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Charities

Enter the 2018 Brighton Marathon with a charity place.

Running for a charity gives you additional motivation. It increases your focus on those long winter nights and when the training gets tough it makes completing your Marathon even more rewarding. Every charity will offer you incentives to help you reach your fundraising goals, as well as invaluable support and advice in the lead up to, and on your big day.

To find out more about the benefits and unique features available when you fundraise through Virgin Money Giving, head over to our dedicated fundraising page.

You can find all of our participating charities in the listings and search function below.

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  • No. 1017658
    Breast Cancer Care are the only specialist UK charity providing support for women, men, families and friends affected by breast cancer. Our free services include support over the phone with a nurse or someone who’s been there, our welcoming online forums, reliable information and local group support
  • No. 1005541
    One man in the UK dies every hour from prostate cancer, the most common form of cancer in men. Please help us to raise awareness, help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life.
  • No. 225971
    Join the British Heart Foundation team and help end the devastation caused by losing a loved one to a heart condition. Become a Heart Runner. Power life-saving research.
  • No. 1089464
    Show cancer what you’re made of. Your place in team Cancer Research UK is right here waiting for you. We're the only charity fighting all 200 cancers. Every step you'll take, helps the fight to beat cancer sooner. Join our team and make your marathon a day to remember.
  • No. 219830
    Join the Mind! We pride ourselves on giving all of our runners the support, inspiration and admiration you deserve. We promise to be with you every step of the way.
  • No. 1160024
    Great Ormond Street Hospital is a place where extraordinary things happen every day, with over 255,000 patient visits each year. With your support we can continue to provide inspirational and world-class care to hundreds of children from across the UK and around the world. Being part of #TeamGOSH
  • No. 256789
    Chestnut Tree House is the children’s hospice for Sussex. Since 2003 we have been caring for children with life-shortening illnesses, providing care at the hospice and in the home. Make your marathon count and join our birthday team to help us celebrate 15 years of children’s hospice care in Sussex
  • No. 296645
    Dementia devastates lives. By 2021 1 million people will be living with the condition. Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research and create lasting change for people affected by dementia. Run for a world without dementia
  • No. 1060508
    Tommy's exists to save babies' lives. We believe it's unacceptable that 1 in 4 women lose a baby during pregnancy and birth. Join our 150-strong team and help fund research to prevent miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. Entry is FREE and we offer five star support from sign-up to the finish
  • No. 261017
    Run with Team Macmillan in Brighton Marathon 2018 and help ensure absolutely no one faces cancer alone. We guarantee you’ll have the run of a lifetime with dedicated support all the way, including fundraising & training packs, free running vest, loudest cheers on course and a free post-race massage!
  • No. 295672
    Make-A-Wish® UK grants magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions, join our team today and make our wishes reality by contacting our events team at runs@makeawish.org.uk or on 01276 405 089.
  • No. 209617
    Our work gives blind and partially sighted people the freedom and independence they deserve; by choosing to run for guide dogs you will help us continue this. So join our awesome running team today and change lives!
  • No. 258197
    Every hour, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson's, a brain condition that turns lives upside down. Parkinson's UK is here to ensure people have what they need to take back control, from information to inspiration. We drive better care, treatments and quality of life.
  • No. 207994
    We’re here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We offer expert care, guidance and support to help them get the most from the time they have left. Our nurses work night and day providing vital emotional support, and our hospices offer specialist round-the-clock care.
  • No. 1081247
    There's more to WWF than pandas. We’re known for pioneering work to save and protect iconic wildlife, but that's only part of the story. Our ultimate goal is people living in harmony with nature. We spend a lot of time working with communities, politicians and businesses. Be part of Team Panda!
  • No. 1139257
    Over 100,000 of us in the UK have multiple sclerosis (MS). It’s unpredictable, and different for everyone. We’re the MS Society. We understand what life’s like with MS. And we’re driving research into more – and better – treatments. Together, we are strong enough to stop MS.
  • No. 1062559
    Cancer kills more young people in the UK than any other disease. For every young person we support, there's another we can't. Run with us so that together, we can reach more young people with cancer. We’ll support you with expert training and fundraising advice, and lots of support on the day.
