Raising money for charity is a big part of the Bupa Great North Run experience for many runners.
You may be able to run for a charity by agreeing to raise sponsorship money.
Take a look at the links below for more information on individual organisations.
Cancer Research UK
Be on the team that will get you to the finish line. Wear our running vest, digest our expert fundraising advice and training tips and come along to our post race reception to celebrate. We’re the only ones fighting over 200 cancers – including the 1 that matters most to you. Every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, and every runner. Sooner or later we will find cures for all cancers. Help us make it sooner. Join our team today.
Bobby Moore Fund
The Bobby Moore Fund was set up in memory legendary footballer Bobby Moore, who sadly died from bowel cancer aged just 51.To date the Bobby Moore Fund has raised over £20 million. The funds are spent on world class bowel cancer research carried out by leading scientists working across the UK. With your support, bowel cancer stands no chance. Let's make Bobby proud and beat it. Join the Bobby Moore Fund today.
Diabetes UK is the leading UK charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of people affected by and at risk of diabetes. Diabetes UK is Bupa’s nominated charity for the 2014 Bupa Great Run series and we are working together to inspire healthier lifestyles. There are 3.8 million people with diabetes and since 1996, the number of people with diabetes in the UK has more than doubled from 1.4 million to 3.2 million. If nothing changes, by 2025 five million of us will have diabetes. We need your help more than ever. Join our team today.
Dementia affects over 800,000 people in the UK. Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. Our vision is of a radically improved world for people with dementia. A world, ultimately, where dementia can be defeated. Join us and help us continue to lead the fight against dementia.
British Heart Foundation
Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer but we are leading the fight against it. For over 50 years we’ve pioneered research that’s transformed the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions. But so many people still need our help – from babies born with life-threatening heart problems to the many mums, dads and grandparents who survive a heart attack and endure the daily battles of heart failure. Join the Heart Runners team at the Bupa Great North Run and help us keep more hearts beating.
Guide Dogs offer an invaluable service providing mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people. As with many charities Guide Dogs receive no government funding so rely solely on the kindness and support of the public. Be a Hero for Guide Dogs and change a life.
Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research
Our vision is to beat blood cancer. It’s ambitious and we have a long way to go, but we won’t stop until every single one of the 30,000 people diagnosed with a blood cancer each year survives and goes on to live their life to the full, free from fear of relapse and free from the harsh side effects of treatments. Our sports fundraisers are known as The Unstoppables because we know they share our vision, and won't stop until we've beaten blood cancer. Their determination and dedication at events like the Great Runs enable us to continue our groundbreaking work improving the lives of all those affected by blood cancer. Be unstoppable, and help us beat blood cancer.
Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest fight most of us will ever face. By joining Team Macmillan in the Bupa Great North Run you're helping support people and their families living with cancer. We're the nurses and therapists helping you through treatment. The advisers telling you which benefits you're entitled to. The volunteers giving you a hand with the everyday things. The campaigners pushing for better cancer care. The fundraisers who make it all possible. We can all be part of the team. Join Team Macmillan today. We are Macmillan Cancer Support.
We're Mind, the mental health charity. We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We're here for you. Today. Now. Whether you're stressed, depressed or in crisis. We'll listen, give support and advice, and fight your corner. Help us change lives, support us today.
The NSPCC is the only charity focused on ending child cruelty across the UK. Everything we do protects children and prevents abuse. Our work is driven by the simple belief that no child should suffer, however we know child abuse is widespread and much remains hidden. This is why we help children and families directly through our local services, bring immediate support through our national helplines – including ChildLine - and provide training and support to people who work with children. Currently, 90 per cent of our funding comes from public donations. We rely on the generosity and support of people like you to help us protect vulnerable children. Join the NSPCC team and receive top notch training and fundraising advice, support on race day, a personalised running vest and lots of support and encouragement in the build up to your run. Take on your challenge for children.
Run for Oxfam and the money you raise will go straight to the projects that need it most. Oxfam works in over 70 countries around the world enabling people to help themselves out of poverty. You'll have a lasting impact on the lives of many. So if you run for Oxfam your determination will never be forgotten. We'll support you with throughout your training and fundraising to help to meet your goals. And, of course we'll be there on race day to cheer you on and celebrate with you at our post-race party. Join our team today and have a truly memorable race!
