Which charity?

Having been accepted through the ballot for the FLM 2003, I find myself in the converse position to last year in that I am now trying to pick a charity to run for. I just wondered which charities y'all might be supporting and if you like, why. I have a few on my list, including The Anthony Nolan Trust, British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross and the Terrance Higgins Trust. If there are any smaller charities out there that need support, let me know!

Comments

  • I normaly run for Gt Ormond st, but the RNLI are a good cause.
  • Doesn't the RNLI have a massive financial reserve still? I know they lost a lot in the stock market crash (enough to keep the lifeboats going for 6 months, I think). But they are still not short of a bob or two.

    I'd say run for a charity that means something to you personally. Makes it that little bit even harder to stop!
  • PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE
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    WE NEED LOTS OF HELP

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    PETER
  • I looked at the keystone website but found it hard to get info from ite.g. abut the charity and events ...

    i am looking to get a bond place as i have found out i am not in but will struggle to raise high pledges such as 1500...any advice?
  • i will be running for cancer research
  • does anybody know of any charities that have around 1k target?
  • The National Kidney Research Fund (NKRF) only ask 1k.
  • Robo, Ive spotted you in the marathon mag, so thats you:)
  • Fame at last.....
    haven't got my copy yet (my mother wants it for some strange reason)
    complained to NKRF that they spent all that money on the adverrt and still managed to make me look as if I have even less hair than I really do.
  • Epilepsy Action have a £1K target I think - I've run for them before and got a letter a while back.

    Epilepsy Action

    Iain
  • Ran for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People last year. They wanted £1500 which I thought I would struggle to get as I wasn't working and was relatively new to the area but by getting friends and relatives to join in the fundraising effort I managed just under £1700. Can't find the weblink but it's something like www.hearingdogs.org
  • I shall be running for the lincolnshire & Notts air ambulance. I think its a good opportunity to put something back locally. There will be a lot of small local charitys who don't have gold bond places and a sum such as £500 would meen a great deal to them. Sometimes our local paper highlights a family with a poorly child who needs treatment abroad or a special wheelchair that they can't afford .Maybe there is someone near you who could really use your help.
  • OUR TARGETS ARE £600

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    PETER
  • Have applied for a gold bond place with cancer research but haven't heard anything yet (fingers crossed...the anticipation's killing me).

    Nearly reformed benz - have you got a gold bond place? and when did you hear?
  • Thinking of running for Cancer Research with 25% going to a hospice in the NW.
  • FIND A LOCAL CHARITY , LIKE OURS
    UNLIKE MANY OTHER CHARITIES NOT A SINGLE PENNY GOES IN WAGES , ADMIN ETC

    EVERY PENNY YOU RAISE GOES TO THE KIDS THAT NEED HELP

    SOME CHARITIES TAKE UPTO 25% IN FEES TO PAY WAGES ETC
  • I suggest going for a charity that means something personally to you, your family, your friends, or your colleagues. That way it means something to you personally, and the immediate rapport this creates with people makes it far easier to raise the cash. Clearly any charity, local or national, can fit into this category.

    A friend and I were fortunate in being able to raise funds for a charity being supported by our company due to links already in place, and were stunned at the support our work colleagues gave us. It also changed the marathon into something far richer than a running race.
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