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Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won't win. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer's Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia.
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. Let's take on dementia together. Join our team and run for a world without dementia.
Click here to find out more: www.alzheimers.org.uk
Babies in Buscot Support (BIBS) help to give sick and premature newborns at the Royal Berkshire Hospital the best possible start in life. We do this by providing support and information to families, medical and care equipment, and parent friendly facilities on Buscot Ward. Our charity is run almost entirely by parents that have had a baby spend time on Buscot Ward. Every penny raised can help save tiny lives, and support families when they need it most.
Click here to find out more: www.bibs.org.uk
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, individually, locally and nationally, so that they can focus on the important things.
Join Team CLIC Sargent for the Reading Half Marathon and run to support young cancer patients:
Click here to find out more: www.clicsargent.org.uk/event/reading-half-marathon-2017
Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) raises funds for, and makes grants to, charities and community groups addressing identified need across Berkshire.
We use our local knowledge to connect supporters to the groups and communities they want to help, ensuring their donations are effective and bring the greatest benefit to those most in need. Last year we gave over £918,000 to a wide range of local projects, addressing issues such as child poverty, unemployment, social isolation and homelessness.
Click here to find out more: www.berkshirecf.org
This week over 50 people will be diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Sadly most will be under the age of 40, feeling helpless and alone. With no cure, they will face a lifetime of uncertainty along with pain, fatigue and possibility losing the ability to walk.
Join us and make a difference as well as having a great time. We're behind you every step of the way and together we can transform the lives of the local MS community.
Click here to find out more: www.bmstc.org
First Days is a small but growing children's charity, based in Woodley, near Reading. We believe in the power of kindness to transform communities and that all children deserve the same start in life. First Days accepts donations of clothes, toys, equipment and furniture and redistributes them to families in need across Berkshire and the surrounding area, providing support for children from birth to approximately 5-6 years old.
Reading Samaritan's vision is that fewer people will die by suicide. We work to achieve our vision by making it our mission that we will reduce the incidence of suicidal feelings and suicidal behaviour by providing direct, non-judgemental and confidential contact and support at all times for those in distress and despair.
Click here to find out more: www.readingsamaritans.org.uk
Every day 10 people in Berkshire hear the devastating news they have cancer, and five die from the illness. By 2030, the number of people living with and beyond cancer in Berkshire will fill Reading FC's Madejski Stadium more than two times.
When you join Team Macmillan, you get a FREE technical running top, our fab fundraising pack and we'll give you the biggest cheers, the best support and the greatest reason to run!
Click here to find out more: www.macmillan.org.uk
Join our army of Local Heroes and raise funds for your favourite ward or department at the Royal Berks. With your support we can change the lives of thousands of people and enhance patient care throughout the Trust. Thank you.
Click here to find out more: www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk
Sue Ryder provides incredible hospice and neurological care for people facing a frightening, life-changing diagnosis. We do whatever we can to be a safety net for our patients and their loved ones at the most difficult time of their lives.
Not only do we treat more conditions than any other UK charity in our hospices, neurological care centres and out in the community; we also campaign to improve the lives of people living with them.
Click here to find out more: www.sueryder.org
When you or your loved one's life is at risk our air ambulance, with its highly skilled crew, will deliver its unique life- saving service to you wherever and whenever you need it. We are a local charity covering the Thames Valley and rely entirely on donations from the communities we serve. Get fit, get active and raise money for your local air ambulance by taking part in this year's Vitality Reading Half Marathon.
Against Breast Cancer is an Oxfordshire based charity undertaking pioneering research into secondary spread, the main cause of death from breast cancer.
Based at the Glycoprotein Therapeutics laboratory at the University of Oxford, we are developing new treatments for secondary breast cancer. These new approaches are based on harnessing the body's own immune system to recognise and destroy secondary cancer cells while avoiding any damage to healthy tissue surrounding them.
Our ultimate aim is to develop a vaccine to this end.
Click here to find out more: www.againstbreastcancer.org.uk
The Cycle-Smart Foundation was founded 18 years ago through an initiative started by a children's nurse in Reading. The charity works to safeguard child cyclist through its delivery of education programmes in schools on personal safety and the importance of wearing helmets. The charity supports schools and families by providing safety gear for children whose parents can't afford to purchase helmets and light kits.
Head injury is devastating, our aim is to support children and young people to make a safer choice.
Click here to find out more: www.cycle-smart.org
The Eve Appeal is the only UK national charity raising awareness and funding research in the five gynaecological cancers – ovarian, womb, cervical, vulval and vaginal. In the UK over 21,000 women are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer each year and some 7,700 die. That's 21 mothers, daughters, sisters, wives or partners each day. The Eve Appeal is determined to change these shocking statistics.
Click here to find out more: eveappeal.org.uk
Join the Stroke Association Reading Half Marathon Team and Together we can Conquer Stroke. In the UK, someone has a Stroke every 3 ½ minutes. We campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best recovery they can. We fund research to develop new treatments and ways of preventing stroke.
Join our team today by visiting https://www.stroke.org.uk/events/sporting-fundraising/reading-half-marathon-2017