How you can get involved this Christmas!


12 Days of Christmas Challenge

Kick off the festive season with our BRAND NEW 12 Days of Christmas Challenge. With the help of Taskmaster's Alex Horne, we will be setting your household a fun, festive challenge everyday for the first 12 days of December. And like in the show, the winner of our 12 Days of Christmas Challenge will receive a special Taskmaster prize!

Keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages on December 1st for your first task and the link to our Big Give donation page. The challenges range from creative, physical and downright silly, but each feature a different aspect of cardiomyopathy with the aim to spread awareness about the condition.

At the end of the 12 days we will crown our overall 12 Days of Christmas Challenge winner, so make sure you share your task photos and videos with us using #12daysofxmaschallenge and #teamcardio so us and Alex can see you entries. 

We have decided to make the challenges free and available to everyone on social media. However, if you enjoy the challenges and would like to support our cause, please donate to our Big Give campaign page. For the first 8 days of the challenge, you donation will be match funded - so a £12 donation will instantly become £24, as if by Christmas magic!

*Disclaimer* Any entries submitted to us using the #12daysofxmaschallenge hashtag grants Cardiomyopathy UK non exclusive licence to share clips across channels and for use in future advertising campaigns. 

Donate here


The Big Give

We have signed up to the Big Give Christmas Challenge to raise £7,000 between 1st and 8th December.  For this week only, every pound donated will automatically be doubled via match funding which has been pledged by three of our donors and The Big Give. For example, a £20 donation will be doubled to £40, and £500 worth of fundraising will instantly become £1000 without any extra costs to you or us.

By donating to our Big Give Christmas Challenge, you'll be helping others affected by cardiomyopathy in our mutually supportive community. For example, a donation of £40 could help a family member with a new diagnosis or declining health to access vital medical advice via our cardiac nurse helpline. 

The platform goes live on 1st December. Please help us to raise the most we can for families affected by cardiomyopathy this Christmas. 

Visit our Big Give page here


The Santa Dash

Get into the festive spirit early this December for our Santa Dash 2020 from home! This 5k or 10k walk or run is perfect to get the household, or safe bubble together to really get in the festive spirit this Christmas! Especially if you are up for wearing a Santa hat.  A walk or run suitable for adults and children 8-16yrs.  You can walk, jog or run 5k or 10k on a route of your choosing, near your home on 5th or 6th December, or spread the distance across both days.

We would love to have you in #teamcardio, we can offer you:

  • Cardiomyopathy red t-shirt or running vest
  • Full fundraising pack including sponsorship forms, banner and event posters
  • A free recipe for either Christmas Cinnamon & Pecan shortbread, or a gluten-free raw chocolate brownie recipe
  • Support from our dedicated fundraising team

As mentioned above, we have signed up with the Big Give who will double your registration and your fundraising if it is paid in between 1st and 8th December. Registration is £20 and if you can fundraise the target is £50.

Sign up here

Marty's Christmas Raffle

10 year old Marty Bishop was diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy before he was born. For the past ten years, he and his family have been fundraising for us through Marty's Penny Bank.

This Christmas, Marty's Penny Bank are hosting their 12 days of Christmas raffle and aim to raise £522.99. They are asking for raffle ticket donations between the 1st and the 12th of December and they will draw the tickets to find 12 winners between the 13th and the 24th December. There are 12 amazing prizes up for grabs, with the star prize being a stunning wooden table and bench set. Other prizes include a Spa day, luxury hampers, and vouchers. 

For just £1 a ticket, you can enter Marty's raffle here