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Are you planning to raise money for charity when you run your next race? If so the following charitable organisations would love to hear from you.
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162 Charities listed
Barnabus (Reg. 1055993)
Barnabus is a Christian Homeless Charity in Manchester bringing hope and support to the Homeless for 20 years, through street outreach and our city centre drop-in, the Beacon, situated in the heart of Manchester. Open 5 days / 4 evenings a week serving hot food, providing clean clothing, blankets, hot showers and dignity/toiletry packs. We offer a lifeline to 350+ visiting homeless and vulnerable people each week, many of whom have severe drug and alcohol addictions and mental health issues.
CHILDREN 1ST is the leading child welfare charity in Scotland. We listen, we support and we take action by delivering services in homes and communities across Scotland. We work to safeguard children and young people, to support them within their families and to help them recover from abuse, neglect and violence. For over 125 years CHILDREN 1ST has been working to build a brighter future for children and families living in Scotland.
We think it is important to bring some fun and joy into the lives of children who perhaps can't wait long enough for the medical breakthrough they need or whose illnesses and treatments have brought pain, distress and disruption to their lives.
International Animal Rescue (IAR) (Reg. 1118277)
At International Animal Rescue we do exactly what our name says - we save animals from suffering around the world. We cut free dancing bears in India, rescue primates from animal traffickers in Indonesia and treat stray dogs and cats around the world. And so much more... Whenever we can, we release rescued animals back into the wild. And when that's not possible, we give them a safe haven for life.
Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales, working to provide a unique range of services to enable people with experience of mental distress to have a better quality of life. You can run for us in any race, so join the team today!
Care for the Wild International (Reg. 288802)
Care for the Wild International (CWI) is an animal welfare and conservation charity. We protect wildlife throughout the world from cruelty and exploitation. By funding practical projects we make areas safe for wildlife, rehabilitate sick or injured animals and provide sanctuary for those who cannot return to the wild.
WildDay Out
The WildHearts Foundation is a dynamic charity pioneering a new concept in the developing world called micro finance, helping people to help themselves by giving them a hand up, not a hand out.
Spinal Research
Spinal Research has been researching cures for broken necks and backs since 1980. Paralysis is a devastating condition, but damaged spinal cord CAN be made to re-grow returning function to paralysed limbs. Our next goal is to fund clinical trials.
Action Duchenne (Reg. 1101971)
Action Duchenne supports & promotes research into a cure & effective medicines for Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy. The charity, led by families, promotes awareness of Duchenne to improve care services & provide access to educational & support/development programmes Duchenne patients.
The Children's Society
We work with and for children to help them deal with life's harshest challenges and face the future with confidence.
Right To Play (Reg. 1112404)
Right To Play is an athlete-driven international humanitarian organisation that uses sport and play to help children and youth affected by poverty, war and disease.
The National Autistic Society (Reg. 269425)
We want a world where autism is understood and people with autism have the support they need to ensure that their rights are upheld and that they have the same opportunities as others in society. We champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and aim to provide individuals with autism and their families with help, support and services that they can readily access, trust and rely upon and which make a positive difference to their lives.
Deafness Research UK (Reg. 326915)
Deafness Research UK is the country’s only charity dedicated to finding new cures, treatments and technologies for deaf, hard of hearing and other hearing impaired people. We are committed to delivering the highest quality medical and scientific research. Ultimately, our aim is to find a cure for deafness, and other related conditions such as tinnitus. Please show your support for those affected by deafness by sporting our running vest and taking part in races throughout 2011.
Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke (Reg. XN 47338)
NI Chest Heart & Stroke is a medical charity working for the prevention and alleviation of chest, heart and stroke illnesses in Northern Ireland. These illnesses account for more than 6,000 deaths every year. We fund programmes of research in our local hospitals and universities into the treatment and prevention of these illnesses. In addition, we provide a broad range of services in every part of Northern Ireland for people affected by stroke, lung disease and heart conditions.
Mencap (Reg. 222377)
Mencap wants a world where people with a learning disability gain an equal right to choice opportunity and respect. The charity believes that people should have equal opportunities in education, work and in playing a full part in the community. They believe that support for the families and carers of people with a learning disability is vital to achieving their vision.
Unseen (Reg. 1127620)
We run a safe-house for female survivors of human trafficking and have helped over 100 women since opening in June 2011. Unseen offers access to medical care, legal support, counselling, therapeutic activities and emotional support. When women move on, we support them to reintegrate into society and continue their recovery. We are also in the process of opening a dedicated provision for child victims of trafficking, in addition to a 24/7 support service for trafficked men with high-level needs
Poppy Scotland (Reg. SC014096)
Scotland’s leading veterans’ charity, ensuring that ex-Service people and their families get the support that many urgently need, whether someone is struggling to cope with a catastrophic battlefield injury, or living with emotional scars that haunt them every day, Poppy Scotland is there, providing immediate and practical assistance.
Sightsavers (Reg. 207544)
Sightsavers works to combat blindness in developing countries, restoring sight through specialist treatment and eye care.
Rethink (Reg. 271028)
Rethink, the leading national mental health membership charity, works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life. We provide hope and empowerment through services & support to all who need us & campaign for change through greater awareness & understanding.
