Radio Marsden holds its own fundraising events throughout the year and supports many events in our local community.

Celebrate a Life 2023

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity’s ‘Celebrate a Life’ is a unique way to celebrate those most special to you. Every year, thousands of stars are named and hung on Christmas trees outside the Royal Marsden Hospitals. By naming a star and adding a message, you will make a vital difference to the lives of cancer patients and their families.

This year, as well as naming a star, you can dedicate a song for that special person to be played on Radio Marsden’s Special Request Shows which will take place after the ‘Celebrate a Life’ Carol Services on the 5th and 7th of December. Shows will be repeated the following day at 6am and 2pm. Find out more on the link ‘Request a Song’ link below.

Time & Date:
Tuesday 5th December (Sutton): Event starts 6pm, Request Show at 8pm
Thursday 7th December (Chelsea): Event starts 6pm, Request Show at 8pm

A Big Night of Comedy

Radio Marsden presents a night of fantastic comedy featuring some of the UK’s top stand-up comedians. Support Radio Marsden while having a great night of laughter and fun!

Time & date: Thursday 25th April 2024, 8 pm
Age limit: 18+

If you are unable to attend any of our fundraising events, you can always support us in other ways such as setting up fundraising events or making a donation.

Other events you might have heard about on Radio Marsden:

Maggie’s at the Royal Marsden Christmas Carol Concert and Fair

Join Maggie’s for a wonderful festive evening of carols to help us raise money to support people living with cancer in the local area. Enjoy performances from various choirs, schools and guests. There will be free mulled wine and mince pies, a raffle, games and much more.

Time & date: Wednesday 6th December 2023, 3.30 pm onwards
Location: St John’s Church, Northdown Road, Sutton SM2 6DY

The 2024 Paris Marathon for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

Taking place on the 3rd of March 2024, the Paris Half Marathon offers a simply stunning route in the East of Paris before heading into the city centre. This course is relatively flat, allowing a significant number of runners to beat their personal bests.

Time & date: Sunday 3rd March 2024
Location: Paris, France

The 2024 Brighton Marathon for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

We are down to our final two places available for the Brighton Marathon next year! Taking place on 7 April, this amazing seaside event is not one to miss. For the second year in a row, the updated route starts at Preston Park, and winds through the vibrant city centre before a final turn back onto the promenade for breath-taking views along the coast finishing at Hove Lawns.

Time & date: Sunday 7th April 2024
Location: Brighton, Sussex

Maggie’s Surrey Cycle Challenge 2024

Grab your bike for Maggie’s annual cycling challenge around the Surrey hills and raise money to help support people with cancer. 

The Surrey cycle challenge will start and finish at Box Hill School with a 25, 50 and 100 mile route available. All cyclists will get lots of fuelling snacks along the way, a Maggie’s cycling jersey and a Maggie’s medal. The 50 and 100-mile routes will also include a full lunch at Maggie’s beautiful Royal Marsden centre in Sutton.

Time & date: Sunday 28th April 2024
Location: Box Hill School, London Road, Mickleham, Dorking RH5 6EA

Maggie’s Abseil at Guildford Cathedral 2024

Join Maggie’s at the Royal Marsden and abseil 160ft down the iconic Guildford Cathedral. This breathtaking abseil will give you spectacular views over Surrey.

Time & date: Saturday 6th July 2024
Location: Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7UP