  • No. 216401
    We're the leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK. We help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of prevention. Together we can rebuild children's lives and prevent abuse from ruining any more. Join #TeamNSPCC today
  • No. 1107328
    When cancer strikes young lives CLIC Sargent helps families limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health. We provide specialist support to help and guide each young cancer patient and their family. We will fight tirelessly for them, so that they can focus on the important things.
  • No. 1146420
    ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the Army’s national charity since 1944, supports thousands of soldiers, veterans and their families in need. The charity makes financial grants to individuals in times of need and specialist charities supporting the wider Army family. The need for support continues to grow
  • No. 256789
    St Barnabas House offers specialist palliative care both within the hospice and in the comfort of patients’ homes, to adults with advanced progressive life-limiting illnesses
  • No. 226227
    RNIB here for everyone affected by sight loss. Whether you’re losing your sight, blind or partially sighted, our practical and emotional support can help you face the future with confidence.
  • No. 1095197
    Imagine a future beyond cancer. At The Royal Marsden we’re dedicated to making this happen. We’re a world-leading innovating hospital who pioneer new treatments that save lives.
  • No. 1112708
    Pancreatic cancer is tough. Tough to diagnose, tough to treat, tough to survive. We’re taking it on together: supporting those affected by the disease, investing in ground breaking research, lobbying for greater recognition of pancreatic cancer, and being a voice for everyone involved in the fight.
  • No. 1039404
    Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for families living with dementia through our world-class Admiral Nurses.
  • No. 211015
    We provide vital information and support services to stroke survivors, over 1.2 million in the UK, and fund research into stroke treatment and prevention. Together we can conquer stroke.
  • No. 1077089
    Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity. As research experts, we fund world-class pioneering scientists to find preventions, treatments and a cure for dementia.
  • No. 1125038
    Target Ovarian Cancer is the UK’s leading ovarian cancer charity. We work to improve early diagnosis, fund life-saving research and provide much-needed support to women with ovarian cancer.
  • No. 1137689
    Pancreatic cancer is the UK’s 5th biggest cancer killer. Because of late diagnosis, patients face just a 3% chance of survival. Our focus is on early diagnosis.
  • No. 1117148
    We want to improve the lives of people with Crohn's and Colitis, and lead the mission to find a cure. Join us in the fight.
  • No. 802364
    We work to stop asthma attacks and, ultimately, cure asthma by funding world leading research and scientists, campaigning for change and supporting people with asthma to reduce their risk of a potentially life threatening asthma attack.
  • No. 326730
    Join team breathe today, and help the British Lung Foundation give hope, help and a voice to over 12 million people affected by lung conditions in the UK!
  • No. 203644
    Cats Protection is the UK's leading feline welfare charity, we help around 200,000 cats and kittens every year through our network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 32 adoption centres.
  • No. 215199
    Diabetes UK is leading the fight against the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time, to create a world where diabetes can do no harm
  • No. 10655035
    Brighton Oasis Project (BOP) aims to improve the lives of women, children, and families in Brighton and Hove who have been affected substance misuse. With its unique, gender-specific approach, BOP has been serving the Brighton community for 20 years.
  • No. 1140098
    MindOut is an award winning charity run by and for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans and queer people with lived experience of mental health issues. We offer advice, information, peer support, volunteering opportunities, wellbeing workshops and courses, and much more, helping over 400 people a year.
  • No. 298858
    Supporting patients and families; campaigning for better liver health services; and raising awareness to reduce preventable liver damage. Your support will help us win the fight against liver disease.
  • No. 1150056
    We are committed to increasing the number of potential blood stem cell donors in the UK, so that there is a donor for every patient who needs one.
  • No. 298405
    Children with Cancer UK is the leading national children’s charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer. We fund life-saving research into the causes, prevention and treatment of childhood cancer, and protect young lives through welfare programmes.
  • The National Autistic Society

    No. 269425
    Around 700,000 people in the UK have autism. Together with their families, around 2.8 million people's lives are touched by autism every single day. Do something amazing for Autism today.
  • No. 206002
    We treat a range of mental health conditions including PTSD, depression and anxiety in ex-servicemen and women.
  • No. 1056114
    We provide specialist care and support for those living with progressive life limiting illnesses. Our Hospice services are free of charge and we have to raise £7,200 every day.
  • No. 1160316
    Currently Evelina treats 50,000 children every year. We are UK’s leading hospital for paediatric heart services, also specialising in kidney transplants, dialysis and neurology. Our mission is to provide world-leading treatment and care for each child and every family.