Refuge (Reg. 277424)
Refuge opened the world’s first women’s refuge in Chiswick in 1971 and is now the UK’s largest single provider of support and accommodation to women and children escaping domestic violence. We support over 1,000 women and children through our refuges and community outreach schemes.
Cystic Fibrosis Trust (Reg. 1079049)
Cystic Fibrosis affects over 9,000 babies, children and young adults across the UK clogging their body's with thick, sticky mucus leading to lung failure and malnutrition. There is presently no cure but our promising research is leading the world. Please run with Team CF and help us See Off CF.
Diabetes UK (Reg. 215199)
Diabetes UK is the leading charity offering services and support to those living with diabetes. We encourage living a healthy lifestyle and are involved in a number of running events throughout the UK including the Bupa Great North Run.
Leukaemia CARE
Leukaemia CARE exists to provide vital care and support to all those whose lives are affected by leukaemia, lymphoma and the allied blood disorders.
Samaritans – National Headquarters (Reg. 219432)
Samaritans provide confidential emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. Volunteers offer support by telephone, email, letter and face to face in most of our branches. The service is offered by over 17,000 trained volunteers and is entirely dependent on voluntary support. There are 201 branches of Samaritans in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Sense is the UK's leading organisation for children or adults who are deaf blind or have associated disabilities. Run the 2006 Flora London Marathon for Sense and feel great. Visit our website to sign up for a guaranteed place.
Cecily's Fund (Reg. 1071660)
Cecily’s Fund’s mission is to enable Zambian children, orphaned or made vulnerable as a result of HIV/AIDS, to attend primary and secondary school and access post-school opportunities and health information to reduce their vulnerability and give them better resources for the future. Since 1998, we have helped over 10,000 orphaned children.
Crisis (Reg. 1082947)
The Crisis Square Mile Run will start at Paternoster Square next to St Paul’s Cathedral. Starting at 7pm this 3½ mile run takes you along the Thames Pathway and the Southbank, past the Tate Modern and finishing in spectacular style over the Millennium Bridge. Run as an individual or as part of a team and join over 2,000 runners in a race to end homelessness.
The Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (Reg. 306289)
a registered charity (306289) based in Bournemouth, England. The AECC is a charity because of its extensive work within chiropractic research, education and the provision of low- cost chiropractic treatment for the local community in which it is based. Each year over 50,000 low cost or free patient treatments are offered to the local community from the training clinic.
READ International (Reg. 1128534)
Run for READ is a great win-win way of supporting us whilst getting fit! We deliver collaborative, student led initiatives to improve access to education across the world and increase youth participation in the global community. This summer we will send our millionth school text book to East Africa. Contact us at to sign up to run the British 10K on Sunday 10th July or the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday 9th October or click on our logo for more info.
Tommy's, the baby charity
In the UK alone, 400 babies are lost everyday through complications in both pregnancy and birth. Tommy's is dedicated to funding research into, and providing information on, the causes of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth.
CHASE hospice care for children (Reg. 1042495)
CHASE is a children's hospice service which provides a network of care to families with life-limited children and young people in SW London, Surrey and Sussex. CHASE focuses on support for the whole family at home and in their communities. Families are also welcomed and supported at our children's hospice, called Christopher's, just outside Guildford. With little statutory funding CHASE has to raise around £4 million every year to ensure this vital service continues.
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Get fit, get active and run some of the world's biggest races with the Daffodil Team. Marie Curie Cancer Care provides free nursing care to around 25,000 terminally ill cancer patients and their families. You'll be helping us to continue this care
Acorns Children's Hospice (Reg. 700859)
Acorns currently cares for over 600 life-limited children and their families. It estimates that a further 1,000 children with life-limiting conditions live in the West Midlands region who could be benefiting from Acorns’ services. Acorns has to find £6 million per year to fund its current service, and relies on fundraising for over 80% of its income. For full details visit the website: or call Acorns on tel: 0845128 4444.
Waverley Care
Waverley Care is Scotland's leading charity providing care and support to people living with HIV and Hepatitis C. We provide support to the individuals affected and to their families, partners and children to help them cope with a life changing diagnosis and a condition which brings with it stigma and prejudice.
Breast Cancer Campaign (Reg. 299758)
Breast Cancer Campaign’s mission is to beat breast cancer by funding innovative world-class research to understand how breast cancer develops, leading to improved diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure.
Gofal (Reg. 1000889)
Challenging the way we all think about, talk about and respond to mental health and wellbeing. We believe that all people should have the opportunity to enjoy a sense of overall wellbeing and that no one should be disadvantaged because of their mental health. Money raised goes towards enabling us to provide direct and meaningful support to people experiencing mental ill health across Wales.
Gwent Wildlife Trust (Reg. 242619)
GWT is a registered charity with over 10,000 members, and is a leading local force for wildlife with nearly 50 years of working to promote and conserve Gwent’s wildlife.
Grace House North East
Grace House North East Children’s Hospice Appeal will provide a home from home for very sick children from across the North East, from the Borders to Teesside.
