Bring on the funk & move to your own beat. The bold & diverse energy of Hackney will inspire this Festival of Fitness.
East London's creative spirit inspires this Festival of Fitness, a celebration of sport and fitness with a buzzing Virgin Sport twist. The Hackney Half plays host to a blisteringly fast route with some amazing PB's in previous years.
Get motivated to move with a range of boot camps, sports stations and fun zones or join the buzzing atmosphere of a fan hub and help spur on 1000's of runners with a whole host of other specathletes cheering and handing out hi-fives!
Run, dance, laugh, chill, cheer and shine in Hackney.
Secure your charity place and fundraise for your chosen cause - choose a charity below to get started.
No one should have to face cancer alone.
Macmillan Cancer Support wants to make sure no one has to face cancer alone. A cancer diagnosis can change everything, so we're here to help you with anything from money worries to advice about work, healthcare options to just needing someone to talk to. We're a constant source of support to people affected by cancer and their families and carers.
As treatments improve, more and more people are living with cancer in their daily lives. We fund specialist health care professionals and build cancer care centres to help provide cutting edge support.
We rely completely on our supporters to help us make sure that people facing the toughest fight of their lives don't have to do it alone.
Registered no: 261017.
Providing free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children globally.
Smile Train empowers local medical professionals with training, funding, and resources to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children globally. We advance a sustainable solution and scalable global health model for cleft treatment, drastically improving children’s lives, including their ability to eat, breathe, speak, and ultimately thrive.
Registered no: 1114748.
The UK’s leading support and research charity for the 850,000 people living with dementia, their families and carers.
Every 3 minutes someone develops dementia, a progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and the ability to carry out the simplest tasks and it can happen to anyone at any time. Your support of Alzheimer's Society directly helps over 100,000 people through their local services across the UK and to fund their commitment to spend £150 million on cutting-edge research over the next decade to improve care and work towards a cure.
Registered no: 296645.
Together we can find and fund the bold ideas that will one day cure cancer.
We are a charity which funds research into any type of cancer anywhere in the world.
We fund projects in the world’s best research institutions. We fund some of the world’s most diverse and unexpected projects. We fund world-renowned specialists and up and coming talent. We do all those things for one very good reason - to gain a global perspective. Because research doesn’t happen in isolation. The answers will not come from one scientist, in one lab, in one country.
This worldwide research will enhance our understanding of cancer and help us find and develop better, more effective treatments. Treatments personalised to your unique needs. Treatments you, your family or your family’s family may rely on in the future.
To realise our vision of no life cut short by cancer the research can never stop. Join our team today to keep it going.
Registered no: SC022918.
Helping blind and partially sighted people break down the barriers of sight loss.
Each day in the UK 250 people start losing their sight - leading to isolation, depression and unable to achieve their potential. RNIB won’t stop until every last psychological and physical barrier has gone for good - and you can help smash through them.
Registered no: 226227.
Funding medical research projects to secure a future without prostate cancer.
One man dies every 45 minutes in the UK and 250,000 die each year worldwide from prostate cancer. The Prostate Cancer Research Centre are focussed on advanced life-threatening prostate cancer to improve survival rates, find new treatments and ultimately a cure.
Money you raise contributes to the cost of laboratory equipment for stem cell research or supporting the salary of the lead scientist researching the spread of prostate cancer.
Registered no: 1156027.
We are the cancer prevention experts
World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF UK) is committed to cancer prevention through a healthy diet, nutrition and weight management. We provide people with the information they need to reduce their cancer risk and we were the first charity to link diet and cancer. Over the last 25 years we have made huge steps forward with our cancer prevention research, linking lifestyle factors to cancer risk. We are mostly funded by donations from the general public.
Registered no: 1000739.
We pioneer new cancer treatments to create a future beyond cancer.
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity raises money solely to support The Royal Marsden, a world-leading cancer centre. We ensure our nurses, doctors and research teams can provide the very best care and develop life-saving treatments, which are used across the UK and around the world.
From funding state-of-the-art equipment and groundbreaking research, to creating the very best patient environments, we will never stop looking for ways to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. For a future beyond cancer.
Registered no: 1095197.
Our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions.
As a homelessness charity and housing association our clients are at the heart of what we do. We provide a bed and support to more than 2,700 people a night who are either homeless or at risk, and work to prevent homelessness, helping about 25,000 people a year.
We support men and women through more than 300 projects including:
Registered no: 1149085.
There are 2 ways to secure your place in Virgin Sport Hackney Half Marathon.
Secure your place at the start line with one of our charity partners.
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