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 2021 our events raised £560,000 (gross), giving us essential unrestricted income to run our North Kensington programmes.


We would like to thank our 2022 Corporate Sponsors, Strutt & Parker, for their sponsorship of our 2022 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.

After a two-year Covid-hiatus, our Brain Game returned on 10 May 2022 with Quizmasters Ian Hislop and Daisy Goodwin. The event raised a fantastic £28,500, giving us vital support for our employment and wellbeing 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:


Midsummer Music

Midsummer Music is returning on Tuesday 28 June, welcoming back internationally renowned pianist Melvyn Tan to the venue where he played for us five years ago, exactly three weeks before the fire at Grenfell Tower. The evening will be hosted by Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel and will welcome more than 300 guests in support of our North Kensington programmes.

Midsummer Music will support us to raise more than £30,000 of unrestricted funding for our programmes.

To book tickets, visit


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 £300,000 for our North Kensington programmes.
If you won't be joining us for the event, you can still take part in our online silent auction, which will be live up to one week before the event via this link:
Our 2022 Portobello Dinner will be held on Tuesday 20 September.


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.
Our 2022 Christmas Market will be held on Tuesday 15 November and Wednesday 16 November
To apply for a stall at our 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 London Marathon 2022! This year's race will take place on Sunday 2 October 2022.

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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