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Run for Charity

If you are looking to raise money, take on a running challenge, have fun and get fit, why not take part in the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run on Sunday 28 May 2017?

Run for a charity of your choice

Whether you want to raise money for a charity close to your heart, or help to support a good cause there are hundreds of charity running places available to choose from. The biggest 10k run in the North West and a brand new Half Marathon distance takes place on 28 May 2017. The Great Manchester Run route takes runners through the heart of Manchester, passing by iconic tourist sites such as the Imperial War Museum and Manchester United’s home ground, Old Trafford.

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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.
The Christie (10k & Half Marathon)
The Christie (10k & Half Marathon)
The Christie charity is the council nominated charity for the Great Manchester Run 2017. As one of the largest hospital charities in Europe, we exist to raise funds for all those extra special services that help patients to cope with the impact of cancer on their daily lives. We are committed to revolutionising the fight against cancer by funding world reaching research, treatment and care, education and additional support services. Each and every one of our supporters help us fund life-changing and potentially life-saving projects which would not be possible with NHS funds alone. With 86p in every pound raised going to directly to patients, by joining Team Christie you are helping us to get one step closer to a future without cancer.
Cancer Research UK (10k & Half Marathon)
Cancer Research UK (10k & Half Marathon)
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.
Bobby Moore Fund
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 help beat it sooner. Join the Bobby Moore Fund team today.
Alzheimer's Society (10k & Half Marathon)
Alzheimer's Society (10k & Half Marathon)
There are currently 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to 1 million by 2025. 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 (10k & Half Marathon)
British Heart Foundation (10k & Half Marathon)
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 Great Manchester Run and help us keep more hearts beating.
Bloodwise (10k & Half Marathon)
Bloodwise (10k & Half Marathon)
We’re the UK’s biggest 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’ve changed the world for people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood disorders – but we won’t stop until every single person with blood cancer survives and can live their life to the full.
So how do we do it?
We research: in a hundred and one different ways, because research will beat blood cancer. We help: through information, support, connections and collaboration. We campaign: to improve patient experience and enhance research. We share learning: to enhance knowledge, understanding and expertise of all those involved in beating blood cancer. And we raise money: so we can meet the needs of blood cancer patients.
Join us: be Bloodwise. Help us change the world.
Macmillan Cancer Support (10k & Half Marathon)
Macmillan Cancer Support (10k & Half Marathon)
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
Mind (10k & Half Marathon)
Mind (10k & Half Marathon)
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.
NSPCC (10k & Half Marathon)
NSPCC (10k & Half Marathon)
We're the leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. Abuse ruins childhood, but it can be prevented. That’s why we’re here. That’s what drives all our work, and that’s why – as long as there’s abuse – we will fight for every childhood. By taking part in the Great Manchester Run for the NSPCC, you’ll be helping us to keep children safe.
Stroke Association (10k & Half Marathon)
Stroke Association (10k & Half Marathon)
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.
Cystic Fibrosis Trust (10k & Half Marathon)
Cystic Fibrosis Trust (10k & Half Marathon)

Join Team CF and help us fight for a life unlimited by cystic fibrosis! We are working towards a brighter future for everyone with cystic fibrosis by funding cutting-edge research, driving up standards of care and supporting people with the condition and their loved ones every step of the way. When you run with Team CF in the Great Birmingham Run, we’ll support YOU every step of the way too! Please call the Events Team on 020 3795 2176 or email events@cysticfibrosis.org.uk for more information.

Francis House Children's Hospice (10k & Half Marathon)
Francis House Children's Hospice (10k & Half Marathon)

Francis House Children’s Hospice provides care for children, teenagers and young adults with a short life expectancy. At our base in Didsbury, Manchester, we support over 370 families from all over the North West, providing specialist care in a homely, happy and secure place.  We help the children live life to the full and offer much needed support, friendship and encouragement to their families. We need over £4.2 million in charitable donations each year to continue to provide our services including respite care, sibling support and end of life care. Run for Francis House and help support your local children’s hospice. 

Royal Manchester Children's Hospital (10k & Half Marathon)
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital (10k & Half Marathon)

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital charity raises money to ensure continued excellence in treatment, research and care at the largest children’s hospital in the UK. 

The support of the Charity means that the hospital can provide additional resources that make life easier for patients and their families.

There are two ways you can join Team Humphrey and run for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital in the 2017 Great Manchester Run

  1. Sign up for one of our free charity places on our website and commit to raising a minimum sponsorship 
  2. Sign up for your own place in the event on the Great Run site, set up an online giving page and register for a sponsorship pack on our website
Beechwood Cancer Care (10k & Half Marathon)
Beechwood Cancer Care (10k & Half Marathon)

Beechwood Cancer Care Centre is here to support people from across the North West on  their journey with cancer or life limiting illness.  To help with the shock of diagnosis, not just for the person with cancer and other life limiting illness but for all the family.  We are here for everyone free of charge at point of need.

We are here to help carers cope with the stress and upset of a loved one with cancer or life limiting illness.

We are here to help children come to terms with the illness and loss of a parent or family member.

