Run for fun – and for charity
Runners are encouraged to fundraise for their chosen charity. You can select those below on the entry form – please tick the box to allow us to send your details to the charity concerned so that they can send you a fundraising pack – or let them know yourself.
Nominate your chosen charity
Particpants are also welcome to nominate the charity of your choice for fundraising. Just let us know which one on your registration form.
If you run a charity
You are welcome to bring teams, and encourage fundraisers to participate. If you want more information on fundraising opportunties please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Oxfordshire Mind, Oxfordshire’s mental health charity is there to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support.
1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in any one year.
Oxfordshire Mind helps over 20,000 people with mental health challenges every year. It promotes good mental health through the provision of high quality services and campaigning for positive change. Services include housing, talking therapies, benefits advice, a confidential and free information line, courses (such as ‘practical ways to wellbeing’), physical activity programmes, volunteering opportunities, and we facilitate over 60 peer-support groups each week.
All Oxfordshire Mind fundraisers at the Blenheim 7k events will get a t-shirt, fundraising pack and support all the way to the finish line
For more information see www.oxfordshiremind.org.uk or email email@example.com
Sobell House cares for people and their families affected by life limiting illness. At any one time they provide specialist care for more than 500 people in their inpatient ward, in the day centre, in the Oxfordshire hospitals, as well as making sure people have access to the care they need at home. Care and support is offered through a wide range of services that are tailor made to meet the needs of each individual and their loved ones. You can find out more about Sobell House’s work on their website, www.sobellhouse.org or follow them on Facebook.
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
Restore has grown from humble roots as a vegetable patch at Littlemore Hospital to flourish 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!
Mental health illness, in all its forms, is affecting more people than ever before. For over 50 years, Response has have been innovating, adapting and providing high-quality services in the field and now operate across the Thames Valley and down to the South Coast. From Housing to Support and from Sports to Education, the 360 Model delivers a holistic recovery focused package that works.
Response believes in the power of change and that every life, no matter the difficulties faced, can be made richer and more fulfilling. Staff, resources, experience, properties and creativity all combine to deliver real, person-centred, outcomes
Oxfordshire children’s charity SeeSaw supports children and young people who need extra support coming to terms with the death of a mum, dad, sister or brother. National statistics indicate that in the UK 1 in 25 young people under 16 years old suffer the death of a parent and many can experience severe difficulties needing extra support. Without expert support at this critical time, these young people can face emotional problems in later life.
SeeSaw’s fully trained Volunteer Support Workers give support, expertise and time for free and several members of the small core staff are part time, so the cost of providing this vital service is kept to a minimum.
It costs around £350,000 a year for SeeSaw to provide a comprehensive service to the whole of Oxfordshire, offering tailored one-to-one grief support for children and young people, group/family activity days, advice and support to families, advice and training to professionals, literature and resources.
SeeSaw relies on donations from the local community, the corporate sector and charitable bodies in order keep its vital service going and has helped over 5300 children since it began in the year 2000.
Further information can be found at www. seesaw.org.uk and our helpline number is: 01865 744768
The Injury Minimization Programme for Schools (I.M.P.S.) empowers young people in Oxfordshire to take personal responsibility for managing their own risk and equips them with the skills to cope in an emergency. Teaching first aid, resuscitation skills, risk awareness and injury prevention to over 5000 Oxfordshire school children every year. Help us to empower children how to cope in an emergency by raising funds for this unique and vital programme.
We put fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games.
By using technology ranging from modified joypads to eye-control, we’re finding a way for people to play to the very best of their abilities. But we’re not just doing it for fun. By levelling the playing field, we’re bringing families and friends together and having a profoundly positive impact on therapy, confidence and rehabilitation.
Thomley provides a place for disabled people to come and play, take part in leisure activities and learn relationship and life skills. We help more than 11,000 disabled people each year (ranging in age from babies to pensioners) with a focus on children and young people.
Providing a safe environment for disabled people Thomley has outside and inside facilities. Outside there is specialised playground equipment that has been designed for the needs of our visitors and includes a covered sandpit; adapted swings and zip wire; wheelchair-friendly play fort and roundabout; and a one-kilometre cycle track with a good selection of bicycles, tricycles and go-karts. Inside there’s sensory room’s, art room, play rooms, imagination room, construction room, soft play, as well as a games room, teenage den and fully accessible ‘changing places’ toilets. Each day is structured around specific groups and themes, during which Thomley offer specialised programming for pre-school children, teenagers, adults, families, schools, respite groups or the wider community when any family (with or without disabilities) can join us.
Oxford Colon Cancer Trust (OCCTOPUS) was formed in 2003 with the aim to fund practical advances in treatment, education, and research in relation to Colorectal Cancer, Colitis and Crohn’s disease, and Continence. With your support, OCCTOPUS can help the colorectal team at the Oxford University Hospitals keep up to date with, and even ahead of new techniques such as key-hole surgery, as well as educating the surgeons of the future in the most modern procedures to help patients more effectively.
Learn more at www.occtopus.org.uk