  • No. 1070532
    Rainbow Trust provides support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. Please help us raise vital funds so we can support more families.
  • No. 1132421
    Trekstock supports young adults as they live with, through, and beyond cancer. We offer a connection to peers, a bridge out of isolation and a source of support and inspiration.
  • No. 1063986
    SILA is the UK Sarcoidosis Charity. We fund research into finding a cure and provide information and support to those with the disease.
  • No. 1046826
    Isabel Hospice is a local charity based in eastern Hertfordshire. Our team of dedicated clinical staff and volunteers provide a range of services out in the community as well as our inpatient unit to support patients and their families with life limiting illnesses.
  • No. 1092857
    Treloar’s is a remarkable, life-changing School where some of the most severely physically disabled children in the UK live and learn. Join #TeamTreloars and help change the lives of these inspirational young people.
  • No. 1098294
    How much your parents earn should not determine how much you achieve in life. But in the UK, it too often does. It doesn’t have to be this way.
  • No. 202918
    When you support Oxfam's life-changing work, unstoppable change takes root in communities around the world. Help us end poverty, faster.
  • No. 1056453
    The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Foundation UK-based & dedicated to establishing & protecting the rights of animals. PETA & affiliates around the world educate policymakers & public about cruelty to animals & promote understanding of the right of all animals to be treated with respect
  • No. 1108298
    Thames Hospice provide expert nursing and medical care, with emotional and practical support for adults who have illnesses from which they are not expected to recover.
  • No. 1158048
    Football Beyond Borders is an education charity which uses football as an engagement tool to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • No. 1106269
    ITF works with communities in Africa and the UK to carry out sustainable community forestry projects which protect, regenerate and cultivate trees and forests to enhance human and environmental well-being.
  • No. 1119105
    We fund the best research into bowel cancer, Colitis and Crohn’s disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other bowel problems. We also aim to increase awareness to challenge stigma.
  • No. 1132366
    We’re a breast cancer awareness charity with one clear mission: to get this nation checking their boobs more regularly in order to catch breast cancer early and save lives.
  • No. 1138116
    Antiphospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune condition that increases the tendency for the blood to clot and can cause potentially fatal events such as strokes, heart attacks, pulmonary emboli & DVTs. APS Support UK aims to achieve earlier diagnosis and better treatment through awareness and research.
  • No. 295716
    JDRF is the type 1 diabetes charity. We fund world-class research to treat, cure and prevent type 1 diabetes. We also give support and a voice to people with type 1 and their families and we campaign to make sure research moves forward and treatments are made available as fast as possible.
  • No. 1146777
    The Clock Tower Sanctuary is Brighton’s only day centre specifically for homeless young people aged 16-25. Your support can help young people break away from homelessness towards a brighter future.
  • No. 1160558
    We’re Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity – and we’re dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease.
  • No. 1090133
    Run 4 Cancer is a cancer respite charity with a sporting focus, we provide relief from the difficulties of living with cancer.
  • No. 1078094
    Amaze helps families with disabled children tackle problems such as poverty, exclusion at school, social isolation, physical and mental ill-health, poor housing and stress/anxiety, by providing information, advice and support.
  • No. 1058991
    Railway Children is an international children's charity. We fight for vulnerable children who live alone at risk on the streets, where they suffer abuse and exploitation.
  • No. 1063631
    St Clare Hospice care for hundreds of people across West Essex and East Hertfordshire border providing free, compassionate care and support to adults with life-limiting illnesses, their families and carers.
  • No. 214779
    Fancy doing something amazing in 2018? Run the Brighton Marathon for The Salvation Army and help transform lives!
  • No. 207005
    We are the leading local nature conservation charity for everyone who cares about nature in Sussex. We act to protect wildlife and wild spaces and connect people with nature.
  • No. 1051681
    Amnesty International is a movement of ordinary people standing up for human rights. We work to bring truth, justice and freedom to the world.
  • No. 1050845
    CRY raises awareness of Sudden Death Syndrome (SCD, SADS), supports those affected, promotes heart screening, funds research at the CRY Centres for Sports Cardiology, Cardiac Pathology and Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions.
