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.

Please do not seek or accept charity sponsorship unless you have been officially notified that your entry is successful.

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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.
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 is the UK’s biggest killer. We can beat it, but we can’t do it alone. Alzheimer’s Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We need you to run for us. We need your miles, your energy, your determination to help us find a cure. We know that training for a run isn’t easy. But we need you to beat that snooze button, beat the weather, beat the wall – beat everything that stands between you and the finish line. Run for us and join the race to beat 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 Amy or Charlotte on 0345 092 0804 or email sports@breastcancercare.org.uk to sign up for your training and fundraising support pack and bespoke running vest.
British Heart Foundation
British Heart Foundation
At the British Heart Foundation, we know events. Whether you’re a first time runner or a seasoned pro, we’ll support you every step of the way. We’ll pump you full of top training advice. Let you in on the best fundraising tips. Kit you out in red. Cheer you on at the moments you need it most. And throw you the kind of party a champion deserves. Because we are built on champions. People from all walks of life who say ‘yes’ to a challenge. People who put their time, energy and aching muscles into helping fund research to beat heartbreak from heart and circulatory diseases. So run for us, get the champion treatment. #BHFChampions.
Bloodwise
Bloodwise
Right now there are more than 230,000 people in the UK living with blood cancer. We know that it’s the most common cancer in children. We know that it’s the third biggest cancer killer. And we know that research is the only way to beat it. We’re the UK’s specialist blood cancer research charity. Thanks to our supporters, our investment in research has contributed to transforming the quality of life for thousands of people living with blood cancer. Our mission is to beat blood cancer. Until that day, we’re committed to finding cures, improving diagnosis and care, and developing kinder treatments. To find out more, visit bloodwise.org.uk
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
Around 2.5 million people are living with cancer in the UK. By 2040, this figure will rise to 5.3 million. With your help we can do more for people living with cancer, giving each person the support they need to look after all that matters and take care of their health, protect personal relationships and deal with work and money worries. We want to help everyone with cancer find their best way through, from the moment of diagnosis, so they’re able to live life as fully as they can. You can be someone who makes that happen. For more details email running@macmillan.org.uk, call 0300 1000 200 or visit our website.
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. Money raised will fund our vital work including our Mind Infoline, information and advice services, and our campaigning to secure a better deal for the one in four of us who experience a mental health problem every year.
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 Juwel on jmalique@tommys.org or call 0207 398 3400.
Anthony Nolan
Anthony Nolan
Every day Anthony Nolan matches incredible individuals willing to donate their blood stem cells or bone marrow to people with blood cancer and blood disorders who desperately need lifesaving transplants. It all began in 1974. With her three-year-old son Anthony in urgent need of a bone marrow transplant, Shirley Nolan set up the world's first register to match donors with people in desperate need. Now, Anthony Nolan help three people each day find that lifesaving match.
Bowel Cancer UK
Bowel Cancer UK
We're determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer by championing early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care. We're here to stop people dying of bowel cancer.
Breast Cancer Now
Breast Cancer Now
Too many women and men lose their lives every year to breast cancer. Sign up today to run for Breast Cancer Now, the UK's largest breast cancer research charity, and help us make our vision a reality. We believe that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live, and live well, but only if we all act now. Join #TeamNow and you will get all the help you need from start to finish! Join an army of pink supporters who are showing breast cancer the finish line. Get in touch with our amazing challenge events team who will be able to answer any questions you may have, email events@breastcancernow.org or phone 0207 025 2483.
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is fighting for a life unlimited for everyone affected by cystic fibrosis. Our mission is to create a world where being born with CF no longer means a lifelong burden of care and an early death, when everyone living with the condition will be able to look forward to a long, healthy life. Contact: 020 3795 2176
Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK is leading the fight against the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time, to create a world where diabetes can do no harm. Diabetes affects more people than any other serious health condition in the UK. More than dementia and cancer combined. That means we need to take action now. It's a fight that involves all of us – sharing knowledge and taking diabetes on together. Until we achieve our vision. Join #TeamDUK for and get amazing support and an unforgettable experience. If you have any questions get in touch on 0345 123 2399 or email us: events.fundraising@diabetes.org.uk. We cant wait to welcome you to the team.
Make A Wish Foundation
Make A Wish Foundation
Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. From capturing their One True Wish to building anticipation and creating lasting memories – a wish changes lives and we can't do that without your support
Marie Curie
Marie Curie
Events team: 08450524184 Every day of your life matters, from the first to the last. Every one of us will be affected by terminal illness at some point. When that time comes, we all want to be confident the right care will be there for us. The things people need aren't too much to ask. High-quality care in the place they want to be, usually their home, control of symptoms like pain, and clear information. So even at such a difficult, emotional time, people can feel in control and cared for. That's what Marie Curie's has been giving people across the UK for 70 years, through our nurses, hospices and other services. Help us provide the care everyone deserves at the end of their life.
