (operating name of National Association for Gifted Children) as your Charity. This will allow individuals to gift aid their sponsorship or donate directly to us.

Previous Fundraising Events

Isabella and Amanda Challenge55 Swim

Amanda and Isabella after open water swim

Read all about Isabella, aged 4 and her mum who raised money for Potential Plus UK by swimming – 55 lengths in a week by Isabella and 55 lengths a day for a week by Amanda  as part of our Challenge55 campaign in 2022  Isabella’s Happy Place – A Challenge55 Story by Amanda Holt

Steve's Cycling Challenge55

Steve Ramsden Challenge55 on bicycle

Challenge55 took place 2022-2023 to celebrate the 55th birthday of Potential Plus UK. During that year members undertook challenges to raise funds to help us to continue our support work for another 55 years.  Chair of Trustees Stephen Ramsden challenged himself to cycle 55km. Find out how that went in his blog What I Learned By Taking Part In Challenge55

The Milton Keynes Go Bright Charity Fun Ride

Go Bright Ride 2018 - decorated horses and riders in motion with permission of IndiePics Photography

The Milton Keynes Go Bright Charity Fun Ride 2018  took place around the Great Linford area in Milton Keynes in aid of Potential Plus UK on Monday 28th May, 2018. Go Bright was the theme and Go Bright the participants definitely did – decorating themselves and their horses in bright purple and other colours.  The event was organised by long-standing family members the Parslers. Read more about the event at: The Milton Keynes Go Bright Charity Fun Ride 2018

The 2.6 Challenge

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The 2.6 Challenge took place on 26th April, 2020.  It was set up by the organisers of the London Marathon.  Potential Plus UK took part in the challenge – with trustees, staff and members basing their fundraising on the theme of 2.6 or 26. Challenges completed included everything from walking 26 miles or running 2.6km to declining 26 German verbs, asking 26 philosophical questions or popping 26 grapes into your mouth!   Find out more about the challenges taken in our blogs Calling All Superheroes: Get Involved in the 2.6 Challenge; 2.6 Challenge – Thank You!

Donate for Free Simply by Shopping

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Easyfundraising is the UK’s biggest charity shopping fundraising site. Fundraise for Potential Plus UK with the click of a button and without it costing you a penny!   When you shop via with over 3,500 big name retailers including Argos, John Lewis, ASOS and, we receive a donation each time. Using easyfundraising does not cost you any extra money.

Other Ways to Fundraise or Donate

Paypal Giving Fund

Paypal Giving

 for a direct donation with no charges or deductions (can be made by paypal account or debit/credit card)

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Ebay Donations and Sell for a Cause

Why not donate a percentage of your ebay sales to Potential Plus UK? Use ebay’s Charity Search to find Potential Plus UK, then look for “Donate a portion to charity” when you list your item.  You can opt to make a donation or allocate a percentage of payment received for an item to us.  Ebay will send the donation on to Potential Plus UK and will also credit you an equal percentage of your seller fees.

How Your Fundraising Helps

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✔ £3.60 pays for an advice sheet

✔ £36 pays for a telephone call

✔ £60 pays for unlimited access to telephone advice and online resources

✔ £360 subsidises an assessment for a child with family on benefits

Thank you!

Become a Member

Families benefit from access to our advice line, the Members’ Area, our electronic resources, discounted events and our Focus newsletter.

Schools benefit from access to our advice line, online resources, members area, newsletter, workshops, webinars-on-demand, and associate family membership for their parents.