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MAIN’s 2018 Events!

At MAIN, we’re all about combining plenty of fun with hard work for a cause we’re passionate about. Over the next 12 months, we are holding a range of exciting and uplifting events that will not only help us to raise money and improve our services, but encourage our community to enjoy time socialising with one another.

Want to find out what we have up our sleeves? Have a look below at the events we have coming up and pop the dates in your diary!

Saturday 24th March – MAIN’s Free Easter Eggstravaganza Family Fun Day

Come and celebrate Easter with us on 24th March at our home on High Force Road in Middlesbrough. We’ll have arts and craft activities, our sensory room, soft play, a bouncy castle, craft stalls, snacks and refreshments, cake stalls and – of course – a visit from the Easter Bunny himself!

Saturday 31st March – Natalie’s MAIN Gung Ho Challenge

Our Durham Services Facilitator and PA, Natalie Weldon, is taking part in the Gung Ho Challenge to raise funds for MAIN! The Gung Ho Challenge is a 5k course including 10 of the greatest inflatable obstacles on the planet. We’ll be there to support Natalie in her challenge and any donations would be greatly appreciated.

Saturday 14th April – MAIN’s Charity Skydive Fundraiser

Are you brave enough to take on a skydive? We’re headed to Peterlee Parachute Centre in April for this fundraiser, which is bound to be a popular one for adrenaline junkies. The Skydive Academy benefits from the use of unrestricted airspace at this site, where parachuting is the number one priority. There’s also complimentary overnight camping and caravan spots available by advance arrangement. Give our team a call for more details!

Saturday 5th May – MAIN’s Charity Race Night Fundraiser

Do you love a day out at the races? If so, our Race Night Fundraiser is definitely the event for you! We’ll be watching various races and there’s every chance you’ll win some money as well as raising funds for our fantastic cause. It’s an all-round great night, so gather your friends and family and let the races commence!

Saturday 9th June – MAIN’s 32-mile Sponsored Walk

Our sponsored walk will take in parts of the Cleveland Way before ending with a party at Whitby bandstand. We’ll be walking from 4.30am and anyone’s welcome to take part and get sponsored. Get in touch with us to find out more!

Sunday 10th June – Victoria’s MAIN Great North 5k Swim

Victoria Fenby, our Facilitator for Stockton services, Wednesday Tweens and Teens and Friday Youth Group, has bravely decided to raise funds for MAIN by swimming the Great North Swim. It’s a 5k swim at Brockhole in Lake Windermere, there are almost 10,000 swimmers taking part and the swim must be completed in three hours!

Saturday 30th June – MAIN’s Jamie Tinkler Pie and Pea Fundraiser

On 30th June, we’re getting together for a fundraiser with local singer Jamie Tinkler. The night will include a disco and a pie and pea supper. Pop the date in your diary and keep your eyes peeled for more details on this one a little closer to the time!

Friday 6th July – MAIN’s Charity Golf Day

MAIN’s Charity Golf Day is an annual event that has proven a huge success in past years. Do you enjoy a round of golf or two? Join us on 6th July at Hunley Hotel & Golf Club and help us raise as many funds as we can to benefit our community.

Saturday 14th July – MAIN’s Yorkshire Wolds Challenge

This event involves a two-day bike ride through beautiful Yorkshire. If you want to take part, you’ll start and finish the event in Norton (near Malton) in North Yorkshire. The spectacular, circular route covers an amazing 146 miles around the stunning Yorkshire Wolds. If you’re an avid bike rider, this is the event for you.

Saturday 4th August – MAIN’s Free Family Fun Day (sponsored by Shining Monkeys)

We are holding a Free Family Fun Day on 4th August and everyone is welcome to come and get involved! Expect a lively day of stalls, games, arts and crafts, cake stalls, a bouncy castle, a raffle, a tombola and much, much more. We always have such a great time on our family days, so put this one in your diary and make sure you don’t miss out!

Sunday 2nd September – MAIN’s Dragon Boat Festival Fundraiser

On 2nd September, we’re organising an event that will see teams from across the region converge on the River Tees Water Sports Centre to compete in a spectacular Dragon Boat Fundraiser. For this event, each member of each team is required to raise a minimum of £50. We’d love as many people as possible to get involved, so start rounding up your team ASAP!

Saturday 1st December – MAIN’s Free Christmas Family Fun Day

Christmas is the perfect time to gather together with friends and family and enjoy some good old festive fun. We’re hosting out annual Christmas Family Fun Day on 1st December at our home on High Force Road in Middlesbrough. You can expect a raffle, tombola, games, cake stalls, art and crafts activities and plenty more. It’s the perfect way to get in the mood for Christmas!


Why not RSVP to our events over on our Facebook page? That way, you'll be able to keep up with any news and get reminders when they're coming up!