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2016 PHOTOS

2016 RESULTS

Charities A - Z

If you would like to raise money for a charity while taking part in the Perkins Great Eastern Run Half Marathon or Fun Run please consider one of the charities below.  Click on their logo or email link for further information on how you can help

If you would like to have your charity listed here with a logo, a few words and a link to your own website please contact the race office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anna's Hope

annashopeAnna's Hope is a local children’s charity dedicated to giving hope to children and young people in the region diagnosed with a brain tumour.

It was inspired by Anna Olivia Hughes, who tragically died from a brain tumour aged only three years and eight months in 2006, and was set up by Anna's parents Rob and Carole Hughes. Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children in the UK and for those who survive their lives can be severely affected.

Every penny raised goes directly to funding specialist neuro rehabilitation for children in the region with a brain tumour to help them reach their full potential.

£30 funds rehabilitation for a child for one week and £150 funds a month.

To run and raise funds for Anna’s Hope and get your free Anna’s Hope T-shirt and sponsorship form, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01780 740492.
For more information about Anna’s hope visit www.annashope.co.uk

Action on Hearing Loss

AOHL logo 2015Action on Hearing Loss are working to create a world where deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus do not limit or determine opportunity and where people value their hearing.

Hearing loss affects around 10 million people in the UK (approximately 1 in 6 people) and it is a growing problem. We provide specialist care and support to people affected by hearing loss, including through our National Information Line, based in Peterborough.

Through pioneering biomedical research funded by Action on Hearing Loss, we have shown that a cure within a generation is possible. Your support will help us to continue the search for a cure, and in the meantime, you will be helping us to provide advice and practical support to the millions of people who are living with hearing loss each day.

With your help we can continue to change the world and transform the lives of people with hearing loss and tinnitus. For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Addenbrookes Charitable Trust

ACTAddenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) is the only charity dedicated to making a difference for patients at Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals (the hospitals managed by Cambridge University Hospitals). Whether it’s treatment for an emergency, acute condition, pregnancy or long term illness, we believe that every patient deserves the highest quality of care available. With the help of many generous supporters we provide additional funds so that your local hospitals can offer the very best care day after day, year after year. Our aim is to continue to support the hospitals by raising funds for cutting edge technology, additional specialist services, vital research and extra comforts for patients that make all the difference over and above what would be possible through NHS funding alone.

Age UK Peterborough

Age UK webAge UK Peterborough is a locally based charity devoted to helping older people live a healthy and fulfilling retirement in their own homes. All funds raised are used to deliver services, provide products and to raise awareness of the needs of older people in Peterborough. Last year we helped claim additional welfare benefits of around £300,000 for our older population. We offer an ever increasing range of services, so please help to raise more funds by sponsoring us and make older people more comfortable in their retirement.

Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimers logo colIn Peterborough over 1,700 people are living with dementia. This is a disease of the brain that there is currently no cure for. This means that symptoms get progressively worse over time and can affect people's memory, ability to communicate and their behaviours.

Here in Peterborough Alzheimer's Society provide local support and information services to those living with dementia and their carers. They host various support groups, carer education programmes, and also provide one-to-one support at their Dementia Information Points.

All these services aim to help people with dementia and their carers remain in their own homes for as long as possible, engaged with their local community, and help to promote a sense of well-being.

If you need information or want some support please call us on 01603 763517, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - they are there here to help.

Not only do they provide services to support those living with dementia but they also help fund new research that is constantly seeing new results. So please help them as they lead the fight against dementia.

If you would like to run for us please contact Victoria on 07850 929752 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Arthritis Action

arthritis action logoArthritis Action is a charitable organisation providing caring help and support along with valuable information, advice and programs to help those who suffer from arthritis. There are proven methods of treatment available and our programs combine healthy eating along with regular fitness regimes. There are also programs available for those already on a medical treatment plan.

Arthritis Research UK

arthritisArthritis Research UK are working to take the pain away from people living with all forms of arthritis and helping them to remain active. They do this by funding high class research, educating health care professionals and providing information to people with arthritis and their carers. Arthritis affects more than 10 million people in the UK - that's around 1 in 6. That means over 30,000 people in Peterborough alone will have the condition.