The Stroke Association
150,000 people have a stroke every year in the UK. 50,000 will make a full recovery, 50,000 will be left with a severe disability and 50,000 will die. These figures remain shocking. Stroke is one of the greatest health challenges of our time but doesn't get the attention or funding it deserves - especially compared to cancer and heart disease. We are the Stroke Association. We believe in life after stroke. That's why we campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best possible recovery. It's why we fund research to develop new treatments and ways to prevent stroke. Stroke Association is a charity. We rely on your support to change lives and prevent stroke.
Children with Cancer UK
We are the leading national children's charity dedicated to the fight against all childhood cancers. Our aims are to determine the causes, find the cures and provide care for children with cancer.
Scope exists to make this country a better place for disabled people and their families. We do this by running a range of services, raising awareness of the issues that disabled people face and influencing change across society. We provide support, advice and information for more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their family members every year.
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Cystic fibrosis is chronically misunderstood, kills thousands and is carried unknowingly in the genes of millions. It's invisible to the naked eye, destroys lives, stopping them short, inflicting hardship and distress on those affected, their families and carers. Run with Team CF to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis.
The MS Society is the UK's largest charity dedicated to supporting everyone whose life is affected by multiple sclerosis. Run for the MS Society and help us to fund vital research into the causes, treatment and cure of MS; as well as offer support, information and grants to those in need.
Contact us on 0845 481 1577
Clic Sargent - for children with cancer
Every day 10 children and young people in the UK hear they have cancer. CLIC Sargent is the UK's leading cancer charity for children and young people and their families. We provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. Right now we can only help 2 out of 3 of them, run for us and help us get closer to helping all of them.
Breast Cancer Care
Breast Cancer Care is the only UK-wide charity providing specialist support and tailored information for anyone affected by breast cancer.
Our clinical expertise and emotional support network help thousands of people find a way to live with, through and beyond breast cancer.
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. We provide, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK & Ireland and a seasonal lifeguard service. With our lifeboats, lifeguards, safety advice & flood rescue, we are committed to saving lives.
The RNLI relies on volunteers. By running the Great North Run you will be raising vital funds to help support our rescue service.
Asthma UK is the UK's leading asthma charity here to help all people with asthma. We offer support when it's needed the most and fund world-leading research to find better treatments and, ultimately, a cure. Join the Asthma UK team today and make a difference to the 5.4 million people in the UK whose lives are affected by asthma.
Save The Children
Save the Children works in 120 countries. We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. Run for the Save the Children team and help children in the UK and around the world to fulfil their potential.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact number: 020 7012 6400
Get Kids Going!
Get Kids Going! gives sports wheelchairs and sports grants to disabled children so they can participate in all kinds of disabled sports. The difference it makes to a disabled child to be able to play sport is just amazing! Please help us turn their dreams into reality. Thank you. Tel: 0207 481 8110
Great Ormond Street Hospital
We need to raise at least £50 million every year to help rebuild and refurbish Great Ormond Street Hospital, buy vital equipment and fund research to pioneer new treatments and cures for childhood illness. With your help we provide hope to very ill children and their families. Email email@example.com or call 0207 239 3164 to find out more about joining our amazing team.
Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. We support men and provide vital information. We find answers by funding research into causes and treatments and we lead change, raising the profile of the disease and improving care. We believe that men deserve better.
To join our team email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 3310 7273
We're the Parkinson's support and research charity. As part of our pledge to improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's we fund specialist nurses. Parkinson's nurses transform lives but thousands of people go without the care they need. Join Team Nurse and help us fund more Parkinson's nurses so no one has to cope alone. And we've secured matched funding so every £1 you raise will be doubled!
Yorkshire Cancer Research
Yorkshire Cancer Research is Yorkshire's very own cancer charity, helping the people of Yorkshire avoid, survive and cope with cancer by funding world-class research. We are not part of a national charity and have been dedicated to Yorkshire since 1925. We fund research that focuses on specific cancer problems in the region and contributes to the global fight against the disease.
Martin House Children's Hospice
Join #Team Martin House. Wear our Marty Bear running vest, digest our expert fundraising advice and training tips and come along to our marquee to celebrate. Supporting over 340 families throughout Yorkshire, who have a child with a life-limiting illness, and helping them face challenges that they never thought they would have to face. We would love to have you on board. Join us today.
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Marie Curie Cancer Care gives people with all terminal illnesses the choice to die at home. Our nurses provide them and their families with free hands-on care and emotional support, in their own homes, right until the end.
