Thank you very much for visiting Toucan Diversity’s Fundraising page!

Toucan Diversity is an award winning social enterprise. As a not-for-profit and user-led organisation, we rely on a variety of different funding streams to further our aim of creating more inclusive communities, including fundraising events and grants. We have regular events, such as the annual abseil at the Spinnaker Tower here in Portsmouth, and other one-off events, such as the Great South Run in October.

Abseiling in June 2019

On June 1st 2019, we are looking for outstanding individuals to abseil 100 metres down the iconic Spinnaker Tower on behalf of Toucan Diversity. As well as having the opportunity of this once in a lifetime experience, you will receive a participation medal, have photos of your descent, and be invited to attend any of our open training sessions!

To participate in the Abseil with Toucan Diversity, please email

The Great South Run in October 2019

On the 20th October 2019, we have spaces on our fabulous team of runners to take part in the 10 mile Great South Run. In thanks, you will receive an exclusive medal and t-shirt, a goodie-filled finisher’s pack, free entry to any of our open training events, and the knowledge that you will be greatly benefitting Toucan Diversity.

To participate in the Great South Run on behalf of Toucan Diversity, please email

Other Events

All of our up to date fundraising information can be found here or on our social media. If you would like to get involved in any of our fundraisers, please email

“Fundraising with Toucan Diversity was one of the highlights of my time at university, it was both audaciously fun and satisfying to help out a social enterprise determined to make the world more equal for all” (Tom Radbourne, previous abseiler for Toucan Diversity in June 2018)

Here are some of our previous Fundraising Events:

Portsmouth 2018 Abseiling Event Sunday 17th June

On the 17th of June we raised funds by abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. Through this fundraising event we were able to raise £1200. Thank you to our brilliant abseilers! 

Abseilers at the top of the Spinnaker tower2018 abseiling team getting ready for their decent at the spinnaker tower 2018 abseiling team preparing for their abseil at the spinnaker tower

Portsmouth Rotary Dragon Boat Festival Sunday 13 May 2018

On Sunday 13th May we took part in the Portsmouth Rotary Dragon Boat Race. Our brilliant team of 16 took part to raise funds to support our organisation. 

Our fantastic team at the Portsmouth Rotary Dragon Boat Race!

It was a lovely day, with fun had by all! Thank you to our fantastic crew, without which the day wouldn’t have been possible. 

The event enabled us to raise £715

A picture of actress Sally Phillips before her abseil in 2017
A picture of actress Sally Phillips before her abseil in 2017

Find out about our past fundraising events below:

2017 Fundraiser 

2016 Fundraiser