Brake - The Road Safety Charity (Reg. 1093244)
Brake is a national road safety charity dedicated to preventing road death and injury and supporting people bereaved or injured in road crashes. Our work includes educating different road users - from children to adults – through resources, training and events. We are also the national provider of support for road crash victims, helping families whose lives have been devastated by a sudden death or serious injury.
Sport 4 Life UK (Reg. 1115222)
Sport4Life UK(S4L) exists to change lives through the power of sport. It uses sport as a tool to relieve poverty, build community and improve health within disadvantaged areas. It delivers inclusion, opportunity and empowerment to underprivileged peoples through sport in a fresh, dynamic and exciting way.
British Lung Foundation
The British Lung Foundation provides easily understandable information to the public on lung conditions and all aspects of lung health; we support people with a lung condition through the Breathe Easy Club; and we fund world class medical research.
Myeloma UK
Myeloma UK informs and supports people affected by myeloma - an increasingly common form of bone marrow cancer. Myeloma UK also helps improve treatment and standards of care through research, education, campaigning and awareness.
Health Unlimited (Reg. 290535)
Health Unlimited supports poor and marginalised communities in their efforts to achieve better health and well-being in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We give priority to the most excluded and vulnerable, in particular indigenous people and communities affected by conflict and political instability.
Kith & Kids (Reg. 1080972)
We aim to empower families who have one or more children with autism or other learning disabilities to overcome social isolation and access the services they need. We provide learning and leisure activities for people with disabilities and information and advice for their families.
Elizabeth Finn Care (Reg. 207812)
The UK’s largest direct grant-giver dedicated specifically to helping those in poverty. We help to ensure that people who have slipped into poverty have a quality of life, are not socially excluded and the impact upon their families is reduced. It supports approximately 3000 individuals across the UK and Ireland, providing grants which vary from one-off payments to help deal with major costs, such as household repairs, to longer term support of up to £20 per week, to cover daily essentials.
RETRAK (Reg. 1122799)
RETRAK aims to offer street children in eastern Africa a permanent, locally relevant alternative to life on the streets and to enable them to take their future into their own hands. A team of professionally run social work organizations, the RETRAK projects, work closely together to build and strengthen models of excellence, increase local capacity and speak out for the rights of street children.
Thrombosis UK (formerly Lifeblood) (Reg. 1090540)
Thrombosis UK is dedicating to promoting awareness, research and care of thrombosis.
Action Cancer
Northern Ireland’s leading cancer charity. We rely on public/corporate donations to provide vital, life-saving services: breast screening, men’s MOT health checks, counselling, complementary therapy, listening ear service, health promotion and research.
Pain Concern (Reg. SC023559)
Pain Concern works to improve the lives of people living with pain. We run a helpline, publish information leaflets & we produce a magazine & radio show. We campaign for better pain services & a better understanding of the needs of people living with pain.
Down's Syndrome Association (Reg. 1061474)
The Down's Syndrome Association is the only organisation in this country focusing on all aspects of living successfully with Down’s syndrome. Our aim is to help people with Down's syndrome to live full and rewarding lives.
Depression Alliance
A member-led organisation that co-ordinates a national network of self-help groups and offers a series of free publications providing information on depression and related topics. We also offer a range of mutual support services for our members.
ActionAid (Reg. 274467)
ActionAid don’t just hand out aid. We work with people in poor countries to give them the power and resources to change their own lives – for good. Your money will all go directly to helping ActionAid continue their work in countries experiencing the worst and most extreme cases of poverty. Get in touch today and find out what type of project you'll be supporting. Help us smash poverty by joining our team!
Supporting educational initiatives encouraging children & young people in disadvantaged areas of Greater London to raise achievement levels. All annual operating costs are met by the trustees, so EVERY PENNY DONATED reaches the projects funded.
Redress is a human rights organisation that helps torture survivors obtain justice and reparation. Help us rebuild lives and eradicate torture. Please call 020 7793 1777 or e-mail for more information.
Carers UK (Reg. 246329)
Carers UK has several guaranteed places available for the Brighton Marathon 2012. We are asking runners to each raise £500 to help us support carers and their families. In return you will receive a guaranteed place, free running vest, fundraising tips and suggestions and support throughout and on the day. To sign up to this fast growing event please contact or call 020 7378 4986
Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust (Reg. 1128529)
Dame Kelly has recently set up a running club that raises money to help disadvantaged young people to find and believe in their own talent. An example of one programme is where we are working with Comic Relief and Personal Development Point to run a project called get on track, this is working with young people not in education, employment or in training. We are using a unique workforce of retired elite sports performers.
OneKind Animal Protection (Reg. SCO41299)
… recognises that animals have thoughts & feelings & builds on the connections between people, animals & the natural world in a positive, inspiring & practical way. We work in the mainstream of the animal protection movement to effect positive change for animals in the UK & beyond. Formerly known as Advocates for Animals, we have decades of experience in helping to shape the legislative & cultural landscapes through high-profile campaigns, political lobbying, investigations & public education.
Ability Sports Association (Reg. 1092494)
Every day, Ability Sports Association (ASA) provides professionally coached sport and active recreation for disabled children and adults across the West of England, including Sportability and Ability Football.
