Run for charity

This year’s nominated charities

This year we are nominating just 2 worthy causes to be the main beneficiaries of the Fun Run:

  • Breast Cancer Haven
  • Headway

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 favourite cause?

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

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

To become one of our nominated charities you must apply to be considered, short-listed and interviewed

Charities nominated for 2017-2018

Each year through our Lions Festive Walk, Easter Egg raffle and Knowle Fun Run we fundraise, this year for just 2 nominated charities, whilst retaining half of all funds raised for a host of smaller local and Lions causes to which we donate during the year. Last year’s 3 charities each received over to £10,000

 

Breast Cancer Haven opening in Solihull in October 2017 – will provide free emotional, physical and practical support to the 2,500 women diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the West Midlands. Our trained professional nurses, therapists and counsellors will support women and their families through their breast cancer journey by providing vital counselling, acupuncture and massage as well as healthy eating advice, support groups, meditation, reiki and exercise classes.

Located in Solihull, Breast Cancer Haven’s services will be available to anyone with breast cancer, no matter when they were diagnosed and no referral is necessary

 

Headway Birmingham & Solihull is a locally registered charity helping improve life after brain injury. We help both the person with the brain injury as well as their families and carers whose lives are also impacted.

Nearly 2,000 people accessed our specialist services last year. We offer rehabilitation sessions at our brain injury units in Moseley and Rednal and 1:1 community support for daily activities and participation in sport at centres across Birmingham, Solihull and the surrounding areas. We also provide advice and support for those caring for a loved one with a brain injury, helping them cope better for longer.

Those we help may have had a traumatic head injury (RTC, fall etc) or a medical condition (stroke, tumour etc) with the effects ranging in severity from extreme fatigue to paralysis and epilepsy. Our services help people move forward with their lives, and support from the Knowle & Dorridge Lions Club will help us continue this vital work.

To become one of our future nominated charities 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