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Run for charity

Raising money for charity is a big part of the Birmingham International Marathon experience for many runners.
You may be able to run for a charity by agreeing to raise sponsorship money.

Take a look at the page below for more information on individual organisations.

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Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research)
Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research)

Bloodwise are the UK’s largest blood cancer charity. We’re here to beat blood cancer. We stop people dying from blood cancer, we make patients’ lives better and we stop people getting blood cancer in the first place.

We fund world-class research and offer expert information and support to anyone affected by leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood cancer related disorders and we won’t stop until we’ve beaten blood cancer.

We can’t do any of this without your support, so why not sign up to run for Bloodwise, the official charity partner of the Birmingham International Marathon, and help us change the world for blood cancer patients and their families.

Birmingham Children's Hospital
Birmingham Children's Hospital

Hospitals are bewildering, scary and unsettling for anyone but especially for children. Whether its £5 to fund some colouring books whilst waiting for test results, or £42,000 for a life saving machine. Charitable donations are key to making us a centre of paediatric excellence that the whole country depends on. Our aim for the 250,000 children that we treat each year is that their family knows our care of their child is our most precious priority.

Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support
There are now 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer. By 2030, it will be 4 million people, and we want to be there for them all. One in three of us will get cancer, and it will be one of the toughest things we’ll ever have to face. Our goal is to make sure no one faces cancer alone. We provide medical, emotional, practical and financial support, as well as campaigning for better cancer care. And because cancer affects more than just those facing it, we’re there for friends and family too. We are Macmillan. 0207 840 7878
Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimer's Society
Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won’t win. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer’s Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia. Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia. Let’s take on dementia together. Join our team and run for a world without dementia.
Birmingham St Mary's Hospice
Birmingham St Mary's Hospice

Birmingham St Mary's Hospice is an independent adult hospice providing care to people across Birmingham and Sandwell. 

Caring for around 1,200 people a year, many hospice patients remain at home for much of their illness cared for by our team of specialist doctors and nurses. Hospice care is free of charge to all patients and relatives; Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice currently needs to raise £8 million annually to fund this vital care.

To find out more about the Hospice and how you can fundraise to support our work please call - 0121 472 1191

ICP Support
ICP Support

Every day in the UK around 10 babies are stillborn and intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) will be one of the causes. ICP is a complex liver condition of pregnancy caused by a combination of hormones, genetics and environment. It affects around 5,500 women a year in the UK and its main symptom, itching, is debilitating for women. The itching can be so severe that women do not sleep and some have reported feeling suicidal.

At ICP Support we provide the most up-to-date information there is on the condition and support hundreds of parents who face the anxiety of a possible stillbirth. We also raise awareness of the condition, lobby for better treatment and management of ICP pregnancies, develop educational tools to help health professionals and work closely with the scientists who are trying to better understand the condition.

Our vision is to ensure that every ICP baby is born safely – with your help we can make this a reality.

To find out more visit or phone 0121 323 4316.

Cure Leukaemia
Cure Leukaemia

Birmingham based blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia is helping lead the way, internationally, in the fight against the disease. By running the inaugural Birmingham International Marathon for us, your fundraising will directly help save lives right now but also dramatically hasten progress towards eradicating blood cancer within the next 25 years.

Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK

Join forces with the team that will get you to the finish line. We’re the only ones fighting over 200 cancer . Our life-saving work is funded entirely by the generosity of our supporters, so every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, and every runner. One in two people now survive cancer. Together we’ve achieved so much, but we won’t stop until we’ve beaten it altogether. Join the team today and we will beat cancer sooner.

A Smile for a Child - Tel 07904448296 
Balls to Cancer - Tel 07882 110625
British Porphyria Association - Tel 0300 30 200 30
Cardiac Risk in the Young - Tel 01737 363222
Get Ahead Charitable Trust - Tel 0121 371 5046
Ideal Directions  -  0121 441 4682
Little Hearts Matter - Tel 0121 455 8982
Ludlow Amateur Boxing Club - Tel 01299 271762
Menkes Foundation UK - Tel 07539 831 911 
Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children - Tel 01543 431 442 
PKD Charity - Tel 07715 664687 
Sands - Tel 0845 652 0448 
Severn Hospice - Tel 01952 221 351
Special Effect - Tel 01608 692266
Split - Tel 07913 675676
Teenage Cancer Trust - Tel 0207 612 0370 
The Gauchers Association - Tel 01453 54923
WWF-UK - Tel 01483 412363
Zurich Community Trust - Tel 01793 514514