Thank you for considering Open Road as your nominated charity. Every penny you raise goes towards changing lives of individuals, families and communities affected by drugs and alcohol in Essex and in Medway.

You can immediately make a donation by going to the ‘Donate’ button at the top of this page.

If you are considering participating in or organising an event to raise money, we would love to hear from you so we can support your amazing challenge.

Please contact our Head Office to tell us about your fundraising plans. Tel: 01206 369782

Fundraising ideas

In the past, people have run marathons, held tea parties, organised testimonial football matches, held quiz nights, shaken buckets and more. If you would like to fundraise for Open Road, and would like some idea’s on what to do then please contact our head office and we can see how best to support you!

Let’s work together to support those affected by drugs and alcohol in Essex.

Recent Fundraising

This year, Claire “Brizzie” Brisbourne ran the London marathon, whilst raising money for Open Road. Read how she got on. Claire was joined in training and fundraising by Emma Hernandez who will be taking on London Marathon 2020

Chris Richards & Tendring Blinds & Shutters hosted a quiz night and football match in memory of John Richards with proceeds coming to Open Road

Open Road’s Patron Lorna Rolfe, took to the sky to raise over £2000 by doing a skydive in September 2019.

If you are entering an event and would like to raise money on behalf of Open Road then you can setup a page on our website, or through other platforms below.

Support Open Road as you shop online

If you use the internet to shop for yourself, something for a friend or family member or for work, every time you shop online you can help raise free funds for us! Choose Open Road as your charity of choice and we will receive a donation as part of your purchase without costing you a penny more!

Find us on other fundraising platforms..

Open Road is a registered UK charity and can be found on other fundraising platforms. As opposed to raising money via this website, you can find Open Road via the following:

Facebook is the largest social media network and you can now fundraise for Open Road with just a few clicks:

Create a fundraiser through Facebook here:

Visit the Open Road page and begin fundraising today via the largest fundraising platform in the world:
Visit to setup your page and start gaining valuable sponsors for your fundraising campaign. Wonderful do not charge the charity or fundraiser, therefore all money goes directly to Open Road.
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60p from every £1 ticket sold is donated to good causes in Essex. Your chosen cause will receive 50p whilst the remaining 10p will be distributed to other local good causes.

Play the Essex Lottery, support Open Road and support Essex!