Moments That Mattered 2023

A year of making good things happen.

When inspired by kindness, love, loss, and solidarity, humans can make a world of difference.

Let’s look back at some of 2023’s moments that mattered…


£550 million+ donated to UK charities in 2023

People rallied together to raise more than half a billion pounds on JustGiving to support charities across the UK.

This contributed to a major milestone for our community: surpassing £6 billion raised for good causes on JustGiving!

Movement for a mission

On your mark…get set… These fundraisers got going this year for the causes they love!


65 million total miles

JustGiving fundraisers ran, walked, wheeled, danced, or did another activity to log 65 million miles on JustGiving pages. That equals about 169 trips to the moon! 🌙

Let’s roll

7,000 total wheelchair miles

People in wheelchairs covered over 7,000 meaningful miles in monumental efforts that made a difference for the charity they love.


£229,000 raised in skipping events

Skipping challenges saw the biggest increase in popularity overall, with 286% more sponsored skips this year than last.

Running for good

£39 million raised in London Marathon 2023

London Marathon fundraisers raised over £39 million on JustGiving for charity this year, including over £2 million on race day alone.

And you know our JustGiving Cheer Squad cheered them on every step of the way!

Creative champs

Brave fundraisers jumped out of planes, shaved their heads, and went live for the causes they love in 2023.

The Sky’s not the limit

£5.5 million raised by skydivers

Thousands of brave fundraisers took the leap and jumped out of planes for charity this year, collectively raising 40% more than in 2022!

A good hair day

3,600 locks full of love

Thousands shaved their heads for causes they loved in 2023. This includes 13% more pages dedicated to the timeless mullet…like this epic fundraising triumph from 15-year-old Toby.


£1.5 million raised via charity streams

Fundraisers raised £1.5 million by live-streaming their activities online via Twitch, YouTube, and TikTok.


The perfect fundraising soundtrack

2,000 London Marathon runners who raised money for charity on JustGiving told us the songs, artists, and soundtracks that get them through their 26 miles.

The results might surprise you…

Check out the top tracks

A night to remember

2023 JustGiving Awards

The world came together to celebrate fundraising’s most incredible people, on the most inspiring night of the year.

From the dad who ran a marathon every day for a year, to the retired Army Major who rowed 125 miles in his homemade tin boat, these fundraisers are simply next-level.

See the nine incredible winners

Fundraising legends

Over 950,000 fundraising pages were set up in 2023… and these three won a JustGiving Award for their efforts.

Josh Patterson

76 marathons. 76 cities. 76 days. And £372,049 raised!

After suffering with his own mental health struggles, Josh pushed himself to the limit for Samaritans.

See Josh’s page

Harry Smith

Harry swam a mile, climbed England’s highest mountain, and cycled home from Addenbrooke’s Hospital, raising £11,000+ for the Brain Tumour Charity in memory of his sister Emily.

See Harry’s page

Bill Bailey

Comedian, musician and Strictly legend, Bill Bailey raised £140,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support to honour his close friend Sean, by embarking on an epic 100-mile walk from Cornwall to Devon.

See Bill’s page

On the map

Norwich was 2023’s most generous area

The JustGiving map lit up with compassion in 2023. Norwich topped the list as the most giving area, with 22% of residents donating to charitable causes on JustGiving.

Did your city make the top 10? See the full list.


Outstanding community efforts

Check out how these fundraisers, charities, and schools went above and beyond for their community this year.


£564,000 raised for cost-of-living related causes

The JustGiving community raised over half a million pounds to help others with fundamental needs during the cost-of-living crisis.


£605,000 raised by UK schools

UK schools turned into hubs of generosity, collectively raising £605K for special projects, appeals, and events.


£2 million raised in coffee mornings

Fundraising for events like coffee mornings rose 127% and raised more than £2 million on JustGiving!


5-year-old sets Three Peaks Challenge world record

Seren Price became the youngest person ever to climb the highest mountains of Wales, England, and Scotland, at just five years old.

And she did it all in under 48 hours, raising £7,000+ for Birmingham Children’s Hospital!

Battling snowfall, high winds, poor visibility and temperatures below -18C, her bravery’s a reminder that age is no barrier when it comes to making a difference.

See Seren’s page


What we announced

We dropped a few shiny new (and extra-powerful) features on fundraisers and charities in 2023.

Story Enhancer

Our new AI-powered tool helps fundraisers turn a good story into a great one, and raise more for charity in the process.

Share directly to Instagram

Fundraiser can auto-generate Instagram stories or reels straight from JustGiving to show off any page’s story, target, and amount raised so far.

A fresh mobile experience

A new simplified page creation process helps fundraisers pick a page type and activity, choose a charity, and start fundraising with confidence.

A new In Memory journey

Fundraising pages created to remember or honour someone got their own special page creation experience.

To all the fundraisers, charities, donors, and supporters who were a part of these unforgettable moments: thank you.


The information on this page is based on JustGiving internal data for 2023. All figures relate to donations to and pages created to support UK charities only, unless stated otherwise. All figures were accurate at the time of publishing and donation figures quoted include GiftAid. For more information, please contact

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