The Charities

Each of the 5 runners taking on the Run the Peaks challenge has a reason to run, their own WHY.

Find out more about the Charities this challenge will support and donate below.

Paul Moore Jr.

4 years ago Paul was an outstanding footballer and cricketer, who had represented his County in both sports. Tragically, on his first holiday aged just 18, Paul had an accident which has left him unable to move or speak.

Now 22, his family want to bring Paul back home and make sure he has the best treatment and recovery available to him.

Mind, the mental health Charity

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Local Minds support over 513,000 people across England and Wales. Their services include supported housing, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending. 

Mental health problems affect around one in four people in any given year. They range from common problems, such as depression and anxiety, to rarer problems such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Run 4 Cancer

Run 4 Cancer was set up by a team of running enthusiasts who have all lost a family member or a friend to cancer. As a cancer respite charity with a sporting focus, they provide relief from the difficulties of living with cancer.

Run 4 Cancer provides days out and short-breaks for British families affected by cancer. It also make grants to UK based care institutions and support research into the positive effects of exercise (e.g. running) and how it can help both prevent cancer and assist in recovery post diagnosis. 

There are more than 360,000 new cancer cases in the UK every year, that’s nearly 990 every day

Brain Tumour Research

Brain tumours are indiscriminate; they can affect anyone at any age. What’s more, they kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer… yet historically just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.

Brain Tumour Research is determined to change this. We are the only national charity in the UK that is dedicated to raising funds for continuous and sustainable scientific research into brain tumours.

16,000 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour every year

Make-A-Wish UK

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Whether it’s starring in their own films, walking with dinosaurs, going on an amazing holiday, meeting a celebrity hero, or having a bedroom makeover; our wishes are varied, personal and life-changing. We go above and beyond to grant amazing wishes to very amazing children; their One True Wish made a reality at a time when they need it most. Because a child’s life shouldn’t be about illness, hospitals and diagnosis – it should be about wonder, joy and hope.

Since being formed in 1986, Make-A-Wish Uk has granted over 11,000 wishes to seriously ill children

You can support these amazing charities by donating TODAY

https://www.gofundme.com/run-the-peaks

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