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Run for Charity

Join thousands of participants who will be wearing their charity running vests with pride at the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run. Whether you want to fundraise for a charity close to your heart, or help raise awareness for a good cause our charity teams will be out in force to cheer you on and help you celebrate post event.

More information on our charity partners, and how you can support them, will be announced shortly.

Interested in becoming a key charity partner? Email Judith.wood@thegreatruncompany.com for more details.

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Revitalise
Revitalise
Revitalise is proud to have been chosen by Simplyhealth as their nominated charity for the 2017 Great Run series. Run for Revitalise, help carers before they reach breaking point, and give disabled people a break that feels like a proper holiday. Revitalise is the largest provider of respite holidays for disabled people in the UK. By combining expert 24-hour nurse-led care with imaginative excursions and great live entertainment, we give our guests the holiday they deserve, not just the respite they need.
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.

Friends of ANCHOR
Friends of ANCHOR

The clinics and wards of the Aberdeen and North-east Centre for Haematology, Oncology and Radiotherapy (ANCHOR) Unit operate within Aberdeen Royal Infirmary to treat patients with all forms of cancer, leukaemia and benign blood disorders.

Friends of ANCHOR was set up in 1997 to directly support cancer and haematology patients by committing long-term funding to the following three areas:

Medical equipment
Investing in the latest technology, over and above what NHSG provides, to continually develop and improve cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Patient wellbeing
Offering additional care, comfort and support to patients during their time at the ANCHOR Unit.

Leading cancer research
Funding local cancer research to push the boundaries in the fight against the disease.

Every penny donated to Friends of ANCHOR goes directly to the cause as all of the charity’s running and administration costs are covered by Balmoral Group.

Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support

One in three of us will get cancer. Macmillan Cancer Support needs people to join our team to help us provide vital services and reach everyone affected. Together we can help make sure no one faces cancer alone. Join Team Macmillan today. From the bespoke welcome pack and free running kit you receive when you register to our fantastic cheerpoints along the course, we’ll be with you every step of the way. To make a huge difference for people affected by cancer. Call 020 7840 7878 or email running@macmillan.org.uk

North East Sensory Services
North East Sensory Services

North East Sensory Services (NESS) is a charity, established in 1879, which supports blind and deaf people in the North-east. Its aim is to help its service users achieve greater independence.

NESS supports people of all ages, from babies to the elderly, helping clients and their families come to terms with their sensory loss, and find coping strategies.

Through statutory social work and rehabilitation services provided on behalf of local councils, as well as a series of added-value services, NESS offers life-changing support to visually impaired, blind, hearing impaired and deaf people from Perth to Aberdeen to Elgin.

NESS also provides a number of added-value services including a café, a gym, and a library providing audio books, large print books and magazines. Furthermore, a technology department provides support with IT issues for communicating with public services and chatting with grandchildren overseas.

The ARCHIE Foundation
The ARCHIE Foundation

Every year the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital cares for more than 100,000 sick children.  The ARCHIE Foundation is the hospital’s official charity and makes a huge difference to these children and their families.  We provide amazing environments, cutting edge equipment, advanced staff training and extensive family support, all of which makes Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital world-class for today’s and tomorrow’s sick children.

Sue Ryder
Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder provides incredible hospice and neurological care for people facing a frightening, life-changing diagnosis. It’s not just expert medical care we provide. It’s the emotional support and practical things we take care of too.

In Aberdeen, our purpose built neurological centre, Dee View Court, provides 24-hour specialist care for people who have life-changing conditions affecting the brain and nervous system, such as Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and brain acquired injuries.

Home to 22 people from across Aberdeenshire, residents at Dee View Court receive 24 hour specialist care whilst having the freedom to pursue their passions and interests.  The expert team see the person not the condition, and they focus on what people can do, not what they can’t.

As Scotland’s only purpose-built neurological care centre, demand for a place at Dee View Court is high, and there is a waiting list of 10-15 people that never gets any shorter.  And, with places rarely becoming available, we desperately need to expand to give more people the care and support they need and deserve.

To reach more people, we need to raise £3.9million to extend Dee View Court, build new specially adapted rooms and apartments, and give us the flexibility to care for a further 19 people.