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
Working to save the world's last remaining 650 mountain gorillas. Organises various fundraising running events including an annual Gorilla Run (a 7km dash through the City of London where everyone wears gorilla costumes).
Help the Hospices
Help the Hospices represents over 220 local adult and children's hospices in the U.K. As the Official Charity of the Flora London Marathon 2005, we have hundreds of guaranteed places for the race! Visit our website for more details.
Run for Shelter and the money you raise will go towards our work helping over 100,000 homeless and badly housed people, including children and families. Request your runner's pack today!
Passing It On (Reg. 1112250)
We are a charity run by young people working hard to help build schools in Africa. Passing It On has grown steadily over the past five years from 2 guys with a bucket to a team of young people, most of which are volunteers, who work tirelessly because we believe that every child deserves an education. (HEROES RUN is the flagship event of the charity Passing It On). For more information about Passing It On and the 3 projects it supports please visit the website.
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign (Reg. 205395)
The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is the only UK charity focusing on all muscular dystrophies and related muscle disease. Muscle disease affects babies, children and adults of any race and background. More than 60,000 people in the UK have a muscle disease or related condition and 300,000 people are indirectly affected as relatives, carers and friends. There are no cures or treatments.
Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres
...a place where anyone affected by cancer can turn to for help and by joining our running team you'll be helping us build a life beyond cancer. Choose from guaranteed places in the Gt North Run, Edinburgh, Loch Ness, Berlin & Chicago Marathons.
Running for Whizz-Kidz, the national children's charity, is a mutual back scratching thing. When you join the join a Whizz-Kidz team, we'll train you and kit you out, and you become a part of the biggest, happiest family in marathon running!
Derbyshire Community Foundation (Reg. 1039485)
We provide grant funding to voluntary and community groups across Derbyshire, tackling disadvantage and enhancing community life throughout the county. We make grants from our endowment fund, which is invested to ensure that we are a source of funding for the county for many years to come.
Menphys (Reg. 270700)
Caring for local children and young people with disabilities...supporting the family. Menphys, as its name implies, was founded to serve children and young people with mental and physical disabilities and to support their families. Menphys is committed to equal opportunities and seeks to support children and their families.
Wakefield Hospice (Reg. 518392)
Wakefield Hospice comprises of a 16-bed in-patient unit providing specialist symptom management and support for local patients and their families facing a terminal illness. Various services and therapies are offered through the Day Therapy Unit as well as providing a drop in service twice weekly.Wakefield Hospice does not charge for patient care, it requires £2.9 million annually to continue providing these services.
Prostate Scotland (Reg. SC037494)
Prostate Scotland's aim is to increase awareness of prostate disease and to work towards helping more men survive prostate cancer, which is the second most common cancer in men in Scotland. We would welcome your support in winning our marathon of beating prostate disease.
Genetic Disorders UK (Reg. 1141583)
Each year, 1 in 25 children are born with a genetic disorder. This can have a slight or dramatic effect on the way they live their lives. Genetic Disorders UK vision is to support, care, provide, improve and change the lives of families and children affected by a genetic condition. Genetic Disorders UK is run by a small team that organises the annual Jeans for Genes Day fundraising event. A one day annual campaign that takes place on the first Friday of October.
Alzheimer Scotland
Alzheimer Scotland helps people with dementia, their carers and families. Our members include carers, relatives, people with dementia, professionals, groups and organisations.
Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children (Reg. XR29768)
Each week in Northern Ireland another three children or young people are diagnosed with cancer. The NICFC provides vital services that include qualified youth and family support, residential and social weekends for children, grants to ease the financial burden of looking after a sick child, as well as the provision of holidays for the whole family.
Elephant Family (Reg. 1091671)
Over the past 6 years, elephant family has developed into a strong and focused force for the Asian elephant, raising over £2 million to support 18 conservation projects throughout Asia. Elephant family supports 8 conservation projects across India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Our activities range from securing vital wildlife ‘corridors’ and helping remote farming communities to live safely inside wild elephant territory to rescuing abused street elephants and providing free veterinary care
The British Red Cross (Reg. 220949)
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.
Saferworld (Reg. 1043843)
Saferworld has 18 places on offer for the ASICS 10K London Run on Sunday 10 July, 2011. Saferworld works at the forefront of international efforts to prevent violent conflict and promote security and justice, advocating for stronger national and international arms controls and championing a conflict-sensitive approach to development. Registration is free, join our team, get fit and have fun for a great cause. Contact the Funding team to secure your place (
Thames Hospicecare (Reg. 1108298)
Thames Hospicecare provides palliative care for the people of East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire with life limiting illness and their family and carers. The care is provided free of charge and so 75% of the running costs is funded from events such as people being sponsored to run for Thames Hospicecare.
vInspired (Reg. 1113255)
vInspired is the UK’s leading national youth volunteering charity. Working with young people aged 11-25 from all backgrounds, we offer them the chance to learn valuable workplace skills and get experience for their CVs through volunteering placements in their local communities. Help us to continue supporting young people by running for vInspired. For more information call 0207 960 7032 or email
The Honeypot Children’s Charity (Reg. 1011672)
Dedicated to improving the quality of life for severely disadvantaged children living in this country. Honeypot provides a comprehensive programme of long term support, which starts with a respite holiday at the Honeypot House in the New Forest.
