Run for charity

Make every step count

 

We are proud to work with a number of charities and organisations doing incredible work out in the community. When taking part in Run Leicester, we would ask that you please consider running for one of our charity partners below.

Each charity’s offer is different but often you will be able to run for free if you pledge to raise between £100 – £200 as part of your run.

Simply choose a charity below that you’re passionate about and get in touch!

Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief

Since 1984 we have saved and transformed the lives of over 120 million people. By responding to disasters, rebuilding lives and preparing people in case disaster strikes – we save lives before they are lost. In addition to providing disaster and emergency response, we...

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Menphys

Menphys

Menphys is a local charity that provides a range of specialist services to support children and young adults with additional needs and disabilities and their families. It has been supporting families across Leicester and Leicestershire for 50 years, striving to give...

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One Roof Leicester

One Roof Leicester

One Roof Leicester provides accommodation and support to single adults in Leicester, including British Nationals, EU migrants and asylum seekers and refugees. We work in partnership with other agencies in Leicester and raise awareness about homelessness issues within...

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The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

We work in all four countries of the UK and globally to tackle the nature and climate emergency. Our vision is to deliver a world richer in nature for both wildlife and people. As well as working locally within communities to help birds and other wildlife, we seek to...

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RAF Benevolent Fund

RAF Benevolent Fund

For more than 100 years, the RAF Benevolent Fund has been supporting members of our RAF Family through thick and thin providing practical, emotional, and financial support whenever they need us. We provide lifelong support to serving and ex-serving RAF personnel and...

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British Heart Foundation

British Heart Foundation

Heart and circulatory diseases are the world’s biggest killers. That’s why the British Heart Foundation exists. By funding research, we can help find treatments and cures that could save lives. With your donations and the awe-inspiring science we fund, we make science...

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The Migraine Trust

The Migraine Trust

The Migraine Trust is dedicated to helping people affected by migraine. We are the only UK migraine charity providing information and support, campaigning for awareness and change, and funding and promoting research. One in seven people in the UK live with migraine,...

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Catholic Agency for Overseas Development

Catholic Agency for Overseas Development

We are an international development charity who reach out to people living in poverty with practical help, whatever their religion or culture. CAFOD is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales and part of Caritas International. For more...

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Leicester Animal Aid

Leicester Animal Aid

Leicester Animal Aid is a rehoming centre for cats anddogs. Every year, we care for more than 300 cats and dogswho are lost, abandoned, neglected, unwanted orrelinquished because their owners can no longer look after them. Every animal is assessed by our experienced...

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Fight Bladder Cancer

Fight Bladder Cancer

Founded by those directly affected, Fight Bladder Cancer is a charity that supports patients and carers, raising awareness and advocating for change. We build an informed and empowered community, fostering support and shared understanding. We offer resources, advice...

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Freedom4Girls

Freedom4Girls

Freedom4Girls are a UK-registered charity fighting against period poverty. We have recently expanded to Leicester and work to support those who menstruate by challenging the stigmas, taboos and gender inequalities associated with menstruation. We are passionate about...

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The Well Kibworth

The Well Kibworth

A welcoming place of community, friendship, and support for everyone situated in the heart of Kibworth. Our café serves freshly ground coffees, teas, snacks, light lunches, and delicious homemade cakes. We have a peaceful outside space too. In our charity shop, you’ll...

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Raising Health

Raising Health

Raising Health is the registered charity of Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT). We raise funds to support LPT’s excellent care initiatives, equipment and innovations which go above and beyond core NHS provision, to enhance the experience of patients, service...

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The Laura Centre

The Laura Centre

The Laura Centre is a well-established charity, situated in Leicester and recognised nationally for its cutting edge approach and clinical excellence in the field of family bereavement. The Laura Centre is the sole project of the charity COPE, which was founded by...

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Leicester City in the Community

Leicester City in the Community

Formed in 2007, Leicester City in the Community are one of the official charities of Leicester City Football Club. Funded by the Premier League Charitable Fund (PLCF), the Premier League Professional Footballers’ Association Community Fund (PL PFA) and other local and...

