Running For Charity
In 2011 the 10k for Men partnered with four charites and raised an estimated £350,000! Great job guys!
This year we have partnered with five charities and we hope with your help to raise in excess of £400,000!
Please find below some information about each charity and if you’d like to fundraise for any of those listed below, you’ll have the option to select them when you register either online or by post.
None of the partner charities have a minimum fundraising amount, so don’t worry about feeling you’re committing to a massive fundraising target - for each of our charities, every penny counts and we’ll be thrilled just knowing you’re doing everything you can.
Men's Health Forum Scotland
The Stroke Association
Yorkhill Children's Foundation
Of course we welcome men who would like to raise money for Men's Health Forum Scotland, without your support the event would not exist!
Men’s Health Forum Scotland (MHFS)
The main aim of MHFS is to improve the health of men and boys in Scotland. The charity does this by working in partnership with other organisations to support them to take masculinity and men’s health needs into account when they are providing a service. The are a number of projects within the organisation, covering Community Development, Self Management of Long Term Conditions and the 10k for Men.
MHFS also puts on conferences and seminars on a regular basis, offering those who work with men access to the most current research and projects in the men’s health area. Through these events and regular communications we also offer information on good practice, events and training opportunities as well as a chance to network.
If you’d like to find out more about the work, please visit www.mhfs.org.uk and you can sign up to the very informative monthly E-Bulletin here.
If you would like to raise funds for MHFS you can get more information via this fundraising pack or if you would like to go ahead and get started click on the Virgin Money Giving image above to take you to our virgin money giving page
The Stroke Association is working towards a world where there are fewer strokes and where all those touched by stroke get the help they need. Our mission is to prevent strokes, and reduce their effect through providing services, campaigning, education and research.
We would like men in Scotland to take up the challenge and help us to outrun stroke!
The Stroke Association is delighted to be working in partnership with the Men’s Health Forum Scotland 10K for Men. Men in Scotland can significantly reduce their risk of stroke by increasing their level of physical activity. As stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in Scotland we are committed to encouraging men of all ages to get out and get fit and hope that those taking part in the 10K for men will consider running on our behalf and help to support all those affected by stroke.
Wobbly Williams TryAthletes
The Wobbly Williams TryAthletes raise awareness of the Parkinson's and through their parent charity, Funding Neuro, are raising funds for trials into breakthrough treatments for Parkinson's, brain tumours and Alzheimer's. WobblyWilliams.com use humour and a positive attitude to provide hope to people living with Parkinson's (also known as Parkies!). We believe in making the most of a life with Parkinson’s.
Recent research has shown that exercise seems to protect the dopamine-producing nerve cells that are lost when you develop Parkinson's. This helps the nerve cells work better and survive longer, potentially slowing down the progression of the disease. A sense of well being and a healthy lifestyle are a great way of dealing with the condition. Exercise is your best weapon. Any exercise. Excuses not permitted!
Wobbly Williams hosts many fundraising events throughout the year. For more information visit www.wobblywilliams.com. If you would like to to join the Wobbly Williams TryAthletes in 2012, contact Bryn on firstname.lastname@example.org
Yorkhill Children's Foundation
Yorkhill Hospital in Glasgow has touched millions of lives since it first opened its doors. It exists to help sick children get better, yet it does so much more. As the largest children's hospital in Scotland, Yorkhill has a worldwide reputation for excellence, treating over 150,000 children from across Scotland every year.
Established in 2001, Yorkhill Children's Foundation helps sick children and families from throughout Scotland who are treated at Yorkhill Hospital and related facilities by providing; innovative and life saving medical equipment, improvements in child and family facilities, paediatric research and training, patient and family support and entertainment and fun activities for children.
Without public support none of this would be possible.
If you would like a fundraising pack or sponsorship forms, please email Kirsten Sinclair: email@example.com
• 1 in 2 men in Scotland may develop prostate disease
• 1 in 12 men in Scotland may develop prostate cancer – which is now the most common cancer in men in Scotland
• Some 800 Scottish men may die from prostate cancer this year
Raising awareness - leading to early detection, diagnosis and treatment, as well as providing information and support - are the main aims of Prostate Scotland’s work. We provide a range of information and advice about prostate disease and prostate cancer including via an award-winning interactive website www.prostatescotland.org.uk which includes what the prostate is, what it does, what can go wrong and what can be done about it. It is part of our work to provide advice and information to men and their families and partners across Scotland about prostate disease and prostate cancer. We are working to increase the survival rate of men from prostate cancer.
Run for Prostate Scotland
By running in aid of Team Prostate Scotland you can help us to help others and help us make a difference to people’s lives with prostate cancer and disease. By running in aid of us you will receive, in addition to a Prostate Scotland running shirt or T-Shirt, tips on running your first 10K, as well as notes to help you fundraise. Every £5 you raise enables us to reach up to 50 people with information - mile by mile you can make a huge difference. We are confident that with your support, Prostate Scotland can make a positive difference to the health of Scottish men - and you will be able to join those who can truly say they have run their socks off to help others.
If you would like a sponsorship pack please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://www.prostatescotland.org.uk/get-involved/fundraise/get-active-run-cycle-or-walk-for-team-prostate-scotland/run-the-mens-10k-for-health.html
Please note: you do not have to raise money for charity to take part in the MHFS 10k for Men - you can run for one of the above charities, one of your choice, or none at all, it's up to you!