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Run for charity

Running for a charity gives you additional motivation to reach your marathon goal. Achieving the marathon distance is also made so much more rewarding, knowing you have helped someone else along the way.

Every charity will offer you incentives to help you reach your fundraising goals, as well as invaluable support and advice in the lead up to, and on your big day.

Sign up with charity place for any of our partner charities listed below. Whether running in memory of a loved one of just to make a difference you can search for charity by type of cause or name below.

We’ve partnered with JustGiving to make it as easy as possible for you to support a cause that you care about. Once you’ve signed up for your charity place, set up your online fundraising page in a few quick steps and they’ll send your donations directly to your chosen charity.

If you work for a charity, and are interested in getting involved in the Brighton Marathon please email charity@brightonmarathon.co.uk for further information.

Find a Charity

Find a Charity

  • At the British Heart Foundation, we are built on champions. People who say ‘yes’ to a challenge. People who put their time, energy and aching muscles into helping fund research to beat heartbreak from heart and circulatory diseases. So run for us, get that champion feeling.
  • NSPCC

    No. 216401
    We're the leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. Abuse ruins childhood, but it can be prevented. That’s why we’re here. Join us in helping keep children safe.
  • Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer. We know we can beat it, but we can’t do it alone. Run the Brighton Marathon for Alzheimer’s Society and your miles can get us closer to a cure for dementia.
  • Show cancer what you’re made of. Your place in team Cancer Research UK is right here waiting for you. We're the only charity fighting all 200 cancers. Every step you'll take, helps the fight to beat cancer sooner. Join our team and make your marathon a day to remember.
  • One man dies from prostate cancer every 45 minutes in the UK. That’s why when you run for us, you run for every man and his family affected by prostate cancer, you run to stop prostate cancer being a killer.
  • MIND

    No. 219830
    We’re Mind the mental health charity. We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem and we campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
  • WWF

    No. 1081247
    WWF’s mission is to create a world where people and wildlife can thrive together; we’re acting now to make this happen. Join the fight for your world, be part of Team Panda.
  • Everyday, Great Ormond Street Hospital sees 619 children and young people from across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments. Join Team GOSH in 2020 and help give seriously ill children the chance of a better future.
  • Cancer kills more young people in the UK than any other disease. For every young person we support, there's another we can't. Run with us so that together, we can reach more young people with cancer. We’ll support you with expert training and fundraising advice, and lots of support on the day.
  • TOMMY’S

    No. 1060508
    We fund research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, and provide pregnancy health information to parents. We believe it is unacceptable that one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy and birth. Run as part of Team Tommy’s and save babies lives.
  • We’re Breast Cancer Now, the charity that’s steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing care. We’re here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future.
  • Macmillan help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support. So whatever cancer throws your way, we’re right there with you.
  • MAKE-A-WISH UK

    No. 295672
    Make-A-Wish® UK grants magical wishes to enrich the lives of critically ill children. Join The Wish Hero team today and transform the lives of critically ill children. For more information contact the Events Team at runs@makeawish.org.uk or on 01276 405 089.
  • Be a Marathon Megastar with Chestnut Tree House in 2021 and help children and families across Sussex create precious memories together and live For the Now.
  • We are Parkinson's UK. Europe’s largest charitable funder of Parkinson’s research. Powered by people. Funded by you. Together we'll find a cure. Until then, we're here for everyone affected by Parkinson’s.
  • Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to making life-changing breakthroughs in diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure.
  • CLIC SARGENT

    No. 1107328
    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.
  • DEMENTIA UK

    No. 1039404
    Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through our Admiral Nurse service. When things get challenging or difficult for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses work alongside them, giving the one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions.
  • Stroke Association provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure those affected by stroke get the very best care and support they need to rebuild their lives.
  • Pancreatic cancer is the deadliest common cancer. It’s tough to diagnose, treat and survive. Join us and you’ll receive unrivalled support. We’ll be there for every mile as you help us change the future of pancreatic cancer through research, campaigning and patient support.
  • Winstons Wish

