Below are the charities that some of our runners from Coventry Running Club are supporting by running the Coventry Half Marathon this coming weekend.
We would greatly appreciate any amount you could donate to any of the causes.
Alzheimers Society is the UKs leading care and research charity for people with dementia and those who care for them.
There are 700,000 people with dementia in the UK with numbers set to rise to one million by 2025.
Alzheimers Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Many of our 25,000 members have personal experience of dementia, as carers, health professionals or people with dementia themselves, and their experiences help to inform our work.
The Societys fight for a better world for people with all types of dementia takes a wide range of forms.
Through our branches, we touch the lives of over 30,000 people every week, providing practical services and support for people with dementia and their carers.
Every year, more than a million people make use of the information we provide.
Through campaigning and lobbying we strive to influence government policies and raise awareness of the challenges faced by people with dementia and the people who care for them.
And through our research programme we work to improve the knowledge we have about dementia and its treatment – and pursuing the ultimate goal of finding a cure.
British Heart Foundation
The British Heart Foundation is the nation’s heart charity, dedicated to saving lives though pioneering research, patient care and vital information. We rely on your donations of time and money to continue our life-saving work. Because together we can beat heart disease. Visit bhf.org.uk to find out more.
Epilepsy is the UK’s most common serious neurological condition affecting an estimated 1 in 131 people. Epilepsy Action helps over 550,000, people every year through its range of services including its advice and information centre, branch network and accredited volunteer scheme. The organisation’s award-winning website, www.epilepsy.org.uk, receives over 100,000 visitors a month. The Epilepsy Helpline on freephone 0808 800 5050 is available Monday-Friday, 9.00 am – 4.30 pm (4.00 pm on Fridays). Over 90 per cent of its income is in the form of voluntary contributions and our vital work would simply not be possible without the kind support of people such as yourself. Thank you.