Fundraising and events

RPT Events

The Rugby Portobello Trust hosts four major fundraising events each year, welcoming over 1,000 supporters.

Portobello Dinner

Our Portobello Dinner started in 2008 as a fundraiser amongst neighbours and is now central to the generation of funds for RPT's activities. This September event welcomes over 200 people to a live auction sit-down dinner.

Notting Hill Christmas Market

Purchase your tickets here for the 30th Anniversary Rugby Portobello Christmas Market on November 12th and 13th, 2019.

Our Christmas Market was first held in 1989. Today, this November event welcomes over 500 people to two days of Christmas shopping and festive cheer. Our committee personally selects more than 50 independent stallholders who sell bespoke and luxury goods, and our committee and volunteers hand make beautiful Christmas wreaths and home-baked goods for our famous home produce stall. One of the highlights of the event is our silent auction, which is hosted online. Interested stall holders or anyone interested in more information about this years event can get information here.

As part of our Christmas Market we will be holding at online auction for two weeks before hand. The auction will go live on November 1st here: 

Brain Game

Our Brain Game is hosted every April, welcoming 22 teams to an incredibly challenging quiz dinner hosted by a professional quiz master. This event raises nearly £20,000 annually and is one of our longest running events. Our Brain Game sells out very quickly, so do get in touch if you are interested in hosting a table.

Midsummer Music

To mark the start of the summer, RPT hosts a musical fundraiser. This event has included Midsummer Music featuring world-famous pianist Melvyn Tan and various operas hosted at Opera Holland Park. Our 2019 event welcomed The Outcry Ensemble to St Mary Abbots in the heart of Kensington for an evening of Mozart’s Eine Klein Nachtmusik and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. This exceptional group is led by English National Opera’s James Henshaw and featured first violin Oscar Perks.

The London Marathon

Want to be a part of #TeamRPT in the 2020 London Marathon and raise money to support local children and young people? Then find out more now!

Started in 1981 the London Marathon now has over 36,000 people taking part each year. Make this the year you achieve your life ambition by running with us!

Registration £150
Sponsorship £2,000

DIY Fundraising

Take part in the challenge of a lifetime by undertaking your own fundraising challenge to raise essential funds for the Rugby Portobello Trust!

You can register for an organised event or start your own – and we can help! From coffee mornings to dinner parties, £5K races to marathons, there are lots of ways to support RPT and have fun while you are doing it.

Get in touch for a fundraising pack or to discuss your ideas.

If you have any questions then please don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing or call 020 7229 2928.

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