MS Society
MS Society
Over 100,000 of us in the UK have multiple sclerosis (MS). It's unpredictable, and different for everyone. We're the MS Society. We understand what life's like with MS. And we're driving research into more – and better – treatments. Together, we are strong enough to stop MS. Together, we run. To get in touch with the Events Team please email challenge@mssociety.org.uk or call 0300 500 8084
Save the Children
Save the Children
Taking on a challenge like the Great North Run calls for a special type of dedication. And that's something we know all about. Our teams work round the clock in the toughest places on the planet to save the lives of the world's most vulnerable children. It's intense, exhausting work – but giving up simply isn't an option. Are you ready to do whatever it takes to help? Then sign up to run for us today.
St Oswald's Hospice
St Oswald's Hospice
At St Oswald's Hospice, based in Gosforth, we provide specialist care for adults, young people, children and babies with incurable conditions from across the North East. St Oswald's is a self-financing, voluntary organisation. With annual running costs of more than £11 million, we rely heavily on support from the community. The Hospice makes no charge for their services – ensuring care is available to everyone who needs it. Our staff and volunteers are always on hand at the end of the run to ensure our amazing team of runners receive a heroes welcome at our tent in the Charity Village.
Teenage Cancer Trust
Teenage Cancer Trust
Cancer sucks. We make sure young people don't face cancer alone. We do it by helping young people and their families deal with the many ways cancer can affect your body, your mind and your life. We do it in partnership with the NHS and by bringing young people together so they can support each other. And we do it from the moment cancer is diagnosed until long after treatment is over. Right now, for every young person we support, there's another we can't. Run with us and together, we'll reach every young person with cancer. We'll give you expert training and fundraising advice and lots of support on the day. You'll love being part of #TeamLegend so much, you'll never want to leave.
4Louis
4Louis
4Louis is a charity established in December 2009, following the stillbirth of our own son Louis, to provided tailored memory boxes to various hospital units and hospices across the UK and Ireland. These are provided for families who suffer the trauma of miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal/infant loss, and the death of a child up to the age of 16. We also support midwives and nurses with other vital equipment such as moses baskets, cuddle cots, camera equipment, and support with bereavement suites. 4Louis can also take part in your study days as speakers and can even fund study days if required. All of our services are provided entirely free of charge. www.4louis.co.uk
British Lung Foundation
British Lung Foundation
We're the only UK charity looking after the nation's lungs. We give hope, help and a voice to people who struggle to breathe. Join Team Breathe to support us in the fight against lung disease!
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity
Every day brings new challenges at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Every day, 618 children and young people from across the UK arrive. Every day, doctors and nurses battle the most complex illnesses. And every day is a chance for you to make a difference. This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential. A better future for seriously ill children starts here. www.gosh.org 0203 841 3164
Heel & Toe
Heel & Toe
At North East Children's Charity Heel & Toe we believe no child should be denied vital therapy. We provide over 12,000 hours of therapy every year to children with cerebral palsy and other physical conditions, YET we receive no government funding. Only with your help can we do this.
Maggie's
Maggie's
Join Team Maggie's and help us to provide free support to anyone going through cancer and their family and friends.
Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter
Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter
We rescue, reunite, rehabilitate & rehome lost, unwanted, abandoned & abused animals across the North East of England. We rehome dogs, cats, rabbits and small animals and offer sanctuary to horses, donkeys, ponies, sheep, goats, pigs and chickens.
Shelter
Shelter
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help running@shelter.org.uk 0344 515 1190
The Brain Tumour Charity
The Brain Tumour Charity
The Brain Tumour Charity is the world's leading brain tumour charity and the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours globally. Committed to saving and improving lives, we're moving further, faster to help every single person affected by a brain tumour. We're set on finding new treatments, offering the highest level of support and driving urgent change. And we're doing it right now. Because we understand that when you, or someone you love, is diagnosed with a brain tumour – a cure really can't wait. Events Team: 01252 237867 | Information and Support Line: 0808 800 0004
The Great North Childrens Hospital Foundation
The Great North Childrens Hospital Foundation
The fund supports every ward, unit and service at the Great North Children's Hospital with a focus on two key areas. Firstly, innovations that really make a difference to our children's hospital including the latest equipment and support for staff who develop new areas of research and constantly strive to improve the way we do things. Secondly, supporting the many children and families who come through our hospital making their experience the best it possibly can be. We believe strongly that children get better more quickly when they are in an environment they enjoy so we strive for the GNCH to be welcoming and as different from a traditional hospital as possible 0191 213 7235
Versus Arthritis
Versus Arthritis
Arthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care have merged. We are now Versus Arthritis. We're the carers, researchers, health care professionals, friends & fundraisers, all united in our ambition to ensure that one day, no one will have to live with the pain, fatigue & isolation that arthritis causes. We fund breakthrough treatments, campaign relentlessly for arthritis to be seen as a priority, and support each other whenever we need it. Visit versusarthritis.org or call our events team on 0300 790 0402 to find out more.
