The team from Freeths solictors are supporting Alzheimer’s Society and the charity would welcome more teams to compete and support the charity. Runners simply need to let us know the charity know their top size and details on the website here.
Sobell House cares for and supports people affected by cancer and other terminal illness throughout the county. Every year the hospice cares for thousands of people, and those visiting the place for the first time often comment how the place is full of life and even joy.
All Sobell House fundraisers will get a t-shirt, and fundraising pack.
The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) is the leading national user-led charity for spinal cord injured people. The charity is there to provide key services, share information and experience, and to campaign for change, ensuring each spinal injured person person can lead a full and active life. The charity’s vision is that all spinal cord injured (SCI) people receive the specialist treatment, care, rehabilitation and support they need to be fully integrated and empowered participants in society. For more information see www.spinal.co.uk and for a fundraising pack email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0845 071 4350
What is myeloma?
Myeloma is a cancer arising from plasma cells, a type of white blood cell which is made in the bone marrow. The bone marrow is where all blood cells are made and plasma cells form part of your immune system. Normal plasma cells produce antibodies, also called immunoglobulins, to help fight infection.
In myeloma, plasma cells become abnormal, multiply uncontrollably and release only one type of antibody known as paraprotein, which has no useful function. Myeloma affects multiple places in the body (hence ‘multiple’ myeloma) where bone marrow is normally active in an adult, ie within the bones of the spine, skull, pelvis, the rib cage, long bones of the arms and legs and the areas around the shoulders and hips.
Myeloma UK is the only organisation in the UK dealing exclusively with myeloma. We are helping myeloma patients live longer and with a better quality of life.
From our humble roots as a vegetable patch at Littlemore Hospital nearly 40 years ago, Restore has flourished across Oxfordshire. We now empower over 800 people with mental health problems to become experts in their own recovery, and to find and keep employment. We help people gain skills and confidence through gardening, woodwork, crafts and catering and we provide one-to-one employment support when people are ready to work or volunteer elsewhere. Find out more at www.restore.org.uk.
Helen & Douglas House cares for terminally ill children, young adults and their families through exceptional hospice care. Each year the hospice needs to raise over £5 million to continue providing support to families dealing with the implications of living with a child who will die prematurely, the large majority of money comes through people donating and fundraising through challenges like this. Join the Helen & Douglas House Team and make a difference!