We run several exclusive events throughout the year – from fashion shows to celebrity quiz nights.

Got a question about getting involved in our events below?

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BBC Newsnight winners of Ultimate News Quiz

Boycott your Bed

Boycott your Bed is an opportunity for corporate teams to come together – with both colleagues and peers – and fundraise in the lead up to the national event. For over 25 years, our supporters have raised an incredible £13.9 million by giving up their bed for a night. It’s that simple – just one night without your bed to help the children who face every night without a safe place to sleep.

For more information, visit the events page.

Group of people laughing and smiling at a Boycott your Bed event

Exclusive London events:

Ultimate News Quiz

The Ultimate News Quiz has become one of London’s most popular annual charity events, which sees well-known TV and news guests compete alongside other familiar faces in a current affairs quiz to win the Ultimate News Quiz trophy. The Quiz has been generously sponsored by the Premier League since 2014 and has raised over £1.9 million since it began in 2007.

Previous years have seen famous faces including Louis Theroux, Grayson Perry, Dermot O'Leary, Vanessa Feltz, Dr Ranj Singh, Martin Lewis, Carol Vorderman, Piers Morgan, Susanna Reid and stars of ITV’s the Chase racing to be crowned champions. Alongside teams such as BBC, ITV, This Morning, Good Morning Britain and Channels 4 and 5, we’ve also had renowned corporations with the likes of Netflix, Google, Amazon and Facebook in attendance.

Our most recent event took place on 29th February 2024 with Gary Lineker as our host. BBC Newsnight claimed the victory, but it's all to play for when we return in 2025…

For more information and to buy tickets, visit the event page.

See what all the fuss is about by watching our Ultimate News Quiz 2024 video:

Spring Lunch

We returned to the prestigious Grosvenor House on Park Lane on 19th March for our 35th annual Spring Lunch. Hosted by Dr Ranj, with a fantastic fashion show from Chanel Joan Elkayam, it was an event not to be missed.

Since its inception in 1988, with the help of our fabulous Spring Ladies Lunch committee, this annual event has raised over £1.3 million for Action for Children.

For more information or to register your interest for the 2025 event, visit the events page.


Starry Night

Last November, we launched our Starry Night gala at the stunning Grade II listed Battersea Arts Centre. It was an unforgettable evening filled with glitz, glamour, and heartwarming moments.

From the moment guests stepped onto the red carpet they were whisked away into a world of magic and wonder, helping to celebrate our life-changing work and how far we’ve come since our inception, over 150 years ago.

For more information and to secure your table at this year's gala, visit the event page.

Starry Night 2023

Exclusive Scotland events:

The Woman of Influence Awards

The Woman of Influence Awards (WOI) exists to encourage, support and recognise influential women in Scotland. The event has been running for over 20 years and has raised over £1.4 million to help Action for Children deliver these ground-breaking services across the UK, including 87 services in Scotland.

For more information, visit the events page.

WOI Room

The Sports Dinner

The Sports Dinner is a high-profile annual event, with guest speaker sporting legends including David Haye, Dame Kelly Holmes, Fatima Whitbread and many more.

For more information, visit the events page.

Hall full of people sat arouns dinner tables at Action for Children's Annual Sports Dinner

Gleneagles Golf Day

This prestigious golf day has been running for over 20 years and raised over £1 million to support the work of Action for Children. This is an ideal way to entertain clients or simply have a brilliant day out with colleagues.

For more information, visit the events page.

Outside view of the Gleneagles hotel

Never Mind the Business

Never Mind the Business is a unique award winning fundraising event, which attracts over 700 guests each year. The event, which is strictly jeans and t-shirt, starts with a drinks reception where guests get into the competitive spirit by mixing with other teams. This is followed by our multi-media, fast paced quiz, dinner, auctions, raffle and, of course, entertainment by our surprise band.

For more information, visit the events page.

Guest seated at tables at the Never Mind the Business event

Past events

Starry Night carol concert

Hosted by Channel 4 News' Jon Snow, Action for Children’s Starry Night brought virtual festive cheer to over 880 homes across the UK (and beyond) in December 2020.

Guests enjoyed an evening of Christmas carols, readings and sparkling entertainment from Angellica Bell, Jessica Hynes, Leona Lewis and Nadia Sawalha among others, with over £31,000 raised.


The Hinch Christmas Quiz

Instagram sensations Mr and Mrs Hinch hosted a cracking Christmas quiz in December, testing viewers’ knowledge on themes ranging from festive music to movies to trivia and of course, the Hinch family themselves.

Over 16,000 households took part raising over £34,000 to help support children, young people, and families in the UK.

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Entertainment Quiz of the Year

The Entertainment Quiz of the Year launched in 2015, bringing together the biggest companies in the entertainment industry for an interactive quiz. The event includes a special welcome reception and a three-course gourmet dinner.

Guests have included teams from Walt Disney Studios, 20th Century Fox, NBC Universal, Lionsgate and Google. We’ve also welcomed famous faces like Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash as our celebrity quiz hosts over the years. The event raised has raised £443,000 to date.

Crowd at entertainment quiz of the year 2019

Our prize partners

AFC Bingham Riverhouse collage

Bingham Riverhouse is a boutique hotel and members’ club with restaurant, situated on the banks of the river in Richmond Upon Thames. A prize partner for 2023, they'll be featuring in auctions across our event portfolio.