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Lead Local Charity

Southampton Hospitals Charity raises money for your local hospital and NHS heroes, and is proud to be the lead local charity for the ABPSouthampton Marathon.  

AtSouthampton Hospitals Charity, we bring people together to raise life-changing funds for University Hospital Southampton – the south coast’s leading healthcare provider. From specialist services to pioneering research, you can help us to enhance care, experience and outcomes for thousands of patients every year.

It's support from the community that makes much of what we do possible. Email to find out more. Get your MarathON and join team SHC today!

Lead National Charity

Macmillan are the leading national charity for ABP Southampton Marathon.
You can find out more about running for Macmillan Here.

Whichever way you choose to join, as part of Team Macmillan, we’ll make sure you have:

  • Our bumper fundraising pack, access to our online training zone and loads of fundraising tips and tricks.
  • Your free Team Macmillan technical running vest or t-shirt, plus iron on letters to customise your kit.
  • Regular e-newsletters keeping you in the loop in the lead up to race day.
  • And of course... the loudest and most supportive cheerers on the course!

Most importantly we will provide you with a reason to put in those months of training and fundraising, because you know that your efforts are going towards improving the lives of people living with cancer in the UK today.

Platinum Charity

The Ignite Programme is a life-changing package of support that helps disadvantaged and underrepresented students flourish at university. By fundraising for Ignite, you can help us end education inequality and help these students experience everything Southampton has to offer. Every year, we aim to welcome 60 new students onto the Ignite Programme to offer them an extensive three-year package of support and ensure they thrive in their studies. 100% of the money you fundraise will go directly into supporting these students at university.

The Cancer Immunology Fund helps to support our world-leading Centre for Cancer Immunology. The money you fundraise will help to fund a variety of cancer research initiatives, including: PhDs within cancer immunology, clinical trials, patient treatment, PPE, and equipment to conduct vital research. By fundraising for the Cancer Immunology Research, you will help us in the battle against cancer and will bring hope to patients and their families.

ANDYSMANCLUB are a men's suicide prevention charity, offering free-to-attend peer-to-peer support groups across the United Kingdom and online. The club works to combat the social challenges of mental health in males through judgement-free, non-clinical services where men can share their concerns through the power of conversation. There is no formal obligation for attendants to speak, men can join to listen if they wish. With over 2800 men using the sessions every week, and an army of 900+ volunteers on board, the movement continues to grow. #ItsOkayToTalk

Abby’s Heroes are a Southampton based Charity that supports children, teenagers, young adults and their families when they have been diagnosed with cancer and treated on either the Piam Brown Ward or T.Y.A. (Teenage and Young Adult Ward) at Southampton General Hospital.

We run lots of projects on the ward to support families when their child has been diagnosed with cancer and award emergency grants to offer financial support, practical help and funds for families to make cherished family memories. We would love you to be an Abby’s Heroes runner, to find out more please email info@abbys-heroes.orgor check out our website.

Alfie's Wish was set up in memory of Alfie Butler who after a 5 year battle with brain cancer sadly died in 2020. The charity was set up by his parents James & Charlotte and supports children with cancer in the UK aged 0-16 years old by providing days out to them and their families to make long lasting memories.

Working closely with UK hospitals we accept referral applications from Young lives vs cancer social workers and our aim is to fund a day out for children with cancer (0 – 16 years) and their families. We know just how important it is to make memories when your child is fighting cancer, how special family time is so we want to help others. We also know the financial impact that cancer has on a family so funding days out often become impossible.

We are Brighterway – the charity for Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, one of the largest Trusts in the country, specialising in learning disability services, community and mental health services for people across the south of England.

Brighterway aims to support recovery and enable people to lead a brighter life through the use of fundraising and grant making for projects, helping their overall quality of life, wellbeing and independence over and above government NHS funding.

CLEAR stands for “City Life Education and Action for Refugees” and has been a project of City Life Church since 2001. For more than 20 years, CLEAR has supported people through the asylum-seeking process and help them rebuild their lives in the UK.

