Events and Challenges

We have events planned to suit everyone. From cycling, running, dragon boat racing to having a themed party in the garden with children.

We Are Beams | Spring Gala Ball

Spring Ball

Friday 17th March 2017

Hosted by Downton and Ali Associates at Dartford Football Club.
Black tie gala event in aid of Parents Consortium and Openwork’s Foundation.

Tickets £35.00

Live band, charity auction, art exhibition, canapés and buffet.

Call Brian Downton on 07956 217716 or

We Are Beams | Charity Race Night

Charity Race Night

Saturday 18th March 2017
Dartford Science and Technology College
7.00 to 10.00pm

£10 for a family ticket (2 adults, 3 children) or £3 each.
Great fun for all of the family, 8 races, disabled access, charity raffle.
Bring your own food and drink.

We Are Beams | Charity Abseil


Sunday 19th 2017
Thomas Place, Maidstone

Adrenaline seekers are invited to take part in a thrilling abseil challenge in Kent being staged to support Parents Consortium. This is a great opportunity for people to test their sense of adventure whilst raising money for this excellent cause.

Participants should aim to raise a minimum of £75 in sponsorship. Seventy per cent of sponsorship raised goes to Parents Consortium and 30% will go to the children’s road safety department at the KM Charity Team.

We Are Beams | Tandem Skydive

Tandem Skydive

Starts again 10th April 2017
Or a date of your choice in 2017 through to October (always weather dependant).

Experience the thrill of freefall from 12,000 ft whilst being harnessed to a qualified instructor. Tandem is suitable for those who wish to try skydiving without the constraints of having to train for a parachute jump. This is a great way to celebrate that special birthday or milestone.

We can help you to fundraise to cover all cost. Just give us a call.

We Are Beams | KM Bike Ride

KM Big Bike Ride

Betteshanger Country Park, Deal, Kent
Sunday 23rd April 2017

Riders have the choice of taking part in the popular physical cycling challenge just for fun, or they can raise money for their favourite good cause through sponsorship.

Participants will have the choice of a 50km route with leisure riders in mind or a 100km route for keen cyclists. Setting out from Deal it will take in the beautiful Kent coast and countryside.

We Are Beams | Endurance Football

Endurance Football

Sunday 28th May 2017
Betteshanger Country Park, Deal, Kent

Put your feet to good use and test your endurance for Parents Consortium.

The inaugural ENDURANCE FOOTBALL CHALLENGE is being organised by the KM Charity Team.

This is a great opportunity for people to test their stamina and ability whilst raising money for this excellent cause.

Teams will be playing non-stop 11-a-side football for 8 hours in East Kent with squads up to a maximum of twenty people allowed. Team members should aim to raise a minimum of £75 in sponsorship each.

We Are Beams | Dragon Boat Race

Dragon Boat Race

Sunday 2nd July 2017
Mote Park, Maidstone

An annual dragon boat challenge is staged by the KM Charity Team to help charities such as us with our fundraising.
Teams of 11 compete with one of the crew beating a drum to dictate the pace of the paddles. They take part in a minimum of three races but the fastest teams compete in the finals at the end of the day. You may have up to 17 rowers in your squad, so fill all 17 spaces to raise more money and everyone will have at least 2 races on the day.

It costs £425 to book a boat online and crew members are asked to raise as much as they can for their chosen charity or good cause.

It is a challenge for those who wish to savour the ancient traditions of the dragon boat, as much as for those who want to test their strength and rowing technique by travelling across the 250m course in the fastest time. It is also a day for spectators as well as for people taking part.

We Are Beams | Colour Dash

Colour Dash-Family Fun Run

Jeskyns Community Park, Gravesend
Sunday 9th July 2017
10.00am Start

Due to the huge success of our last event, we have launched for the 3rd time this exciting event!

The “Colour Dash” is a 5k family fun run. It involves walking, running or skipping the route and in your own time. At each 1km marker, we will throw coloured powder at you to create a beautiful rainbow effect. It will be great fun for all of the family! This is the best event ever and the greatest fun for the family. It’s also safe for disabled children to participate (depending on disability, call for more information).

Price: Early bird price on offer at £16 per adult until 31st March 2017, (it will be £17.50 after that time for adults), £10 for 11-16 year old, under 11s £5.

Dress Code: Old Clothes and wear a white t-shirt!

We Are Beams | London to Paris Cycle

London to Paris Cycle

19th-23rd July 2017

Cycling from London to Paris is one of the great cycle experiences in Europe.

We have teamed up with Discover Adventure to access their open challenge cycle for if you don’t have a team we can help you team up with others. Look out for our challenge evening event so that we can inform you of all the details.

We Are Beams | Mad Hatter Tea Party

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Thursday 27th July 2017
Allsworth Court

Due to the success of last year’s event, we are hosting another in our garden at Allsworth Court. Join in the family fun. Book your place now as tickets will be limited.

Fancy dress optional.

Prize for the best-dressed character. £3 per person/child or £10 per family.

We Are Beams | Assault Course Challenge

KM Assault Course Challenge

Saturday 7th October 2017
Betteshanger Country Park Deal

Take part in Kent’s ultimate dirty day out with the KM Charity Team’s adrenaline event.

Teams of six – who must be aged over 14 – tackle 19 specially-designed obstacles including tunnels, balance beams, the rope walk, water jumps and the tyre wall.

Registration is £80 for a team of six. All sponsorship money your team raises will be split 70/30 between our charity the KM Charity Team’s road safety services for children.