Starlight Children's Foundation
Last year Starlight brightened the lives of over 53,000 seriously ill children by granting their wishes or by entertaining them in hospital. To date, it has granted over 3,500 wishes, placed 180 mobile entertainment units in hospitals and more.
Oxfam GB
Oxfam works with others to overcome poverty and suffering. Take on one of our sponsored challenges and make a lasting difference to the lives of some of the world's poorest people.
Josie's Dragonfly Trust (Reg. 1121768)
Brightening the lives of Children & Teenagers with Cancer. We Provide a Cash Gift when treatment is no longer considered curable. It can be spent on anything they want and makes a very real and positive difference to their remaining days.
Anthony Nolan (Reg. 803716 / SC038827)
Anthony Nolan is a pioneering charity that saves the lives of people with blood cancer. Every day, we use our register to match remarkable donors willing to donate their blood stem cells to people who desperately need lifesaving transplants.
Prostate Cancer Research Centre (Reg. 802545)
The Prostate Cancer Research Centre carries out research into the causes of and treatment for the UK’s most frequently diagnosed male cancer. The Centre is based at the University College London and is under the leadership of Professor John Masters. It now employs 15 scientists and support staff and needs £1 million every year to fund its highly respected research programme.
Brighton Women's Centre (Reg. 1003790)
BWC has been supporting women in Brighton for 35 years. Run in the Brighton Marathon to raise money to support vulnerable women in the community. Join the BWC Team today, receive full support & fundraising materials. For more information contact BWC on 01273 698 036 or
Book Aid International (Reg. 313869)
Book Aid International sends half a million books that are vital for quality education to libraries in schools, refugee camps, prisons, universities and communities in sub-Saharan Africa and the Occupied Palestinian Territories every year. We know books change lives.
Lifelites (Reg. 1115655)
Lifelites provides and maintains fun and educational technology for terminally ill children in hospices across the country. As a small charity with only 3.6 members of staff, Lifelites needs as much support as possible and any fundraising makes a world of difference.
The Foundation for Conductive Education
The FCE help children and adults with motor disabilities such as cerebral palsy, dyspraxia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, stroke and head injury learn to overcome their movement problems to lead more independent, dignified and fulfilled lives.
The Hibbs Lupus Trust (Reg. 1147783)
Do something wonderful & run for lupus! Sign up for a running event today & take on the challenge of a lifetime! The Hibbs Lupus Trust is run entirely by voluntary trustees, friends & supporters of the charity. We are a dedicated team whose own lives have been affected by lupus. The aim of The Hibbs Lupus Trust is the relief of sickness and preservation of good health among sufferers of lupus.
MS Research (Reg. 1043280)
UK charity dedicated to research into and information about Multiple Sclerosis (MS), with the aim of providing better treatment and hastening a cure.
Willow Foundation (Reg. 1106746)
Former Arsenal and Scotland goalkeeper & TV presenter, Bob Wilson, and his wife, Megs, founded the Willow Foundation in 1999 - in memory of their daughter, Anna, who died of cancer aged 31. It is the only charity of its kind in the UK, providing special days for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds.
The Blue Cross
The Blue Cross not only finds homes for thousands of unwanted and abandoned animals but also provides free veterinary care for pet owners who can
Naomi House (Reg. 1002832)
Naomi House Children’s Hospice is a registered charity which has a decade of expertise and experience in caring for life limited youngsters and their families. Naomi House enhances short lives by enabling youngsters to take part in activities not accessible to them elsewhere. We make a long-term commitment to our youngsters and welcome them, and their families, back for as long as possible. Any family living in southern central England can use Naomi House.
Children's Heart Federation (Reg. 1120557)
We are a national charity for children with heart conditions and support families through: A free helpline that gives information, support and advice; Medical equipment that heart children use to test their blood at home, avoiding trips to hospital that disrupt their daily lives; Welfare grants to help heart families cope with the extra costs of bringing up a youngster with a serious health condition; Once in a lifetime trips to brighten the lives of heart children and their families.
Brain Tumour UK (Reg. 1117538)
Brain Tumour UK is the leading, caring charity committed to fighting brain tumours. Our personalised support is available online, on the phone, by email and through friendly support groups. Our scientific research improves the quality of life for brain tumour patients and identifies better treatments. We raise awareness to change things for the better, for everyone affected by a brain tumour.
We work with people who are visually impaired & have additional disabilities such as physical & learning disabilities, degenerative illnesses, brain injuries & mental health problems. Take up a challenge that helps other to overcome their challenges.
Trees for Cities (Reg. 1032154)
Trees for Cities works with communities to plant trees in parts of cities that need it most. We grow stronger neighbourhoods, enhance urban landscapes and improve health and happiness.
International Rescue Committee UK (Reg. 1065972)
The International Rescue Committee is a leading international relief and development organisation working with people affected by conflict and natural disaster. Working in over forty countries worldwide, we save lives, relieve suffering and rebuild communities.