Find out about the charities achievements, and how their dedicating team can support you with the run by visiting www.arthritisresearchuk.org

Baraka Community Partnerships

Baraka LogoBaraka Community Partnership are a small charity that works in four developing countries improving educational and healthcare oppertunities for impoverished communities and children. All funds rasied during the Perkins Great Eastern Run will go towards building a new classroom at the rual school of Kabaka in Zambia. If you would like to sign up to run for Baraka please contact Kirsty Pugh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cancer Research UK

Cancer research uk logoCancer Research UK pioneers life-saving research into cancer, helping to create more tomorrows for more people. Over the past 40 years, cancer survival rates have doubled and we have been at the heart of that progress. But there is still so much more to do. One in three of us will still be affected by cancer in our lifetime. We receive no government funding, so every pound raised relies entirely on the enormous generosity of people just like you. Sooner or later we will find cures for all cancers. Help us make it sooner.

Childhood First

Childhood-First-HHM-Logo Colour RGBChildhood First transforms the lives of children and young people who suffer severe emotional and psychological difficulties, so that they can relate well to others, fulfil their potential and enjoy life. Our unique and effective therapeutic method has evolved over forty years and is called Integrated Systemic Therapy (IST). When they come to us, children's earlier life trauma is expressed through disturbed, violent and sometimes sexualised behaviours which communicate their distress. Most have had a profoundly disrupted parenting experience in their first five years of life. To recover from this severe relational trauma and to develop, they require an experience of profoundly healing relationships.

Please contact Holly on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info about our work and challenge events places.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

CFT logoCystic Fibrosis affects over 9,000 babies, children and young adults across the UK. A faulty gene makes the body produce thick, sticky mucus that clogs the vital organs leading to chronic lung disease and malnutrition. More than 90 per cent of youngsters die from lung failure and only half these young people will live beyond their late 30s. Please run with Team CF Cystic Fibrosis Trust to ensure our world-leading research to replace the faulty CF gene can continue.

Deafblind UK

DBUK logo.jpegDeafblind UK is a national charity based in Hampton, supporting people for over 80 years. We provide personalised support through high quality one-to-one care, befriending and information and advice services to enable people who are both deaf and blind to live independently, interact with others, understand their rights and access their entitlements. Things that most of us take for granted.

Someone who is both deaf and blind can experience an intensified level of loneliness and isolation that can often lead to loss of hope and depression. This dual sensory loss is a unique disability that affects approximately 394,000 people in the UK, a number that is forecast to grow significantly over the next 20 years and increased support for deafblind people is more important than ever. If you would like to run for Deafblind UK, or for more information about supporting our work, please call our fundraising team on 01733 358100 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Diabetes UK

DUKOn 20th January 2011 one mother's life turned upside down and her worst nightmare came true. Her beautiful four year old son was rushed to hospital barely conscious, so thin and so dehydrated that the skin was literally peeling from his lips.

Had she known the symptoms of diabetes then maybe things wouldn't have gone so far. Within minutes of arriving at the hospital his nurse said he was showing all the classic symptoms of Type 1 diabetes. Eight hours after being admitted her beautiful boy was able to start his treatment for diabetes – a lifetime of insulin.

By raising awareness in our local community of the consequences of living with diabetes, as well as raising much-needed funds; Diabetes UK are able to work towards one day finding a cure for diabetes. Please consider running or walking the Perkins Great Eastern Run in aid of Diabetes UK.

Drolma Centre

DROLMA LOGO CMYK HUGEDrolma Centre is a centre for meditation and modern Buddhism and offers everyone the opportunity to develop lasting mental peace through meditation and related practices. The centre and its activities are open to everyone. You do not have to be Buddhist to take part in the classes or courses run by us or to benefit from them.

We serve as a special place of peace and refuge in the heart of Peterborough, just five minutes by car from the city centre. Located near the popular and tranquil Central Park, it offers a wide range of classes, courses and retreats on meditation and modern Buddhism for all levels from complete beginners to more experienced meditators.

For more information telephone: (01733) 755444 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Visit www.meditateinpeterborough.org.uk

East Anglian Air Ambulance

EAAA logoEAAA have been providing a 365 day-a-year lifesaving service working across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, for 15 years. Since the charity’s launch in 2000, the dedicated, highly skilled medical crews on our specially equipped helicopters have attended over 16,000 missions. The doctor –led emergency care also operates during the hours of darkness and the state of the art EC145T2 helicopter can fly the patient to the most appropriate hospital. The team fly on average 4.7 missions per day with an average of 34 missions per week. Our commitment to providing the best possible level of pre-hospital care at emergences across this region means that our fundraising staff and volunteers are working tirelessly to achieve the income needed to support this. Thank you for supporting our work – together we save lives!

East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH)

EACH Master logo COLOUREast Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. Our care and support is tailored for the needs of all family members and delivered where the families wish – in their own home, at hospital, in the community or at one of three hospices in Ipswich, Milton and Quidenham. For both families accessing care, and those who have been bereaved, EACH is a lifeline at an unimaginably difficult time. We rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income and need to raise almost £6 million to deliver our services this year – £16,000 a day, every day of the year.