How We Work

We begin by offering advocacy, advice and practical help to new arrivals to help them to navigate the asylum system and to ensure their access to Home Office shelter and subsistence. We provide access to ESOL learning, appropriate to their educational level, and we use this as a bridge across which to convey messages around identity, belonging, agency, self-worth, health and culture to aid integration.

We aim to be a friendly and welcoming community and we know that many clients really appreciate the way in which we assist them.

We enjoy a well-deserved reputation for the quality, impact and holistic nature of our advice and educational provision. Clients often come back again and again over the process of integration into society, which can take many years. We help them at key stages; assisting on arrival in the UK, during the process of claiming asylum, through getting immigration status and applying for settlement, to citizenship and finally applying for a British passport.

Our Vision

Over the past 20 years, CLEAR have become woven into the fabric of the city’s support network for asylum seekers and refugees, and we continue to work in collaboration with other organisations to constantly improve advocacy, education and empowerment for the people we support.

Join Team CRUK and help them fight over 200 types of cancer through their life-saving research, which will bring forward the day where all cancers are cured. The generosity of their supporters has enabled the charity to lead the way in discovering and developing newer, kinder treatments and cures.

One in two of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime, but more of us beat cancer than ever before – in fact survival rates have doubled since the 1970’s. So run the Southampton Marathon, Half & 10k, and together we will beat cancer.

Please see the links below to the 3 Southampton Events on our platform.

Chestnut Tree House is the children’s hospice for Sussex and South East Hampshire.

Thanks to support from the local community, children and families who know they don’t have long together have the chance to live life to the full and say goodbye in the way that is right for them.

The generosity of the local community makes this happen. It costs over £4 million every year to provide hospice care for local children, with only a small proportion of this coming from central government.

Your support means care for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families.

City Catering Southampton believes that great quality food served with kindness and care, is a right, not a privilege: everyone deserves the best possible nourishment. Therefore, we exist to make a tangible nutritional difference in people’s lives.

Communicarein Southampton is a friendly, local charity that enriches the quality of life of lonely and isolated people in Southampton. Our committed volunteers act as good neighbours; they offer practical and emotional support in a variety of ways at no cost to the clients. 

 Communicare volunteers help people through many different activities including befriending(either meeting in person or on the phone), social activities, getting out for walks or short outings, transport to appointments, errands and short-term shopping help.

Friends of PICU supports the children and their families on the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Southampton Children’s Hospital  by providing vital equipment and services in addition to those provided by the statutory authorities.  Friends of PICU contributes to every part of this care and no patient will pass through PICU without being helped by equipment and resources that the Charity has purchased and donated no matter how big or small, expensive or low-cost, or benefitting from the additional nursing training and education that the charity pays for.   We are only able to do this thanks to the wonderful support we receive from the community and our supporters.    We would love you to join TeamFoPICU, for further information please click on the link below.

Grassroots Suicide Prevention’s  vision is a future where more lives are saved from suicide. We aim to spread awareness and save lives by Connecting, Educating and Campaigning nationally. Our training courses covering topics of self-harm, mental health, suicide awareness and prevention reduces the stigma around suicide and equips people with the skills to support those at-risk. Our award-winning StayAlive app provides vital support and resources for anyone thinking of suicide or worried about someone else.

By Connecting, we listen and connect people to support through our Stay Alive app, tools, and resources to help keep people safe from suicide.

By Campaigning, We help remove the stigma around suicide. We know that most suicides are preventable with timely intervention and the right support. We raise awareness through campaigning on the ground and influencing at a strategic level.

By Educating, We offer bespoke and evidence-based consultation and training, co-designed to empower individuals, organisations, and communities to develop the skills and confidence to help save lives.

Hampshire andIsle of Wight Air Ambulance is the independent Charity that brings an advancedCritical Care Team to the most seriously ill and injured patients in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, giving them the best chance of survival and recovery when the worst happens.

Using both a helicopter and emergency response vehicle, the Charity brings a team of highly skilled pre-hospital emergency medicine doctors and specialist paramedics tot he scene of an incident, effectively bringing the hospital to the patient when time is critical. Called out to an average of six incidents every day including cardiac arrests, road traffic collisions, falls and assaults, our life saving service is operational 365 days a year, both day and night.

