Fundraising for the EPT
Why The EPT needs your support
We are the only charity in the world that focuses on ectopic pregnancy to provide such extensive general information and peer support for anyone that has experienced the condition
There is a crucial need for The EPT. When someone has a suspected ectopic pregnancy or is diagnosed with the condition, they and their partners have many questions and worries. We are here to provide those affected with somewhere to go, providing information and support. People gain comfort from being among others who had had a similar experience and many healthcare professionals signpost families to our services so that we can be there in the days, weeks, and even months ahead.
I chose this charity due to the kindness and support that I received after my surgery. They listened and encouraged me alongside my family and friends. They allowed me to express my thoughts and encouraged me to reach out and be open with my situation. Although devastating, the experience has proven to me that I have so much unending support and EPT have been an invaluable part of that.- An EPT Fundraiser
How you can make a difference
Money raised by our fundraisers means that we provide our services free of charge to anyone who turns to us in their time of need. Without our fundraisers, we simply would not exist.
This website, our information leaflets, and our range of support routes would not be here supporting people in their darkest days. We receive no government or corporate funding. As a tiny, niche charity, we rely on our fundraisers to keep us going.
I would like to raise money to help this charity… I had never really heard of an ectopic pregnancy until it happened to me. I was and still am devastated. If I could receive some information about the charity and what fundraising I can do to support others and raise awareness it would be most appreciated.- An EPT fundraiser
How you can help us
The EPT1000 Challenge — Your Goal, Your Way - #EPT1000
The #EPT1000 Challenge will stretch and inspire you for a whole 12 months. It is low cost, you are in control and, by the end, you will have achieved something truly amazing.
The Challenge is either to run, walk, cycle or a mixture of all covering a distance of either 1000 miles or a 1000 km within 12 months. That’s…
83.3 (and a bit) km/miles per month, or
19.2 (and a bit!) km/miles per week, or
2.7 (and a bit!!) km/miles per day!
The EPT80in1 Challenge — 80 miles in one month for the 1 in 80 - #EPT80in1
1 in 80 pregnancies are ectopic. To highlight this common and life-threatening condition, tackle 80 miles in one month with the #EPT80in1 Challenge. This is a virtual event, taking place annually over the month of August each year. Registration will open in July 2021.
Run, walk, cycle or a mixture of all covering a distance of 80 miles over a month. That’s about 2.6 miles a day.
The EPT Mini Challenges
Join us on one of our EPT Mini Challenges to raise awareness and funds for the charity (and even add to your medal collection!). Mini Challenges are held at various times through the year.
Follow us on our social channels for updates and instructions on how to get involved.
Virgin London Marathon 2021
The (postponed) Virgin Money London Marathon will now take place on 3rd October 2021.
Every year we partner with CRunCH, the charity runners clearing house, who are able to offer Gold bond places to those wishing to run in the prestigious VLM. Find out how the golden bond scheme works.
We currently have allocated all of our Gold bond places for 2021. The public ballot entry system for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon has now closed.
Virtual Virgin London Marathon 2021
We have secured limited places for this year’s virtual London Marathon.
Participants will be virtually joining a record 50,000 participants who will be in the traditional Virgin London Marathon from Blackheath to the Mall.
For more information, please email our fundraising team
Great North Run - 40th Anniversary
We have secured up to 15 spaces in the Great North Run which has now been rescheduled for 12th September 2021.
To register interest, please email our fundraising team
Dedicate a Treasured Tulip
You can dedicate a tulip for yourself or for someone else and you can personalise to add a name.
You are welcome to donate whatever you are able to.
Celebrations and remembering on important dates
Facebook Birthday Fundraisers make donating on birthdays easy.
For any important dates that are special to you, you can donate instead of distributing favours and we have thoughtful thank you notes that can be added to table settings. You can set up a JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving online page and invite family, friends and colleagues to make a donation in lieu of gifts and leave a personal message.
Hold an EPTea Party
Many people tell us how a cup of tea and piece of cake with a friend or family member can provide some much-needed comfort during their recovery.
Combine a cuppa with friends and raising awareness and funds with holding an #EPTea Party.
Sign me up!
As well as the EPT’s fundraising activities, we are also able to offer flexibility – you can be creative and find or organise an activity that appeals to you. Set a personal goal with a focus; many consider and value participation in a fundraising activity as part of their personal recovery journey.
Popular activities include local walks, runs, cycles, swims and even skydives. You can design an activity that is meaningful to you in your area or see what other fundraisers have done for inspiration.
… And if you don’t have an idea as yet, don’t worry, we can help with tonnes of inspiration.
Many of the fundraising activities suggested on our website can be adapted in light of Government guidelines during the coronavirus outbreak. Covid-19 (coronavirus): Fundraisers must follow Government guidance. Virgin London Marathon official coach, Martin Yelling, shares top tips on how to run during the coronavirus outbreak.