Facial Palsy UK

FacialPalsyLogoRGBsmlWe take the simplest things for granted in our everyday lives - the ability to keep food in our mouth as we eat, the ability to close our eyes for sleep, the ability to kiss our loved ones, and the ability to laugh or smile, but when a facial nerve is non-functioning or missing, the muscles in the face do not receive the necessary signals in order to work properly. This results in paralysis of the affected part of the face causing painful dry eye, speech, eating and drinking difficulties, and more. In some cases both sides of the face are affected, leaving the person unable to show any facial expression.

Facial Palsy UK is a new national charity based in Peterborough; we are raising awareness of facial palsy and the immense psychological and functional impact it can have on a person's life, providing information and support to those affected and raising funds for vital research.

Over 100,000 people in the UK suffer with facial palsy due to causes including cancer, injury, neurological issues, infections, strokes or syndromes. Approximately one third of people diagnosed with Bell's palsy, the most common cause of facial paralysis, never make a full recovery.

If you would like to run for Facial Palsy UK, please contact us either on 0300 030 9333 or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are very grateful for your support.

Family Voice Peterborough

familyvoiceFamily Voice Peterborough is a charity who provides a voice for parents/ carers at a strategic level to improve services for children and young people with disabilities and additional needs. We also run local and national trips and activities for families of children and young people with disabilities and additional needs providing a well needed break from the stresses associated with disability.

FAN - Families Against Neuroblastoma

fanFAN provides assistance and support for children with Neuroblastoma childhood cancer and their families. Neuroblastoma is an aggressive form of childhood cancer with an 80% relapse rate, it has the highest mortality rate of all childhood cancers.

Our aim is to assist children in the UK in accessing potentially life saving treatment when their NHS comes to an end. FAN also fund research into Neuroblastoma. and provide support for the families, treats and wishes, holidays, and days out for all families affected by Neuroblastoma.

Free Kicks Foundation

FreekicksThe Free Kicks Foundation is a Peterborough-based charity whose aim is to provide football-related activities for ill, bereaved and disadvantaged children, to give them a day to remember with their favourite football club. The charity is run on a voluntary basis by Steve Thorpe and Sam Downing.

Froglife

froglifeFroglife is a national wildlife charity dedicated to the conservation of the UK's amphibians and reptiles – frogs, toads, newts, snakes and lizards – and the habitats on which they depend. In Peterborough we manage Hampton Nature Reserve, which is home to the largest population of Great Crested Newts in Europe.

Since 1989 Froglife has been at the heart of efforts to conserve native amphibians and reptiles. Throughout this time we have initiated a number of national and regional projects, and remained a central voice for public advice on issues surrounding reptile and amphibian conservation.

Throughout our projects we aim to work with people across the cities that come from a variety of backgrounds and areas of disadvantage. We look to improve their green spaces and interaction with wildlife. Froglife's work falls into three strands: on the ground conservation, environmental education and communication.

Headway Cambridgeshire

Logo 2010Headway Cambridgeshire is a local charity that offers support, advice and guidance to all those who are living with the effects of brain injury. We have been established for more than 20 years at our day service in central Cambridge. More recently we have extended our service and have opened satellite branches in Huntingdon, Peterborough and March.

We support people who are living with 'the hidden disability' that is brain injury, helping to tackle issues like social isolation brought about by poor short term memory, loss of confidence and loss of skills and abilities. Our team of Community Brain Injury Advisors work with families and carers of individuals with a brain injury, helping them to understand how their lives have changed and giving them coping strategies.

We also work with individuals in the community on a one to one basis helping them to achieve specific desired goals. Our work in the community does not attract statutory funding and is supported through donations, grants and trusts; this means that your sponsorship money will have a direct effect on peoples' lives helping us to improve life after brain injury and we thank you for your support.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Hearing DogsHearing Dogs for Deaf People is a registered charity that trains dogs to alert deaf people to household sounds and danger signals such as the doorbell, telephone and smoke alarm – providing life-changing independence and confidence.

Dogs are donated for training by breeders and members of the public and when possible they are selected from rescue centres. The charity also has its own breeding scheme. Hearing Dogs provides a national service and no charge is made to recipients. Since its inception in 1982, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People has placed more than 1600 hearing dogs and has around 750 current working partnerships.

