Bringing hope to life...

supported by 'The Karen Trust'


We run a number of events throughout the year. Please ensure you keep connected to enjoy the fun.

Anual Event: London to Brighton Cycle Ride

Please support us by joining the Karen Trust Team on this 54mile cycle ride. It's a smaller and more personal event than the British Heart Foundations and is formed of a group of smaller charities.

The ride took place on Sunday 6th September 2015! It was a great event and fun for everyone.

Watch this space for details of the 2016 date!

To register for the event please go to:

Lily Ball 2014

Lily Ball 2014 - SOLD OUT!!!

Following the amazing success of last years ball where we raised nearly £9000 The Karen Trust is pleased to announce we will be hosting our second Annual Lily Ball in April. 

This year we will again be holding the event at:

  • VENUE: Venue 360 (Formerly known as The Vauxhall Recreation Club) 20 Gipsy Lane, Luton, Beds, LU13JH
  • DATE: Saturday 26th April, 2014
  • TIME: From 19:00 onwards
  • TICKETS: £50 per head including drinks on arrival, 3 course meal and live entertainment 
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Quiz Night at Charlie's

The Karen Trust would like to thank everyone for attending its Annual Quiz Night which took place at Charlie's Restaurant in Harpenden on 1st November. It was an excellent turn out and an enjoyable event which saw the Trust raise in excess of £1500 for our building fund. Thanks go to Lee Drummond and Andy Rowley for their hosting and quiz mastering and to our patron Mick Harford for kindly supporting the evening. 

More information also on our facebook page:

Ian Wright with Naomi and Graham Lily Ball

Lily Ball 2013

The charity had a truly fantastic first ever Black Tie event on Saturday 27th April 2013 - The Lily Ball!


A huge THANK YOU goes out to all of the helpers, supporters, friends and family that helped pull this event together. A special THANK YOU must go to Nikki, one of the committee members who put this whole event on with such a great success! 


The ball is in aid of raising some much needed funds to send terminal cancer patients away on long weekend breaks and holidays with their family and friends, to spend some quality time away to create those lasting memories, when time is no longer an option...


Vauxhall Recreation very kindly donated the use of their conference/dining facilities for our Ball and must be congratulated on a fabulous turn out of the room, superb food and staff on the evening. Plus all of the entertainers - Hellzbellz, Joe & daughter and a superb host - Lee Drummond!


So far the event raised in excess of £8700 and still more is coming in, a re-sounding success! More photos on our GALLERY page and also facebook page - CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK: Lily Ball 2013




We held a CHARITY ZUMBATHON® on SUNDAY 17TH JUNE 2012 at Vauxhall Recreation Club in Luton to raise funds for supporting terminally ill cancer patients!

It was a 3 hour Zumba Party for all of the family!

Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness! And our supporters experienced over 8 professionally qualified Zumba instructors led by a lovely local instructor Fiona Payne that couldn't wait to get you laughing, dancing and having fun!! Our instructors very kindly gave up their time to help us raise much needed funds, but more importantly to get us active and have loads of fun! 


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The Karen Trust took part in the Bedfordshire Cycletta

Phyllis Rowley one of our Trustees took part in the all ladies 40km cycle ride on Sunday 13th of May 2012 to raise funds for The Karen Trust.  If you would like to support us please sponsor Phyllis by going to our JustGiving page here:

Our Patron Ian Wright, MBE with 5-legged team at KT Run 2011


Yet another fantastic day was had at our 3rd Annual Family Fun Run in the lovely surroundings of Wardown Park, Luton! We had over 200 runners, family members, kids, supporters and friends join us for the 2.5KM & 5KM run.

We would also like to say a massive thank you to all the family, friends and supporters of Josh Carrick who supported our run in memory of Josh. Josh died recently at the tender age of just 23 from Testicular Cancer. We would like to send our condolences and that our thoughts are with you and we celebrated in Karen’s and Josh’s memory.

We all raised a whopping £18k plus from this event!

More pictures from the KT Run are available on our FB page.

Picture of: Ian & Nancy Wright &Marcia & Winston Bell


The Karen Trust had a fantastic fundraising event on at the Man-Ho Restaurant, Luton. We had a fun filled evening of a quiz, games, raffle prizes and really fab auction prizes, plus DJ - Lee Drummond!

We had many supporters participating from: Pictons Solicitors, Diverse 102.8 FM, G Casino, friends, family and many other supporters! We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all those that have supplied their time, their support and gifted prizes for the auction, where we raised in excess of £2300!


More pictures available of the Quiz Night on our FB page.

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