Run for charity

This year’s charity partners

This year we have selected 2 worthy charity partners to be the main beneficiaries of the Fun Run:

  • CLIC Sargent
  • Solihull Hospital Charity

We shall retain half of all the proceeds for other local and Lions causes. If you know of such a worthy cause, please get in touch.

Got your own favorite cause?

We encourage all runners to raise money for our charity partners, however, if you prefer you may raise sponsorship for charities other than those 

It is important you:

  • Use the Knowle Fun Run sponsorship form, suitably amended
  • Pay your sponsorship into the Fun Run bank account
  • Send us your paying in slip and sponsorship form together with contact details for the charity
  • And we will do the rest – claim Gift Aid on your behalf and forward the total raised giving your details to the charity

You may be assured that every pound will be forwarded to the charity you nominate, with nothing retained for local causes

Charity Fundraisers

We welcome participants raising funds for your charity. Charity fundraisers please feel free to promote our events to your supporters. Please let us know if you do, so we can work together to maximise your take

Charity partners for 2019-20

Each year through our events we fund raise, this year for just 2 charity partners, whilst retaining half of all funds raised for a host of smaller local and Lions causes to which we donate during the year. 

CLIC Sargent – Young Lives vs Cancer are the UK’s leading charity for children and young people (under the age of 25) with cancer. We provide emotional, practical and financial support to children, young people and their families to try and limit the damage that cancer causes, outside of to their health. CLIC Sargent currently supports 413 children, young people and their families from across the West Midlands at our bases at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Across the Midlands, our incredible team of social workers, play specialists and nurse educators are on hand to do everything from talking to schools, employers and mortgage providers to make sure families are in the best position possible, to providing counselling and financial support and advice. On average the cost of living for a family goes up by £600 per month when a child is diagnosed with cancer, one way CLIC Sargent supports is by providing diagnosis, essentials and hardship grants to try and provide some stability when families are struggling. Last year the CLIC Sargent support team based in Birmingham enabled 440 grants for families in the West Midlands, totalling £88,140 to help ease the financial burden on families dealing with childhood cancer in our community.

For more details visit their website 

Solihull Hospital Charity is one of four hospitals within the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

The hospital charity exists to support the patients and staff within the hospital by providing items that are over and above those that the NHS can provide.  Be it support for cutting edge medical equipment, research, refurbishment of existing buildings to provide a more comfortable space for patients during their stay or activities for patients with dementia.  With your help and with the help of the Knowle and Dorridge Lions we can raise funds that directly benefit locals in the area.

All the money raised from the events held by the Knowle and Dorridge Lions  donated to Solihull Hospital Charity will be spent on services that enhance the stay of both our younger patients by way of the transformation of the Children’s Outpatients area and also towards providing an Older Persons Activities Coordinator.

We would like to thank you in advance for your support of these events and in turn supporting Solihull Hospital Charity.

For more details visit their website

At the same time we shall retain 50% of the net proceeds for Lions locally determined causes. To see where the money goes please visit our sister website

If you know of a local cause you believe worthy of our fundraising no matter what size or location please get in touch

 

To become one of our future charity partners, charities should apply by the end of November to be considered

We welcome participants raising funds for your charity. Charity fundraisers please feel free to promote our events to your supporters. Please let us know if you do, so we can work together to maximise your take