    No. 1061359
    Winston’s Wish supports children, young people and their families after the death of a parent or sibling. This is one of the most devastating and traumatic situations a child can face, but with the right support at the right time children can lead full and flourishing lives.
  • Stonewall

    No. 1101255
    Stonewall is the UK’s leading LGBT campaigning charity, working tirelessly to bring equality to lesbian, gay, bi and trans people both in the UK and across the world.
  • ECHO

    No. 1146494
    We support children born with heart conditions and their families at every stage of their heart journey. Run for Team ECHO and help us give emotional and practical support to families in times of need.
  • The MND Association improves care and support for people with motor neurone disease, their families and carers and fund vital research that will bring us closer to a cure.
  • Don’t Run Alone. Join our Fundraising Army. Together for The Soldiers’ Charity!
  • We strive to save lives by providing the best possible care every minute of the day, every day of the year. Join our team today to keep us flying high!
  • MARIE CURIE

    No. 207994
    Sadly, 1 in 4 people don’t get the care and support they need at the end of their life. Join Team Marie Curie and help people living with a terminal illness get the most from the time they have left.
  • BATTERSEA

    No. 206394
    Battersea aim never to turn away a dog or cat, caring for them no matter how long it takes. We are determined to create lasting change for animals in society.
  • Ovarian cancer can be devastating. 11 women die every day and ovarian cancer faces chronic underfunding compared to other cancers. Join Team Target to raise awareness, fund research and save lives.
  • Barnardo’s

    No. 216250
    Run for Barnardo’s and help us protect and support the UK’s most vulnerable children. We run over 1,000 services, including counselling for children who have been abused, and adoption services.
  • St Barnabas House offers specialist palliative care both within the hospice and in the comfort of patients’ homes, to adults with advanced progressive life-limiting illnesses.
  • We enable families who have a child with a life-threatening illness to make the most of time together; providing expert practical and emotional support, where they need it, for as long as it is needed.
  • At Raystede we are passionate about the wellbeing of all animals and are committed to giving them the best life possible. We are entirely reliant on donations and it costs £8,000 a day to rescue, shelter, rehome and provide sanctuary to over 2,000 unwanted and abandoned animals each year.
  • Suicide is devastating. Suicide is common. Grassroots works to prevent it. Our approach is simple: get people, organisations, and communities talking openly and effectively about suicide. When that happens, lives are saved.
  • JANE’S WISH

    No. 62110
    At Jane's Wish we organise and fund days out for local Sussex families affected by cancer, whether a child or adult has cancer, we are here to make a difference.
  • Little Life Savers teaches Basic Life Support (BLS) Skills and CPR to children from 9 – 18 within schools, clubs and groups all around the UK. Sessions are run by a Junior doctor along with volunteers to teach children these vital life saving skills.
  • The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK.
  • Martlets is a charity that cares for people living through a terminal illness in and around Brighton and Hove. Our care is only free thanks to the generosity of local people. Every donation changes lives.
  • CoppaFeel!

    No. 1132366
    Sign up to Brighton Marathon with #TeamBoobs today and you'll be helping everyone stand the best possible chance of surviving breast cancer by educating people on the importance of getting to know your boobs!
  • 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 best care and develop life-saving treatments.
  • We are Amnesty International UK. We work to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.
  • Primary bone cancer is a rare and brutal disease affecting children, teenagers and adults. The Bone Cancer Research Trust the leading charity dedicated to fighting primary bone and you can help us move closer towards finding a cure by running the Brighton Marathon with #TeamBones.
  • JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity, funds research to treat and one day, cure this condition.
  • As the leading cat welfare charity we have thousands of cats in our care at any one time. Cats stay with us for as long as it takes to find them loving new homes – we never put a healthy cat to sleep. This vital care is only possible due to kind cat lovers like you.
  • Thames Hospice

    No. 1108298
    Thames Hospice is the local charity providing expert care for people living in East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire. We provide expert medical, nursing and therapeutic care to adults who have life-limiting illnesses.
  • Suicide is devastating. Suicide is common. Grassroots works to prevent it. Our approach is simple: get people, organisations, and communities talking openly and effectively about suicide. When that happens, lives are saved.
  • Bowel & Cancer Research funds research across the UK aiming for a day when no one will die of bowel cancer or have to live with chronic bowel disease.
  • The Brain Tumour Research charity represents one of the UK’s largest collaborations of researchers, Member Charities, and Fundraising Groups supporting long-term, sustainable research at pioneering Centres of Excellence
  • GuildCare

