Our events

Saturday 10 October 2020

Big Sleep Out at home

Swap your comfortable bed for a sleeping bag in your garden on World Homeless Day – and join our virtual event via Facebook Live. Take on the challenge to help prevent homelessness.

Tuesday 16 February 2021

Pancake Race

The annual Launchpad Pancake Race is an eggstraordinary event that has seen local businesses don fancy dress and flip pancakes down Broad Street every Shrove Tuesday for over 20 years. Join us in 2021 for more fun!

Guide to Big Sleep Out at home

Here you’ll find everything you need to begin fundraising and spreading the word about your challenge on World Homeless Day, Saturday 10 October 2020 – as well as some information about the event itself. 


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.