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.
Diabetes UKDiabetes UK is the leading UK charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of people affected by and at risk of diabetes.
There are currently 3.7 million people in the UK living with diabetes, with an estimated 850,000 of these undiagnosed. Up to 24,000 people are dying in the UK each year from diabetes and related causes. In the coming years our work will become more crucial as the diabetes crisis rapidly deepens. Diabetes UK and Bupa are working together to inspire healthier lifestyles. Together we will help prevent people developing Type 2 diabetes, and to identify some of the estimated 850,000 people in the UK who have Type 2 diabetes but don’t know it.
Dementia affects over 750,000 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.
Bobby Moore Fund
The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK raises money for research into bowel cancer
. We also work to increase awareness of the disease. People diagnosed with bowel cancer are now twice as likely to survive their disease for at least ten years than those diagnosed in the early 1970s. Help us make progress faster.
British Heart Foundation
Heart and circulatory disease still kills more people in the UK each year than any other condition, including cancer. Every year, thousands die prematurely, and those who survive can find life difficult and frightening. Every day, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) saves lives, through our funding of ground breaking research, by providing the vital information that helps people keep their own hearts healthy and through our support and care for patients and families. But to continue to save lives we need your help, because it’s only by working together that we can beat heart disease. For good.
Cancer Research UK
UNITED WE ARE STRONGER THAN CANCER. A collective force fighting over 200 cancers. We rely on every mile, every pound and every person to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. We'd love to have you on our team.
Start your amazing journey today and join Guide Dogs to help us transform the lives of blind and partially-sighted people throughout the UK. Every donation we receive helps us to keep our lifetime promise to provide every guide dog owner with a guide dog for as long as they need one. When you go for Guide Dogs, the money you raise will go a long way! Change a life and start your amazing journey today.
Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research
Join our Unstoppables running team, because we won’t stop until every patient with a blood cancer survives. Since we were founded in 1960, survival from the most common form of childhood leukaemia has risen from virtually zero to 90%, but this success isn’t reflected across other types of blood cancer and all age groups. Our vision is to beat blood cancer, and it won’t be beaten until each and every person diagnosed with any form of blood cancer is able to live their life to the full – 100%. 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 charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer. Our aim is to determine the causes, find cures and provide care for children with cancer. CHILDREN with LEUKAEMIA was the former working name of CHILDREN with CANCER UK.
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Join the Marie Curie Cancer Care Daffodil Team and help provide free nursing care to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses in your local area.
The MS Society is the UK's largest charity for people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) - about 100,000 people in the UK. The MS Society relies on voluntary income to provide vital services to those affected by MS. Contact us on 0845 481 1577
We're all about changing society for the better, so that disabled people and their families can have the same opportunities as everyone else.
Contact the Scope Events Team on 0207 619 7270 for more information
Breast Cancer Care
Breast Cancer Care is here for anyone affected by breast cancer. We bring people together, provide information and support and campaign for improved standards of care.
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity
Great Ormond Street Hospital is full of remarkable children whose bravery touches everyone. Help us save more lives, develop new treatments, build state of the art facilities and support our remarkable patients and their families. 02072393164
CLIC Sargent is the UK's leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life.
St Oswald's Hospice
St Oswald's Hospice, based in Newcastle, provides specialist care to local adults, young people and children with life-limiting conditions. We make no charge for our specialist services – ensuring our care is available to everyone who needs us.
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 fund research and we lead change, raising the profile of the disease and improving care.
Asthma UK is the only charity dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the 5.4 million people in the UK whose lives are affected by asthma.
Yorkshire Cancer Research
Yorkshire Cancer Research is Yorkshire's cancer charity, helping people beat cancer by funding £6m of world-class research, treatment and diagnosis projects throughout the region each year.
Kidney Research Uk
We have a guaranteed number of places for Great North Run and Great Manchester Run. Each runner will receive a Kidney Research UK running vest and fan wig so you can be easily spotted by friends and family!
Percy Hedley Foundation
A north east disability charity working with children & adults with cerebral palsy & communication difficulties to help them lead full and active lives. We have 2 schools a college, sports academy and adult day, residential & employability services.
Metro Radio's Cash for Kids
Cash for Kids, the official charity of Metro & Magic
1152, provides a helping hand to disabled and disadvantaged children in the North East.
All money is raised locally and granted locally to children on our doorstep who desperately need support.
Butterwick Hospice Care
Butterwick Hospice Care provides pain and symptom control, end of life, respite, day and home care, complimentary therapies, bereavement care and family support free of charge to adults and children.
Martin House Children's Hospice
Martin House Hospice cares for children and young people with progressive life-limiting illnesses and provide support to their families. 01937 844569
Get Kids Going!
Get Kids Going! is a sports charity for disabled children and young people. We give sports wheelchairs and sports grants to disabled youngsters, and also provide them with annual sports grants to help pay for their training, equipment and more
Whether it's a trawlerman in trouble or someone swept into flood water, the RNLI's volunteer lifeboat crew, lifeguards & Flood Rescue Team are ready to save lives at a moment's notice.
So join RNLI as a fundraiser and help save more lives at sea.
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Cystic fibrosis is chronically misunderstood, kills thousands worldwide and is carried unknowingly in the genes of millions. It's often invisible to the naked eye yet destroys lives, stopping them short, inflicting hardship and distress on those affected, their families and carers. That's why we must develop better treatments and, ultimately, a cure. Run with Team CF and help us beat cystic fibrosis.
