We strive to make the Cambridgeshire Summer Run a stepping stone to help raise money for important causes. Many charities rely on the goodwill and gestures of individuals pledging to help raise awareness and funds for the amazing work to continue.

As event organisers, we donate thousands of pounds to charities every year but we’d really like you to be involved in helping raise even more. We ensure that all charities wanting to be part of the Cambridgeshire Summer Half, however big or small, aren’t being penalised or charged over the odds for places within an event.

If you fancy running for a charity, get in touch with us as we’d love to hear your story. Email us at enquiries@cambridgeshiresummerrun.com.


Why not sign up and run for one of our charity partners. Help these amazing charities raise funds to continues the great work they do.

Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is a local, independent charity which exists to support individuals and their carers or family, in later life, by providing a wide range of informative, practical and social type services.  We aim to tackle isolation, loneliness, poverty,  improve health and wellbeing and give support and guidance in order to enable older people to live well.

Hope into Action provides homes for the homeless in partnership with local churches. Founded in Peterborough in 2010, We train and enable churches to engage with and befriend those living in the home, whilst providing the necessary  support, provided by our professional ‘Empowerment workers’ to get them back on their feet. Hope into Action’s aim is for churches everywhere to help house those who are considered to be on the edge of society. We currently have 76 houses in 23 cities, providing homes for over 200 people.

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the national charity of the British Army, providing a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families when they are in need. We were founded in 1944 to ensure that soldiers returning from World War Two were well cared for. Since then, the welfare of soldiers, past and present, and their families has been at the heart of everything we do.

While there is a British Army, there will be The Soldiers’ Charity.


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PEDS, an Eating Disorder Charity based in Cambridgeshire has been established since 2014 and provides help and support to sufferers of eating disorders, their families and carers. Support takes place in the form of assessments, 1:1 help and carer support groups as well as help via telephone and email. PEDS also delivers training and education to professionals ie GPs and schools to raise awareness and increase understanding of eating disorders. Our charity is run by specialist nurses, peer support workers and invaluable volunteers, many of which have their own lived experience and recovery journey.

Action For Children

Action for Children’s aim is to ensure children in the UK have safe and happy childhoods. We protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. We work to make sure more children have the best start in life, good mental health, and safe and loving homes. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

Kerframa School Build

Education, hope and a future. Three things every Ugandan child wants. Three things the Keframa School Build seeks to provide.

The Keframa School Build aims to build a secondary school for 500 children in Lira, Northern Uganda.
Whilst primary education is relatively accessible in Uganda, the means for secondary school are difficult to come by. The area is deprived of sustainable secondary education for low-income families, and it is still recovering from the impact of the Lord’s Resistance Army, where there are high levels of subsistence living.

The Keframa School Build aims to facilitate and provide:

  • Quality education to a greater number of students
  • A reliable source of education
  • A safe and secure environment with clean water and sanitation, as well as facilities for female students to improve the health and wellbeing of the students
  • Gender equality by keeping the female population above 50% and providing appropriate support and education to reduce dropout rates

Mermaids UK

Mermaids supports gender-diverse children and young people until their 20th birthday, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care. Transgender and gender-variant children and teens need support and understanding, as well as the freedom to explore their gender identity. Whatever the outcome, Mermaids is committed to helping families navigate the challenges they may face.

When you enter in to the Rainbow Run, you have the chance to make a donation to Mermaids. For each of the donations made by participants in the Rainbow Run, we will pledge to match the donation made.

CHUMS Charity

CHUMS Charity fills the gaps in local mental health provision.  These are all services that you would probably know nothing about until you or someone in your world suddenly needed them.  We support 5 charitably funded mental health and emotional wellbeing services across Bedfordshire & Luton as well as our Recreational Therapeutic Service in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.

  • The Bedfordshire Suicide Bereavement Service (BSBS)
  • The Bereavement and Non-bereavement Trauma Services
  • The Babyloss Service
  • Recreational Therapeutic music and football programmes
  • The Disability Friendship Scheme

In 2019 Chums launched the new monthly support groups for adults who have been bereaved by suicide. These run every 4th Wednesday in central Bedford 7-9pm and are in addition to our existing children’s suicide support groups.  Anyone who lives in Bedfordshire and who has been bereaved by suicide at any point and in any location, can come along to receive support.

Melanoma Focus

Melanoma is now the 5th most common cancer and the most serious form of skin cancer. It is the second most common cancer in the 15-34 age group.

Melanoma is linked to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the sun being the main source and sun beds are another. Getting sunburnt when you are young seriously increases your risk of melanoma and excessive exposure to UV rays before the age of 20 significantly increases your risk of developing melanoma later in life.

Melanoma Focus is the UK’s leading melanoma charity. We commission and fund innovative research into the treatment and causes of melanoma, while providing support and information for patients carers and healthcare professionals.

We are unique in having a professional membership of melanoma clinicians, scientists and nurses at our core, allowing us to build our services aimed at public, patients and carers on the foundations of research and professional education.

Cambridge RAG

Cambridge RAG (Raising and Giving) is the University of Cambridge’s largest fundraising society. We support a range of local, national and international charities through organising events from Blind Date to Cam Dine With Me to weekly bucket collections. We are completely student run and last year raised over £60,000 for charity! The local charities we are supporting this year are: Wintercomfort for the homeless, FoodCycle Cambridge and Read Easy Cambridge. Our national charities are: Refugee Action and Become. And our international charities are Coalition for Rainforest Nations, Anti-Slavery International, Clean Air Task Force, Camfed – Campaign for Female Education and Save the Children UK.

Children of Adam

Children of Adam is a local Peterborough based registered charity with an international reach.

We Support in saving lives and serve the most vulnerable individuals and communities both locally and internationally. Over the last few years with your kind donations we have been able to assist the homeless and rough sleepers in Peterborough, sponsored thousands of orphans as well as being able to provide clean safe drinking water for many communities around the world.


If you’re associated with a charity and are interested in being a Cambridgeshire Summer Half Charity Partner, we’d love to hear from you.

Email us at enquiries@cambridgeshiresummerrun.com.