Hunts Community Cancer Network Charity - HCCN

HCCNHunts Community Cancer Network Charity (HCCN The Charity) was co-founded early in 2014 by a patient inspired with the support she had received from the community based cancer service. After receiving a diagnosis of myelofibrosis, an incurable condition, with only palliative care, the Hunts Community Cancer team obtained a newly developed drug straight out of clinical trials. This drug significantly minimised the symptoms and was life changing, allowing her to regain much of what she thought she had lost forever through the illness. Three years later this drug is still not available on the NHS.

The money raised by the charity is used to support a range of activities aimed at helping patients understand the positive benefits of a good diet, exercise and emotional well-being in assisting the body to resist cancer and maintain good health. This information is delivered through conferences, exercise classes, meditation, yoga, art lessons and drop in centres where people can meet over coffee.

The key measure of success for HCCN is achieved when people no longer have need of our services and are able to return with confidence to their new, normal, lives.

You can find us on Facebook: Localgiving.com/huntscommunitycancernetwork or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Global’s Make Some Noise

Young Lives Global’s Make Some Noise is Heart’s charity, which helps change young lives.
We do this by supporting specially-selected projects that deliver life-changing work to youngsters and their families living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity.
These projects find it hard to get heard, so we unite some of the biggest radio stations in the UK to give them a voice.

Inspire Peterborough

Inspire BannerInspire Peterborough is an arm of Dial Peterborough, a local registered disability charity. Inspire Peterborough promotes sport and leisure activities, as well as promoting Health and Well-being initiatives and support for disabled people and their family members and carers.

Building upon the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we will support and inspire all disabled people to have better life outcomes through participating in sport, leisure activities and volunteering.

JDRF

JDRF 2C LogoJDRF is the world's leading charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research and raise money to drive world class research. We aim to find new ways to treat type 1diabetes and its complications, prevent type 1 from developing and find the cure for people who already have the condition.

In the East of England we fund some key research in Cambridge including the causes of type 1 diabetes at The University of Cambridge and the Artificial Pancreas at Addenbrookes Hospital. JDRF also provides information and support to children and adults living with type 1 diabetes in the region.

Please join with us to help find a cure.

www.jdrf.org.uk/east

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JDRF Registered charity number 295716

Kidney Research UK

Kidney Research UK logoKidney Research UK is a Peterborough based charity for more than 50 years. We have a guaranteed number of places for a variety of marathons, half-marathons, and fun-runs across the country, including the Virgin London Marathon and the BUPA Great North Run. Our friendly team will provide you with support and advice to help you make the most of your experience and your fundraising. Each runner will receive a Kidney Research UK running vest and fan wig so you can be easily spotted by friends and family on your big day.

Little Miracles

littlemiraclesnowebaddressLittle Miracles is a parent led support group and charity for families with children that have additional needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions. We run daily sessions at our purpose built centre at The Spinney, Hartwell Way, Ravensthorpe, Peterborough, PE3 7LE where the whole family is welcome to come and chat, play, socialise and engage in daily meaningful activities chosen by the families which are free to the families to access. We support over 900 families and over 3,000 children for more information please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or look at www.littlemiraclespeterborough.org.uk.

MacMillan

MacmillianMacmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. The charity is a source of support for patients who live with cancer, as well as providing vital help to carers, families and communities.
We guide people through the system, supporting them every step of the way. In addition to medical help Macmillan Cancer Support provides practical support in peoples' homes from a lift to the hospital, to precious time off for a carer.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

MC logo cmykGiven the choice, most of us would want to die at home, surrounded by the people and things we cherish. Marie Curie Cancer Care makes this possible.

Our Marie Curie nurses provide free of charge hands on nursing care and emotional support to people with all terminal illnesses and provide vital emotional support to their loved ones.

By running and fundraising for Marie Curie, you can help our nurses continue to provide this level of care to people in the local area. When you join the Daffodil Team you will receive:

An exclusive Nike Dri FIT technical performance running vest
An online fundraising pack full of useful hints and tips to help you hit your target
Downloadable training plans
Friendly fundraising support

Visit http://www.mariecurie.org.uk for more information.

Mayor's Charities

Young LivesThe Mayor of Peterborough along with a charities committee, raise funds by holding numerous events and through the generosity of donations. At the end of the Mayoral year, funds are divided between the Mayor's chosen charities and used for those in need in and around the city of Peterborough. This year's chosen charities are here.

MS Society

MS logo Standard version CMYK Bl158.jpegMore than 100,000 people live with multiple sclerosis in the UK. Every one of them shares the uncertainty of life with MS.

