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! 

How to Fundraise For Us

If you would like to fundraise for us, just let us know when you have registered for your event and we will then provide you with support throughout your challenge. 

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

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.

Alastair - Everyday Battlers Campaign

Al Chambers

Alastair is participating in Bridgestone’s Everyday Battlers campaign to raise money for the Psoriasis Association. The campaign aims to help participants conquer their mental obstacles - and get into shape for a 10km run.

Alastair has had stress-induced psoriasis since the death of his mum in 2006 and wants to fight back against his condition, which touched the hearts of a Bridgestone judging panel, who immediately contacted him to take part.

Bridgestone has enlisted the help of Rio 2016 diving gold medallist Chris Mears and performance psychologist, Professor Greg Whyte for the challenge, both of whom will lean on their vast sporting experience to provide both mental and physical support.

Alastair said “The last decade has been defined by my condition and, although I’ve cleared 90% of it, I want to wave goodbye to psoriasis for good.

I’ve got this far and now, with the right mix of targeted health, fitness and diet goals, I believe I can beat this for good.

I’m excited for this journey but what comes after it too. I’ve done the odd four-week training session or a badly run 5km but this is going to become a key part of my life and something that, when it finishes, will become a habit.”

A total of nine ‘Everyday Battlers’ have been selected by a judging panel to participate, all of whom have an emotional story which inspired them to take up the task in the first place.

They officially met the Bridgestone team on May 18, before bespoke training schedules were created ahead of the all-important 10k race on September 21.

If you would like to support Alastair you can do so here.

Cath - Lady Captaincy at Golf Club

Cath is the Lady Captain at her golf club this year and she's generously chosen the Psoriasis Association as her nominated charity.

She says “I will be Lady Captain at my Golf Club for 2019 and will have a few fundraising golf days throughout the year. I have 2 sons who suffer from psoriasis and one of whom it has had quite a psychological effect which was heart-breaking to see. They are now doing extremely well but I’d like to raise money and awareness for the Psoriasis Association over the coming year.”

Emma - 'Steptember'

This September, Emma will literally be 'stepping up' to the challenge of fundraising for the Psoriasis Association, by taking 10,000 steps per today for the entire month!

She says 'I've recently been diagnosed with PCOS and am waiting to go back to Rheumatology to see if I have psoriatic arthritis.

PCOS leads to weight gain which is hard to budge, but one of the best things to do to relieve symptoms is exercise. However, this is a struggle when you have chronic joint pain.

So I decided do something to help keep me moving as well as raising money for a charity close to my heart - the Psoriasis Association.

I've decided to do Steptember (which I researched and is a thing in Australia and America) with my goal being to do 10,000 steps every day in September.

I'm mostly doing it for my own health but it would be great if people would also sponsor me to keep me motivated and to raise money so more funding can go towards research for Psoriatic Disease.

If this goes well then I'll be attempting Red January again in 2020.'

You can support Emma in her fundraising challenge here

Gayatri & Sachin - Tough Mudder 5k - London South

Gayatri and Sachin were due to be taking on September's Tough Mudder 5k - London South event together. However, due to unforeseen personal circumstances, Sachin can no longer participate, however he will still attend to show his support whilst he watches Gayatri mudding on!!

Gayatri says 'For those of you who know us, some may or may not know that both Sachin and I are sufferers of a skin condition called psoriasis... Here's our story...

At the very young age of six I was diagnosed with psoriasis... In his childhood years, Sachin was also diagnosed… Over the years we have both learnt to accept this condition and would now like to raise awareness for psoriasis and the Psoriasis Association which we both hold very close to our hearts.

Having suffered with psoriasis for 25 years, I have explored a multitude of medical treatments (topical treatments, photo-therapy, methotrexate just to name a few) to keep my condition under control and the majority was trial and error. I have reached out to various support groups for advice and support which has reassured me that I am not alone! Having a partner who also has the condition means we are each other’s support network.

A few years ago, I discovered the Psoriasis Association. I can truly say I was astonished by the level of information and support provided by the charity and I continue to use the charity to this day for any new information, advice and support.

Psoriasis affects between 2% and 3% of the UK population alone - up to 1.8 million people. It affects males and females equally.

