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Fundraising with us

Fundraising is a great way to join together with friends, family and colleagues to support the Foothold community.

This is your one stop shop for all the information you'll need to ensure your fundraising efforts reach their potential. With everything from ideas to help get you started, resources to ensure you have everything you need to maximise awareness and donations, to tips and guides to keep your fundraising safe, and details of all the different ways you can support our work.

However you choose to fundraise you can be sure your donations will ensure no engineer, or their family has to face life’s challenges unsupported.

An A to Z of fundraising ideas to help you decide how to support us. Learn more

Downloadable resources to help your fundraising efforts. Learn more

Tips and guides to help keep your fundraising safe, and maximise donations. Learn more

A list of all kinds of physical activities you can take part in to raise funds. Learn more

Community fundraising

Hold your own fundraising event in your community. Learn more

Get your business involved in some corporate support. Learn more

Use your local IET Network to fundraise for Foothold. Learn more

Leave a gift in your will, or fundraise in memory of a loved one. Learn more

Give a regular gift to Foothold and help us continue to support engineers. Learn more

Our upcoming events


O2 Roof Top Climb

Become an explorer. Climb suit. Boots. Harness. Latch. Clip onto the walkway and go on up. Your climb guide will be with you every step of the way.

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iDrop Abseil

An incredible descent from the viewing platform of the British Airways i360 for brave adventurers, and scared ones too.

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Snowdon at Night

Conquer Snowdon under the cover of darkness!

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Volunteering Opportunities

Marketing and communications volunteer

Marketing and communications volunteer

Interested in volunteering with Foothold? Find out if our Marketing and Communications Volunteer role is right for you and apply today.

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Support volunteer

We are looking for friendly volunteers who are able to provide support on the phone and in person to members of the engineering community.

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Service development volunteer

Our Service Development Committee works to make sure the way we support people is relevant, helpful and in the best interests of our community.

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A graphic featuring a photo of blog author Andy Thornton along with his name and title (cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist)

The power of conversation

Andy shares why a simple conversation can be so powerful – and how really listening is so important

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Michael Hargreaves, author of How Foothold’s new Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme can support you to achieve your career goals

How our neurodiversity support is helping neurodiverse engineers to live well and thrive

Our Communications Officer Michael explores how our neurodiversity support is making a difference to the wellbeing of neurodiverse community members.

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A graphic featuring a photo of blog author Andy Thornton along with his name and title (cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist)

Understanding empathy: how to be kinder to others

In Part 2 his 2-part blog series on empathy, cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist Andy Thornton explores how you can be kinder to others.

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