MS attacks at random and many of the symptoms are invisible to others. You're usually diagnosed in your 20s or 30s; news that can be scary and heartbreaking. MS can get steadily worse, or remain unpredictable throughout your life – one day you can be fine, the next you might lose your sight or be unable to move.

We're the UK charity fighting to improve treatment and care to help people with MS take control of their lives.

We're a world-leading funder of MS research. We've already made important breakthroughs, and we're now at the start of a generation of MS research that holds incredible promise.

With your support, we will beat MS.

Visit www.mssociety.org.uk . Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 0908 428 0908 for more information.

National Literacy Trust

NLT LOGOThe National Literacy Trust is a national charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK.

One person in six in the UK lives with poor literacy. This holds them back at every stage of their life. As a child they won't be able to succeed at school, as a young adult they will be locked out of the job market, and on becoming a parent they won't be able to support their child's learning.

We work to improve the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the UK's most disadvantaged communities, where up to 40 per cent of people have literacy problems. Our research and analysis make us the leading authority on literacy and drive our interventions. Because low literacy is intergenerational, we focus our work on families, young people and children. Find out more about our work at www.literacytrust.org.uk/about

Nene Park Trust

103173Nene Park Trust is a registered charity, established in 1988 to manage Ferry Meadows, one of the most visited Country Parks in the UK. The Trust manages 1,725acres of greenspace and provides our 1 million + visitors with a range of opportunities for relaxation and recreation within the estate, including 22km of paths, three play areas and a watersports and outdoor pursuits centre. We are proud of our long established track record of providing a Park that is much loved by our community and our vision is to be the regions favourite park, providing a permanent haven for heritage and wildlife and a wide choice of recreational activities for the people of Peterborough and the wider community. For more information about supporting our work, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For more information about the Park, please visit www.neneparktrust.org.uk

NSPCC

NSPCC LogoEach year, thousands of people from across the UK come together to be part of the NSPCC's running team, raising vital funds for vulnerable children in the UK. Join them at the Perkins Great Eastern Run 2013.

The MS Therapy Centre

msThe MS Therapy Centre is an independent self funded charity founded in 1985. We help people throughout Cambridgeshire who are affected by Multiple Sclerosis or other neurological conditions such as Parkinson's Disease and stroke by providing support, advice, benefit advice, complementary therapies, counselling, High Dosage Oxygen Therapy, exercise and physiotherapy to help them manage their symptoms.

Help is also extended to families and carers who can also suffer due to the stresses of caring for someone with a debilitating illness. We offer the only venue in Cambridgeshire for people affected by these conditions to regularly meet and chat, in a modern, warm, secure environment. We always welcome financial support to enable us to continue to provide and improve our services.

OASIS - Water For Life

More than 40,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation in Pakistan. The geography of Pakistan varies greatly, ranging from arid deserts to remote mountainous regions. This makes accessing safe water extremely difficult for many communities. Vast flood plains present a high risk of flooding across much of the country. The extreme floods in 2010 affected 20 million people, more than one in ten of the total population. Your help can save lives.

The OASIS – water for life charity shop opened in Peterborough in February 2013. It is managed by volunteers, some of which attend the city's adult learning disability centre. As with any new charity we need people's support with donations and there custom.

When the team found out about the fun run they were very keen to take part and raise money for the shop and show their support for the community.

If you are competing in the fun run and are happy to take the course at a slower pace, please feel free to join us and show your support. Please email Jacky Germany This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to run and raise money for us. Thank you.

Ormiston Children & Families Trust

ormistonOrmiston Children & Families Trust is the biggest children's charity in the East of England. The Trust wants to make sure all children get the very best start in life whatever their circumstances. The Trust's work is based in a variety of settings including children's centres and prisons. The Trust also works with families in their own homes. Lots of parents need support and Ormiston can offer this in many ways. The Trust provides support for families of teenage parents and we help families struggling to cope for all sorts of other reasons.

Papworth Trust

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Papworth Trust support people with all disabilities, ages and backgrounds; we are there for the families and carers too. Our service is bespoke and based upon the individual's needs. Our services range from providing accessible housing or adapting homes to allow people to stay in their own homes for longer, a full activity programme for adults to enjoy at our day centres and youth clubs to encourage disabled teenagers to interact with their peers.
Our aim is to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities in life as others.

Peterborough and District Deaf Children’s Society

Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society is a reDeaf Childrengistered local charity that provides activities and social opportunities for deaf children and a support network for their families. We have been established for more than 40 years and currently support around 100 families in and around Peterborough. We run from a small budget so it's likely that any money you raise for us will make a big and direct difference to the children and their families. Your sponsorship will help pay for events and activities for children who are deaf. Deafness can cause isolation, severe communication problems and difficulties in achievement in education and gaining employment. While running the Great Eastern Run for us won't cure all that, it will go a long way to making the city's deaf children smile. Thank you!

