Sunderland - St Benedict's Hospice
St Benedict's Hospice & Centre for Specialist Palliative Care is the local hospice for the people of Sunderland and District.
Set in beautiful garden grounds in Ryhope, the centre cares for people who are living with a wide range of life-limiting conditions.
Through a selection of services, which includes Day Care; out-patients; in-patient unit; lymphoedema clinic; specialist palliative care nursing in the community; out of hours service; and complementary therapies, St Benedicts has been providing outstanding care to patients and their families for over 30 years.
Care is provided free of charge to those that need it by the NHS through South Tyneside Foundation Trust but all the services are supported by St Benedict's Hospice Charity which raises funds and manages donations received in order to enhance, expand and complement the range of care and facilities available, both at the hospice itself and to those receiving care from the centre in the community.
For more information please visit www.stbenedicts.co.uk
London - Dimbleby Cancer Care
Dimbleby Cancer Care exists to offer care and support to people affected by cancer; patients, their families and carers.
The funds we raise go towards supporting the Dimbleby Cancer Care and Information and Support Services at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals. Our staff work alongside doctors, nurses and other health professionals offering support and information to anyone affected by cancer. All our services are free of charge.
Psychological support: Our team of counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists are experienced in helping support patients and their loved ones cope with diagnosis, treatment and bereavement.
Benefits advice: Our Citizen's Advice Bureau benefits experts help cancer patients to claim their full entitlements.
Support groups: Provide people with cancer the opportunity to meet other sufferers in a relaxed atmosphere, providing mutual support and understanding.
The information centres: these are drop-in centres are staffed by health professionals who will help patients and carers to find any information they need.
Complementary therapies: Used to relax patients, treatments available through the Dimbleby Cancer Care services include aromatherapy, massage, reflexology, relaxation and stress management, and advice on nutrition and healthy eating.
For more information please visit www.dimblebycancercare.org
Brighton & Hove - Martlets Hospice
Martlets is a charity that cares for people living through a terminal illness in and around Brighton and Hove.
We're much more than a hospice and we're working to change perceptions of hospice care. Today, most of our patients receive care in their own home. Our hospice in Hove is a place where patients and their families can use our therapeutic services, drop-in clinics, visit our in-patient unit or just sit and have a coffee in our café. Our community teams care for people living and dying at home.
Families and loved ones are supported into bereavement. We run a 24/7 helpline for free, personal support, this a collaboration between Martlets and the Sussex Community Trust's palliative care team. Our care is only free thanks to the generosity of local people; every donation will help us change lives.
For more information please visit www.themartlets.org.uk
Worcester - St Richard's Hospice
St Richard's Hospice is delighted to be working in partnership with Go Dad Run to help increase awareness of men's health issues and raise funds so we can keep providing free, expert care and support to 2,500 adults and their loved ones living with life-limiting illnesses each year in Worcestershire.
With Go Dad Run we are calling upon all dads, sons, brothers, cousins, neighbours, friends and workmates to unite and support our care. At St Richard's we aim to give the best physical, emotional and social support we can to help people live life to the fullest, as independently as they can, for as long as they can.
A hospice is not just a building – it is a way of caring for people. St Richard's provides care in a number of different places including people's own homes, in day services, hospice beds and even by telephone is that is preferred.
Hospice care is free for everyone, and is provided for however long it's needed, which could be days, weeks or months. Hospice care is made possible thanks to the generosity of donors who fund 75% of our income. By taking part in God Dad Run you will be helping us make a difference to people's lives when they really need us. Thank you.
For more information please visit www.strichards.org.uk
Norwich - Big C
Big C is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by cancer in Norfolk & Waveney.
Individually we are all affected by cancer in some way, through your generosity at Go Dad Run, Big C can continue to support and care for more patients and families living with cancer in Norfolk & Waveney, as well as investing in pioneering research and cancer treatment, diagnosis and prevention, directly making a difference to people locally.
Our story begins right here in East Anglia and we're proud to make a local difference. We were established in 1980 by two Norfolk men who had to travel to London and Cambridge for treatment, often finding this journey harder than the journey itself they vowed the people living in this region would have better access to treatment and support closer to where they live. Thanks to the wonderful community of supporters, individuals and volunteers who have worked tirelessly for more than 35 years, over £25 million has been raised.
This has been invested in diagnostic and medical equipment in Norfolk's hospitals enabling more people to be treated locally with faster, more accurate, and less invasive cancer treatments and improved care rates.
Big C's support for world-class research into cancer, taking place across the Norwich Research Park has funded some incredible developments and discoveries.
Big C Support and Information Centres in Norwich, King's Lynn, Great Yarmouth and Gorleston are used by thousands of patients, families and carers every year. With the kettle always on, valuable information about diagnosis, treatment, side effects and recovery is provided by trained staff; as well as practical help, emotional support, complementary therapies and a listening ear.
For more information please visit www.big-c.co.uk
Cardiff - Tenovus Cancer Care
If you have cancer or you're close to someone who has, it can be frightening and stressful.
Tenovus Cancer Care is here to help. We bring treatment, emotional support and practical advice to where it matters most; the heart of communities. We are here to help people cope, and through our vital research, we offer hope. We're the leading cancer charity in Wales and whenever we're needed, we're there.
We pride ourselves on providing treatment and screening out in communities via our fleet of mobile units, along with our range of local support services including welfare advice, counselling and Sing with Us community choirs across the country. Not to mention our amazing Support Line, free to call, open 365 days a year, 12 hours a day and manned by a team of experienced nurses – all people have to do is call and we'll be there.
For more information please visit www.tenovuscancercare.org.uk
Bristol - St Peter's Hospice
St Peter's Hospice is a Bristol charity caring for adults with life-limiting illnesses. We aim to improve the quality of their living and dying while extending care and support to their families and loved ones.
We provide physical, psychological and spiritual care for our patients in their own homes as well as at the Hospice. We also teach other healthcare professionals about how to care for people at the end of their lives.
All of our care is provided free of charge, but it costs us around £19,000 a day to run the hospice. To be able to provide our care to anyone who needs it in the Bristol area we rely on the generosity and support of the local community.
Please run for us to make the last months, weeks and days of our patients' lives as comfortable and pain free as possible.
For more information please visit www.stpetershospice.org.uk