It currently costs £15,000 a day to maintain our life-saving service, and it is only thanks to the generosity of the communities that we serve that we are able keep the Air Ambulance flying and saving lives.

Harlee’s Angels was set up in memory of 11-year-old Harlee Steele who passed away suddenly following an undiagnosed AVM which caused an inoperable haemorrhage.

We know, from experience, that the death of a child is traumatic and even more so when the death is sudden and unexpected, grief can be exacerbated by the worry of paying for essential household bills and returning to work, we hope that Harlee's Angels will be able to assist with taking some of the pressures away by offering financial help to those families who are going through this time of grief.  For more information on our Charity and how we can help please visit our website.

The Harlee’s Angels Team wish all the runners good luck, and if you would like to run for us, we would value your support.

Harry’s Hydrocephalus Awareness Trust (Harry’s HAT) is a registered user-led charity which supports children with hydrocephalus (known as water on the brain) and the families who love and care for them.

Every year 1 in 770 babies born in the UK will develop the condition, making the most common reason for brain surgery in children.  There is no cure for hydrocephalus but there is treatment and early diagnosis is key.  As a consequence, the charity works tirelessly to raise awareness of the condition and campaign for increased infant head circumference measurement as measuring a baby’s head is one of identifying those with symptoms.

The charity offers support for families as part of its family support programme and provides funding for frontline health care professionals so they can learn more about the condition and improve patient care.  The charity is mainly run by volunteers so every penny raised will be spent on changing the lives of ‘hydro-warriors’ and their families, . Harry’s HAT is closely associated with Southampton Children’s Hospital Neurosurgical Unit and supports many children and their families who receive their medical care at the unit.

Heartbeat helps babies, children and adults diagnosed with congenital and cardiovascular diseases primarily by supporting the work of the Wessex Cardiac Unit based at University Hospital Southampton. This is achieved by providing specialised equipment, services and facilities to help patients and their relatives through their cardiac journey. We fund pioneering projects to better care and improve heart health for our cardiac patients and their relatives.

For updates on our latest projects please refer to our website

Contact: Jennifer Kenny Tel: 02380 706095

Mountbatten Hampshire (formerly Countess Mountbatten) aims to make sure patients and their families have access to skilled, compassionate, and sensitive care in a place of their choice across Southampton and west Hampshire.

This can include providing specialist end of life care to patients with life-limiting illness in their home or in our inpatient unit and day centre. We also support patient’s families, friends and carers through their illness and bereavement.   

Each year we care for over 3,000 local people who need us. As an independent charity, every donation makes a real impact to local people. Thank you for your support.

Naomi House & Jacksplace are hospices for life-limited and life-threatened children and young adults from across southern England. The charity offers respite, emergency, end-of-life and post bereavement care to hundreds of families on good days, difficult days and last days.

No Limits is a charity offering free and confidential information, advice, counselling, advocacy and support to children and young people under the age of 26 in Southampton and Hampshire. Young people can come to No Limits for free support on a wide range of issues including housing, homelessness, debt, employment, relationships, sexual health, mental health and substance misuse. Support is offered at the No Limits Advice Centre in Central Southampton, through outreach work delivered in schools and colleges across Hampshire, in the Emergency Department at two Hampshire hospitals and virtually via phone, email, web chat and Zoom.

Established in 2015, The OddBalls Foundation is the UK’s leading charity raising awareness of testicular cancer.

The OddBalls Foundation educates people on the basics of testicular cancer and encourages regular self-checking to promote early diagnosis, ultimately, saving lives!

“Help us keep families together. We rely on the generosity of fundraisers to help us support families in our Houses. Our vision is for every child in hospital to have their families close by, and to ensure families are fully supported in our Houses and remain actively involved in their child’s care. We’re still here for families; even amidst a global pandemic, childhood illnesses and accidents haven’t stopped.”

The Rose Road Association is local Hampshire charity working passionately since 1952 to support children and young people with multiple complex disabilities and support needs and their families.

