Events

There's a Launchpad fundraising event for everyone - from sleeping rough for one night and flipping pancakes down the high street, to joining us for our much-loved Christmas service, Carols by Candlelight.

Our next event

 
Saturday
10
October

Big Sleep Out

Abbey Ruins | Reading

Held on World Homeless Day at Reading Abbey Ruins, Big Sleep Out 2019 saw a total of 150 of people sleep outdoors for one night to help prevent homelessness – raising £60,000! Registration opens later this year.

     

    Upcoming events

    Sunday
    01
    November

    Reading Half Marathon

    City Centre | Reading

    The Reading Half Marathon has been rescheduled - join Team Launchpad in November for one of Reading's iconic running challenges!

       
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      Carols by Candlelight

      TBC | Reading

      Our annual carol service at is a much-loved event that marks the start of the festive season in a truly special way. In 2019, the event was held at Reading Minster and performers included Reading Blue Coat School Junior Choir, and Launchpad patron Danyl Johnson – and raised over £10,500. Date for December 2020 to be confirmed later this year.

         
        Tuesday
        16
        February

        Pancake Race

        Broad Street | Broad Street, Reading

        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. In 2020, the event raised a huge £6,500 for Launchpad! Join us in 2021 for more fun!

           
          Sunday
          10
          October

          Big Sleep Out

          Abbey Ruins | Reading

          Held on World Homeless Day at Reading Abbey Ruins, Big Sleep Out 2019 saw a total of 150 of people sleep outdoors for one night to help prevent homelessness – raising £60,000! Registration opens later this year.

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