Peterborough Environment City Trust

PECT logo high res for webPeterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is an independent and innovative environmental charity helping to create a cleaner, greener, and healthier city of Peterborough and beyond.

With more than 21 years’ experience working within the city, PECT delivers ground-breaking and innovative projects of local, regional and national significance, enabling change for a sustainable future.

Here in the UK we’re currently using resources at such a rate that we need three planets to support us, but we’ve just got the one. Things need to change in order to enjoy a better quality of life for ourselves, our families and future generations.

PECT works with a multitude of communities, schools, businesses, local authorities and voluntary organisations to deliver projects that make a real difference. Positive change for achieving a greener, happier, healthier city is at the heart of what we do, and our staff and volunteers are passionate advocates for ‘walking the walk’.

Peterborough & Fenland Mind

Peterborough and Fenland

Peterborough & Fenland Mind is an independent local charity affiliated to national Mind. We have been committed to providing mental health services in the Peterborough and Fenland area for more than 25 years. We promote good mental health, and develop and run services and projects to help serve local people with mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

We provide a wide range of services, from supporting vulnerable people with housing, the preventative work of Connected Mum’s that works with new mums at risk of developing a mental health problems or our Blue Light project that assists Emergency Service Personnel with understanding and supporting their own and other’s mental well-being. All of our services are free of charge to adults aged 18 and over, you can self-refer and we do not require a formal mental health diagnosis. Our services are person-centred and recovery based, meaning we support people to move forward with their lives.

£100 of the money you raise will fund the cost of one person accessing our 6 session Recovery Programme. No matter how much you raise, you will be helping someone on their journey to recovery. Thank you for considering us and good luck with your race! www.pfmind.org.uk

Peterborough Rape Crisis Care Group

PRCCG small logo-1Peterborough Rape Crisis Care Group (PRCCG) is a really great worthwhile charity. We were established in 1983 so this is our 30th year.
We offer assistance and support to all women and girls over 13 years old that have experienced sexual violence or who have had a family member or partner affected by sexual violence in Peterborough, South Lincolnshire, Fenland and Huntingdonshire. As an organisation we recognised that sexual violence current or historic such as rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, forced marriages, female genital mutilate does not discriminate; it affects all parts of our society.

We offer a completely free service to support and empower female survivors through a confidential telephone helpline (Wed 7pm-9pm and Sat 10am-12pm), email support or a face-to-face support service.
PRCCG is committed to raising public awareness of our services and the issues surrounding sexual violence. We have a range of leaflets, cards and posters that we supply to anyone willing to distribute or display them for us. We would also welcome the opportunity to come out and talk about the services we offer at PRCCG

All of our support workers are volunteers that work with the survivors but there is still a tremendous amount of costs involved in running a free service. For example each one to one session effectively costs the organisation £50, We want to continuing running services and growing to reach more women and girls who have been affected by sexual violence.

We are only able to help support survivors thanks to the generous help and donations from others. So please consider helping us by running or walking for us in the Perkins Great Eastern Run challenge. It is not just about raising money you don't have to do that if you don't want to it is also about raising awareness of our organisation if you would like to run for us please contact Becky 01733 317899 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We are very grateful for whatever support you can give us.

RNLI

lifeboatsThe RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea and needs your support to help train and equip our volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards. Our lifeboat service receives no UK government funding and relies on voluntary contributions for its income.

Scope

Scope-logo-colour-RGB-1000pxScope is the UK's leading disability charity and we are all about changing society for the better, so that disabled people and their families can have the same opportunities as everyone else. Everything we do is about creating real and lasting positive change and we believe that together we can create a better society.

Use your place in this fantastic event to raise vital funds for our work. Simply complete our registration form and to show that we're really grateful, we'll give you:

• Your choice of an exclusive Scope team running vest or T-shirt.
• A pack of helpful fundraising and professional training tips.
• Regular encouragement and motivation by email.

To hear more about joining the Scope team, check out our runner's video!

If you have any questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 0207 619 7270.

Shine

ShineShine (formerly ASBAH) provides specialist support from before birth and throughout life of anyone living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus as well as parents, families, carers, and professional health and social care staff. Through information, events, networking and campaigning we enable people to get the best out of life.

Our work only continues thanks to the generous help and support of others so please take on the challenge of the Great Eastern Run and help raise vital funds to help individuals and families overcome the relentless daily challenges arising from these conditions.

