The Jigsaw Appeal – find your local charity event

The Jigsaw Appeal is a dedicated website which was set up in early 2017 to help you find local charity events taking place in your area. So if you are itching to run in a nearby marathon to raise money for a good cause please read on!

  • Bake for Heroes allows participants to set up their own bake sales during the month of April to raise money for the Help for Heroes charity.
  • BBC Children in Need is a great way for you to raise money in your local area on behalf of disabled and orphaned children.
  • Bournemouth Borough Council should be called for both enquiries regarding tax payments and housing, or if you would like to apply to the Mayor's Charity Appeal Fund if you represent a local NGO.
  • The Bournemouth Marathon Festival takes place in mid-late October and presents a wonderful way for you to raise money for your chosen charity as you can race over your choice of distance.
  • Christmas Jumper Day provides an opportunity for anyone to raise money for Save the Children; you can phone their general enquiries contact number to ask how to get involved.
  • Etape Caledonia is an annual charity 82 mile bike ride, organised by Marie Curie, taking place in Pitlochry in Scotland.
  • The Longest Day Golf Challenge is run annually in June in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, so if you are interested in playing 72 holes of golf in aid for this worthwhile cause please check out our page for further details.
  • March for Men is organised by Prostate Cancer UK and is an annual fundraising event to help support sufferers of the most common form of cancer to affect adult males.
  • Nightrider is an annual sponsored bike ride where participants can raise money for their selected charity before joining a 100km race in three major cities across the UK.
  • Race for Life is a women-only running event series devoted to raising money for Cancer Research UK, these are held several times a year and in various distances so you can be sure to find the perfect fundraising event for you.
  • Twilight Walk For Women is an annual fundraising event that is organised by Bournemouth Hospital Charity in aid of their breast and gynaecological unit.
  • World's Biggest Coffee Morning is an annual charitable event  that takes place on  the 29th September and is run by Macmillan Cancer Support, please check our page for details of how to get involved.
  • Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is a biannual charity event that sees participants hike a 24-mile hiking route across the Yorkshire Dales national park, please use our listed contact number for any enquiries.


  • ASDA Bournemouth Superstore is one of the largest supermarkets in the town, you should contact them on their customer enquiries number for questions about opening times, job vacancies and refunds.
  • Bournemouth Train Station is ideal for both commuters and visitors to the coastal town, you should phone National Rail on their UK enquiries number to discuss its accessibility, opening times and location.