Fundraise for Sudden Bereavement Service

Whether you’re an individual, or a team, your fundraising makes the difference! There are easy and fun ways to support Sudden’s vital work, helping people bereaved in shocking and sudden ways.

Stay active for Sudden

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many races, exercise classes and fitness groups have been cancelled, but there are lots of ways you and your family can keep fit and raise funds at the same time.

Whether you walk, run, cycle or dance your way to fitness, you can keep fit and healthy and support Sudden from home.

Simply set yourself a challenge, such as cycling the same distance as London to Brighton on your local streets, ask friends and family to sponsor you, complete your challenge, and give us the funds raised by donating online.

Have fun for Sudden

While social gatherings are limited right now, you can still meet up virtually and have fun with friends or colleagues for Sudden as a team, from home.

Why not organise a quiz night, a cookalong, or even grab a moment and a cuppa and “sip for Sudden”.  All these can be done safely via Zoom and in return, you can ask for a donation to support our vital services.

Most importantly, have fun.

JustGiving Fundraising Tools

You could also create your own fundraising page – making it even easier to co-ordinate, share and raise even more funds for Sudden bereavement service.

We are always heartened when you surprise us with your fundraising efforts to support our service.  Here’s a couple of recent examples:

Ben Went Bald for Sudden

Ben Townsend contracted COVID-19 last year and at the peak of his illness, he promised to shave his head to raise money for Sudden. He’s a man of his word and this is is his storyand his transformation!

Laura Gets Creative for Sudden

There is a school of thought that the art of calligraphy has unique healing power. This gentle practice not only calms the mind but can also prove an escape from physical pain. It was, in fact, an accident and a period of recuperation that changed Laura’s life and set her on the path to her calligraphy career, culminating in the founding of Laura Prudence Calligraphy.

To support Sudden, Laura has created a set of A5 templates for you to practise your calligraphy skills at home, 10% of every purchases will be donated. You can order yours and calligraphy brush pen here. 

If you, or someone you know, has experienced sudden bereavement, Sudden can help. Call us on 0800 2600 400 or contact us at and we’ll arrange for a dedicated caseworker to call you back. We help from day one, onwards, for the first ten weeks of bereavement, when people are often in extreme need of care and support, suffering from shock and huge change in their lives.

Sudden is reliant on donations. We are a charity-run service. If you’d like to contribute to our crucial work, particularly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, then please donate to Sudden. Sudden is run and hosted by Brake, the road safety charity.