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is the leading UK charity dedicated to beating muscle-wasting conditions by finding treatments and cures and to improving the lives of everyone affected by them.
Leading research. Supporting people.
Kidney Research UK
0845 612 1226
Kidney disease is a silent killer and a growing epidemic; over 3 million people in the UK are at risk. It can affect anyone at any age and if detected early there is a better outcome for the patient
Join 'Team Incredible' and help us continue providing specialist medical care and emotional support through our hospices and neurological centres. 1 in 13 of us are living with an incurable illness right now, will you help us?
Breast Cancer Campaign
We fund the best research, bringing together the brightest minds, and share knowledge to produce better, quicker results to overcome and outlive breast cancer in our lifetime.
For more information call 020 7749 4114 or email email@example.com
Meningitis Now is a new charity with almost 30 years' experience. We exist to save lives and rebuild futures by funding research, raising awareness and providing support. Our Vision is a future where no one in the UK loses their life to Meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives.
Help the Hospices
We want the very best care for everyone facing the end of life. We are here to support our members as they improve end of life care throughout the UK. Make every moment count in 2014 and join our team today. For more information, call 020 7520 2999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tommy's exists to save babies' lives and help parents have a safe and healthy pregnancy. We fund medical research into the causes and prevention of miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth. To join our team visit www.tommys.org/greatnorthrun or contact Devina on email@example.com
British Red Cross
The British Red Cross provides support to people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are, in the UK and overseas. Entrants who run for the Red Cross will know that every step they take, every mile they conquer and every pound they raise, will make a huge difference to the lives of vulnerable people. Join Team Red Cross 0844 412 2877, email
Motor Neurone Disease Association
MND is a fatal neurological condition with no known cure. The MND Association aims for a ‘world free from MND'. We improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers, fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments, and brings us closer to a cure. We campaign and raise awareness so the needs of people with MND and everyone who cares for them are recognised and addressed by wider society. Tel 01604 250505
Farplace Animal Rescue
Farplace helps animal rejected elsewhere.
We have a cat hospice for FIV+ cats, dedicated rabbit barn, wildlife zones and habitats. We specialise in the difficult cases others turn away and therefore have very high vet bills
To book a place for 2014, call Darren on 0191 263 7644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have 3 sponsorship options on our web link to choose from
Kidscan are the children's cancer research charity based in the North West. Kidscan was set up to specifically research treatments and cures for childhood cancers. We are the only charity currently funding research into the impact on quality of life and psychological effects of cancer in children. We receive no statutory funding for our research. The support of the public is vital to our work in developing new and improved treatments for childhood cancers.
Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK has a very simple objective – to grant magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions. The charity was founded in the UK in 1986 and since then has granted more than 8,000 wishes.
For more information on joining our team call 01276 40 50 89 or email email@example.com
Meningitis Research Foundation
Meningitis and septicaemia kill more children under 5 than any other infectious disease in the UK, and can permanently disable or kill within hours. We fund research into the prevention, detection and treatment of these diseases and support people affected. By becoming part of our team you will be helping to bring a world free from meningitis and septicaemia a step closer.
Bowel Cancer Uk
Bowel Cancer UK aims to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer. if you would like to join the Bowel Cancer UK team please contact the Fundraising Team on 020 7940 1769 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Crohn's and Colitis UK
Crohn's and Colitis are bowel conditions which can devastate lives and currently have no cure. In the UK, a child or adult is diagnosed every 30 minutes and faces an uncertain future. Run in aid of Crohn's and Colitis UK and you will help to provide much-needed information and support to those affected, together with better treatments and hope of a cure. We offer a free running vest or t-shirt, and free fundraising guide. Call us on 01727 734485.
Great North Air Ambulance
Providing Air ambulance cover across our region. We operate 365 days of the year in daylight hours, from the borders of Scotland down to Yorkshire and from east to west coat. We receive no Government or Lottery funding and reply on the general public and corporate support to raise the £4 million per annum to keep this vital service flying.
Please contact Janet Hume on 01325 487263 if you would like support our charity.
Leukaemia, lymphoma, blood cancers – we can cure them all. Because every day we match incredible individuals willing to donate their bone marrow to people who desperately need lifesaving transplants. But right now we can only find a donor for half of those who come to us in desperate need. And that's why we need you to run for us.
