Based in Aberdeen and built in 2003, Sue Ryder Dee View Court is Scotland’s only specialist neurological care centre and the place 24 people currently call home.
We care for people aged between 18 and 65 living with long-term and degenerative neurological conditions including Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, as well as acquired brain injuries through things such as road traffic accidents or a stroke.
It is estimated that one million people in Scotland are living with a neurological condition that has a significant impact on their lives. That’s nearly one in five.
Of this one million, approximately 1,000 people with very severe needs have already spent years in a hospital bed or are living in unsuitable settings such as in older people’s care homes or psychiatric wards.
So you can imagine that, as Scotland’s only purpose-built neurological care centre – with just 24 spaces – demand for a place is high. Our waiting list continues to grow and, because of the long-term residency of the people who live at Dee View Court, bedrooms rarely become available.
We desperately want – and need – to do more which is why we launched a £3.9 million Capital Appeal last year to create 20 more bedrooms and help more people get the expert care they deserve
It’s a big project, and one we cannot do alone. We need you to run with, and for, us to help reach our target by August 2019.
To join Team Sue Ryder contact Rebecca: Rebecca.Buchan@SueRyder.org, call 07845 517951 or visit www.sueryder.org/DeeViewAppeal for more information.
The FOS Group has been formed by engineering experts Apollo and offshore construction specialists AquaTerra to give our clients in the North Sea a simpler, smarter alternative to delivering projects on and offshore for the oil and gas business.
With access to over 100 engineers and designers along with 150 offshore construction specialists FOS offers our clients reduced risk, better value and fit for purpose solutions working across topsides, marine, subsea and onshore segments.
Find out more about the FOS Group Secondary School’s 2.5k race.
We are the UK’s leading diabetes charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes.
Diabetes is the most potentially devastating – and fastest-growing – health crisis of our time.
There are currently 4 million people in the UK living with diabetes, and 11.5 million more at increased risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. Those diagnosed face the risk of life-changing, and life-limiting, complications, unless they are given the very best care and the support they need to manage their condition well. As a society we need to work together now – and take action now – to fund critical research, improve healthcare and treatment, and prevent yet more people developing this potentially life-threatening condition.
As the UK’s leading diabetes charity, our mission is that by bringing people together to work in partnership, we will support those living with diabetes, prevent Type 2 diabetes, make research breakthroughs, and ultimately find a cure.
To run for Diabetes UK please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 07990 003789
The Cornerstone Foundation is the charitable arm of Cornerstone. Both work hand-in-hand to ensure people with disabilities and support needs can enjoy a valued life – the life they choose.
The work done by The Cornerstone Foundation will ensure that people supported by Cornerstone are able to play an active part in their community. With your help, we can give the people we support a home that suits their needs, equipment that enables them to have a great quality of life, and opportunities to build new friendships.
By choosing to run for The Cornerstone Foundation, you will make a difference to the lives of people in your community; from a little girl in Aberdeen wanting to be able to join her family at the dinner table, to a young man in Dundee wanting to earn a living for himself, or an elderly couple in Moray who need some extra support to continue living in their own home together.
If you would like to secure your place in one of the races, then don’t delay – get in touch with Louise on 01224 256023 or email@example.com if you’d like more details.
SensationALL provide therapeutic activities and specialist support (including training) for individuals with disabilities or ‘multiple support needs’ (MSN), their families and associated professionals.
There are many terms used to describe people’s differences and disabilities but we prefer the term ‘Multiple Support Needs’ (MSN), as it’s used to recognise the many factors that affect the life of an individual and their family.
Most of our service users have neurodevelopmental conditions, meaning that there is a disability in the functioning of the brain, commonly resulting in physical and sensory impairment, learning difficulties and medical needs. This includes conditions like autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning deficits, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome and dyslexia. These can often lead to challenges with information processing, communicating effectively, memory and comprehension, behaviour and self-regulation and sensory perceptions/experiences- all of which have a significant impact on their ability to learn and socialise.
