Fundraising events

The Rugby Portobello Trust is more than 80% donor-funded through our events and our generous local supporter base. We host various events throughout the year, welcoming over 1,000 supporters. 

Our fundraising events are supported by 45 volunteer committee members and more than 50 event-day volunteers. In 2023 our events raised £560,000 (gross), giving us essential unrestricted income to run our North Kensington programmes.


We would like to thank our 2023 Corporate Sponsors, Strutt & Parker, for their sponsorship of our events.


The Brain Game

Our annual Brain Game takes place each spring, welcoming 22 teams to an incredibly challenging quiz and dinner. Each year this event raises more than £20,000, giving vital support to our community-funded programmes.

Previous table hosts are given a two-week pre-booking period before we send out booking details to our wider support base each year. If you are not on our database or want to register your interest for this event, please get in touch:


The Portobello Dinner

Our Portobello Dinner, a live auction and sit-down dinner, started in 2008 as a fundraiser amongst neighbours and friends. It is now central to the generation of funds for the RPT's activities. The event takes place every September, welcoming more than 200 supporters and raising more than £350,000 for our North Kensington programmes.
Even if you don't attend the event, you can still take part in our online silent auction, which will be live up to one week before the annual event (September) via this link:
To enquire about tickets for our next Portobello Dinner, get in touch:


The RPT Notting Hill Christmas Market

Taking place each November, the RPT Christmas Market has been running for more than 30 years and is a highlight of the Notting Hill social calendar.
Our Christmas Market 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. Our Christmas Market and Christmas match-funding campaign together raise more than £100,000.
Tickets and our silent auction will be available via this link from October each year:
To apply for a stall at our next Christmas Market, please complete an Exhibitor's Application


The London Marathon

Want to be a part of #TeamRPT in the next London Marathon? You can help us raise money to support local children and young people? Then apply now for the next London Marathon!

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

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


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