Support Us

There are so many fun, rewarding and inspiring ways you can help us to raise funds and awareness to help support young adults, and their families, to live well with cancer.


Whatever you do, we're here to cheer you on! Whether that's organising a bake sale, clothes sale, trekking the hills of the Himalayas, or taking part in a running, walking, swimming or cycling challenge.

Here are some of the things that over 700 of our supporters have already taken part in during 2022:

  • Yorkshire 3 Peaks 
  • Leeds Triathlon
  • Yorkshire Dales Mountain Biking
  • Face painting
  • 2022 miles in 2022 Run
  • Tour de Mont Blanc
  • Virtual 10k event
  • Virtual Strong September 25 
  • London to Paris Cycle Ride
  • CoachELLA Slawit Festival
  • Great North Run 
  • Bake Sale
  • Everest Base Camp Trek
  • York 10km
  • 1000 day Running Challenge
  • 15 mile walk
  • Dragon Boat Race
  • Vintage Clothes Sale

We have several exciting challenges planned for this year and would love it if you could get involved and help fundraise. Take a look at our Events page to see what is coming up.

If you have an event or challenge that you’d like to host, we’d love to hear from you too. Contact us at and we’ll set you up with marketing and fundraising material.


We simply couldn’t do what we do without the incredible support of our volunteer network.

Our amazing team of volunteers bring a wide variety of skills and experience to our work, from raising funds and awareness, to organising events and challenges and managing general administration.

Volunteering with the Ella Dawson Foundation will make a big difference to those young adults and families that we support and it can make a difference to your own wellbeing too. Volunteering will enhance your CV, help you gain confidence, make a real difference and shape new friendships - all while having fun.

If you would like to get involved with a passionate, enthusiastic and friendly committed team then we’d love to hear from you.

Please contact us on