Charity Partners 2018

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We are delighted to be working with five charities for the 2018 Marathon & Relays. They would welcome your support and will be present on the day with cheering points and a welcome at the start and finish.
If you’d like to fundraise for them, read on for more details and how to get in touch.

Nurture a Child

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Registered charity number: 1156385

Registered office: Nurture a Child, 1-7 Thomas St, Hull, HU9 1EH

Nurture A Child is dedicated to improving the confidence, aspirations, life chances and advancement of children and young people up to the age of 25 by facilitating and providing opportunities that are often beyond their reach.

The Charity aims to raise awareness in order to help more young people in Hull and the surrounding areas gain access to educational, business and sporting resources which they would otherwise be unable to afford or gain access to.

Currently there are a number of excellent charities that are dedicated to improving the lives of children and young people. Nurture A Child was set up to compliment the work of existing child support systems and agencies and to accentuate the positive outcomes already being achieved.

If you’d like more details and/or to support Nurture a Child, email

Hudgell Trust

The Neil Hudgell Trust, led by chair Jo Hudgell, has been privileged to support many inspirational groups of people in the areas in and around its offices in Hull, Leeds and London, helping make a real positive difference to so many lives.

In October 2017 the Trust launched its ‘Elephant in the Room’ campaign to confront the social inequality of homelessness, and linked up with groups in Hull, London and Leeds working to support homeless and marginalised people through providing practical and emotional help, as well as educating the public concerning the problems of social isolation and homelessness.

The Hull Homeless Community Project, Simon on the Streets in Leeds, and The West London Mission were selected as the charities to benefit from the Trusts support.

Simon on the Streets was founded in 1999 and operates in Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield, aiming to help the ‘homeless and rootless’ who find themselves with nowhere else to turn.

Serving homeless and marginalised people since 1887, The West London Mission runs projects to support and empower some of the most vulnerable people in London.

The Hull Homeless Community Project not only works with people rough sleeping on the streets, but its support extends to all those affected or at risk of homelessness.

If you’d like more details and/or to support Hudgell Trust and it's three charities email:

Special Stars Foundation

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Registered charity number: 1156237

Registered office: Special Stars Foundation, 171 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE

Special Stars Foundation is a registered charity supporting people with disabilities and their families, in Hull and East Yorkshire.

We provide a diverse range of inclusive and accessible activities for people with disabilities and their families, with the aim of reducing social isolation. In addition, we offer a range of support, training and advice services for parent carers, such as; Makaton and PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) workshops and seminars on sleep problems and legal matters, practical support to complete disability specific benefit and grant applications and important therapies such as Physiotherapy and Counselling.

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, we 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.

If you’d like more details and/or to support Special Stars Foundation, email

Disability Sports Humber

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Registered charity number: 1169629

Registered office: Disability Sports Humber, 1 Sleights Close, Hull HU3 6NR

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.

If you’d like more details and/or to support Disability Sports Humber, email: or phone 0776 915 2719.

Dove House Hospice

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Dove House Hospice Limited a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales Company number: 01498747

Registered charity number: 509551

Registered office: Dove House Hospice, Chamberlain Road, Hull, HU8 8DH

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. Whilst we understand their illness is no longer curable, we focus on a patient’s quality of life and aim to enrich the positives such as their relationships with family and friends.

At Dove House we provide complete medical care for 24 hours a day and 365 days a year at no cost. We ensure that we go the extra mile for both the patient and their family through our Family Support team, Therapy team and Catering staff to ensure that their stay with us is as peaceful and comfortable as possible.

If you’d like more details and/or to support Dove House Hospice, email the Fundraising team on or phone 01482 785743.