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Open Hands Trust

Open Hands Trust

Open Hands Trust is a Leicester based charity that has been supporting the emergency needs of the local community for the past 17 years. The charity’s aims are to see people in need in Leicester have their desperation lifted, dignity restored, perspective shifted, and...

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Blue Light Card Foundation

Blue Light Card Foundation

By supporting the Blue Light Card Foundation, you can give back to those who often put their lives and wellbeing on the line for us. Borne out of Blue Light Card, the Foundation deliver granting programmes to charities and organisations that support the wellbeing of...

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Cancer Active Recovery Support (C.A.R.S.)

Cancer Active Recovery Support (C.A.R.S.)

For many facing a cancer diagnosis, learning to live with and to manage their condition beyond treatment can be a daunting and challenging prospect. C.A.R.S. based in Measham, Leicestershire aims to provide alternative means to connect with others challenged by...

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Dove Cottage

Dove Cottage

Dove Cottage is a day care hospice, and guests usually come to us for one day each week. We do our very best to make our hospice a home away from home. It is set in beautiful countryside with a lovely lounge, dining room, and places where our guests can enjoy games,...

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The Bodie Hodges Foundation

The Bodie Hodges Foundation

The Bodie Hodges Foundation is a local Leicestershire based charity that supports families who have been bereaved of a child. The charity was established in 2013 by Nick and Donna Hodges after the death of their ten-month-old son Bodie. They wanted to offer support to...

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Leicester City of Sanctuary

Leicester City of Sanctuary

There are 1000+ asylum seekers in Leicester, living in relative poverty (many in destitution), and suffering from poor health, extreme isolation, and loneliness.  The highest number of destitute asylum seekers are in Leicester, Cardiff, and London. A Home Office study...

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Hope Against Cancer

Hope Against Cancer

Hope Against Cancer is Leicestershire and Rutland’s only cancer research charity. The grants we give to cancer research projects keep Leicestershire at the forefront of oncology study. We support a dedicated trials centre at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, where...

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The Myton Hospices

The Myton Hospices

We support thousands of people living with terminal illnesses & their families, in our three hospices, via our patient & family support services, and in the community through Myton at Home. We need to raise £9.1 million this year to provide our services free...

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Little Beam Foundation

Little Beam Foundation

Little Beam Foundation is a Leicestershire-based charity that supports children from 3 - 18 with their mental health and wellbeing. If you would like more information or want to run with a charity place from the Little Beam Foundation, please contact Kerry Hearsey at...

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Children’s Hospital Pyjamas

Children’s Hospital Pyjamas

We collect brand new pairs of pyjamas for children and young people, aged between new-born and 18 years old. The pyjamas are distributed to hospitals, hospices, hospital at home teams and women's refuges throughout the UK. They are then given to children who are...

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Vista Blind

Vista Blind

Vista is one of the oldest and largest charities in Leicestershire and Rutland, supporting people with sight loss. Losing your sight can be frightening and very isolating. Vista is there, at the point of diagnosis, supporting children and adults in eye clinics by...

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New Dawn New Day

New Dawn New Day

New Dawn New Day has supported women affected by violence and abuse for over 35 years. The women referred into our service have often experienced multiple disadvantages in their lives. The impact of domestic violence and abuse, sexual assault, child abuse, poverty,...

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The Spark Arts for Children

The Spark Arts for Children

Presenting exceptional international and national artists at the annual Spark Festival in Leicester. Creating accessible, high quality, inspirational arts experiences for children aged 0-13 from different cultural backgrounds. Working all year round in community...

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LOROS Hospice

LOROS Hospice

LOROS is a local charity and every year we care for over 2,500 people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We deliver high-quality, compassionate care and support to terminally ill patients, their family and carers. We deliver care that is special and unique...

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Bodie Hodges Foundation

Bodie Hodges Foundation

The Bodie Hodges Foundation is a local Leicestershire based charity that supports families who have been bereaved of a child. The charity was established in 2013 by Nick and Donna Hodges after the death of their ten-month-old son Bodie. They wanted to offer support to...

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