We need £5,000 per day just to keep the Centre running.  

Children's Adventure Farm Trust
Children's Adventure Farm Trust

CAFT provides holidays for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children. Bringing fun, love and laughter into the lives of children who have known terrible hardships.

Dementia UK (10k & Half Marathon)
Dementia UK (10k & Half Marathon)

Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia through our world-class Admiral Nurses. We work hand in hand with families, helping them cope with the fear, uncertainty and difficult everyday reality of dementia.

Destination Florida (10k)
Destination Florida (10k)

Destination Florida brings sunshine into the lives of around 75 children from across the North of England with life limiting and life threatening medical conditions by organising a biannual eight-day trip to Florida costing over £400,000.  The children are supported by a mobile hospital of volunteer doctors and carers, and this enables one to one support to be provided.  The children visit all the major theme parks including Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.  The difference these sunshine holidays make to the children is immense - new friendships are made, confidence is increased, and happy memories created that will last a lifetime. 

East Cheshire Hospice (10k & Half Marathon)
East Cheshire Hospice (10k & Half Marathon)

East Cheshire Hospice has been providing essential care and support to adults facing life limiting illness for almost 30 years. Based in Macclesfield, the Hospice supports patients and families in Handforth, Knutsford, Wilmslow, Buxton, Congleton, Poynton, Holmes Chapel and all the villages in between. Our 15 bed inpatient unit provides end of life care for people with a wide range of diagnoses. We support and care for families and loved ones, not just for our patients.

Meningitis Research Foundation (10k)
Meningitis Research Foundation (10k)

Meningitis and septicaemia can cause death or serious life-altering disability including amputation, brain damage and deafness - within hours. We fund research into the prevention, detection and treatment of meningitis and septicaemia. Each year our London Marathon team play a huge role in funding lifesaving research and awareness, as well as essential support for people affected.

MS Society (10k & Half Marathon)
MS Society (10k & Half Marathon)

Multiple Sclerosis is a devastating neurological condition which affects around 100,000 people in the UK. There is no cure for MS and once diagnosed it stays with you for life. At the MS Society, we offer hope for the future by investing millions in research, and through information, support and campaigning to help those cope with MS on a daily basis.

Parkinsons UK (10k & Half Marathon)
Parkinsons UK (10k & Half Marathon)

Imagine not being able to move, sleep, or smile. Feeling anxious or depressed and struggling to think or remember. Your body not feeling like your own.  This is what Parkinson's can feel like. Every hour, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson's.

Parkinson's UK drives better care, treatments and quality of life. Together we can bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson's.

Ronald McDonald House Manchester (10k & Half Marathon)
Ronald McDonald House Manchester (10k & Half Marathon)

Ronald McDonald House Charities is an independent charity which keeps families together so children in hospital can get the love and comfort they need. There are 14 Houses across the UK located next to specialist children’s hospitals which provide free accommodation to families for as long as they need it, sparing them some of the financial issues that can arise during a prolonged hospital stay.

St Ann's Hospice (10k & Half Marathon)
St Ann's Hospice (10k & Half Marathon)

St Ann’s Hospice cares and helps around 3,000 patients and their families and carers every year who are affected by cancer and non-cancer life limiting illnesses. We deliver care that is special and unique to each individual person. Around 40% of inpatients at St Ann’s Hospice return home after treatment. We provide care on 3 sites and in people’s own homes, working in partnership with acute hospitals, primary care trusts, community services and voluntary organisations.

Support Adoption for Pets (10k & Half Marathon)
Support Adoption for Pets (10k & Half Marathon)

The biggest financial supporter of pet rescue centres in the UK, Support Adoption For Pets awards over £1million every year in grant funding to help rescues large and small with urgent vet bills, costs of support and investment building projects. Founded by Pets at Home in 2006, we also operate local fundraising schemes and host adoption centres in hundreds of stores nationwide. Thousands of dogs, cats, horses, rabbits and other small pets are abandoned every year and we believe they all deserve a second chance of happiness and a loving forever home. Registered Charity Number 1104152.

The Royal British Legion (10k & Half Marathon)
The Royal British Legion (10k & Half Marathon)

The Royal British Legion is the UK’s leading Armed Forces charity. We provide life-long, practical, emotional and financial support to members of the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families. 

Teenage Cancer Trust (10k & Half Marathon)
Teenage Cancer Trust (10k & Half Marathon)

Cancer kills more young people in the UK than any other disease. Right now, for every young person we support, there's another we can't. Run with us so that together, we can reach more young people with cancer. We'll support you with expert training and fundraising advice and lots of support on the day. You'll love being part of #TeamTeenageCancer so much, you'll never want to leave.

The Wellspring (10k & Half Marathon)
The Wellspring (10k & Half Marathon)
The Wellspring is a resource centre for homeless and disadvantaged people open 365 days a year in Stockport. Run for The Wellspring in the Great Manchester 10k run or the Manchester Half Marathon for FREE in return for fundraising for The Wellspring. No set fundraising target! If you would like a Wellspring place in the event please contact Jonathan on 0161-477-6344 or email thewellspring@btconnect.com