Events and Challenges

Our diary is full of exciting events, please find our listing for 2022 below including our Experience Vouchers. 


You may decide to organise your own personal challenge in aid of We Are Beams. Please do let us know of your plans by emailing – To create your fundraising page, please click HERE. 

Queen’s Jubilee Afternoon Tea


In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. Celebrate in style and indulge like royal-tea at our Queen’s Jubilee Afternoon Tea whilst helping to raise funds for We Are Beams. Hosted by Jane Lindsey, Master Baker from Hummingbirds, this event will be an enjoyable afternoon filled with conversation, food and 1950’s music and entertainment.

We are excited to announce that Dani Baker will be singing at our Afternoon Tea. Dani has spent over 3 years fronting The Scorchers releasing and performing at events and festivals across the South East as well as fronting Betty Baker & The Swingtones. She will be entertaining everyone with songs from the 50s and also some popular show tunes.

Time: 12pm until 3pm
Venue: St Peter and St Pauls Church Hall, College Road, Hextable BR8 7RH


£15 per adult

Please note, this event has now sold out. 

Colour Dash – Swanley Park

Sunday 3rd July – 10am

Colour Dash is a fun run with a difference – walk, jog, toddle or run through a rainbow of colours whilst raising funds for your local disabled children’s charity, We Are Beams.

Our coloured powdered 5k run is a guaranteed fun-filled morning suitable for all ages and abilities. A shorter route is also available and suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Please wear white and be prepared to get messy!


Early Bird Price – Our exclusive Early Bird discount has opened and is available to the first 100 people to book. Use the discount code EARLYBIRD at the checkout and receive 10% off the price below. Hurry.. places are limited.

Adult: £17
Child (12-17 years old): £12
Child (11 years old and under): £5.50
Family (2 adults and 2 children under 11): £43

The Colour Dash is a great event for all the family, all proceeds go towards supporting disabled children and their families.

Suggested sponsorship: £50 per booking.

Click HERE to register. 

Please note, under 18’s must be accompanied by a participating adult. No pets are allowed at this event. All powder is safe and non-toxic.

Beams Business Networking Club

Thursday 14th July 2022

Connect with local businesses, gain quality referrals and grow your network whilst supporting disabled children’s charity, We Are Beams.

Our one off attendance fee of £10 includes;

  • Attendance to our next Quarterly Beams Business Networking Meeting
  • Introduction to Beams business network of over 500 businesses 
  • Opportunities for staff to be involved in volunteering opportunities with Beams

Our Networking Club will take place in Hextable on the following dates between 10.30am  until 12pm:

Thursday 14th July 2022
Thursday 27th October 2022

Attend as a guest at our next session for £10.00. Click HERE to register. 

cycle for We Are Beams and help raise vital funds.


Are you brave enough to take on Ditchling Beacon? Join us for the South’s iconic cycle ride with free lunch, great support and roaming mechanics. Experience the beauty of our countryside by cycling 55 miles, finishing at Brighton Seafront. Fully signed route and bike mechanic support. This event is ideal for those new to cycling and to the elite. 

This event is organised by Skyline Events, find out more information about the event here. 

Registration: £50 (includes lunch) Minimum Sponsorship: £150.00

Join #TeamBeams and receive:

  • A fundraising pack and support from our Community Fundraiser, providing tips and materials to help you reach your goal. 
  • An opportunity to visit our respite centre in Hextable. 

Register today, click HERE. This event is organised by Skyline Events. Find out more information about this event HERE.

Tandem Skydive

Get the thrill of a lifetime with a 12,000 feet drop.-Various dates available for 2022.

A Tandem Skydive is an amazing experience that allows you to jump out of a plane securely attached to a very experienced Skydiving Instructor.

After a thorough briefing lasting about 30 minutes, the jump is made from 12,000 feet and includes a freefall of 30-40 seconds before your instructor opens your parachute. You will be given an opportunity to steer however the instructor remains in control at all times.

Go online to view a video.

Where does the jump take place?

At Headcorn Airfield right in the heart of Kent with incredible views of the southeast corner of England, the south coast of Essex, and the northern coast of France.

Headcorn Airfield, Headcorn, Kent, TN27 9HX. Tel 01622 891670. Continue reading…

Boxercise class


It’s been tough recently but now is the time to smile!

To celebrate World Smile Day, we would like you to do something that makes you happy. This could be a run in the park, a duvet day, bingeing on a box set or calling a friend to say ”Hello”. 

Then just make a donation to Beams. Click HERE to find out more.

We support over 450 disabled children and their families throughout Kent, providing respite care, family advice services and playschemes. We are here to make the children smile.

So why not “Do What Makes You Happy!” and Beam for Beams!