We provide respite, community outreach, holiday, and Saturday playschemes and specialist information and advice becoming a much-needed extended family for many.

Our vision- a world where disability is not a barrier!

Help us continue to make a difference to even more children and young people’s lives by running for us!

Saints Foundation is the charity of Southampton Football Club – we’re the club’s way of giving back.

We use the power and the passion of the club to transform lives in and around Southampton, helping people to fulfil their potential to be more involved, healthier and empowered members of the community.

We engage with people of all ages and abilities in and around Southampton, focusing on those that need our support the most. Supporting more than 18,000 people each year, from as young as three to our oldest participant at 103.

The Society of St James works with people facing multiple disadvantages who experience a combination of problems such as homelessness; substance misuse; mental health issues and offending behaviour  across Southampton, Portsmouth and Hampshire. These problems are shaped by long-term experiences of poverty; deprivation; trauma; abuse and neglect.  Your fundraising efforts will directly help the Society of St James provide meaningful activities, education and work experience to people facing multiple disadvantages, helping them to eventually fulfill their potential.

Solent Mind is a registered charity providing a wide range of high quality services to support people with mental health across Hampshire. We work with individuals of all ages and with diverse groups within the community. All that we do makes a difference for people with mental health problems, We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. With one in four people experiencing a mental health problem, we won’t give up until everyone gets support and respect.

Sophie's Legacy was set up in memory of Sophie Fairall, a 10 year old girl who wrote a bucket list before she died with things she wanted changed in her memory. Sophie's Legacy supports families in hospitals with their children by providing food, toiletries, clothes, transport, birthday parties etc. We want to take the pressure from parents so they don't have to worry about how they can afford to eat or get home when they have a child in the hospital. We cover seven hospitals in the South of England with more in the pipeline.

Alongside the above we are working with the government to try and achieve national change by implementing the Children and Young People childhood cancer mission - this would overhaul how 0-24 year olds are diagnosed, treated and cared for. We are also working with the top of the NHS to achieve changes to food for children, feeding parents in hospital and improving play facilities for children in hospital. All of these things are the wishes of Sophie and what drives us to make the changes in her memory.

South Central Ambulance Charity raises funds to support South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS).  All the monies raised by our Charity are used to fund services, projects and equipment that is not supplied by Government NHS funding.  The Charity works across Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire as well as supporting our Patient Transport Services in Surrey and Sussex.  

Without funds raised by people within our communities we would not have a Community First Responder (CFR) programme and South Central Ambulance staff would not be able to benefit from some of the enhancements to their working conditions that the Charity are able to provide.

Turning Tides is now the biggest provider of services for single homeless people in West Sussex. We continue to grow and develop our services to meet the needs of the local area. We know anyone’s life can unravel into homelessness. So we bring together compassionate individuals and organisations who work tirelessly to transform the lives of people in our local community and to change perceptions of homelessness.

· We provide a warm, safe space to listen to anyone who comes to us for help. We provide real pathways out of homelessness and are committed to supporting people at every stage of their journey. The breadth of our services empowers people experiencing homelessness to become confident and find the strength and belief in themselves to create a brighter future. Outreach teams reach out to rough sleepers and run drop in community hubs.

· Residential projects help people off the streets and support them as they rebuild their lives.

· Specialist staff work with mental health issues, trauma, and addiction.

· ‘Move-on’ housing provides that much needed step towards independent living.

Together, we can make a difference. Together, we can end local homelessness.

Yellow Door was established 37 years ago, growing from a small local volunteer-led helpline for women that had been raped or sexually assaulted, to the innovative and wide-ranging service that we are today. 

We help adults and children, across all genders and ages, who have experienced domestic and/or sexual abuse to stay safe, recover from their trauma, and move forward with healthy and happy lives.

Our free services are available across Southampton and parts of Hampshire and provide a range of prevention, advocacy and support, including:

  • adult, children & young people, and family therapy
  • domestic abuse service
  • diversity and inclusion advocacy
  • independent sexual violence advisors
  • a helpline
  • and our award winning STAR education project

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