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19 - 20 May 2018

Cancer Research UK

We're pleased to present Cancer Research UK as our lead charity partner for the Hackney Half. They pioneer life-saving research to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Join their fundraising team today and you can help beat cancer sooner. 

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National Charity Partners

Alzheimer's Society

We’re the UK’s leading dementia charity, and our vision is a world without dementia. We are working relentlessly for a cure; and every day we get a bit closer. Until that day, we want to create a society where those affected by dementia are supported and able to live without prejudice. 
 
Join our team and help bring us a step closer to a world without dementia. 

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Alzheimer's Society

We’re the UK’s leading dementia charity, and our vision is a world without dementia. We are working relentlessly for a cure; and every day we get a bit closer. Until that day, we want to create a society where those affected by dementia are supported and able to live without prejudice. 
 
Join our team and help bring us a step closer to a world without dementia. 

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Children with Cancer UK

Children with Cancer UK actively raises and invests money for vital specialist research to save the lives of children with cancer and keep their families together.

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Children with cancer UK Charity

Children with Cancer UK

Children with Cancer UK actively raises and invests money for vital specialist research to save the lives of children with cancer and keep their families together.

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Local Charity Partners

Alive and Kicking

Alive and Kicking are a Hackney based African charity who manufactures sports balls in its not-for-profit stitching centres in Kenya, Zambia and Ghana. These operations lift families out of poverty by generating sustainable, ethical, fairly paid jobs. Proceeds go towards programmes to educate young people about preventable diseases – specifically HIV and malaria – and donating balls to children.

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Alive and Kicking

Alive and Kicking are a Hackney based African charity who manufactures sports balls in its not-for-profit stitching centres in Kenya, Zambia and Ghana. These operations lift families out of poverty by generating sustainable, ethical, fairly paid jobs. Proceeds go towards programmes to educate young people about preventable diseases – specifically HIV and malaria – and donating balls to children.

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ReachOut UK

ReachOut is a mentoring charity working with children in disadvantaged communities to raise aspirations and help them grow in character and competence. They improve self-confidence and develop Numeracy, Literacy, Communication and Memory skills while reinforcing their core values of Fairness, Self-Control, Good Judgment and Staying Power. 

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ReachOut UK Charity

ReachOut UK

ReachOut is a mentoring charity working with children in disadvantaged communities to raise aspirations and help them grow in character and competence. They improve self-confidence and develop Numeracy, Literacy, Communication and Memory skills while reinforcing their core values of Fairness, Self-Control, Good Judgment and Staying Power. 

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St Joseph's Hospice


St Joseph’s supports people and families, not just patients and symptoms. St Joseph’s team of specialist doctors, nurses, social workers and other skilled staff and volunteers, provides pain control and symptom relief for those whose illness cannot be cured. Patients are treated both in their own homes and in the hospice on Mare Street in Hackney.

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St Joseph's Hospice


St Joseph’s supports people and families, not just patients and symptoms. St Joseph’s team of specialist doctors, nurses, social workers and other skilled staff and volunteers, provides pain control and symptom relief for those whose illness cannot be cured. Patients are treated both in their own homes and in the hospice on Mare Street in Hackney.

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Action Tutoring

We are an education charity supporting pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve a meaningful level of academic attainment, with a view to helping them progress to further education, employment or training.

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Arcola Theatre

One of the UK's foremost independent theatres, winning awards such as Peter Brook Empty Space, Time Out Live and Sustainable Cities. Regularly recognised as a leading UK force in professional theatre, Arcola also delivers extensive youth, community and voluntary programmes. The Arcola Energy project is pioneering the integration of arts, sciences and environmental sustainability.

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Barts Charity

We fund research, equipment and projects in pursuit of extraordinary healthcare for patients. We support the hospitals of Barts Health NHS Trust to deliver the best healthcare possible for patients – and our research has impact across the UK and beyond.

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Bright Ideas Trust

Founded by Tim Campbell, 1st winner of "The Apprentice", we help young Londoners aged between 16 and 30, who are not in training, employment or education, to achieve their dream of creating their own successful business by providing friendly, comprehensive training, mentoring and access to finance.