Sports Connections Foundation

SCF LogoSports Connections Foundation is all about using the power of sport to inspire the lives of children. Ranging from children who are disadvantaged, living a life of poverty or suffering from life threatening illness.

The charity is proudly based in Peterborough and was founded in 2010 by a couple of former professional football players who shared a passion for helping to transform children's lives.

With your support you can help us achieve our aims to engage with 2 million children in primary schools, positively affect the lives of 1 million children living a life of poverty and fulfil more than 250 Sporting Wishes. By doing something sporty for our charity, you will be making an impact on the lives of less fortunate children. Children can't choose the life they are born into, but we can inspire and change their lives for the better.

By competing in the Perkins Great Eastern Run, Sport Connections Foundation will provide you with training guidance, nutritional advice, and a sports massage to aid your recovery by our charity partner Ultimate Performance Lifestyle.

For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Spring Of Hope

Spring Of HopeOur charity is an organisation based in Kibera slums, Raila area, Narobi, Kenya. Its core aim is to engage children of the community in meaningful activities therefore enabling them to stay away from the common vices in the area.

Spring of Hope organisation is dedicated to improve quality of life for all, alleviation of poverty and community empowerment. The organisation also aims at developing strategic partnerships while enabling community engagements not only to identify needy cases, but also mobilize resources for intervention.

More than half of Kibera's slum population are poor families and are potential direct beneficiaries of this programme. There are a large number of Aids orphans and street children who are vulnerable children who are so poor and are not sure of their fate.

It is because of the above and many other reasons that Spring of Hope was formed about three years ago - to give hope to the 'hopeless' children in the community. Currently, the centre takes care of 65 desperate children and the number keeps growing with each day.

Our staff consists of professionals and people from different backgrounds who all volunteer their time and resources. Visit http://sohcommunity.kbo.co.ke

Stroke Association

Stroke Association SML RGBThe Stroke Association are working for a world where there are fewer strokes and all those touched by stroke get the help they need. Please run for The Stroke Association and help raise valuable funds.

St John Ambulance

SJA 3D pos 60mmNo one should die because they needed first aid and didn't get it. Be the difference between life and death.

St John Ambulance is a national charity and relies on donations to teach life-saving skills, deliver first aid and campaign to raise awareness of the importance of first aid. Every day people save lives thanks to the skills we've taught them.

We already train hundreds of thousands of people – many of them young people – every year. But we need to reach more and that's why we need your support.

Visit www.sja.org.uk, call 07825 681055 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Sue Ryder - Thorpe Hall Hospice

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In this, Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice’s 25th anniversary year, what better time to join #Team Incredible and run the Great Eastern Run to raise money for your local hospice.
The Hospice has been providing incredible care for 25 years to patients and their families at the most difficult times of their lives. Since the opening of the state-of-the-art new hospice building at Thorpe Hall last summer the mansion house has become a hub for new services and home to other organisations who work closely with Sue Ryder staff and volunteer
Thorpe Hall’s incredible care is now available in the community through Thorpe Hall Hospice at Home, our specialist community nurses and team of complementary therapists. Our bereavement services – for adults and children - are available to those who don’t necessarily have a connection with Thorpe Hall.. And our new kitchen garden has provided lots of links with corporate partners looking to invest time and money in a community project.
Be part of these exciting times by pledging to run the Great Eastern Run or the 5k Fun Run and raise money for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. You’ll receive a training plan, a specialist running vest, lots of fundraising support and some really loud cheers around the route!

Please join us!

For information about taking part in the Perkins Great Eastern Run on behalf of Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice please contact the fundraising team on (01733) 225999 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thomas Cook Childrens Charity

tccccharitylogoThomas Cook Children's Charity was established in January 2009 with the aim of making dreams come true for sick and disadvantaged children. Thomas Cook UK & Ireland pays the costs associated with the charity. This means that the income received goes directly to benefit sick and disadvantaged children in the UK and Overseas. Please help us to make more dreams come true for sick and disadvantaged children.

The Histiocytosis Research Trust

TheHRtrust Logo 14-06-10 2The Histiocytosis Research Trust was set up as a registered charity in 1991 and is dedicated to promoting and funding scientific research into uncovering not only the causes of the histiocytosis diseases, Langerhans' Cell Histiocytosis and Haemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis, but also ensuring early diagnosis, effective treatment and a cure.

The Trust also aims to support patients and their families as well as raise public and professional awareness about histiocytic disorders.

We also have an independent scientific review board which allocates funds to vital research projects. To date, The Trust has funded three three-year projects.

