Fundraising events

The Rugby Portobello Trust is more than 80% donor-funded through our events and our generous local supporter base.  

Our fundraising events are supported by more than 50 volunteer committee members and more than 50 event-day volunteers. In 2023 our events raised more than £600,000, giving us essential unrestricted income to run our North Kensington programmes.

In 2024 we welcome back our long-term Corporate Sponsors Strutt & Parker and thank them for their continued and generous support.


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 £30,000, 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:


Midsummer Music in the Park

To mark RPT's 140th anniversary, we will be holding a summer music festival at Opera Holland Park. Welcoming 800 supporters and Emceed by Alexander Armstrong, the event will feature scenes and arias from both OHP's and the ENO's 2024 seasons, as well as selected pieces and readings from some of RPT's more well-known supporters.

For tickets and sponsorship details, please contact


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 £120,000.
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

Challenge Events

Want to be a part of #TeamRPT in the next London Marathon, The Royal Parks Half Marathon, Swim Serpentine or another challenge event? As well as having charity places in certain, we welcome supporters fundraising for RPT through any event or challenge.

Get in touch to find out about using one of our charity tickets or fundraising for us through another event:




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