Cancer Care (Reg. 1120048)
CancerCare is a local charity dedicated to the support of people with cancer, their families and their carers, and those bereaved by cancer. CancerCare's services are available to anyone in North Lancashire and South Lakeland and have been developed in response to the expressed needs of those whose lives are affected by cancer. Each year CancerCare supports over 1500 people - patients, families and carers - at its two main centres at Slynedales, Lancaster and the Lakes Centre, Kendal.
The Prince's Trust
The Prince's Trust offers practical solutions to help young people get their lives working.
The Cot Death Society
Cot Death is a tragedy that affects almost 400 babies per year. As a small charity, the Cot Death Society relies entirely upon donations to fund its support for families throughout the UK. Help us by running for the small charity that makes a big impact!
Rockinghorse Children’s Charity (Reg. 1018759)
Rockinghorse makes life better for sick and disabled children in Sussex and Surrey and brings hope to families in challenging times, improving the quality of life for some of the most vulnerable children across the region including those at Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital. Working in partnership with respite centres and children’s hospitals, Rockinghorse strives to make services stimulating, cutting edge and accessible for the children who need them.
The NSPCC is the UK's leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. Run for the NSPCC and help change the lives of children for the better.
Children get only one chance at childhood. Barnardo's makes sure they can make the most of it, whatever their circumstances. Through our projects in your local community we give disadvantaged youngsters the chance of a better childhood and happier future.
Rise (Reg. 1065846)
Rise is a charity supporting women, children and young people affected by domestic abuse in Brighton & Hove and across West Sussex. Rise services include: refuge accommodation, resettlement, crisis appointments, helpline, counselling, housing, legal and financial advice, solicitors appointments, support groups, play therapy, 1-to-1 support and training and preventative education.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. RNLI lifeguards patrol more than 140 beaches in the UK in peak season and last year assisted almost 10,000 people. In 2008 RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews rescued almost 8,000 people and saved 288 lives. Together our Lifeboat crews and Lifeguards rescue an average of 21 people every day from the water, in situations that are often difficult and sometimes dangerous.
Christian Aid (Reg. 1105851)
Christian Aid works helping poor communities around the world irrespective of race or religion. We challenge the causes of poverty and make change happen on the ground. Make a difference today by signing up to running event!
Starfish Great Hearts Foundation
Starfish Greathearts Foundation is an international development charity, aiming to bring life, hope and opportunity to children in southern Africa who have been orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS.
Quarriers is a Scottish charity providing practical support and care for children, adults and families. We challange poverty and inequality of opportunity and choice, to bring about positive change in people's lives.
Bone Cancer Research Trust (Reg. 1113276)
BCRT funds research into the causes and treatment of primary bone cancer, in particular osteosarcoma and Ewing’s sarcoma. Primary bone cancer occurs most commonly in young people aged between 10 and 20, and affects about 400 people a year in the UK.
SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society)
In the UK, 16 babies a day are stillborn or die within the first twenty eight days of life. For over 25 years, SANDS has offered support to parents and families whose lives are devastated by the death of their baby.
Make A Wish (Reg. 295672 / SC037479)
We grant magical wishes to children or young people aged from 3 to 17 living with a live-threatening illness.
The Brooke (Reg. 1085760)
The Brooke is the UK's leading overseas equine welfare charity dedicated to improving the lives of horses and donkeys working hard in the poorest parts of the world. These animals are often the only source of income for many poor families. Our mobile vet teams and animal health workers provide free treatment and train animal owners and local people.
The Wilderness Foundation UK (Reg. 1118493)
The Wilderness Foundation concentrates on three areas: Education and Leadership Development through our Wilderness Trails; Health and Wellbeing for the Individual and Society through our Social Programmes; Wilderness and Wild Lands Protection – through our Wilderness Action Programmes. We work for wilderness, wildlife and people.
Alder Hey Imagine Appeal (Reg. 1105610)
IMAGINE is the name of Alder Hey's charity - a fundraising initiative that helps us to continue our pioneering work, caring for the health of around 250,000 young people yearly.  Donations we receive will help us to achieve a little bit more, from researching medical conditions to buying vital equipment.
World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF UK) (Reg. 1000739)
World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF UK) is the principal UK charity dedicated to cancer prevention through a healthy diet, physical activity and weight management. WCRF UK has a worldwide vision and a unique mission, which it fulfils through its partnership of education and cancer research programmes, designed to benefit supporters, health professionals, the general public and children. WCRF UK's education and scientific research programmes are mostly funded by donations from the general public.
Cats Protection
Formed in 1927, Cats Protection is now the UK's leading feline welfare charity. We rescue and rehome around 60,000 cats and kittens every year. We also promote the benefits of neutering for a happier pet and help neuter over 100,000 cats every year.
Redeeming Our Communities (Reg. 1139817)
The aim of Redeeming our Communities is to be a catalyst for community transformation by promoting partnerships which open up more opportunities for crime and disorder reduction, and enhanced community cohesion. We bring together community groups, churches, the police, the fire service, local authorities and voluntary agencies to encourage them to work together in positive partnerships for practical change.
