12Ks of Christmas

Complete 12Ks your way, in the ultimate race to Christmas.

Count down to Christmas with the perfect festive fundraiser

Christmas is just around the corner! Our 12Ks of Christmas virtual event is the perfect way to count down to the big day and taking part is simple. You choose how you want to complete your 12Ks challenge – run it all in one go, walk a couple of Ks a day, cycle or race with family, friends or solo! Just make sure you complete your 12Ks challenge before 25th December.

Take part in the 12Ks of Christmas

Step 1: Register below to let us know you’d like to take part

Step 2: Plan your 12Ks. Your 12-Kilometre challenge can be completed any way you choose (walk, jog, run, go solo or as a team with friends, colleagues or family), but needs to be completed before 25th December

Step 3: Fundraise! Simply set up a JustGiving page and ask your friends and family to join you in giving hope to grieving children, young people and families this Christmas. If you manage to raise £100 or more we’ll also send you an exclusive 12Ks of Christmas medal.

12Ks of Christmas for Winston's Wish

And introducing for 2023 – The 12K9s of Christmas

Put your best paw forward and take on a 12Ks challenge with your dog! We would love to see as many of your beloved pets joining in with you as possible, so we’ve set up a special JustGiving page and leader board for the canine stars of the show.

Start by filling in the form below and let us know you’ll be taking part with your pup. You can then set up your JustGiving page via the 12K9s campaign. Don’t forget to take lots of cute photos throughout the challenge and share them with us on our social channels –  If they’re in festive costume, even better!

How your support helps

There’s never been a more important time to show your support for our work.

In 2022/23 we supported 62,484 young people after someone close to them died, more than ever before. We want to reach even more in the year to come. By joining us for the 12Ks of Christmas, you can play your part in providing the frontline of tomorrow for the children, young people and families who will rely on our support in the future.

£16 could pay for a live chat session for a child or young person

£26 could fund a resource pack for a grieving child, including a memory box to help them to remember their special person

£54 could help pay for us to run an online support group for young people

£299 could cover the cost of running our on-demand services (live chat, Helpline, and “Ask” email service) for 1 day

£538 could allow a counsellor to provide bereavement counselling for a child or young person with complex needs

Thank you - Winston's Wish
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12K's of Christmas

Register to take part in the 12K's of Christmas in support of grieving children, young people and families across the UK

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