Take part in the British 10k in London on Sunday 15th July!

All those who generously give up their time to support the Psoriasis Association by fundraising and raising awareness play a vital role in helping us to continue with our work.

The Psoriasis Association is the leading national charity working for people with psoriasis and all donations received help to sustain our work in supporting people affected by psoriasis, raising awareness of the condition and funding research projects. We are reliant on donations to be able to continue with our work so, as you can imagine, the efforts of those who agree to raise funds on our behalf is very much appreciated.  We are truly amazed by people’s efforts and different ways they support us!

Whatever the event, we can provide you with promotional materials, sponsorship forms if required and a t-shirt or running vest.  Every pound makes a difference and helps the Psoriasis Association support people with psoriasis, their families and carers.

Get some inspiration by taking a look at some of the challenges our current fundraisers are taking on, as well as those that have been completed by past fundraisers. Don't forget to check out a few fundraising event ideas too! 

Current Fundraisers

Check out what some of our current fundraisers are doing! If you’d like to show your support for their efforts, just click on the names below to visit their online fundraising pages and donate. For more inspiration, have a look at the Fundraising Ideas below.

Adam - 1,350 Mile Sponsored Walk

Lord of the Rings fan, Adam, has decided to take on a mammoth 1,350 mile sponsored walk between January and October 2018!

Adam will complete the walk, dubbed 'Bag End to Mount Doom', using his treadmill at home and park walks.

He says 'My name is Adam and I was first diagnosed with psoriasis in 2014 after a very stressful year in the job field I was in. Since then it has continued to spread to most of my scalp and now around my eyes, ears and nose. I am raising money to raise awareness that this condition is more than a skin condition and can affect each sufferer differently, whether that be physically or mentally.'

Check out Adam's fundraising progress here

Andrew - Wigan 5k

Andrew is planning a series of events to raise funds and awareness over the course of 2018 - starting with running the Wigan 5k in March.

He says ‘At the age of 17 I became riddled with an inflammatory disease known as psoriasis. Battling depression, becoming socially isolated, seeing changes in myself physically and taking variations of medication are a few of the many challenges I experienced/experience, all due to suffering from this disease.

As I became older, found the right medication, found better ways of dealing with and improving the condition, I now find myself in a better place. I have a great, supportive family and have found myself a beautiful woman, who all in these years have had to live with this condition through me. I have now developed the courage to not hide from or hide this from anyone anymore yet help those who also suffer from it.

As of recent, in my physiotherapy degree, I had the opportunity to complete a literature review based on physical activity and whether it had an effect on reducing the severity of this disease, as in my personal experience, reductions in weight and being physically active seemed to improve my symptoms drastically. My results identified positive correlation between weight loss and decreasing psoriasis severity yet there was slim research specifically relating to physical activity and psoriasis severity. However, the minimal research that was available was positive, along with positive theoretical implications (I am happy to send out my literature review to anyone interested).

My aim for 2018 is to make a difference, raise awareness and raise money for the Psoriasis Association, who fund the likes of research in aim to improve the condition yet also raise awareness of the disease and provide helplines for those who are still struggling. And I will do this by doing a series of physical activity events over the year.

My own mission is to do my own little series of experiments, which I'll document via Snapchat and Facebook, to see whether increasing my activity levels by training for events like this, will improve my psoriasis severity yet also create positivity to those with psoriasis to get out there and be active.’

Follow Andrew's progress on his fundraising page

Lauren - London Marathon

Lauren is currently training to take on her first marathon - this year's London Marathon in April, in support of the Psoriasis Association!

She says 'I was lucky enough to win a place for the Marathon through my running club: Blengdale Runners Athletics Club. I have run on and off for nearly 20 years, but only in the last couple of years taken it a bit more seriously and enjoyed it a lot more, mainly thanks to having such a friendly, supportive local club and getting out and doing races. Until now I have only completed up to half marathons so it will be a real challenge doing a full one.

I have had moderate to severe psoriasis for 20 years and psoriatic arthritis for around 10 years. Both are chronic conditions for which there is no cure. At best they can be frustrating, time consuming and uncomfortable. At worst they can be debilitating, painful and lead to further complications. I have been fairly lucky and have 'managed' mine over the years and have tried not to let it stop me doing things, even when it is difficult, but some people are not so lucky and it can have a huge impact on their lives and their families. The condition can be hereditary, so I also worry about my young daughter, so am keen on the research into new medications and hopefully one day a cure.

At the moment I have a bad flare-up in my ankles and toes and this makes running very painful and affects other joints too, but I feel lucky that I can still run, albeit more slowly and painfully, and rather more determinedly! Although it hurts, running can be beneficial to the joints affected by psoriatic arthritis. I am hoping to complete the marathon because I don't want it to stop me doing what I enjoy and I hope it raises awareness of the condition.'

You can visit Lauren's fundraising page here

Get Some Inspiration!

Looking for some inspiration? Why not browse the gallery below and take a look at some of the different challenges that our fundraisers have recently completed.

Fundraising Ideas

Fundraising Event Ideas

There are many ways of fundraising for the Psoriasis Association. Whilst some feel sporty and take on physical challenges, others may decide to take a less active option and organise a social event. Any way that you raise funds and awareness will make a difference and help people with psoriasis.

For Foodies

Everyone loves a treat now and then, so what could be better than organising a Coffee Morning or Afternoon Tea with sumptuous cakes, scones, sandwiches and biscuits that everyone can feast on? You could even organise a raffle.

Another idea is a cheese and wine evening or curry night. Invite your friends and family to join you. Ask everyone to bring a small sample of food if you want. What about organising a meal in with friends and ask them to either bring either a starter, main or dessert? 

There’s footie and rugby pizza supper with friends. Invite your mates to watch a game, order the pizza, get a few drinks in and donate a few pounds each to the Psoriasis Association. The more friends the better and the possibilities are endless! 

Celebrate a special occasion

Whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary or even a wedding, why not ask friends and family to make a donation to the Psoriasis Association in lieu of gifts and cards?

If you still need more inspiration why not get in touch with us?

Physical Challenge Ideas

For the Fit and Adventurous

Do you run for fun or to keep fit? Are you looking for a new challenge? A sponsored run could be great fun. You may know of a local event that you could join, or google ‘The Running Bug’ and search for an event. You can choose from 5k, 10k, half-marathon, marathon, under 6 miles and over 6 miles. 

Maybe, you would like to walk? Not all of us are runners but many of us enjoy a walk in the countryside, especially in the summer months. There are lots of organised walking events. To find a walk in your area you can visit Ramble On. Increasingly, country parks and Forestry Commission sites set up marked walks for the public to follow and indicate the distance to be covered. Why not do a sponsored walk at your favourite park or forest, or what about a coastal walk?


Cycling is an excellent way to get fit and to keep healthy with regular exercise. Many people are now taking to cycling. There are numerous cycle rides maintained by local councils in their parks, and cycle trails through the national Forestry Commission sites.

If you would like to enter an organised cycling event near to you or around the UK check out UK Cycling Events  or British Cycling

Obstacle Courses

These are the latest craze and these events are held all over the UK. The best way to find an event near you is to search on google. Tough Mudder, for example, is a 10-12 mile mud and obstacle course which will certainly drag you out of your comfort zone. They test your physical strength, stamina, and mental grit. It’s not about how fast you can cross the finish line, it’s rather, can you cross the line and finish the challenge which relies on camaraderie, true grit and determination?

When you have registered for your event, let us know and we’ll then provide you with support throughout your challenge. 

To receive a copy of our fundraising information pack please email: or telephone: 01604 251 620.

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