Our events

Tuesday 16 February 2021

Pancake Race

The annual 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!

Sunday 11 April 2021

Reading Half Marathon

Join Team Launchpad for Reading’s iconic half marathon which takes in the highlights of the centre of Reading where you will experience huge crowd support, and passes through the beautiful grounds of the University campus.


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.