Who are you running for?
Some run for fun, others run for fitness, but so many are now running for great causes!
Following the success of the first Winchester Half Marathon in 2016, with runners raising over £45,000 for good causes, would you like to run for charity in 2017?
If you would like to run in the Winchester Half Marathon 2017, you can get a guaranteed entry with one of our charity partners. Every charity will support you, offering fundraising tips to reach your goals, as well as significant support and advice in the lead up to, and on your big day.
Macmillan Cancer Support - Lead National Charity
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. One in three of us will get cancer and 2.5 million of us are living with it, with that number rising to four million by 2030. We can help because we are Macmillan.
Every day 29 people in Hampshire, where the Winchester half marathon is being held, hear the devastating news they have cancer. This will see Hampshire’s population of people living with cancer more than double between 2010 and 2030. This huge increase will in turn result in thousands more local people feeling isolated and alone, every day, even after treatment ends. Macmillan and its supporters must take action now to make sure we’re there to solve these issues.
When you're facing cancer it can feel like you've lost control, Macmillan is here to help you take it back. Whether it's a nurse being there from the moment you're diagnosed, a helping hand with your everyday chores, advice about money worries or just someone ready to listen when you need to talk. Cancer isn't going away but if you run for Team Macmillan, we can help make sure no one faces it alone.
Together, we are all Macmillan Cancer Support.
The Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) Headley Court
DMRC Headley Court is the UK’s leading and world renowned military rehabilitation centre, established in 1949 to treat injured pilots and aircrew. Since that time, it has developed in to a tri-service organisation with a weekly patient cohort of 120, treating a range of injuries, including significant life changing disabilities.
The intent is to provide the highest quality rehabilitation for all patients by maximising functional capability and quality of life whether returning to military service or transitioning to civilian life. The rehabilitation teams are all multidisciplinary and work with the patients and their families to achieve their full potential.
DMRC's mission is "to deliver consultant-led rehabilitation services to support planned and contingent operations in order to maximise the moral and physical components of fighting power."
Breast Cancer Haven
A diagnosis of breast cancer can be frightening and the treatment gruelling. Surgery, hair loss, radiation, chemotherapy and medication can all take its toll. Medical treatment is necessary, but more is needed. And this is where The Haven can help.
Offering complimentary therapy and practical support to help combat stress, exhaustion and nausea, as well as advice on healthy eating and exercise. The support from the trained professional nurses and therapists is free of charge and available in the Haven centres.
The charity needs your help to operate its services, so why not challenge yourself to a half marathon and run for The Haven? The team will be there to cheer you on along the route, as well as providing fundraising tips and ideas beforehand!
Naomi House & Jacksplace hospices provide expert hospice care to more than 280 life-limited and life-threatened children, young people and their extended families from Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire, West Sussex, Surrey and the Isle of Wight.
Our nursing, care, play and family support teams are experts in delivering the crucial emotional, spiritual and developmental aspects of care that families need.
Friends of PICU
Friends of PICU supports the regional centre for Children's Intensive Care based at Southampton Hospital, by providing vital equipment and services in addition to those provided by the NHS.
We are now just entering our 10th year, which is amazing and makes us immensely proud of the achievements of the charity and all those who have supported and impacted on its history. Through the incredible contributions we have received, Friends of PICU has donated many pieces of equipment and services, large and small, high value and lower cost. These help to make a real difference and give every child the optimum chance of getting better, the parents to be comfortable and able to focus on being with their child, and their extended families and friends to know that they are receiving the very best of care.
Every penny we spend is received as a result of the generosity, ingenuity and huge efforts of our many amazing supporters. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to all the runners whose efforts and results at events such as the ABP Southampton give us the opportunity to help the babies and children and are inspiring to others who would like to help raise funds and awareness for the charity. Thank you from our Trustees, Patrons, the staff on PICU and all who support FoPICU for taking on the challenges of the ABP events.
The Joe Glover Trust
The Joe Glover Trust is a Hampshire based children’s cancer charity working with families and specialist children’s cancer units across Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, West Sussex, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands. The Trust was formed in 2007 following the death of eight-year-old Joe Glover to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.
What we do:
All children living in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Dorset, Wiltshire and West Sussex will receive treatment at the specialist children’s cancer unit, the Piam Brown ward, at Southampton General Hospital. They will also receive treatment at their local shared care hospital such as Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth or Basingstoke, Poole, Salisbury Hospitals. When a child is diagnosed, many parents are forced to give up work or take unpaid leave to take care of their sick child but, of course, the mortgage, council tax and other household bills don’t go away. Whether it is helping with travel costs to hospital, helping with bills or sadly funeral costs, we want to help ease the financial burden faced at this very difficult time.
Our charity has been supporting children and their families at Piam Brown Ward since 2007 and has helped hundreds of families since then. Families of children can apply to The Joe Glover Trust for a financial grant. To make sure your money gets to the families who need it, we work in conjunction with the Social Workers on the Piam Brown Ward. They provide the vital link between the families and the charity. The family’s needs are assessed and validated and a grant application made to the Trust. During 2012, 83% of the grants we awarded were for help with household bills and travel expenses to families really struggling financially. Sadly 9 of these children lost their battle with cancer.