Wellchild
Wellchild
WellChild is the national charity for seriously ill children. Thousands of children and young people are living across the UK with serious health needs. Many spend months, even years in hospital because there is no support enabling them to leave. WellChild exists to give these children and young people the best chance to thrive – properly supported at home, with their families. But we can't do this without your help – do something amazing and join #TeamWellChild today! We'll support you every step of the way to help you cross that finish line! If you have any questions get in touch with Mel and Claire in our Challenge Events team on challenge@wellchild.org.uk or 01242530007.
CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably
CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. Our goal is a life less miserable – for you, your friends, your family and for all men.
Candlelighters
Candlelighters
Candlelighters support children and families affected by childhood cancer across Yorkshire. They provide financial, emotional and practical support for families and on the oncology ward at Leeds Children's Hospital.
Dogs Trust
Dogs Trust
Dogs Trust is working towards the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction. To achieve this we aim to rescue, care for and rehome lost, unwanted and abandoned dogs and work to reduce and, ultimately, see the end of homeless dogs in the UK. Each year we care for around 15,000 stray and abandoned dogs at our 20 rehoming centres. Most find homes quickly but those who need extra care are always safe with Dogs Trust because we never destroy a healthy dog. Tel: 020 7387 006 Email: fundraisewithus@dogstrust.org.uk
Leonard Cheshire Disability
Leonard Cheshire Disability
We support individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. Led by people with experience of disability, we are at the heart of local life — opening doors to opportunity, choice and support in communities around the globe. By taking on the Great North Run for us, you will be part of a passionate and diverse community who enable us to do everything humanly possible to empower people to live their lives as freely and as fully as they choose. Support comes in all shapes and sizes — a bit like us — and it all makes a difference. Join the team today and receive your welcome pack.
Mencap
Mencap
Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. Join #TeamMencap and together we can make that world a reality.
Meningitis Now
Meningitis Now
Meningitis Now is tirelessly working towards a future where no one loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected receives the support they need. With the help of our supporters, the charity is continuing in our fight to save lives and help people affected by the disease through research, support and awareness. Join #TeamTangerine and we will support you every step of the way. Get in touch with our events team who will be able to answer any questions you may have, events@meningitisnow.org or call 01453 769024.
National Autistic Society
National Autistic Society
We are the UK's leading charity for autistic people and their families. Our goal is to help transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people. Contact our events team on 0808 800 1050.
RNIB
RNIB
Every day, 250 people in the UK start losing their sight and their lives will change completely. Too many people still face isolation and depression, unable to achieve their potential in a world that blocks their way. But we won't stop until every last psychological and physical barrier has gone for good – from classrooms to workplaces, from local shops to far-flung holidays. Together with your support, we can smash through the barriers that stop people with sight loss thriving. For more info please contact 0345 045 0054
Samaritans
Samaritans
We offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever's getting to you. You don't have to be suicidal.
Saras Hope Foundation
Saras Hope Foundation
It is our mission to give families affected by cancer a much needed break from long hospital stays, traumatic medical procedures and cancer related treatments so that they may spend quality time together recuperating and enjoying life as a ‘normal' family, strengthening relationships and creating lasting happy memories. As cancer affects families financially as well as physically and emotionally, Saras Hope Foundation offers a holiday break free from financial burden or stress.
SSAFA Forces Help (London)
SSAFA Forces Help (London)
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Every year our team of volunteers and employees help more than 73,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in more recent conflicts, and their families. SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. And we are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.
The Christie
The Christie
The Christie charity is committed to revolutionising the fight against cancer by funding world reaching research, treatment and care, and additional support services. Everything The Christie charity helps to fund is outside the scope of the NHS. This means we rely, on kindness of people who come forward to support the additional research, the next new treatment and even better care for our patients at The Christie. With 83p in every pound raised going to directly to patients, our fundraisers allow us to continue to go above and beyond for our patients and ultimately bring us a step closer to a future without cancer. 0161 446 3400
The Royal Marines Charity
The Royal Marines Charity
Our mission is to provide the best possible through life charitable support for Royal Marines, their families, veterans and cadets. 02393 871 567
Worldwide Cancer Research
Worldwide Cancer Research
Worldwide Cancer Research is a UK charity funding research into any type of cancer, anywhere in the world. We believe the answers to cancer will not be found by one scientist, in one lab, in one country. Instead, we take a global approach to solving a local problem because cancer touches people in every city, every street and every family, but the answers could be found anywhere in the world. Cancer knows no boundaries - in outsmarting it, neither should we. We exist to fund that search for the answers to cancer, whatever it takes, wherever it takes us.