Fundraise to Support IRT

IRT runnersDonating to charity doesn’t just have to be about giving money. It can be fun, it can be a way to challenge yourself, and it can be about getting together with your friends and family and doing something together.  When you raise money for International Refugee Trust (IRT), you have the confidence of knowing the money will be spent on where your help is needed most. We are also more than happy for you to pick a project to support.

With 74% of our funding last year coming from individuals and community groups, we really rely on our supporters like you. Without our very loyal supporters, we could not do all the work we do helping refugees, returnees, displaced families and those communities at risk of displacement. The families, communities and children you help have the opportunity for a better future because of your support.

We love our supporters and they are truly a wonderful group of people. With supporters across the UK, Ireland and even as far away as New Zealand, we are constantly astounded by their generosity and creativity in fundraising. Below are some really great stories about our IRT Champions and hopefully they will provide some inspiration for your own fundraising.

If you want to talk with us about your fundraising idea and discuss the project you wish help support please get in contact. We love to talk to our supporters. You can speak to us at 020 8994 9120 or email us at

IRT Champions

Matt, Chris and Julien ran the Madrid Marathon

Matt and friends at Madrid MarathonMatt and his friends Chris and Julien ran the Madrid Marathon setting themselves the challenge of completing it in under a collective 10 hours. They beat their time coming in at 9hr 55min. They also raised an incredible £1,188, knowing that this money will go directly to those most in need.



Sheila makes beautiful cards

One of Sheila's cardsSheila is a very loyal supporter of IRT, who has been supporting us for many years. She makes the most beautiful cards which she sells, raising money to support Redeemer Children’s Home in Uganda. As she explains, “IRT is a charity that keeps me up to date with news from the Children’s Redeemer home. I feel I know these Children whom have had a very Painful Start in Life. Hopefully my small contribution will make some difference to their future.”



Tim ran the Bath Half Marathon for South Sudan

Tim running Bath Half MarathonMoved by what’s happening in South Sudan, Tim challenged himself to running the Bath Half Marathon. He did a great job completing it in 1:43:16 and raising £230 which will go a long way in helping the South Sudanese, for example the children being treated at the Nzara Hospital.