Charity Gala Ball & Auction

Our eighth annual Charity Ball & Auction will be taking place this December! We are planning to celebrate the joy and hope that comes out of Africa. There will be live African entertainment, auctions, keynote speakers, disco and more! If that wasn’t enough, this year’s venue is set to be the best yet, the Ascot Racecourse!

2019 was our best event yet, and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve got planned for 2021!

We are thankful to the businesses and organisations that have supported our previous events. Please email for more information about corporate sponsorship or about donating auction prizes.


More Ways to Get Involved

If you are looking for a worthy cause to support, please consider fundraising for Creating Better Futures. You can make a difference with as little as a pound, which is enough to feed a child for a week.

Please fill in this form if you are interested in fundraising for us. There are some fundraising ideas on the rest of the page; but we also know how many good ideas you have! We would love to hear your fundraising ideas for the office, your friends or your family.

Out Of Africa Charity Ball 2021

Out of Africa Ball

18 December 2021

Creating Better Futures is back with a bang, presenting the unique eighth Annual Out of Africa Charity Ball. A vibrant, popular gala dinner that brings Africa to the heart of Berkshire, you could call it ‘Africa-on-Thames’. Prepare to experience the heart of Africa, immersing yourself in its diverse and lively culture. Feel the air of excitement as we celebrate the amazing work that our charity has been doing, and discover how you could create better futures with us. 


Three Peaks Challenge


Take on this epic challenge and conquer three mountains in 24 hours: Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon. Accompanied by an experienced guide, the challenge includes overnight accommodation, transport between climbs and a celebratory breakfast.


Hadrian’s Wall Cycle-Walk-Cycle


The route leads us through some of England’s most spectacular scenery, covering the entire length of the impressive Hadrian’s Wall – 100 miles in total. This challenge is a combined cycle and walking route that covers the whole course of the wall in three days.


London To Brighton Cycle Ride 2021

19 September 2021

Ready to take on a challenge? Why not cycle 55 miles from London to Brighton?  All we ask is that you fundraise at least £150 for Creating Better Futures. Please fill out the form below!


Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

3 October 2021

The world’s biggest and greatest marathon is a wonderful opportunity to raise life-transforming funds whilst engaging in a unique, fun, and challenging event. Either push yourself to get the best time you can or just have fun and soak up the atmosphere!



Reading Half Marathon 2021

07 November 2021

Are you looking to spend your day running to support a wonderful charity? Creating Better Futures is a local partner of the Reading Half Marathon challenge and we are looking for passionate individuals, like yourself, to fundraise for us. If this sounds like something you would enjoy click the link below to sign up!


2021 Ultra Challenge Series

Thames Path Challenge 2021

A promotional image for the Thames Path Challenge showing people running the path

11 & 12 September 2021

Walking, Jogging or Running your passion? Take on the Thames Path Challenge! Journey through historic scenery alongside England’s greatest river, joined by over 3000 fellow adventurers and with full support and hospitality all the way. You can find the perfect challenge for you with a choice between 100km, 50km or 25km. Imagine the sense of achievement you’ll feel upon reaching the riverside finish line, supported the whole way! All we ask is that you fundraise at least £150 to secure a free space.


Thames Bridges Trek 2021

11 September 2021

Join 2000 trekkers as we venture across the Capital taking in unrivalled views of the skyline from its best vantage points, with its fascinating stories and a midpoint stop at Kennington Oval for some snacks & drinks. 25km later you will be celebrating just past the majestic Tower Bridge. You’ll get full support and hospitality all the way, leaving you to focus on your challenge! Click on MORE INFO to learn about the various fundraising options.


Chiltern 50 Challenge 2021

25 September 2021

This ‘end of season’ 50km looped route covers some of the best of the Chilterns countryside. You can Walk, Jog, or Run along historic trails and over rolling hills. Starting & finishing a tour Base Camp in Henley-on-Thames, there’s a Saturday night celebration BBQ & entertainment with camping options. With 25km options also, there’s a Chiltern Challenge here for everyone! Read more to know about the stops and fundraising options.


Halloween Walk 2021

30 October 2021

Why not treat yourself to a hair-raising hike around some of the City’s scary streets and historic haunts? Choose your distance, gather your bravest guys & ghouls to make up a team–or go it alone if you dare and meet up with other chilling challengers. If you manage to get back in one piece there’s a macabre medal, some horrific hot food & drink and a souvenir bobble hat to ward off the spirits as you head off. Chicken or Valiant, it’s your choice…


Get Involved

Find out how you can help with Creating Better Futures, whether that’s fundraising, donating, sponsoring a child, or volunteering.