Friday, May 20, 2022


Running for a charity can be a great way to raise much needed funds for worthy causes. Below we have some suggestions for charities that you may want to run on behalf and get sponsored to help them raise funds.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF), is the leader in research leading to a cure for type 1 diabetes in the world. It sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

They are running a event on 4th June near Brighton.

The Trail
The trail It takes place on 4 June 2016 and starts at Kemp Town in Brighton and ends on the sea front in Eastbourne

It’s a marathon length trail along the south downs but people are encouraged to run, jog or walk and enter as an individual or a team.

Entry fee is just £37.50 and the fund raising target is set at £399 per person.

Other features:
Morning and afternoon rest stops along with lunch stop – all food and drink provided
Fully-signed and mapped route
Full support from experienced event leaders, marshals and medics
Coach transfers back to Brighton
A huge celebration at the finish with finisher’s medal
Families and supporters welcome
Fundraising support and training plans

CDH UK was founded and registered with the Charity Commission in 2003 by Brenda Lane. It was initially formed as a small support group to provide parents and families faced with a CDH diagnosis with a friendly and informal support network of other parents and families who had endured similar experiences, and who could offer emotional support and share experiences with them.

Today CDH UK has grown into an established registered charity that still offers the same friendly, informal support, but that now also has many more resources and offers information and advice on CDH from diagnosis to childhood and beyond, through different types of media such as the internet and written publications.

Call us on freephone 0800 731 6991

Our aims
To support families and their babies and children as effectively as we can
To offer information, advice and news on all aspects of CDH
To raise awareness of CDH and to educate the general public and medical profession
To contribute where possible, and further study and research into better management and treatment of CDH and to assist in finding the cause and prevention of CDH
We carry out many different types of fundraising events to raise funds to enable us to continue to improve our sources of information and to contribute to worthwhile study and research programmes with the aim of finding better treatments and management of CDH, and of course to hopefully one day assist in finding a cure and possible prevention of CDH.

We hold an annual ‘get together’ to enable parents, families and friends to meet others in similar situations and we try to arrange these at different locations each year to offer fair geographical accessibility.

We also liaise with the medical profession to keep up to date with news and information and to organise seminars and conferences when and where we can.

Our Charity is governed by a volunteer Executive Committee who are passionate about CDH UK and helping babies and families and who regularly participate and support our fundraising events. We would like you to know who these dedicated people are:
Brenda Lane – Chairperson, Trustee
Donna Fahey – Trustee
Beverley Power – Trustee, Secretary
Kerrie Laird – Treasurer

In addition to our Executive Committee we have many people who help out as volunteers in other important areas such as:
Hosting get-togethers
Attending hospital information days
Raising awareness of CDH

If you would like to help in any way see our support us for further information.

Hope for Children (HOPE) is a UK based charity which works towards a world where children’s rights are realised and they can reach their full potential. We actively identify disadvantaged children and communities by working with local partners.

Through empowering, collaborating and learning together we aim to build a sustainable future for the children and communities we work in. This year alone, HOPE has supported over 44,000 children and their families across Africa, Asia and the UK.

HOPE has a wide range of charity places in running, cycling and adventure events including the:
Athens Marathon
Brighton Marathon
BUPA 10k
Edinburgh Marathon
Marathon des Sables
Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100
Spartan Race
Virgin Money London Marathon

So join Team HOPE today and together we can give children the childhood they deserve!

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Chestnut Tree House is the children’s hospice for Sussex. They care for babies, children and young people with life-shortening illnesses and their families, providing care at the hospice and in the home, end of life care, bereavement support and counselling. Families are never charged for the care they receive. It costs well over £3 million each year to provide all their care services both at the hospice and out in the community and less than 8% of thier funding comes from central government. For the rest they rely on the generosity of the people of Sussex.

Join our Chestnut Tree House running team and help them to continue caring for children and their families in East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire.

Visit for more information about their current running opportunities, which include charity places in the 2015 Bright10, and the 2016 Brighton Marathon. They look forward to welcoming you to our team.