SensationALL is so-called because we believe that individuals with MSN and their families should ALL have access to appropriate specialist services, without restrictions on age, location or diagnosis. This includes equal access to leisure activities and opportunities that can develop learning, friendships and promote positive mental health as part of lifelong learning and growth. We aim to empower our young people and their families with the confidence, social and life skills to achieve their full potential.
If you want to run either the 5k or 10k for SensationALL then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and if you want to donate to the charity please visit our Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/sensationall/friend-search
Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) is the People’s Helicopter – saving and improving lives in every corner of Scotland, 365 days a year.
As the country’s only charity-funded air ambulance, SCAA relies entirely on public donations to fuel its life-saving flights that bring help and hope to those suffering serious injury or illness wherever and whenever required.
An integral part of Scotland’s frontline emergency response network, SCAA is able to reach 90% of Scotland’s population within 25 minutes, including remote and rural areas that are difficult to access by road.
Time-critical traumatic accidents and medical emergencies including road traffic collisions, industrial accidents, equestrian, sporting and leisure accidents, strokes and heart attacks, falls and agricultural injuries all feature on SCAA’s busy workload as it flies expert paramedic care to the scene and provides speedy onward transfer to specialist hospitals.
SCAA is a proven life-saving service that needs your support – to keep it flying to those in desperate need of an air ambulance, when speed and urgent medical attention are critical factors in their chance of survival.
If you would like to run for SCAA, please contact Fiona Dennis during office hours:-
T. 0300 123 1111 / E. email@example.com
To find out more about SCAA please visit our website www.scaa.org.uk.
Kayleigh’s Wee Stars is a North East charity that provides financial support to families that have a child with a terminal illness. We founded the charity in 2012 after losing our daughter Kayleigh to a terminal illness. We now have 5 trustees who over the last 5 years, have helped to raise over £500,000 providing support to over 200 families both in the North East and across Scotland.
Funding is given directly to the family to help them through the most difficult of circumstances. The money is often used by families to make special memories or sometimes funds are used simply to take the financial strain from families so that parents can take a break from work and enjoy the precious time ahead with their little one.
Through our fundraising efforts over the last five years, we have a strong community of runners and cyclists who actively support KWS and fundraise for us.
To join the KWS running team at RunBalmoral 2019, please enter via our website here. We will send you a fundraising pack, including a tshirt if you contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be quick to secure your free place at RunBalmoral 2019. You will be asked to make a fundraising pledge to raise money for your chosen charity. Start fundraising by making a page at: www.justgiving.com/kayleighsweestars
Charlie House is a locally based children’s charity which supports children with complex disabilities and life limiting conditions.
Our current projects include:
Plans for the near future include the expansion of the Charlie House Community Team. The team will consist of community nurses to provide support for children diagnosed with a life-limiting condition and their families. The nurses will help the children and their families transition from hospital to home, follow up with the children once settled in at home and provide practical information and support during difficult periods. The Community Team will support the child and their family throughout their life journey and beyond.
Public funds raised will support the provision of our current and short-term projects.
The charity is also working on a longer-term project to build a much-needed specialist care facility for this group of children and their families.
Our vision is that all children living with life-limiting conditions in North-east Scotland will have the support they require from the very start of their journey, including a smooth transition from hospital to home, receiving practical and emotional support for the whole family, enjoying activities, making memories and living life to the full.
Why not set yourself a challenge, get your running shoes on and support Charlie House through Run Balmoral. Please contact email@example.com, to book your space in either the 10K or 5K, and help us continue to provide our current services.
Friends of ANCHOR is a charity where every penny stays local to benefit those fighting a cancer diagnosis or blood-related disease in the North-east.
On average, around 300 cancer and haematology patients attend the ANCHOR Unit, ARI, wards and clinics each and every day.