    No. 104658
    Guild Care is a Worthing based charity running over 30 community services and people in need, of all ages, can access our help and support.
  • The Connection at St Martin’s works with homeless people in London. We provide immediate relief through shelter, and long-term specialist support which empowers people to gain the necessary skills and confidence to make lasting life changes.
  • Team Domenica

    No. 1165494
    Team Domenica’s mission is to help people with learning disabilities discover their career potential, to create employment opportunities and to remove barriers to work in local communities.
  • Action for A-T

    No. 1145303
    Action for A-T funds high quality peer reviewed medical research to speed up the process of identifying a cure or treatment for the rare neurological condition, Ataxia Telangiectasia (A-T).
  • Rett UK

    No. 1137820
    Rett syndrome robs previously healthy children of the ability to walk, talk and feed themselves. Epilepsy, a curved spine and breathing problems are common. Rett UK supports families living with this devastating disorder.
  • The Sussex Cancer Fund was established in 1981 to work with the NHS to create new and improved facilities providing the best possible cancer care for Sussex.
  • At International Animal Rescue we not only save animals from suffering, we also rehabilitate and release them back into the wild and work to protect their precious natural habitats.
  • Ellenor

    No. 1121561
    We are Ellenor, a charity funded by the generosity of our local community which offers the best care and support to families facing terminal illness in Kent.
  • RSPCA

    No. 219099
    The RSPCA have been rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals since 1824. From a deer trapped in netting to a dog that has been badly abused, our network of inspectors, animal centres and veterinary hospitals are on hand to help.
  • The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to fighting for a life unlimited by cystic fibrosis for everyone living with the condition. We are investing in cutting-edge research, supporting clinical care, and campaigning tirelessly on the issues that matter, but we need your help
  • Empowering learners to improve their communication, independence, social skills, wellbeing and employability, St. John’s School and College helps children and young people with complex and challenging needs fulfil their potential.
  • We ensure that Gurkha veterans, their widows and their wider communities are able to live their lives with dignity. In the UK we offer advice and support to help the thousands of retired Gurkhas and their families who choose to settle here.
  • Blind Veterans

    No. 216227
    Blind Veterans UK helps vision-impaired ex Servicemen and women of every generation rebuild their lives after sight loss. Since 1915 we’ve provided rehabilitation, training, practical advice and emotional support to tens of thousands of blind veterans.
  • St Peter & St James Hospice, based in Sussex, provides expert and compassionate hospice care to people living with life-limiting illness, their families and friends.
  • UK Sepsis Trust

    No. 1158843
    UKST seek to save lives from sepsis and improve outcomes for survivors by instigating political change, educating healthcare professionals, raising public awareness and supporting those affected by this devastating condition.
  • DIABETES UK

    No. 215199
    Diabetes UK is leading the fight against the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time, to create a world where diabetes can do no harm.
  • We're a community dedicated to beating blood cancer by funding research and supporting those affected. Since 1960, we've invested over £500 million in blood cancer research, transforming treatments and saving lives.
  • Hft

    No. 313069168
    We are a national charity that creatively supports adults with learning disabilities, across England and Wales, to live the best life possible.
  • Working in partnership with the Alex, TMBU and SCBU, we strive to make services stimulating, cutting edge and accessible for the many babies, children and teenagers who need them. We do not receive any government funding and so we rely on the generous support of individuals and the community.
  • Run for Refugees with Children on the Edge and bring hope, life, colour and fun to forgotten children. We support displaced or refugee children in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Lebanon.
  • RUN 4 CANCER

    No. 1090133
    Run 4 Cancer is a cancer respite charity with a sporting focus, providing relief from the difficulties of living with cancer. Our respite gives families the chance to spend quality time together whilst providing valuable memories.
  • Shine