Doctors of the World (Reg. 1067406)
Doctors of the World UK, an international medical charity part of the Medecins du Monde network, works in over 60 countries, supporting the most vulnerable, from young mothers and their babies in the slums of India, to children on the streets of Cairo or victims of natural disasters like the earthquake in Haiti and the floods in Pakistan. As well as helping those further afield, we provide support to destitute people here in the UK through our advocacy project, Project:London.
Cancer Research UK
Committed to curing cancer by understanding its causes and investigating how best to prevent and treat it. Fundraising events like Cancer Research UK's Race for Life & the Cancer Research UK 10 series are vital - they enable us to continue our work.
Guide Dogs
Guaranteed places available for all major races.
Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside (Reg. 229325)
Our Mission: To work for a region richer in wildlife by the protection and enhancement of species and habitats, both common and rare. To work towards public recognition that a healthy environment rich in wildlife and managed on sustainable principles, is essential for continued human existence.
Stroke Association
Help The Stroke Association in its fight to combat the devastating effects of stroke. Stroke affects 100,000 people every year and is the largest cause of long term dsiability and the third largest cause of premature death.
MOVE - Europe
MOVE combines the knowledge of therapists, teachers and family to teach the most severely disabled children and young people in our society independent movement skills. No. 1062307
After Adoption (Reg. 1000888)
After Adoption is a leading adoption support agency and voluntary adoption agency. After Adoption supports anyone who has a connection with adoption (adopted children and families, adopted adults and birth relatives who have lost children to adoption) and we also find families for children who would otherwise grow up in the care system.
Macmillan Cancer Support (Reg. 261017)
Pull on the Team Macmillan vest and show your support for people living with cancer. Whatever race you tackle you'll receive unparalleled support and feel great knowing you've enabled Macmillan to provide a range of services that people affected by cancer desperately need.
Refugee Action (Reg. 283660)
Refugee Action is an independent national charity that works with refugees to build new lives in the UK. With more than 28 years of experience in reception, resettlement, development and integration, we provide advice and support to asylum seekers and refugees in 11 regions across England.
Christians Against Poverty (Reg. 1097217)
Christians Against Poverty is a national debt counselling charity working through a network of centres based in local churches. CAP offers hope and a solution to anyone in debt through its unique, in-depth service.
The NeuroMuscular Centre (NMC) (Reg. 1023606)
The NMC supports people with muscular dystrophy (md) and other neuromuscular conditions. People travel from all over Britain to use the centre’s physiotherapy department and IT facilities, as the centre is the only one of its kind in the UK and Europe!
Orangutan Appeal UK (Reg. 1092640)
Dedicated to protecting the endangered Orangutan and conserving its rainforest habitat, Orangutan Appeal UK works with Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre and across Borneo. Join runners of all abilities and you can really make a difference.
Rainforest Foundation UK (Reg. 801436)
The Rainforest Foundation tackles deforestation locally and globally. Locally it helps forest communities to gain land rights, challenge logging companies and manage forests for their own wellbeing and protection of their environment. Globally it campaigns to influence national and international laws to protect rainforests and their inhabitants.
Multiple Sclerosis Society
The MS Society is the UK's largest charity, supporting those touched by MS, the most common disabling neurological disorder among young adults. Check out our website for the great packages we offer our runners.
CLIC Sargent (Reg. 1107328)
CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading children’s cancer charity, offering clinical, practical and emotional support, every step of the way. Whether you are an experienced runner or just starting out we have an event to suit you and a dedicated team to help you achieve your goal.
Epilepsy Action (Reg. 234343)
Epilepsy Action provides advice and information to the estimated 456,000 people living with epilepsy in the UK. We do this through our freephone helpline, which takes over 20,000 calls each year, as well as our other services which include accredited volunteers and a local branch network. Helpline number 0808 800 5050
StreetGames UK (Reg. 1113542)
StreetGames is the only national charity dedicated to developing sport in disadvantaged communities. Our goal is to make sport accessible to everyone regardless of their income and social circumstances. We champion 'doorstep sport', by which we mean positive activities delivered close to home, at the right time, at the right place and in the right style.
Action for Brazil's Children Trust (ABC) (Reg. 1069022)
Action for Brazil’s Children Trust (ABC) is dedicated to helping the most vulnerable children and young people of Brazil. By raising awareness and funding we support the work of local, community-led organisations who give children the education, support and inspiration they need to transform their lives.
Breast Cancer Care
Breast Cancer Care is the leading provider of breast cancer information and support across the UK. We provide accessible, high-quality services for everyone affected by breast cancer. All our services are free and can be accessed via our website.
Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation (Reg. 207939)
Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation provides appropriate housing with support to vulnerable and disabled ex-Service personnel, enabling them to live as independently as possible. Our homes are located in London at Fulham, Acton and Chiswick. Support is through our Health & Well-being project and specialist welfare services.
Action for Blind People
Action for Blind People provides practical help to over 25,000 blind and partially sighted people throughout the UK every year. Why not join the Action running team and make a difference to the lives of blind and partially sighted people.
Sue Ryder Care
Dedicated to helping people get the best from life, specialising in palliative care, neorological care and home care.
