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Fundraise for Ruddi's Retreat

All charities rely on that very special breed of person … yes, you the fundraisers.

Anyone can fundraise for Ruddi’s Retreat and the more the merrier.

So if you’re looking for a charity to help or have always wanted to do a spectacular charity event then please do it for us.

Just let us know what you’re doing so we can help you to promote it on the Ruddi’s Retreat website, social media and possibly even in the mainstream media.

So here are a few ideas and useful links.

For the environmentally-minded there are always litter picks or river and stream clean-ups you could organise in return for sponsorship.

Bag-packing at supermarkets are a great way to raise money and the Ruddi’s Retreat charity profile.

If you like running there is a company that organises great challenges across the country. Check out

Not afraid of heights? Why not do a skydive with this company – tandem skydive with an instructor is around £270

Still not afraid of heights? This company organises breathtaking zipslides, bungee jumps and abseiling all over the UK with plenty of events scheduled for the north. See what they’re up to at

Still wanting more excitement, you thrills-seeker you. How about getting a few friends or colleagues from work and race one another on go-karts. The nearest venue is in Leeds

For the more sedate there are always sponsored walks you could do and an ideal one for families is Ruddi’s Ramble which is 3 miles down the glorious Huddersfield Narrow Canal towpath from Tunnel End at Marsden to Ruddi’s café and shop in the centre of Slaithwaite.

It costs just £15 per family to get an information pack that includes 20 fun questions for children to do during the ramble, vouchers to get free T-shirts and when you’ve done the walk simply pop into Ruddi’s café in the centre of Slaithwaite for a free cupcake and to have your photo taken for our Ruddi’s Ramble Hall of Fame.

Then there are these big challenges:

The 24-mile Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge which you need to try to do in under 12 hours


The 50-mile Calderdale Way


The 73-mile Kirklees Way


The 192-mile Yorkshire Coast to Coast path


The 268-mile Pennine Way


Then, of course, there are always marathons being staged somewhere in the UK.

Here’s a list of those in 2022/2023


And if you’ve your own fundraising ideas then by all means do them!