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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.

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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


Umberslade Summer Craft Day - Thursday August 17th 2017: Come and join Umberslade Nurseries for their Summer Craft Day on the 17th August, 10-3! The day will be full of fun activities such as summer crafts, retro games, fancy dress competition and earth oven cookery at only £5 per child. Places are limited, so for more information and to book please contact Nicola Stitt on 0121 472 4894 or email

Umberslade Summer Craft Day Flyer

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

Powerchair Glow Football - Saturday 7th October 2017: We’re looking forward to hosting our first Powerchair Glow Football event in October, in conjunction with The Albion Foundation. Our sports hall will be plunged into darkness as teams light the way and show off their skills. Whether you are in a wheelchair or not, the event is open to everyone to take part, as teams or individuals (if you sign up individually we’ll put you into  a team). Matches taking place throughout the day, with other activities happening as well. £10 per person, with proceeds shared between QAC’s 20th Anniversary campaign and The Albion Foundation. For more information please contact or 0121 428 5064.

Powerchair Glow Football 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

Style & Beauty Experience - Thursday 26th October 2017: Join us for our first ever Style & Beauty Experience on the 26th October at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel! You will see clothes showcased by John Lewis, Sipsey Lingerie and The Shirt Store - something to take everyone's fancy! On the evening, you will be greeted with a complimentary drink, followed by a 2 course meal and you will then get to indulge in the fabulous clothes we will be showcasing.

Tickets are £35 each, with all proceeds going to QAC's 20th anniversary fundraising campaign. For tickets or more information, please contact Paisley on or 0121 428 5064.

 Style & Beauty experience poster

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 23rd 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. For more information and to register your interest please contact

Dinner in the Dark 2017 poster

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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