Raising money for charity is a big part of the Bupa Great Manchester 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.
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 Manchester Run and help us keep more hearts beating.
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Cystic fibrosis is a life-shortening genetic disease that attacks the lungs, digestive system and other organs, clogging them with sticky mucus. Over time organs become increasingly damaged, demanding an intensive daily treatment regime, until a lung transplant becomes the only lifeline. We are the only UK charity supporting nearly 10,000 people with cystic fibrosis. Our investments in research and clinical care have contributed in increasing life expectancy from just five in 1964 to 43! Run with Team CF and help us to beat cystic fibrosis.
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 Manchester 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.
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.
The Christie is one of Europe’s leading cancer centres and an international leader in research. Treating more than 40,000 patients each year, we are committed to helping all those affected by cancer. Your fundraising will have a significant impact on the services we are able to offer to our patients at The Christie. From helping us to provide the best patient care and support possible to developing the treatments of tomorrow, every penny leads to a stronger future against cancer. Join our team and help save lives whilst having an unforgettable experience. We will be with you every step of the way. All Team Christie runners will receive a fundraising pack, training guide, free Christie t-shirt, fundraising support from our events team and post race hospitality complete with masseurs.
We Love MCR Charity (The Lord Mayor of Manchesters Charity Appeal Trust)
Who we are... Born from the historic Lord Mayor of Manchester's Charity the We Love MCR Charity is all set for the future. That said its key focus has not changed and the Charity's aim is to improve the lives and life chances of Manchester People. We do this by supporting local organisations, charities, groups and individuals from within our communities across the City. We are proud to be a Manchester Charity for Manchester People and our message is simple 'give a little, help a lot. For further information visit our website www.welovemcrcharity.org
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St Ann's Hospice
St Ann's Hospice provides care and support to people living with or affected by life-limiting illnesses in Greater Manchester. This ranges from specialist medical and nursing care for patients, to emotional support for their families and carers. As a charity, all our services are provided free of charge.
Diabetes UK is the nominated charity partner for the Bupa Great Run Series 2014. Diabetes UK is the leading UK charity that cares for, connects with & campaigns on behalf of people affected by & at risk of diabetes.
There are currently 3.7 million people in the UK with diabetes, 850,000 of these undiagnosed. In the coming years our work will become more crucial as the diabetes crisis rapidly deepens.
Get in touch on 0345 123 2399
The MS Society is the UK's largest charity dedicated to supporting everyone whose life is affected by multiple sclerosis.
Contact us on 0845 481 1577