The Psoriasis Association are a leading national charity and membership organisation for people whose lives are affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in the UK. They do this through funding research, providing information and raising awareness. Although psoriasis is a common condition, there is still a need to raise awareness amongst the general public, healthcare professionals, Government, and people with the condition themselves. Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are complex conditions, and there are many aspects which are misunderstood, under-treated and under-appreciated.

Raising Awareness and Fundraising

'On the 22nd September 2019, Sachin and I will be getting down and dirty by taking part in Tough Mudder 5K in London with a group of our friends (watch the video link to get an insight into how down and dirty we will be getting...

We will be fundraising for the Psoriasis Association and raising awareness of psoriasis. The Association have been a great support to me over the years and this is our way of saying thank you and giving back to enable their continuous support.

Let’s get MUDDY!!'

Gayatri & Sachin

You can help support Gayatri and Sachin here

UCB Pharma Dermatology Team- 5K Tough Mudder

UCB Pharma Dermatology Team have decided to celebrate World Psoriasis Day on the 29th October by committing to a gruelling 5K Tough Mudder taking place in London on the 4th October. 

Team member Stephen said 'UCB Pharma Dermatology Team are delighted to celebrate World Psoriasis Day on 29th October 2019, and to support the great work that the Psoriasis Association does.'

All money raised for the Psoriasis Association will be matched by UCB and donated to the Irish Skin Foundation Charity.

You can support UCBs Tough Mudder 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

There are many ways to fundraise for the Psoriasis Association. Whilst some people choose to take on physical challenges, others may decide to organise a social event or take on a personal challenge. Any way that you raise funds and awareness will make a difference and help people with psoriasis. Take a look at the ideas below!

Organise a Fundraising Event

For Foodies

You could arrange a themed meal night and ask all your friends to bring a dish based on the cuisine of a particular country and make a small donation to join in. Or if you are a cookery show fan, and would like to make it competitive, you might want to plan a ‘Come Dine With Me’ challenge, where you and your friends plan a dinner party each and then vote to choose whose night was the best! Other popular choices for foodie fundraising include tea and coffee mornings, yummy afternoon tea, a cheese and wine night, the list goes on!

A Different Kind Of Race

Not all races need to be physical. If you feel like you have the need for speed, but running or cycling aren’t what you have in mind then you could get your friends together for Go-kart racing or virtual car racing? Everyone who enters pays a small fee to go toward donating to the Psoriasis Association! Alternatively you may want to arrange a ‘marathon’ where people are sponsored to take on a challenge for a set amount of time, such as a knitting marathon.

Fancy Dress

Kids love fancy dress days at school, and it is a fun way to raise money and raise awareness within your kids' school. There are many themes you can dress up around- one of our favourites is dress as your parent’s day!

Charity Gig

If you are in a band, or you are musically inclined you could organise a charity gig to raise money! The money for tickets could go towards donations for the Psoriasis Association, and you would get to show off your musical talents. If you weren’t blessed with vocal ability, then turn it into a karaoke night and get everyone else to do the performing.

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?

For The Fit and Adventurous

Running and Walking

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 go to Find a Race and search for an event. 

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 England 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.  There are numerous cycle rides maintained by local councils in their parks, and cycle trails through the national Forestry England 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

Obstacle course events like Tough Mudder or The Wolf Run are held all over the UK, and involve racing through difficult terrain, such as woodland, water and mud to complete an obstacle course! So if you would like to test your physical strength, stamina, and determination, this might be the challenge for you! 

Personal Challenges

Sponsored Silence

If you are known for being chatty then this would be a real challenge, why not ask for donations in return for 24hrs of you keeping quiet? This is a great one to try with kids as well, however maybe try an hour rather than the full 24!

Give Something Up

Are you known for your addiction to chocolate, or coffee, or maybe you are obsessed with social media? If so how much would your friends and family pay for the entertainment of watching you struggle to give something up for a few weeks or a month?

Donate for a Dare

Have you got a particular fear that you have been trying to get over? Maybe you are terrified of heights, or petrified of spiders and would like a little encouragement? We are sure that all of your friends would love to sponsor you to see you face your fears, whether it is a bungee jump, holding a tarantula, or even eating your most hated food!  


If you spend time gaming anyway, then why not put your talents to good use and be sponsored to game for as long as possible? If you play online, then get your pals together and arrange an online marathon and see how long you can keep playing for!

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