Action on Pre-Eclampsia (Reg. 1013557)
Every year 1,000 babies and 7 women die as a result of pre-eclampsia. It affects 70,000 pregnant women each year in the UK alone. APEC aims to educate and inform the public and health professionals about pre-eclampsia, through our study days; to campaign for improvements in care; to support sufferers and their families, through running a helpline service. To secure a London Marathon place with APEC, email
Samaritans in Reading
The branch responded to over 30,000 calls last year from people going through a crisis or in distress. Your money will help local kids get support and keep our branch open. We have a sponsor pack and a Samaritans T-shirt for you.
Chest, Heart & Stroke, Scotland
Happy feet, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s running programme offers a huge range of events for beginners to ultra runners. We give tailored support including gear, training plans and nutritional guidance along with anything else required to help you reach your goals. All proceeds go towards supporting people affected by Chest, heart or stroke illness through advice and information, research and support in the community.
Alzheimer's Society (Reg. 296645)
1 in 3 of us over 65 will die with dementia. Join the Alzheimer's Society team today to provide help for people with dementia today and hope for the future.
REHAB UK (Reg. 1043839)
Rehab UK are a specialised brain injury charity providing assessment, training and development programmes to enable people with disabilities to return to education, break into the workforce, and to become more independent in the community.
Parkinson's UK (Reg. 258197)
Parkinson's UK is totally dependent on voluntary donations. It is only when amazing people like you raise funds that we can continue our work to support people with Parkinson's and those close to them.
The Scottish Society for Autism (SSA)
Established in 1968 by a group of concerned parents. The Society was formed to address the lack of support at that time for both children and the parents of children with autism.
Sparks (Reg. 1003825)
Sparks is a unique children's charity funding medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure for conditions and illnesses affecting children, babies and expectant mothers. We fund research across the whole spectrum of paediatric medicine and our work has had a number of medical breakthroughs. Our aim is for ALL babies to be born healthy and stay healthy.
Age Scotland (Reg. SC010100)
Age Scotland is the new organisation formed by the merger of Age Concern Scotland and Help the Aged in Scotland. We aim to help all older people present a strong and effective voice and to reduce the challenges for those facing serious and multiple disadvantages as they grow older. Get active. Get fit. Get sponsored. Challenge yourself to go the extra mile for Scotland's older people, and become an active fundraiser for Age Scotland.
The Edward Starr Charitable Trust (Reg. 1127497)
The Edward Starr Charitable Trust exists to improve the lives of children in the UK and around the world by providing project based funding. Working in partnership with individuals and charities we aim to support initiatives that give benefit to children through education, healthcare, development or simply fun.
Help to build our new care home in Edinburgh by taking part in running events for Erskine. Whatever your ability, your sponsorship can help us care for over 1,200 ex-Service men and women throughout Scotland each year. Click the logo for information.
Trinity Hospice
Trinity is the UK's oldest hospice, established 1891. Cares for over 1,400 patients each year across South and Central London. It has running teams in London and New York marathons plus many shorter events from 5km to half marathon.
Aquila Way (Reg. 1107554)
Aquila Way provides support and accommodation to young people and families who are homeless through a number of specialised and innovative projects. We also provide housing related support to young men, over half of whom are ex-offenders.
Traidcraft works in some of the world's poorest countries helping people work their way out of poverty. All Traidcraft runners receive a fundraising pack, T-shirt and more. For more information call 0191 4976488 or email
Self Help Africa (Reg. 298830)
Self Help Africa works in nine countries - Burkina Faso, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Togo, Uganda and Zambia - to ensure that people have the skills they need to grow enough food to feed themselves, earn a living and manage their own future.
Children Today (Reg. 1037402)
Children Today helps disabled children and young people achieve their full potential. We provide grants for vital life-changing equipment for children and young people with sickness and disability right across the UK and Northern Ireland.
Children's Hospices UK (Reg. 1103795)
Children’s Hospices UK is the national charity that gives voice and support to all children’s hospice services. We have places in many running events throughout the year, please visit our website for more details.
The National Kidney Research Fund
Kidney disease changes lives and can affect you at any age. The Fund is dedicated to funding research that focuses on the prevention, treatment and management of kidney disease. The fund also focuses on patient care and educational initiatives.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
JDRF is dedicated to finding a cure for juvenile diabetes, which strikes children suddenly, makes them insulin dependent for life and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. We offer support with training and fundraising.
British Heart Foundation
The British Heart Foundation is Britain's leading charity fighting heart and circulatory disease - the UK's biggest killer. The BHF funds research, education and life-saving equipment and helps heart patients return to a full and active way of life.
Outward Bound Trust (The) (Reg. 343645)
The Outward Bound Trust is an educational charity dedicated to the development of young people through adventure in the outdoors. We believe that everyone should be able to have a life-changing Outward Bound® experience. Our centres are based in North Wales, the Lake District and the Scottish Highlands and provide the inspiring backdrop to these personal development courses.
Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB)
Run for RNIB and help us rebuild lives devastated by sight loss. As part of Team RNIB, we'll make sure your marathon experience will be one to remember, with plenty of support from us to help you reach the finish.
The Children's Trust
The Children's Trust is a place where children with profound disabilities and very complex medical conditions receive the specialist care, therapy, rehabilitation and education that they need.

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