  • No. 1146662
    Harrison's Fund is dedicated to funding the world's best research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal, muscle wasting condition with no cure. Help us Make Time for children with Duchenne.
  • No. 289868
    Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, have sensory impairments or complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives.
  • No. 1061474
    Down’s Syndrome Association are the only organisation in the country focusing solely on all aspects of living with Down’s syndrome; helping people with DS to live full and rewarding lives.
  • No. 1101971
    Action Duchenne is committed to finding a cure and treatments for Duchenne, while improving the lives of those living with the condition. Run for us and make a difference.
  • No. 1133542
    Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities
  • No. 234343
    Epilepsy Action exists to improve the lives of everyone affected by epilepsy. We help over 1.4 million people understand their epilepsy and treatment options. We improve healthcare, campaign for change as well as promote and undertake non-laboratory social and medical research into epilepsy.
  • No. 1132883
    All Dogs Matter are a registered dog rescue and rehoming charity based in North London, established in 2009. We rescue unwanted/abandoned dogs from all over London and the UK.
  • No. 1101441
    We help some of the most vulnerable children around the world who are constantly overlooked, and restore to them the ingredients of a full childhood (hope, life, colour and fun!).
  • No. 3866129
    As the nation's leading first aid charity, we want to teach everyone simple, life saving skills.
  • No. 802146
    Martlets is a charity that cares for people living through a terminal illness in and around Brighton & Hove.
  • No. 1114634
    For 10 years, brainstrust has been supporting brain tumour patients, their families and carers. Our aim is to ensure everyone diagnosed access the help they need. We'll help them understand and take control so they can secure the best possible outcome for their situation.
  • No. 1051736
    Living with mental health problems can be life changing, we believe extraordinary things happen if we never give up. We enable people to stay active and involved within their community.
  • No. 206394
    Battersea Dogs & Cats Home aims never to turn away a dog or cat in need of our help.
  • No. 1078201
    The Connection is London’s busiest homelessness charity supporting people away from the streets with: a day & night centre, street outreach, employment services & specialist mental health & addiction support.
  • No. 1000739
    World Cancer Research Fund UK funds the latest research from around the world on cancer prevention and survival through diet, weight and physical activity, so that we can help people make informed lifestyle choices to reduce their cancer risk. With your support we can help prevent cancer together.
  • No. 294354
    The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association is dedicated to supporting people affected by MND in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, improving care, promoting research and campaigning to raise awareness.
  • No. 1051543
    Southampton Hospital Charity strives to enhance, or even transform, the treatment, care and support that we are able to provide for our patients and their families. Make a difference today!
  • No. 313069
    Join Team Hft and the money you raise will be helping us to empower people with learning disabilities to make their own choices, including finding a job, building friendships and relationships and taking part in activities. Every day Hft makes this happen through the support of people just like you.
  • No. 280825
    We provide free expert care for people with life-limiting illnesses in West Herts and Chiltern area of Buckinghamshire, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or background.
  • No. 1119467
    Renewable World is an international development charity committed to tackling poverty through renewable energy. We work with remote, power-poor communities, providing them with a clean and sustainable source of energy
  • No. 207544
    Sightsavers works with partners in the developing world to combat avoidable blindness, protect communities from blinding diseases and improve the lives of people with disabilities.
  • No. 801382
    The Kent MS Therapy Centre is a self-funded charity supporting people with Multiple Sclerosis. It's located in Canterbury and covers the whole of the South and East of Kent
  • No. 311877
    Young Epilepsy exclusively support 112,000 children and young people under 25, with epilepsy. Creating better futures for young people, supporting their families and promoting epilepsy awareness across the UK.
  • No. 1100394
    Dedicated to funding groundbreaking independent research into epilepsy, which concentrates on key problem areas that will benefit people with epilepsy and ultimately improve quality of life.
  • No. 281362
    Run for #TeamStCH and help provide expert hospice care in West Sussex and East Surrey when life comes full circle. Join our team and get a St Catherine's Hospice running vest, fundraising hints and tips and a dedicated cheer squad full of energetic encouragement and sweets!
  • No. 1098528
    The Brain and Spine Foundation works to improve the quality of life of people affected by neurological problems by providing expert information, support and education.
  • No. 1076995
    At Speak Out our vision is a world where people with learning disabilities have the same rights, choices and control over their lives as everyone else. Speak Out gives them the support they need to speak up and address problems they are facing.
