Events and Challenges
We have events planned to suit everyone. From abseiling, running, walking, to having a themed party in the garden with children. Our full events listing for 2019 is available on a download. Please click here.
Break your Limit
We have teamed up with STRAVA to help you achieve your goal of running, walking, cycling, or doing laps of the garden.
This is a great way to get fit, feel happier and healthier and support a local charity.
The whole family can join in the fun.
Get yourself ready for when lockdown comes to an end.
Just click on the link HERE and get started. You will connect to STRAVA during the booking process and this technology will help you track your progress to share with others or sponsors.
We will issue you with a medal, certificate and for the children a Beams Teddy Bear.
Entry fee: £5 for an individual, or £10 for the family
This appeal will run from now until the end of the Lockdown Period…Good luck!
Quiz Night for Beams
When: Wednesday 3rd June
Where: From your sofa at home
This is a stay at home Quiz starting at 7.30 pm on Facebook live.
Its hosted by Caroline Brinkman, Fundraising Manager for Beams.
Just donate at least £3 to support our work with disabled children and families during the COVID19 period.
Click HERE to donate and have a pen and paper ready.
Great fun for all the family
We hope you’re well during this unprecedented time. We’re inviting you, your family, and friends to take part in The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April to help to save the UK’s charities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income.
In response, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help to save the UK’s charities.
The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event.
We’re asking you to take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support We Are Beams
People of all ages are taking on The 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities – from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes, to holding online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless!
The only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.
Most people are taking part from Sunday 26 April but you can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you.
There are just five simple steps to take:
- Dream up your 2.6 challenge
- Donate £26 – or whatever you can afford – to We Are Beams or set up a fundraising page
- Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge
- Complete your challenge
- Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge #TeamBeams
For further information on The 2.6 Challenge, including a list of partners and supporters on the national level, and for more ideas about what your activity could be, visit twopointsixchallenge.co.uk
Fundraising links to set up pages Click HERE
Date: Saturday 21st March 2020
This event is postponed until further notice
Location: Princes Park Stadium, Dartford DA1 1RT
Time: Briefing to take place at 4pm,- Fire Walk will commence at approx. 6pm
Can you take the heat?
A once in a lifetime opportunity, take on the ultimate challenge by walking between 15-20 feet over hot coals at 550 degrees Celsius!
Step outside your comfort zone and help make a difference to over 360 families who access our services. No experience necessary. Please note, walkers must be over the age of 18.
Join us for a memorable evening; why not bring your friends along or perhaps get a team together to take part!
Early bird registration: £25.00 (register before the 25th December 2019) Suggested sponsorship: £75.00
Registration: £30 Suggested sponsorship: £75.00
*Registration on the night will increase to £40.00. Please note, we cannot guarantee places will be available on the night, this will be at a first come first serve basis*
Join #Team Beams 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.
- A once in a lifetime opportunity to push yourselves out of your comfort zone!
Register online here
London Landmarks Half Marathon
This event is postponed until further notice
It should have taken place on 29th March in London but due to COVID19 was unable to be held. However, we are encouraging our participants to complete Local Landmarks on their own and by following Government guidelines on social isolation and exercise.
This will be a great way to keep your sponsors happy and to keep you fit during this unprecedented period.
This event is cancelled until further notice
It’s our 6th Year to host this very popular family even!.
When: Sunday 14th June 2020
Where: Swanley Park BR8 7PW
Time: Starts at 10 am
Tickets; Adults £16 * £11 for 11-16 year olds * £5 for under 11’s
A family ticket is £40 for 2 adults and 2 children.
EARLY BIRD PRICES AVAILABLE UNTIL 31ST MARCH 2020 WITH SIGNIFICANT DISCOUNTS
You can run or walk the route at your own pace and we will throw coloured powder at you at every 1 km marker.
The coloured powder is harmless and is made from natural corn starch with colour dyes that are food and cosmetic grade tested to the highest FDA standard and manufactured specifically for throwing at people.
Princess and Superhero Party
When: Friday 31st July 2020
Time: 12 pm to 3 pm
Where: Beams, Allsworth Court, Hextable, BR8 7RJ
Price: £4 per ticket or £14 per family (2 adults and 2 children).
Bring your own picnic and refreshments will be provided.
A family event with a children’s entertainer, music, fancy dress competition, bake off and raffle.
Places are limited in the very popular family event. Click here to book
Experience the beauty of our countryside from London by cycling 55 miles to finish on Brighton Seafront.
Fully signed route and mechanic support.
Registration is £50
Minimum sponsorship £150
Places are limited, so book early. Click here
Next big date…September 22nd 2019.
We already have 6 people signed up for this day. Join in!
Get the thrill of a lifetime with a 12,000 feet drop
A Tandem Skydive is an amazing experience which 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 www.headcorn.com to view a video.
Where does the jump take place?
At Headcorn Airfield right in the heart of Kent with incredible views of the South East corner of England, the south coast of Essex and the northern coast of France.
Headcorn Airfield, Headcorn, Kent, TN27 9HX. Tel 01622 891670. READ MORE
Sparkle of Silver
25th Anniversary Gala Ball
We are Beams are celebrating a major milestone event-25 years of caring for disabled children and families in Kent.
This is something to really shout about and share with all those that we have supported and those that have donated to us.
When: Friday 26th March 2021
Where: Double Tree By Hilton
Dartford Bridge DA2 6QF
Live band/raffle/charity auction….Lots of fun!
There are also lots of sponsorship opportunities available to anyone that want to be a part of this evening.
T: 01322 668501 x5