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CALM

CALM, the campaign against living miserably, offers men support and information when they’re down or in crisis at www.thecalmzone.net. We exist to prevent suicide, the single biggest killer of men aged under 45 in the UK. Latest figures show that 76% of all UK suicides were male.

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Chickenshed

Chickenshed is a charity that must raise over £3 million every year. We're a theatre company like no other, where children, young people and adults from every walk of life, all educational backgrounds, every race and all abilities come together, share a stage and create unforgettable theatre.

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Crisis Aid

We work with and support the poorest and most vulnerable individuals from across the world. We fight for and gain their rights to food, shelter, work, basic healthcare, education and be a voice in the decisions that affect their lives.

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Friends of Hanover

As school resources are stretched further and further, Friends of Hanover raises funds for Hanover Primary School in Islington.  We support the vital extra-curricular and creative activities that are often left by the way side.  Through school events, cake sales and grants we raise funds to support our children's learning and growing into well-rounded, thoughtful members of our diverse London community.

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Hackney Winter Night Shelter

Hackney Winter Night Shelter provides a hot meal and a warm bed for homeless guests who would otherwise be out on the streets during the coldest winter months. Our vision is for a route out of homeless for everyone in need in Hackney, so we offer this alongside professional and holistic support to help our guests rebuild their lives.

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Headway East London

Headway East London is a local charity supporting people affected by brain injury. We offer specialist support and services to survivors and their family, whilst also campaigning for greater public awareness.

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International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster.

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KEEN London

KEEN London is the only charity in London providing one-to-one support at free sports and activity sessions for children with additional needs or disabilities. We believe no child should miss out on the benefits of sports and physical activity. With the support of our amazing volunteers, our weekly sessions give our athletes the chance to play games, make friends and, most importantly, have fun!

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MAC-UK

We want to create social equality by radically transforming excluded young people’s access to mental health services. Excluded young people are not the problem - in fact they hold the solutions to the problems they face.

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Made in Hackney

At Made In Hackney we believe everyone should have access to healthy, affordable food that’s good for people and planet. We aim to help people lead healthier, happier, more connected, environmentally sustainable lives.

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Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest

We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect. We challenge discrimination and provide local expert services so no one has to face a mental health problem alone. Help us shape the future of mental health.

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MTV Staying Alive UK

MTV Staying Alive Foundation works with grassroots, youth-led initiatives, working to prevent HIV amongst young, at-risk populations all over the world. Since 2005, we have educated 2.7 million young people about HIV and sexual health, trained 15,000 peer educators and tested 187,000 people.

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Peace Brigades

PBI sends international volunteer observers to accompany human rights defenders who are under threat for their work. By increasing their safety, PBI ensures that they can carry out their vital work on behalf of victims of human rights abuses.

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Saving Faces

Founded by a maxillofacial surgeon, Saving Faces aims through education and research to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of facial disfigurement, facial injury and mouth cancer and is committed to reducing the suffering of all victims of these devastating and often fatal conditions.

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Scope

Scope exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Until then, we’ll be here. We provide support, information and advice to more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their families every year.

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Shelter

Shelter works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing. We help people find and keep a home. We campaign for decent housing for all. Our work won’t stop until there’s a home for everyone.

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St Mungo's

St Mungo’s provides a bed and support to more than 2,700 people a night who are either homeless or at risk or at risk of homelessness. Our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions.

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Standing Voice

In Tanzania people with albinism are being marginalised, mutilated and murdered. In response to this crisis, Standing Voice’s pioneering projects promote the social inclusion and human rights of people with albinism in the country. We defend the innate human need for inclusion and difference.

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Thames Reach Charity

Thames Reach Charity is a charity registered in England and Wales (number 1166311) and a company limited by guarantee (number 10098652) We specialise in helping people with complex and multiple needs and are committed to never giving up on anyone, no matter how chaotic or challenging they may be.

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Trekstock

Empowering young adults to thrive through and beyond the challenges of cancer. Trekstock delivers vital support and information for young adults who have experienced cancer. We help them navigate the challenges they face and thrive through and beyond them.

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TRIBE Freedom Foundation

Inspired by a 1,000 mile run to fight child trafficking. Our mission is to fight modern slavery and end trafficking. Funds raised are granted to inspiring projects: providing rehabilitation for victims; delivering solutions to help end modern slavery; raising awareness and increasing education.

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