    No. 249338
    Shine is a charity which supports around 12,000 members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each is affected by Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus or other associated conditions which give rise to complex physical and learning disabilities.
  • The Children's Trust’s ambition is for all children with brain injury and neuro-disability to have the opportunity to live the best life possible.
  • At Raystede we are passionate about the wellbeing of all animals and are committed to giving them the best life possible. We are entirely reliant on donations and it costs £8,000 a day to rescue, shelter, rehome and provide sanctuary to over 2,000 unwanted and abandoned animals each year.
  • Endometriosis UK

    No. 1035810
    Endometriosis devastates the lives of women and their families. Endometriosis UK helps them take back control by providing vital support services, reliable information and a community for those affected by endometriosis.
  • Action Duchenne

    No. 1101971
    Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a rare genetic muscle-wasting disease usually diagnosed in early childhood. In the UK, approximately 100 cases are diagnosed each year, and there are 2,500 people living with the condition at any time.
  • SANE

    No. 2114937
    SANEline is one of the UK’s specialist mental health helpline supporting individuals, their families, friends and carers. Join Team SANE and make a difference in lives of people affected by mental illness.
  • The vision of Compassion in World Farming is a world where farm animals are treated with compassion and respect and where cruel factory farming practices end. Our mission is to advance the well-being of farm animals worldwide.
  • ASTHMA UK

    No. 326730
    We work to stop asthma attacks and, ultimately, cure asthma by funding world leading research and scientists, campaigning for change and supporting people with asthma to reduce their risk of a potentially life threatening asthma attack.
  • Arthritis steals from someone you know every single day. But it doesn't have to be like this. Your support will help to fund the best research, the right services, and campaigns to fight the injustice of arthritis.
  • The PTI

    No. 1116224165
    At the PTI, we believe all children, regardless of background or ability, are entitled to be taught by teachers who are passionate and knowledgeable about their subject.
  • Epilepsy Society is the UKs leading medical epilepsy charity. Our vision is to make possible a future where epilepsy will be treated effectively, cured and potentially prevented.
  • We are working to improve the lives of over 300,000 people living with Crohn’s and Colitis in the UK, by improving services and funding research into a cure.
  • We’re the world’s leading brain tumour charity and the largest funder of research globally. Committed to saving and improving lives, moving further to help every person affected by brain tumours.
  • Join our fight for a society where all older people can live the lives they aspire to and contribute actively to their communities.
  • We are the official charity for Royal Surrey County Hospital. Help us provide equipment, redevelop wards, invest in staff development and fund innovative research. Join our team and transform patients’ lives across South West Surrey and beyond.
  • Albion in the Community is dedicated to using the power of football to transform the lives of some of the most-vulnerable people across Sussex.
  • Terrence Higgins Trust is the leading UK charity dedicated to supporting people living with and affected by HIV. Join our team to help stop HIV in its tracks.
  • LimbPower

    No. 1132829
    LimbPower was founded in November 2009 to engage amputees and individuals with limb impairments in physical activity, sport and the arts to improve quality of life and to aid lifelong rehabilitation.
  • Sands

    No. 299679
    Sands exists to support those affected by the loss of a baby through bereavement support, for as long as they need. We also fund vital research to help save babies’ lives.
  • Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the UK’s leading cervical cancer charity. Our vision is a future where cervical cancer is a thing of the past.
  • The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) was started in 2001 because of a severe lack of information and support available for people living in the UK with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
  • Arthur Rank Hospice supports people in Cambridgeshire living with a life-limiting illness and those who need end-of-life care. Our services are provided free of charge to patients and their families
  • World Child Cancer improves the diagnosis, treatment and support of children with cancer in the developing world and their families.
  • FBB is an education charity that works with young people who are passionate about football but disengaged at school. We support them by reigniting their passion for education using a football-themed PBL curriculum, therapeutic support and end of year reward trips.
  • Join our team and help more people get the support they need to beat the challenges of life with epilepsy. Tel: 0113 210 8824 epilepsy.org.uk
  • Pilgrims Hospices give care and support to people coping with incurable illness in east Kent, helping them to live well in every moment.