  • No. 1051610
    LUPUS UK is the only UK registered charity which supports people with Lupus.
  • No. 1113681
    The national cardiac charity SADS UK initiated the Big Shock Campaign lobbying Government to make defibrillators compulsory in schools. To save lives SADS UK raises awareness of ‘The Warning Signs’.
  • No. 288527
    Terrence Higgins Trust is the leading UK charity dedicated to supporting people living with and affected by HIV. Join our team to help stop HIV in its tracks.
  • No. 1079049
    Cystic fibrosis is chronically misunderstood, kills thousands worldwide and is carried unknowingly in the genes of millions. Run with Team CF to help us beat cystic fibrosis, for good!
  • No. 1018759
    Rockinghorse is the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital and has been supporting sick children in Sussex for nearly 50 years.
  • No. 1147696
    Jigsaw (South East) supports bereaved children, young people and their families and also those affected by a family member with a life threatening condition throughout Surrey, Sussex and surrounding areas.
  • No. 1148195
    Woodcraft Folk is a national charity for children & young people run by volunteers. Every week thousands of young people meet to learn big ideas & develop self-confidence through fun activities.
  • No. 1011133
    Pace is a children’s charity that transforms the lives of children/young people with motor disorders such as cerebral palsy. We believe in every child’s ability to learn and make progress whatever physical or sensory challenges they face.
  • No. 1138457
    We are a Registered Charity that provides planned transfers of children up to the age of 16 years to the right hospital so they can access the specialist care they need.
  • No. 1003790
    Brighton Women's Centre creates a safe space where a woman can be herself, where we can build a strong, supportive relationship with her, giving her the security she needs to take the next steps towards a better life.
  • No. 1097765
    The SMA Trust is the only UK charity solely dedicated to funding research into a cure and treatments for Spinal Muscular Atrophy and currently funds over 75% of UK charity funded research.
  • No. 1103836
    Dedicated to the protection of wildlife and habitats in Kenya, the DSWT has worked for 40 years to rescue and hand-raise orphan elephants, reintegrating them into the wild when grown.
  • No. 1150054
    The Brain Tumour Charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours. We fund pioneering research to increase survival, raise awareness and provide support for everyone affected.
  • No. 1063471
    Get Kids Going! gives sports wheelchairs and sports grants to disabled children so they can participate in all kinds of disabled sports. The difference it makes to a disabled child to be able to play sport is just amazing! Please help us turn their dreams into reality.
  • No. 1110621
    THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST LIVING MISERABLY, or CALM, is a registered charity, which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK.
  • No. 1111504
    We save lives in childbirth in developing countries by: training midwives and doctors, providing community health promotion on maternal and newborn health, improving access to healthcare and providing income-generation schemes.
  • No. 1035810
    Endometriosis devastates the lives of women and their families. Endometriosis UK helps them take back control by providing vital support services, reliable information and a community for those affected by endometriosis.
  • No. 1110978
    Albion in the Community is the official charity of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, using the power of football and the reach of the club to make a difference.
  • No. 283686
    St Wilfrid's cares for local people with terminal illnesses. They must raise £4.3million a year (only 25% NHS funded) to provide their services without charge to the local community.
  • No. 2803242
    A registered charity established to relieve sick and injured people in South East England & surrounding areas by providing a Helicopter Medical Emergency Service.
  • No. 1140679
    At Moorfields Eye Charity, we believe that we can help bring new treatments to patients with eye diseases faster than ever before.
  • No. 1137652
    Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a rare neurodegenerative disease that leads to premature death. The MSA Trust is the only charity in the UK providing support to people with MSA - Nurse Specialist services, running Support Groups and funding research into MSA.
  • No. 1118277
    At International Animal Rescue we do exactly what our name says - we save animals from suffering around the world. Whenever we can, we release rescued animals back into the wild and when that's not possible, we give them a safe haven for life.
  • No. 1002973
    Bliss exists to ensure that every baby born premature or sick in the UK has the best chance of survival and quality of life.
  • No. 206186
    Run for Epilepsy Society, the UK’s leading medical epilepsy charity. Through our cutting edge research, awareness campaigns, information resources and expert care, we work for everyone affected by epilepsy. Thanks to our supporters, we have been making a difference to those with epilepsy since 1892.