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.
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 email@example.com
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.
Umberslade Opening Day - Saturday 18th March 2017: After being closed for the last few months, we are having a re-opening to showcase what Umberslade has to offer. There will be kids crafts, nature trails, scavenger hunts and food from the earth oven and the tea rooms.
Curry & Quiz Night - Thursday 6th April 2017: £10 each – teams of 6 max. Join us for our curry and quiz night here at QAC on the 6th April 2017. The quiz will be the main event, with some questions linking in with our 20 year celebrations. You will have a choice of two curries with an array of sides to pick from – so come on down and get your brains in to gear!
Great Birmingham 10k Run - Sunday 30th April 2017: Get your running shoes on and join Team QAC in this years Birmingham 10k! The registration fee is £26 with no minimum sponsorship, we just ask for you to raise as much as you can for QAC!
Wheelchair Rugby Tournament - May 2017: More details to follow.
Racing Night - May 2017: More details to follow.
Umberslade Garden Competition - May 2017: More details to follow.
Umberslade Picnic Party - Saturday 17th June 2017: More details to follow.
Comedy Night - June 2017: Old Joint Stock Theatre – Birmingham City Centre. Fancy a night of laughs? We are holding a comedy night at the Old Joint Stock Theatre in June. We have a range of up and coming and professional comedians taking part, as well as a duo of QAC staff wanting to try their hand at comedy! This is an event not to be missed. More details to be confirmed soon.
QAC Summer Fete - Saturday 1st July 2017: Save the date! Our annual summer fete will be taking place on 1st July this year. More details to be confirmed within the next few months.
Umberslade Summer Fayre - July 2017: More details to follow.
Umberslade Beach Party - August 2017: More details to follow.
Annual Skydive - Sunday 3rd September 2017: Hinton 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.
Wild Warrior - Saturday 23rd September 2017: Think 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.
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 2017: Get 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 2017: Join 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 email@example.com.
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