Meningitis Research Foundation
Meningitis Research Foundation funds research, raises awareness and supports those affected by Meningitis and septicaemia- Run for us: 01454280413, email@example.com
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the leading charity offering information, support and advice to almost two million people with sight loss.
0845 345 0054
Save The Children
Save the Children works in 120 countries. We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfill their potential. Join our team and help change lives for children around the world.
Farplace Animal Rescue
Farplace helps animals rejected elsewhere. Strictly no kill and help animals like cats with feline Aids,injured wildlife and problem dogs. Vest,warm welcome and optional pink rabbit ears to run in.
Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK has been granting magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.
To join our Run for Wishes team please call 01276 405089
Help the Hospices
Help the Hospices is the leading charity supporting hospice care throughout the UK. Hospice care helps people live well before they die and supports their friends and family too.
Motor Neurone Disease Association
MND leaves people unable to walk, talk or feed themselves. It's fatal with no known cure. The MNDA funds vital research into causes, treatments and a cure, providing care and support to those affected.
Bowel Cancer UK
Bowel Cancer UK exists to raise awareness of bowel cancer & to support & advise those affected by the disease. Challenge yourself to run, walk, cycle or trek for Bowel Cancer UK this year.
Breast Cancer Campaign
Our mission is to beat breast cancer by funding innovative world-class research. Join our team today to BE PART OF THE CURE! Call 020 7749 4114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony Nolan saves the lives of people with blood cancer. Every day, we match remarkable individuals willing to donate their bone marrow to people who need lifesaving transplants.
0303 303 3000
We're the Parkinson's support and research charity. Help us find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's.
To join our team, contact the Events Team on 020 7932 1356.
Great North Air Ambulance
We supply air ambulance cover for the North East and Cumbria. We receive no Government or Lottery funding and rely on the generosity of the public to keep this vital service flying.
Tel 01325 487263
Breakthrough Breast Cancer
Join Team Breakthrough - the UK's leading breast cancer charity, dedicated to saving lives by finding the causes of breast cancer, improving detection, diagnosis, treatment and services.
British Red Cross
The British Red Cross helps vulnerable people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. Join Team Red Cross and we will support you throughout your training and fundraising. Call 0844 412 2877.
Crohn's and Colitis UK
Crohn's and Colitis are bowel conditions which can devastate lives and affect 240,000 people in the UK, many of them young. Help to make their lives better. Call 01727 734485.
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
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.
020 7803 4824
Incurable illness will affect us all. No other charity provides care for the range of illnesses we do including cancer & dementia. Make this run incredible, we'll go the extra mile together. 02075545960
The Meningitis Trust
Meningitis can strike in an instant, but its impact can last a lifetime. The Meningitis Trust provides support services for meningitis sufferers tackling the complex problems the disease leaves behind.
Yorkshire Childrens Cancer Charity supporting families across the region. We provide holidays, extras on the wards, research funds and much more. 0113 247 0372
Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
Rainbow Trust Children's Charity provides practical and emotional support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. Contact us on 0191 386 4400
Children's Heart Unit Fund
CHUF raise funds for the Freeman Hospital's Children's Heart Unit where 250+ babies & children receive heart surgery & transplants every year. Please run for us to help keep the unit at the forefront of children's cardiac care. Tel 0191 2131365
Epilepsy Action improves the lives of everyone affected by epilepsy.
Tel: 0113 210 8800
The National Autistic Society
Help us to provide a better world for people living with autism and their families. Join our team for the Great North run today!
The Toma Fund
Supporting children, teenagers, young people and their families in the NE & Cumbria who have been affected by a childhood cancer.
Age UK, the leading charity on improving later life.
To run for Age UK call the Events Team on 0203 033 1373
Maggie's Centres provide emotional, practical and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends across the UK.
Action Medical Research
With your help we are saving and changing the lives of sick and disabled babies and children
The Christie charity
The Christie is one of Europe's leading cancer centres and an international leader in research.
0161 446 3400
Leonard Cheshire Disability
Support disabled people in your local area to live independent lives.
The MS Trust is a small charity who provide many different services to people with MS.
T: 01462 476707
Beating Bowel Cancer
Leading UK charity dedicated to saving lives by improving public awareness of bowel cancer and increasing the rate of early diagnosis.
Join Team Tommy's and help
us make huge strides in our
research to prevent miscarriage,
premature birth and stillbirth.
Epilepsy Research UK
Epilepsy Research UK is the only national organisation exclusively dedicated to funding research into all areas of epilepsy.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
We offer independence, confidence and companionship by training dogs that alert deaf people to important sounds.
T 01759 322299
Christian Aid insists the world can and must be changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.
Barnardo's works directly with over 200,000 children, young people and their families every year with 800 vital projects
Help for Heroes
Provides direct, practical support to wounded, injured and sick Service personnel, veterans, and their families.
Tel: 01725 514124
1 in 500 children are diagnosed with cancer in the UK each year. KidsCan was set up to research cures specifically for childhood cancer
Join Team Shelter and help us achieve our aim of a safe, secure and affordable home for everyone.
St Gemma's Hospice
St Gemma's Hospice in Leeds provides specialist medical and nursing care for people with life-limiting illnesses, predominantly cancer.
The Prince's Trust
The Prince's Trust changes young lives. We help disadvantaged young people build their confidence and re-engage with society.
People talk to us any time they like, in their own way,
and off the record – about whatever's getting to them.
The Children's Foundation
We aim to make North East children and ultimately children in the UK Happy, Healthy and Safe.