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.

Our events

Saturday 10 October 2020

Big Sleep Out 2020 - details to be confirmed!

Sleep out for the night so vulnerable people in Reading don’t have to. Head at Reading Abbey Ruins in 2019, details for this year’s event will be announced soon. Watch this space!

Sunday 1 November 2020

Reading Half Marathon reschedule

The Reading Half Marathon has been rescheduled! Join Team Launchpad in November for one of Reading’s iconic running challenges – and raise vitals funds to prevent homelessness.


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.