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

Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK are delighted to be the official charity partner of the Simplyhealth Great Run Series 2019. We are 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. There are currently 4.6 million people living with diabetes in the UK, and 12.3 million at risk of developing Type 2. 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 the team 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 can’t wait to welcome you to our team.

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.