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
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.
For more information about Anna’s hope visit www.annashope.co.uk
Action on Hearing Loss
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.
Addenbrookes Charitable Trust
Age UK Peterborough
Arthritis Research UK
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
Cancer Research UK
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
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.
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.
East Anglian Air Ambulance
East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH)
Facial Palsy UK
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.
Family Voice Peterborough
FAN - Families Against Neuroblastoma
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
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.
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.
Head to Toe
Head to Toe fund projects all across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough that go above and beyond the NHS provision, making sure we can provide the very best opportunities for care and treatment to those who need our help. However, our ultimate aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of our local communities, and to raise vital public understanding of the challenges faced by many of the people our staff work with.
The link to our website can be found here.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
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
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.
Global’s Make Some Noise
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.
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 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.
JDRF Registered charity number 295716
Kidney Research UK
Light Project Peterborough
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
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.
The Mintridge Foundation
Our team of Ambassadors - Olympians, Paralympians and other professional sports stars from over 20 sports, both team and individual - work with young people in schools, clubs and academies across the UK. Starting with visits including assemblies, coaching clinics and classroom sessions tailored to each organisation’s requirements, our ambassadors can then provide one- on- one remote mentoring in a safeguarded environment, delivered via technology such as Skype and Playwaze to build a lasting legacy for individuals.
The Mintridge Foundation’s successes demonstrate the incredible power of sport; from a mentee’s selection to represent Great Britain in their chosen field to enabling disabled children to find confidence and happiness just through participation. Understanding life after sport, we also support our Ambassadors in their transition from active sport to the next stage of their careers.Your donations will help provide more Mintridge Foundation programmes across the UK, and support training for the ambassadors who deliver our objectives. The Mintridge Foundation. Charity no. 1177831
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.
National Literacy Trust
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
The MS Therapy Centre
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
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.
Ormiston Children & Families Trust
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 Environment City Trust
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 & 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
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 very grateful for whatever support you can give us.
Royal Papworth Hospital
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!
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
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.
Spring Of Hope
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
SSAFA | The Armed Forces charity
St John Ambulance
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.
Sue Ryder - Thorpe Hall Hospice
Run for Sue Ryder as part of Team Incredible at this year’s Great Eastern Run by taking on one of the flattest and fastest half marathons in the UK or 5k run.
With every step you take and every pound you raise, you will be helping Sue Ryder Nurses, doctors, and care team be there when it matters for local families who have a loved one living with a terminal illness.Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice provides expert palliative care and support for people who are living with life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting their families.We are the only specialist palliative care inpatient unit in Peterborough. We are also the only unit with a multi-disciplinary team which includes doctors, nurses, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, complementary therapy, bereavement counsellors, and psychological and spiritual support.Our Hospice at Home team cares for people in their own homes. Our Day Services support people living with a long-term condition to reach their goals. We have a monthly café for those living with dementia and their carers.We don’t just look after patients but their families too – and offer family and bereavement support. Our other services include palliative rehabilitation, complementary therapies and spiritual care. We also have a coffee shop at the hospice which is run entirely by volunteers.Sign up to run with us and 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!
Sunflower Seed Pre-school
their journey to further education. All money raised for the organisation helps fund the running of the village pre-school. This year Sunflower Seed are raising additional funds for a new building for the staff and children to enjoy.
Thomas Cook Childrens Charity
The Histiocytosis Research Trust
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
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.
The Norfolk Hospice
The RAF Benevolent Fund
The Wildlife Trust Bedford
Turner Syndrome Support Society
Variety, the Children's Charity
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
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