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Fundraising Events

There are lots of exciting ways you can support QAC, and our fundraising events take place throughout the year, offering a range of activities to suit everyone.

A group of students wearing red QAC hoodies

Why not quench your thirst for adrenalin and take part in our annual skydive, or physically challenge yourself with our cycling challenge? For a calmer way to support us, come along to a craft fayre or fete.

Alternatively, why not organise your own event to raise money for us? You can be as creative as you want to be, encouraging others to get involved with you. We will happily help where we can, so let us know what you have in mind.

Our events and challenges suit individuals and groups, and give people the chance to do something they know and love, or something they may not ordinarily do, whilst raising funds and awareness for QAC.

Whatever event you choose to take part in, we will offer all the support and information we can along the way. If you would like to know more about any of the events below, or have your own ideas that you would like to discuss, please contact the Fundraising Team on 0121 428 5064 or

 QAC 20 projects for 20 years poster

20 Projects for 20 Years: 2017 is QAC's 20th anniversary as an independent charity... so we want to celebrate! We want you to be part of it and help us leave a legacy. To mark this milestone we are aiming to raise £20,000 to make 20 student focused projects and activities happen, leaving a legacy at the College. To find out more and support QAC, please click here

QAC Photography Competition - Wednesday 19th July 2017: As part of our 20th Anniversary celebrations and National Photography Week, we will be running an Amateur Photography Competition! 

Entries will cost £5 per photograph, with the deadline for entries being Wednesday 19th July! For more information and to arrange your entry, please contact

 QAC Photography Competition Poster

Umberslade Summer Fayre - Saturday 22nd July 2017

We will be hosting our Summer Fete on the 22nd July, 11am - 3pm, so come down and join us for a fun filled day!

The day will include a BBQ and refreshments, craft stalls, raffle, children’s activities, music and entertainment and much, much more!

For more info please contact Nicky on 0121 472 4894 or email

Umberslade Wonderland Summer Fayre poster

Umberslade Beach Party - August 2017: More details to follow.

Annual Skydive Sunday 3rd September 2017Hinton Airfield, near Banbury. Be a QAC freefaller and join our jump! Help us raise money for our blind, vision impaired and disabled students. If you want to take the jump, contact us now for more details.

Annual Skydive Poster

Wild Warrior - Saturday 23rd September 2017Think you’ve got what it takes to be a Wild Warrior? Join Team QAC in XRUNNER’s extreme obstacle course. The course has over 70 obstacles and you get to pick whether you do the 5k or the 10k. If you think you have what it takes, contact fundraising now for more details.

XRUNNER Wild Warrior Poster

Bright for Sight - Thursday 12th October 2017: More details to follow. 

Great Birmingham Run Half Marathon Sunday 15th October 2017: More details to follow.

Birmingham International Marathon - Sunday 15th October 2017Get your trainers and sweat bands out and be part of something amazing! Join Team QAC as we join thousands of others running through the city, heading towards the finish line! To sign up for this event, please contact or 0121 428 5064

Fashion Show - Thursday 26th October 2017: More details to follow.

Umberslade Halloween - October 2017: More details to follow.

Dinner in the Dark - 23rd November 2017Join us for our annual Dinner in the Dark event taking place on the 23 rd November 2017. Diners will be plunged into darkness for the duration of their meal, calling on their senses of smell, touch and sound to fully immerse them and experience what living with vision impairment can feel like. More information to be confirmed closer to the date.

Christmas Craft Fayre - Saturday 18th November 2017: More details to follow.

Umberslade Christmas Fayre - Saturday 2nd December 2017: More details to follow.

Whatever event you do, whether it is one organised by us, a national event or an event of your own, then don’t forget to get in touch. It’s always great to hear from our supporters and we may be able to help you in the course of your fundraising. Our fundraising team are here to help, and can be contacted on 0121 428 5064 or

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