Running for Charity!

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We would love you to run for one of our amazing charity friends :)

This year we're working with...

  • Potteric Carr (Yorkshire Wildlife Trust)
  • Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice
  • Club Doncaster Foundation
  • Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation

 

As a runner you help raise much needed funds to help support the great work they do.


To help, we've donated free place to all of the 2020 charities so 100% of all fundraising you raise goes to the charity! 


We're asking that you commit to a £75 minimum fundraising pledge , so read on to pick your charity or get in touch here and we will pop you in contact with them and get things going! 


Of course you can run for your own charity and feel free to let us know, we're always keen to give you a shout out :) 


Our 2020 charities

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Based at the Potteric Carr reserve (you run past this incredible reserve) The Trust believes Yorkshire should be rich in wildlife for the benefit of everyone with more wildlife, more wild places and more people having a strong connection to nature. 

You can raise sponsorship and run to support. 

GET IN TOUCH HERE to run for free for the YWT!

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park is home to the charity, the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation. 

The Foundation was created in 2013 to be a dynamic catalyst for inspiring people to support conservation and welfare.

GET IN TOUCH HERE to run for free for the YWPT!

Download a manual fundraising form here.

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Your support helps us care for children and young adults whose lives are sadly just too short, both in their own homes and at our hospice in North Anston.

We believe that every family deserves to make magical memories with their child, whether they have years, months, weeks or days together.

Bluebell Wood is a home from home for families facing the toughest of times, with a comfy lounge and beautiful gardens. 

GET IN TOUCH HERE to run for free for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice!


Download a manual fundraising form here.

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Our event partner based at Keepmoat Stadium!

More news coming soon but please go find out more about the great work Club Doncaster Foundation do here. To run for free for the Club Doncaster Foundation  GET IN TOUCH HERE 

Downloads

Run for Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation (pdf)

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Bluebell Wood Sponsorship Form (pdf)

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Charity stories

Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice - Meet Jayden and his Mum

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Jayden melts hearts wherever he goes with his cheeky smile and bubbly personality. The fearless youngster has been fighting life and death battles since day one, defying expectations every step of the way. Mum Sarah shares their story, explaining how Bluebell Wood has changed their lives:

“I was over the moon to be pregnant with Jayden, and it all started off well. But then at each scan we kept getting more bad news until doctors discovered he had a serious brain condition called Hydrocephalus.”

The devastating news was only the beginning, with doctors telling Sarah that Jayden might not survive birth.

“I felt completely numb, like the whole ground had just opened up and swallowed me. I didn’t know what to do.”

After a deeply worrying six-week stay in hospital, Sarah gave birth to Jayden. But her happiness was short-lived, with the new-born rushed to a Special Care Unit after doctors discovered a cleft palate and a dilated artery in his heart. 

A further three weeks in hospital followed, the first of many heart-wrenching stays culminating in Jayden spending almost a year away from home.

“They didn’t think he’d make it to the age of three. Now the doctor says let’s get him to fifteen. Initially I was told he’d never talk, sit up or move around.  He’s now verbal, sitting up on his own and bum-shuffling. He never fails to amaze me.”

The brave youngster continues to defy doctor’s expectations, surviving emergency heart surgery and various other operations, despite also being diagnosed with a rare life-limiting condition called Loeys-Dietz syndrome.

Meeting Jayden’s complex needs took its toll on Sarah, and a difficult period for the family led her to Bluebell Wood.

“It was daunting at first but once the care team explained the respite care on offer, I felt much more at ease.”

Since that first visit, she’s never looked back.

“Bluebell Wood has really changed my life – it’s made me a better person. It’s made such a difference to both of our lives. 

“Jayden absolutely loves it. I ask him if he wants to go on holiday to Bluebell and he gets excited and shouts: holiday – Bluebell!

“I know he’s always in safe hands when he’s there. The only time I can truly relax and be myself is when we’re at Bluebell Wood. Before I was the only person who was really trained to care for him.”

Jayden, who likes nothing more than to play and sing, has found plenty to keep himself amused.

“He loves everything about Bluebell Wood. The staff are all absolutely brilliant with him and he’s always blowing them kisses. The staff there often say to me – he’s just so happy. He really has melted everyone’s heart.

“He really likes to play and sing too so he loves his music therapy session each week.”

For Sarah, it’s about making the most of every single moment they have together.

“He’s going to have a lot of questions when he’s older but I just want him to enjoy his life while he can, because you never know what’s around the corner.

“That’s what Bluebell Wood gives us, the chance to be ourselves and enjoy life.”