Fundraising for the EPT

Why The EPT needs your support

We are the only charity 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.

Continue reading below to find out about our fundraising campaigns or check out our fundraising inspiration.

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

Continue reading below to find out about our fundraising campaigns

Learn more about our different volunteers and how you can become one!

Make a donation online via our dedicated JustGiving page

Buy from the EPT shop and help us to continue providing our crucial services.

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 EPT1000 Challenge

The EPT80in1 Challenge — 80 miles in one month for the 1 in 80 - #EPT80in1

Around 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 for 2021 is now closed  

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 80 in 1 Challenge

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.

The EPT Instagram

The EPT Twitter


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 fill out the form below.


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 fill out the form below.

 


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.

How to create a Facebook fundraiser for the EPT

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.

Hold an EPTea Party
I chose to fundraise for this charity due to the kindness and support that I received after my surgery in November. They listened, laughed 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 the EPT have been an invaluable part of that
- Fundraiser for the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

Sign me up!

Getting involved in any of our fundraising events is super easy and our fundraising guru, Jill, is on hand to help and support in any way she can.

Simply fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch with details, inspiration and support!

If there are any particular fundraising activities that interest you, please feel free to indicate below by selecting any/all that apply:

Fundraising inspiration

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. 

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. 

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