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Charity Partners unveiled for 2018

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Charity Partners 2018

The Hull Marathon & Relays, Powered by Eon Visual Media & Brainworks, and home to a world record, are thrilled to announce their partnership with five local charities for the 2018 race on 23 September.  

Marathons have become synonymous with fundraising, and whilst many runners use the challenge to improve their health and well being, here at the Hull Marathon we appreciate that some runners will want to use the event as a means of raising funds for good causes. Race Director, Lucas Meagor, added:

"With another exciting year for the Hull Marathon & Relays, I welcome our partnership with five local charities for 2018.  The diverse nature of causes gives runners a chance to support something close to their heart as they take on the challenge of the marathon, relays or the fun run.

The five charities with which the event will partner for 2018 are:

The five charities will have stands in the Race Village in West Park to welcome runners; cheering points around the route to encourage and support them during the event and coverage in the run up to the event to showcase their work and encourage runners to sign up to support them. 

These partnerships open up the event to a wider audience as we show that anyone can get involved in some way.  We look forward to sharing some of their stories with you over the coming months"

Runners who wish to support a charity should register for their chosen event; marathon, one of the relays or fun run, and then contact the charities direct about fundraising. See our Charity Partners page for more details

Hudgell Trust

Supporting The Hull Homeless Community Project: who work with people sleeping rough on the streets,as well as extending their support to all those affected or at risk of homelessness. The project works to ensure those at risk of homelessness are supported before they hit crisis point, and say that breaking stereotypes is key to this.

Jo Hudgell, Chair of Hudgell Trust said that the charity are “happy and proud to be involved with The Hull Marathon 2018, working closely with The Hull Homeless Community Project”, when asked what it meant to them, Jo said “it is a great opportunity and a brilliant event for the city”.

Andrew Smith from the Homeless Community Project added: “Homelessness can be very physically demanding” and that the project wants a “Healthy Hull”. He added that they are looking forward to “getting the message out there” about homelessness and that the project are “really excited to be involved in a sporting event that brings the community together”.

Dove House Hospice

As the only hospice of its kind in Hull and East Yorkshire, Dove House Hospice cares for thousands of adults each year that are living with a terminal illness, whether that be Cancer, Motor Neurones Disease or many other incurable illnesses. The charity focus on a patient’s quality of life and aim to enrich the positives such as their relationships with family and friends.

Dan from Dove House Hospice, said “We see The Hull Marathon as one of the most prestigious events in the race calendar” and that it is “absolutely fantastic to be partnered”.

Nurture A Child

Nurture A Child is a charity dedicated to promoting and assisting the development of opportunities for children and young people. Working in tandem alongside existing charities, local authorities, sporting organisations and other partner agencies to identify, create, facilitate and deliver opportunities that are often beyond the reach and remit of existing child support agencies and networks.

Callum Saunders of Nurture A Child commented:“By getting involved with The Hull Marathon 2018, we can inspire even more young people to get involved in local education, business and sporting opportunities.” adding the race is “the perfect opportunity to spread awareness of the charity and improve the confidence and development of young adults in the Hull and surrounding areas”.

Special Stars

Special Stars Foundation is a registered charity supporting people with disabilities and their families, in Hull and East Yorkshire. They provide a diverse range of inclusive and accessible activities for people with disabilities and their families, with the aim of reducing social isolation.


Special Stars Foundation believes that no one should miss out on an active and full life because of their disability and aim to reduce the negative stigma around disability and to promote inclusion in the local community. In addition, they aim to empower parent carers by providing them with the training and support services they need to give the disabled person that they care for and their family the best possible quality of life.

Collette Watson from the charity commented: "Special Stars Foundation are delighted to be chosen as one of the Hull Marathon Charity Partners this year. The funds raised will be used to make a massive difference to the quality of life of disabled people and their families living in Hull and East Yorkshire.

Disability Sports Humber

Disability Sports Humber is the largest disability sport charity in the area, changing disabled people’s lives via sport. We support over 500 disabled people to keep in the sport they love, which they wouldn't be able to access without our grants.

With the average sports chair costing over £3,000 - we need every bit of support. We ask people to do sport so disabled people can access sport. Sport is a magical thing and we believe it changes disabled people’s lives daily. We are run entirely by volunteers who work out of a spare bedroom so every penny we raise goes back into supporting as many people as possible. 

Daryl from the charity commented“It is an honour to have been chosen as a charity partner for The Hull Marathon 2018. We are a small charity, solely funded by public donations. We support hundreds of local people in accessing sporting facilities and its great to see the local sport community get behind the charity.



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