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Run for Charity

Raising money for charity is a big part of the Simplyhealth 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 page below for more information on individual organisations.

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If you are a Great Run registered charity: log in here

Revitalise
Revitalise

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 something truly unique – a break that feels like a proper holiday.

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.
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
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.
Breast Cancer Care
Breast Cancer Care

When you have breast cancer, everything changes. Time becomes measured in appointments. The next scan. The next results. The next challenge. At Breast Cancer Care, we understand the emotions, challenges and decisions people with breast cancer face every day. Our specialist nurses, local services and emotional support network mean there’s always someone to turn to for information and support. Every year we help thousands of women find a way to live with, through and beyond breast cancer. Join our team today and you can help us be there for anyone facing breast cancer from the day they notice something’s not right to the day they begin to move forward. Contact Sarah and Ceri on 0345 092 0804 or email sporting@breastcancercare.org.uk to sign up for your training and fundraising support pack and bespoke running vest.

British Heart Foundation
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 North Run and help us keep more hearts beating.
Bloodwise
Bloodwise
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.
Children with Cancer UK
Children with Cancer UK
We are the leading national children's charity dedicated to the fight against all childhood cancers. Our aims are to determine the causes, find the cures and provide care for children with cancer.
Guide Dogs
Guide Dogs
Guide Dogs offer an invaluable service providing mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people. As with many charities Guide Dogs receive no government funding so rely solely on the kindness and support of the public. Be a Hero for Guide Dogs and change a life.
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
Mind
Mind
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
NSPCC

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 Great North Run for the NSPCC, you’ll be helping us to keep children safe.

 

Stroke Association
Stroke Association
We are the UK’s leading stroke charity. Stroke occurs approximately 152,000 times a year in the UK; that is one every 3 minutes 27 seconds. Unfortunately stroke is the fourth single largest cause of death in the UK with 1 in 8 strokes being fatal within the first 30 days. There are over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK. There are approximately 1.2 million stroke survivors living in the UK. We are the Stroke Association and we believe in life after stroke. We rely on your support to change lives and prevent stroke. With your support, together we can conquer stroke.
Tommy's
Tommy's

Tommy's exists to save babies' lives and help parents have a safe and healthy pregnancy. We fund medical research into the causes and prevention of miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth. We believe it is unacceptable that one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy and birth. To join team Tommy’s and to help save babies’ lives contact Luke on lhanns@tommys.org or call 0207 398 3400

Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition – to stop men dying from prostate cancer. Over the next 10 years, we are powering up prostate cancer research to provide better diagnosis and treatments, so that prostate cancer is no longer a disease men and their families have to fear.
Candlelighters
Candlelighters
We support ordinary families facing childhood cancer from across Yorkshire. We offer financial, practical and emotional support. From funding 665hrs every week of roles on the wards at Leeds Children's Hospital, funding research into childhood cancer, providing holistic and talking therapies and support groups at our family support centre The Square, to providing family holidays where special memories can be made. All our support is free of charge and lasts for as long as they need us. To find out more please call us on 0113 3229283 or email info@candlelighters.org.uk
The Alan Shearer Foundation
The Alan Shearer Foundation
The Alan Shearer Foundation launched in May 2012 to exclusively support the Alan Shearer Activity Centre, with the aim of raising at least £250,000 every year. Funding from the Foundation ensures disabled people and their families are able to benefit from all the specialist sensory, leisure and social facilities totally free of charge, making it the only Centre of its kind in the region at no cost.
The Brain Tumour Charity
The Brain Tumour Charity
The Brain Tumour Charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families. We fund pioneering research to increase survival, raise awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours and provide support for everyone affected to improve quality of life. We are committed to having the biggest possible impact for every person affected, to defending the most amazing part of the human body, so that getting the diagnosis of a brain tumour no longer means a death sentence.