The Trust is closely linked to the Nikolas Symposium, an annual conference attended by leading doctors and scientists from all over the world and also has ties to The Artemis Association, The Histiocyte Society, Euro Histionet and The Histiocytosis Association.

Paul and Andrea Scholes are a local family from Stamford who sadly lost their little boy in June 2012 after he was diagnosed with HLH. If you are looking for a charity to support then please consider the Histiocytosis Research Trust.

The Lily Foundation

lilifoundThe Lily Foundation aims to raise awareness and increase knowledge of Mitochondrial Disease. The charity was set up in memory of a little girl called Lily who lost her life to this condition aged only 8 months.

Mitochondrial Disease is a collection of genetic disorders that can affect anyone at any time in their life. In many cases the conditions are debilitating and life limiting. It is estimated that Mitochondrial Disease affects one in 5,000 people and it claims more lives than childhood cancer.

Yet many people, including those in the medical profession have not heard of it. There are no effective treatments or cure. Mitochondrial disease has also been linked to other conditions such as Alzheimer's, MS, Diabetes and certain types of cancer.

We at The Lily Foundation want to change this. We raise money to fund research towards diagnosis, treatment and cure. In addition we support families and children affected by the disease.

For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 07947 257247. Visit www.thelilyfoundation.org.uk

The Wildlife Trust Bedford

WildlifeThe Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire & Peterborough brings people together to take action for wildlife. We manage 127 nature reserves - all of them free to visit – and 95 per cent of the population live within five miles of one of our reserves. We are working to make these wildlife havens bigger, better and more joined-up – vital to help wildlife to adapt to a changing climate. By gathering valuable information about wildlife and working with other landowners the Trust also monitors and safeguards wildlife beyond the boundary of its reserves.

Turner Syndrome Support Society

TSSSTurners Syndrome is a genetic syndrome and affects one in 2,500 baby girls. Most babies die before they are born, which is why it is such a rare syndrome. All affected girls have varying symptoms and are not all affected in the same way. Symptoms include failure to thrive, feeding difficulties, short stature, webbed neck, puffy hands and feet, heart problems (amongst other health issues) and not (usually) being able to have children.

No two children have the same symptoms and it is difficult to say what the outcome for each child will be. However, children affected by this syndrome have a normal IQ and normal life span. The Turners Syndrome Support Society is doing amazing things and helping to raise awareness of the syndrome, so that families and their children can be supported. For more information visit http://tss.org.uk/ or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Variety, the Children's Charity

Variety logostrap port redblk smlVariety, the Children's Charity, believes that neither disability nor disadvantage should prevent a child from realising their full potential.
Since setting up its UK division in 1949, the charity has raised over £200 million and supported over 800,000 children affected by ill health, disadvantage and disability.

With a focus on helping children make the most of their childhood, Variety the Children's Charity, provides support through four core programmes:

Mobility - providing specialist equipment including customised electric wheelchairs and bespoke Sunshine Coaches for schools ensuring children develop a greater sense of freedom and adventure
Health - equipping children's hospitals with the latest medical technology and life changing aids
Education - equipping Youth Clubs and young people's organisations – facilitating new skills and developing greater self-worth

Variety At Work - providing new experiences through educational programmes and exciting outings

Variety, the Children's Charity, launched in the United States in 1928 and is the oldest international children's charity. It has divisions across 13 countries (United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Jersey, Republic of Ireland, France, Israel, Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, Barbados and Eastern Caribbean) helping children at the local community level.

Variety is a registered charity in England and Wales (209259) and Scotland (SC038505).

For more information or to donate to Variety, please visit www.variety.org.uk. Follow Variety, the Children's Charity on www.facebook.com/VarietyGB

YMCA

YMCA LOGO MASTER GREYYMCA is locally based charity that has been at the heart of community transformation in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough since 1852. Our focus has always been on building proactive and sustainable communities with an emphasis on supporting Young People, helping them to realise their full potential on their journey from dependence to independence .We work with individuals and families to build better futures through our comprehensive range of programmes and interventions, including Housing, Health & Fitness, Youth Projects, Youth Justice Services, Mental Health Counselling, Employability Programmes, Volunteering and much more.

We see the young people we work with a Hero’s as they battle through life’s challenges to achieve their goals. We are looking for members of the local community to join Team YMCA and become a Hero for a young person by taking on a challenge to raise funds for YMCA. All money raised by Team YMCA will go towards supporting future youth projects that inspire and change the lives of young people in YOUR community.

For more information about YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough and to register your place for Team YMCA please visit www.theymca.org.uk