0303 303 3000
Every 11 minutes a family in Britain loses their home. Run the Great North Run with Shelter and together we can help them. Join us for one-to-one email support from our dedicated personal trainers, our comprehensive training guide, an official Shelter running vest and fantastic post-race reception.
Interested? Call the Events team on 0344 515 1190 or sign up now at shelter.org.uk/running
Zoe's Place Baby Hospice
A home from home for babies 0-5 years old who have life limiting/life threatening conditions.
The only baby specific hospices in the UK offering respite and palliative care free of charge.
Thanks to your support we are able to continue our services which are vital to the babies that we care for.
Tel: Rachael on 01642 457985 email email@example.com Middlesbrough
Liverpool Hospice 0151 2280353
Coventry Hospice 024 76361675
Metro Radio's Cash for Kids
Every year we raise thousands of pounds for local children and young people who are suffering from abuse or neglect, who are disabled and have special needs, or who simply need extra care and guidance.
All the money raised on behalf of Cash for Kids stays right here, providing a helping hand when and where it is needed most.
Registered Charity Number: 1122062
Tel: 0191 2790235
contact 0113 247 0372 or go direct to our webpages to join up.
Candlelighters supports families who have a child with cancer in the Yorkshire area.Each year around 150 children will be diagnosed with cancer in Yorkshire and we help every family in many different ways.
Our aim is to make every day that bit more bearable for children with cancer in Yorkshire.
Arthritis Research UK
Arthritis Research UK is the charity leading the fight against arthritis. In fact, we are the biggest funder of research into the cause, treatment and cure of all forms of arthritis in the UK.
More than one in six people are affected by arthritis; it is the biggest cause of pain and disability in the UK.
We're working to take the pain away for people living with all forms of the disease, and to help them remain active, doing the things they love
Epilepsy Action improves the lives of everyone affected by epilepsy.
Tel: 0113 210 8824
Teenage Cancer Trust
We're the only UK charity who transforms the lives and survival rates of young people with cancer. Join us to help every young person have access to the support they need.
The Brain Tumour Charity
The Brain Tumour Charity is the UK's largest dedicated brain tumour charity. We fund world class research into brain tumours & offer support & information to those affected.
Beating Bowel Cancer
Beating Bowel Cancer is a leading charity for bowel cancer patients, raising awareness of the UK's 2nd biggest cancer killer. Call 0208 973 0003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
Rainbow Trust Children's Charity provides emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.
The National Autistic Society
We are the leading UK charity for people with autism and their families.We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.
Barnardo's believes in children regardless of their circumstances, gender, race, disability or behaviour. Our purpose is to transform the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children.
The Christie is one of Europe's leading cancer centres and an international leader in research. Join our team and help save the lives of cancer patients whilst having an unforgettable experience.
Join team MS Trust and help us continue to support people with MS.
visit www.mstrust.org.uk or call 01462 476707 for more information.
The Jo and Mya Memorial Fund
Helping children at their darkest times when they have either suffered the loss of a parent or sibling, or have a parent or sibling undergoing treatment for terminal illness email@example.com
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation gives help and hope to people affected by lung cancer. The charity has a dual focus - saving lives and supporting people living with lung cancer.
RNIB, supporting blind and partially sighted people.
0845 345 0054
Leonard Cheshire Disability
By providing support services, combatting discrimination and helping everyone to understand disability, we aim to remove the barriers that can stop people with disabilities from pursuing their goals and living their lives to the full.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
We train dogs to alert deaf people to important sounds and danger signals, providing life-changing levels of independence, confidence and companionship.
T 01759 322255
Help for Heroes
Help for Heroes offers comprehensive support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses whilst serving our country.
St Gemma's Hospice
St Gemma's Hospice, Leeds is for people who have life limiting illnesses with difficult symptoms to manage. Join team St Gemma's and run the Great North Run for us.
Contact Becky on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Age UK aims to improve later life for everyone through our information and advice, services, campaigns, products, training and research.
Join our team by calling us on 020 3033 1725 and help improve the life of older people!
Toma Fund supports children, teenagers, young people and their families from the North East & Cumbria who are experiencing difficulties as they battle through treatment for childhood cancers.
0191 495 6186
The Prince's Trust
The Prince's Trust works with the most disadvantaged young people in the UK, helping those who have fallen off the radar and slipped through the net get their lives back on track.
To run for us please call us on 0207 543 1370
Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year providing a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life has done to them.
For more information please visit www.samaritans.org