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
When stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down. And so does a part of you. Life changes instantly and recovery is tough. But the brain can adapt. Our specialist support, research and campaigning are only possible with the courage and determination of the stroke community. With more donations and support from you, we can rebuild even more lives. Rebuilding lives after stroke is a team effort and you’re a vital part of it. Join #TeamStroke and help us rebuild lives after 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
For someone with blood cancer, a stem cell transplant can be their last hope of survival. That's why Anthony Nolan makes lifesaving connections between these people and incredible strangers ready to donate their stem cells. The money you raise can put more potential donors on the stem cell register. That means more matches for people needing an all-important transplant. And THAT means more lives will be saved. Amazing right? We are saving lives every day, three lives a day in fact, but we couldn't do it without you. Without you, there is no cure. For more information, visit our website or get in touch with Emma on 0303 303 3000 or events@anthonynolan.org
CLIC Sargent – Young Lives Vs Cancer
CLIC Sargent – Young Lives Vs Cancer
Today, 12 more children and young people will hear the devastating news that they have cancer. From diagnosis, CLIC Sargent's specialist care teams will step in, ready to help, support and guide. By running for CLIC Sargent, you can help more children and young people with cancer, and their families, get the support they need when they need it most. For more information visit our website or call our team on 0300 330 0803.
Great North Air Ambulance Service
Great North Air Ambulance Service
The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) operates three helicopters, 365 days a year, across the North-East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria. We have bases in Langwathby, near Penrith, as well as Teesside and Newcastle Airports. The charity in 12-months responded to 1,640 calls and on board their aircraft are specialist critical care doctors and paramedics, who bring life-saving care to the scene of the incident, whether that is on a fell top, a roadside or in a city centre. This lifesaving service costs over £5 million a year and would not be possible without the generous support of the public. 01325 487263 or challenges@gnaas.co.uk
Maggie's
Maggie's
We need you to run for team Maggie's to make sure we're here to provide free support to anyone with cancer and their loved ones. Our expert teams are on hand in centres across the UK, found in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals. They're places where people receive the free support they need when their lives are turned upside down because of cancer. Whether you have questions about your treatment, don't know how you'll pay the bills or want to discuss the best way of telling your kids about your diagnosis, we're here to support you and your family. Run with us and make sure Maggie's is here for everyone who needs cancer support.
Marie Curie
Marie Curie
Every day of your life matters – from the first to the last. We believe everyone living with a terminal illness should be able to get the most from the time they have left, however hard that may sometimes feel. We're here for you and your family when you may feel like no-one else is. Marie Curie Nurses care for you in your home, when you need them most, day or night. Our hospices are at the heart of communities around the UK. And our trained volunteers and advisers are here for you with practical information and support when you don't know what to do next or just need to talk. Join Team Marie Curie today and help bring light to more families, in the darkest of hours.
Save The Children UK
Save The Children UK
Save the Children exists to help every child reach their full potential. In more than 100 countries including the UK, we make sure children stay safe, healthy and keep learning. We find new ways to reach children who need us most, no matter where they're growing up. For a century, we've stood up for children's rights and made sure their voices are heard. Together with children, supporters and partners, we're determined to help every child become who they want to be. Contact us on 020 7012 6400 or events@savethechildren.org.uk
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.
Barnardo's
Barnardo's
Barnardo's supports around 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers across over 1,000 different services, including adoption and fostering, young carers and child sexual exploitation. With the support from runners like you, we can continue our work in these areas, so please join Team Barnardo's for the 2020 Simplyhealth Great North Run. For more details on running for Barnardo's, please contact Rebecca on events@barnardos.org.uk or call 02084987091
Children's Heart Unit Fund ( CHUF)
Children's Heart Unit Fund ( CHUF)
CHUF's mission is to make life better for children and young people who are born with or who develop heart conditions by providing lifelong support to them and their families.
Crohn's & Colitis UK
Crohn's & Colitis UK
We're the UK's leading charity for Crohn's & colitis - the two forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. We're working to improve diagnosis and treatment, and to fund research into a cure; to raise awareness and to give people hope, comfort and confidence to live freer, fuller lives. For more information on being part of our 2020 Great North Run team please call us on 01727 734485.
Make A Wish Foundation
Make A Wish Foundation
Make-A-Wish UK grant magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people with life limiting conditions. Granting their wish provides seriously ill children with hope for the future, strength to cope and resilience to fight their condition. They're given quality time away from the daily realities of living with their condition and given the chance to make magical memories they can treasure forever – whatever their future may hold. To find out more, please call, 0118 304 2775.
The National Trust
The National Trust
We're a charity that looks after special places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for ever, for everyone. This includes 775 miles of coastline, over 248,000 hectares of land and over 500 historic houses, castles, ancient monuments gardens and parks and nature reserves and we need your support to help us to continue our work protecting and opening up special places for ever, for everyone.
The Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion
We are the UK's leading charity providing financial, social and emotional support to millions who have served and are serving in the British Armed Forces and their families. We believe that no-one who has served to protect our freedom should be disadvantaged because of the sacrifices they have made. Every year we are able to save lives, save marriages, keep families together, alleviate poverty, to prevent homelessness, and to improve physical and mental health – these are all life changing events enabling those we support to live safe, secure and fulfilling lives. Help power veterans' recovery and join Team Legion now to experience a phenomenal half marathon and raise money for our Armed Forces community. If you have any questions please get in touch on 0333 011 4500 or email us: events@britishlegion.org.uk
Versus Arthritis
Versus Arthritis
Arthritis steals from someone you know and love every single day. But it doesn't have to be like this. By joining team Versus Arthritis you will help to fund the best research, the right services, and campaigns to fight the injustice of arthritis. Together we're making real headway. Contact us on 0300 790 0402 or email events@versusarthritis.org to find out more.
JDRF, the type1 diabetes Charity
JDRF, the type1 diabetes Charity
We fund type 1 diabetes research to improve lives and one day eradicate the condition for good.
Meningitis Now
Meningitis Now
Meningitis Now is the first meningitis patient group in the world, founders of the meningitis movement and the only charity dedicated to fighting meningitis in the UK. Over our 30 year history, we have invested over £12m in early stage research that has played a critical part in the introduction of five life-saving vaccines. Our vision is a future where no-one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives. 01453 768000.
St Cuthberts Hospice
St Cuthberts Hospice
St Cuthbert's Hospice first opened its doors in 1988 and in September 2018 celebrated its 30th anniversary. The Hospice provides free care and support for people with life-limiting conditions and their families in County Durham. At the heart of St Cuthbert's is the individual who is seen as a unique person deserving of respect and dignity. Our aim is to support each person and their family and friends. All care is provided free of charge to patients. The Hospice makes no charge for its services and must raise £2 million each year through charitable donations and fundraising events in order to continue providing its special kind of care.
The Bradley Lowery Foundation
The Bradley Lowery Foundation
The Bradley Lowery Foundation was established in August 2017 after six year old Bradley Lowery, lost his fight to Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of childhood cancer. In 2013, his mum, Gemma, started a fundraising campaign to raise funds to get Bradley treatment in the USA, which was not available in the UK. The campaign was very successful and with the support off thousands of people, raised over £1.3m, as well as vital awareness for Neuroblastoma and childhood cancer in general. The Bradley Lowery Foundation aims to support families who are fundraising for treatment or equipment, which is not available on the NHS. This includes all illnesses and conditions.