Our events

Saturday 3 Oct 2021

Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon

Join #TeamLaunchpad, take on 26.2 miles this October and be part of the world’s biggest ever marathon!

Saturday 9 Oct 2021

Big Sleep Out at home

Brave the outdoors for one night – so people facing homelessness as a result of the pandemic won’t have to.

Here you’ll find everything you need to know about  sleeping out on the weekend of World Homeless Day and how to raise vital funds to support those affected by pandemic-related homelesssness in Reading.


Whether you’re looking for a personal challenge, want to do something as a team or fancy planning an event – there are plenty of ways to raise funds for Launchpad! And our free fundraising resources provide everything you need to make your fundraising a great success.


Your kind donations mean we can continue our vital work supporting people who are homeless or at risk of losing their home in Reading. You can make a real difference to vulnerable individuals, couples and families with a one-off gift or by giving regularly.


Working with Launchpad will not only be beneficial to your business, you can also be confident that you are making a long-lasting difference to the lives of local people in need. Get in touch with us to chat about the many ways your business can partner with us.


The work we do wouldn’t be possible without our team of dedicated and talented volunteers. Whether you support homeless people at our drop-in service, provide administrative support in our office or cheer on runners at our events – just a few hours of your time makes a huge impact.