It’s a big project, and one we cannot do alone. By taking part in the Great Aberdeen run in aid of Sue Ryder, not only are you helping raise funds to make our plans for Dee View Court a reality, but you are helping give someone a place to call their home and live the fullest life possible.

To learn more about Dee View Court and how you can support our fundraising appeal, please contact the fundraising team at deeview.appeal@suerydercare.org or tel: 01224 245 920, or visit: www.sueryder.org/DeeViewAppeal.

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

Our vision is for a healthier Scotland where no one dies prematurely of preventable chest, heart or stroke conditions, and all of those affected receive the highest standards of treatment and support.

• Every minute of every day 100,000 people in Scotland struggle to breathe because of chronic chest illness.

• Every 55 minutes someone in Scotland will have a heart attack.

• Every 45 minutes someone in Scotland will have a stroke.

Run with Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland where every penny raised stays in Scotland and every mile you cover will help the one in ten people dealing with these conditions.

Email running@chss.org.uk or call 0300 1212 444 to join the CHSS Running Team and get your running and fundraising pack.

Stroke Association
Stroke Association

1 in 6 of us will have a stroke. Stroke can happen to anyone, of any age including young adults, children and babies and can have a devastating impact on those who survive. The Stroke Association works hard to prevent strokes from happening and raise awareness of how to recognise the symptoms of a stroke. We fund vital, life saving stroke research and we support people who have had a stroke and their loved ones through Life After Stroke Grants, our information helpline, our leaflets and our website. Join us for the Great Aberdeen Run and together we can conquer stroke. Call us on 0300 330 0740 or email supportercare@stroke.org.uk to secure your charity place. All our runners will be fully supported by our experienced fundraising team.

 

CLAN Cancer Support
CLAN Cancer Support

CLAN Cancer Support is an independent charity which provides emotional and practical support and information, free of charge, for anyone, of any age, affected by any type of cancer. CLAN aims to support people to reduce anxiety, stress and to increase their ability to cope with the effects of a serious illness.

Based in Aberdeen, the charity covers the whole of north-east Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. CLAN has a presence in Ballater, Banchory, Buckie, Elgin, Inverurie, Fraserburgh, Lossiemouth, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Turriff, Kirkwall and Lerwick.

Denis Law Legacy Trust
Denis Law Legacy Trust

Streetsport is a non-profit ‘prevention, intervention and diversionary tactics initiative’ based at Robert Gordon University that actively reduces instances of youth related crime and anti-social behaviour.

Established in 2006 Streetsport delivers free of charge weekly sports & creative activity sessions for young people throughout Aberdeen City. Streetsport deploys mobile activity arenas directly into the local communities that need it the most and operates during peak times of youth related anti-social behaviour providing young people with a safe and fun environment to enjoy positive activities.

Streetsport supports & empowers young people to be confident, capable, independent and responsible citizens within their communities.

Streetsport is supported and endorsed by our Patron Denis Law and operates under the auspices of the Denis Law Legacy Trust – Scottish Charity No. SC 043169.

Aberdeen Art Galley and Museums Development Trust
Aberdeen Art Galley and Museums Development Trust

Aberdeen Art Gallery is undergoing a once-in-a-lifetime £30m transformation, creating a world class cultural centre celebrating Inspiring Art and Music in the heart of our city. Aberdeen Art Gallery’s outstanding collection is one of the finest in the UK and the rejuvenated Gallery will provide a fit-for-purpose and accessible home which will exceed the expectations of all our visitors. The Cowdray Hall, with its exceptional acoustics, will present a varied programme of live music concerts for all to enjoy. The Remembrance Hall will be a welcoming place for contemplation and reflection.  By committing to raising £250 or more for the Inspiring Art and Music fundraising campaign, you can be an important part of this exciting new chapter. Register for your free  Inspiring Art and Music charity place on the Great Aberdeen Run (10K or half marathon) please contact Michael Hodgson, Campaign Manager, on 01224 523670 or email MHodgson@aberdeencity.gov.uk Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums Trust is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, No SC045363

Me Too!  -  Tel 01224 643200
The Scottish Association for Mental Health  -  Tel 0141 5301048
Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance  -  0300 1231111
Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland  -  Tel 07823 415081
Transition Extreme  -  01224 626279 
Worldwide Cancer Research  -  01334 477910
University of Aberdeen Development Trust  -  01224 272938