Run for Charity

Raising money for charity is a big part of the Simplyhealth Great South 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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Charity Prospectus

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

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. We are delighted Mind has been chosen as the official charity partner for the Simplyhealth Great Run Series 2018. We know the positive impact physical activity can have on mental wellbeing so this partnership is a natural fit and will help us to reach a point where anyone with a mental health problem feels able to ask for, and access, the help they need. 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.
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.
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
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 Great South Run and help us keep more hearts beating.

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
Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimer's Society
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.
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 the Great South Run for the NSPCC, you’ll be helping us to keep children safe.
The Stroke Association
The Stroke Association
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.
Alzheimer's Research UK
Alzheimer's Research UK
Alzheimer's Research UK firmly believes in the power of research to create a world free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia. Without you, there would be no Alzheimer's Research UK. Together, we really do have the power to defeat dementia.
Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust
Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust
The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is a national charity that takes young people between the ages of 8-24 on residential sailing trips, to help them regain their confidence on their way to recovery from cancer, enabling them to live a full life and re-engage with society. Today, 11 more children and young people will hear the devastating news that they have cancer, only after treatment ends can a young person start rebuilding their life. The Trust provides the bridge between treatment and a young person seizing the future they may never imagined possible.
The Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion
Run for The Royal British Legion and help us to support the Armed Forces Community.