Since the charity began in 1997, Friends of ANCHOR has been passionately committed to North-east cancer care – with crucial investments into diagnostic and surgical equipment, patient wellbeing services and local, ground-breaking cancer research project led by top clinicians at the University of Aberdeen.
This is only made possible thanks to the remarkable generosity of organisations and individuals who champion the cause by raising awareness and fundraising.
Join us in directly supporting the ANCHOR Unit, to ensure cancer and haematology patients in our region receive the best possible care, treatment and support.
Every penny you raise will help make a direct difference as all the charity’s running costs are fully covered by Balmoral Group.
Sign up today to stand UNITED AGAINST CANCER with Friends of ANCHOR.
Please call 01224 859170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The news of a cancer diagnosis is devastating. One in three of us will be affected and currently one in four die from this horrible disease. With the number of new cases predicted to rise, Aberdeen is aiming to save and improve countless lives by becoming a world-class centre for cancer research, with the launch of a £4.5 million fundraising campaign.
Your support will help us discover better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
The University is seeking to attract the world’s brightest minds to lead pioneering cancer research. The new centre will build on, and take to the next stage, the oncology research already underway at the University in areas including breast cancer and urological cancer, as well as increasing activity in a number of other key areas such as lung and colorectal cancers. It will also enable Aberdeen to develop further as a hub for vital clinical trials and enhance understanding of the role played by diet, nutrition, early-life influences and environmental factors in the development of the disease.
If you are interested in finding out more information or would like to run for University of Aberdeen Development Trust at Run Balmoral 2019, please contact Lynne Black on 01224 272087 or at email@example.com. We have a number of free places on offer in the 5k and 10k races for those wishing to run in aid of our cancer research.
The Balmoral Challenge, presented by Artemis, is a unique, team-building event for your team of four to take on one of three stunning routes across the mountainous Balmoral Estate on 23 June 2018 to mark Armed Forces Day.
The event starts and finishes in front of the castle, thanks to the gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen and raises money for Walking With The Wounded’s programmes supporting ex servicemen and women with mental, physical or social injuries such as homelessness to get back into society and employment.
Every team that takes part can support a veteran back into independence.
Come and meet, hear from and walk alongside Walking With The Wounded’s inspirational beneficiaries from across Scotland who will be taking part in this uplifting and motivational event. There is a route for all abilities and you’ll be amazed what you can achieve together.
“What an experience, the beautiful Balmoral Estate is a sight to behold and to drive through the gates is quite special. I have never walked so far in my life and am very proud of myself and my team for what we achieved that day! To have met some of the beneficiaries of the charity was an honour. I’m so glad I was part of this event.” Maria Norman, Stirling Council
Find out more, watch a video, see testimonials and sign up to this incredible event go to https://walkingwiththewounded.org.uk/support-the-walk/balmoral-challenge/
VSA is Aberdeen’s largest social care charity and every year we support thousands of our local community’s most vulnerable people. We have over 145 years of experience in delivering the best of care to people in need, ensuring that they have every opportunity to live the best of lives. We are incredibly proud to be able to say that 96p in every £1 donated to VSA goes directly to our charitable work across Aberdeen. We provide vital support and services to people of all ages across four core areas:
Adult and Community; which provides support to older people; some further challenged by dementia, mental health and learning disability. Across these services we provide care homes, housing with support, outreach, weekend day care, carers support and activity centres.
Children and Family; which provides counseling; integrated nursery provision; support for young people with additional support needs; parenting assessment and out of school care.
Education and Learning; which provides residential and day education for young people with additional support needs and housing with support for young adults.
Carers and Support Services; which provides support to adult carers throughout Aberdeen City and has specialist support for mental illness, including weekend day care and home support for those suffering from dementia and for their carers.
If you would like further information about the support and services we provide please visit www.vsa.org.uk or call 01224 212021
Support Team VSA at Run Balmoral by visiting our VSA events page.