Here at Light up Events our runs are intended to help facilitate our runners to raise finds for their chosen or our selected charities. We will endeavour to do what we can to help raise money. We will hopefully also be in a position at the end of the year to donate some of our proceeds to our sponsored charities. The amount will depend on making a profit and will be at the discretion of our director management team.
The partner charities are:
Cancer research Wales – United Kingdom – Registered charity No. 1167290
Cancer Research Wales funds cutting edge research in Wales into the early diagnosis, better treatment and preventatives of cancer. It’s world leading, and it’s local. We give hope to cancer patients and their families.
RMHC – Ronald McDonald House Charities
United Kingdom – Registered charity No. England and Wales (802047) and in Scotland (SC0407)
Ronald McDonald House Charities provide free accommodation for families who have children undergoing treatment in hospital. Much of the time, families will find themselves far away from home, friends and relatives so that they can stay with their child. At this very difficult and traumatic time in their lives, having a place to stay but still being able to be close to their child is of enormous importance. Ronald McDonald Houses are only built at hospitals with a specialist area of care, in the case of Cardiff, it is the neonatal unit. This will be the first Ronald McDonald House in Wales, so an exciting development for the charity!
Cardiff and Vale ULHB
United Kingdom – Registered charity No. 1056544
Cardiff & Vale Health Charity is the official Charity supporting all the wards and departments of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (CAV UHB). With 9 hospitals, 17 health centres and 300+ separate funds, every penny you donate is spent by senior doctors and nurses to benefit our patients.
The Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity fundraises exclusively for the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales. We are run by a small dedicated team of staff and volunteers and governed by our board of trustees. Registered Charity No. 1069485.
Originally set up as an appeal to fund the actual building and equipment for the hospital’s first phase, today we raise funds for specialist medical equipment and facilities. This has included pioneering medical equipment such as the computer-integrated operating theatres, as well as vital medical equipment such as children’s defibrillators. We are also delighted to be able to commit significant funding to support the work of the play specialist team, who provide therapeutic care for children going through difficult procedures at the hospital.
While we have met these costs, we do not relieve the NHS of its core responsibilities nor do we fund the running costs of the hospital.
The Outward Bounds Trust
Registered charity no: 1128090 in England and Wales
The Outward Bound Trust is an educational charity that uses the outdoors to help develop young people from all walks of life. Through the generosity of our donors, we are able to run adventurous and challenging outdoor learning programmes that equip young people with valuable skills for education, work and life. We help them become more confident, more effective and more capable at school, college and in the workplace.
We also deliver apprentice and graduate development programmes with companies like Volkswagen and BAE, as well as leadership and team development courses.
All our programmes inspire and motivate people and take place in the natural environment, away from distractions or modern amenities. Participants learn a deep appreciation of the balance between risk, reward and responsibility and leave our programmes with transferrable, essential life skills, including:
- Setting and achieving goals
- Listening and communicating effectively
- Facing a challenge with determination
- Cooperation and collaboration
- Maintaining a positive outlook, even when things get tough
- Effective leadership skills
These skills have been shown to have a profound impact on the future success of individuals in both education and employment, and on their overall wellbeing.