Our Charities

British Airways Run Gatwick

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If you are interested in raising money for one of our chosen charities please contact us.

Flying Start is the global charity partnership between British Airways and Comic Relief. British Airways wants to help give children in the communities which we fly to the chance to have a brighter future. That is why 100% of money raised by Flying Start goes directly to Comic Relief Comic Relief is a UK-based charity with the vision of a just world free from poverty. Small change makes a big difference. Since the partnership launched in July 2010, Flying Start has raised more than £20m and helped more than 628,000 children and young people in the UK and in some of the world’s poorest communities. 100,000 children under five from Sub Saharan Africa have been immunised against five deadly diseases and 2,733 young carers in the UK have been able to join after-school programmes.
St Catherine’s Hospice is a local charity with a big ambition: to help everyone face death informed, supported and pain free. Providing expert hospice care, St Catherine’s is there for people in West Sussex and East Surrey when life comes full circle. They also pioneer standards in end of life care through collaboration, research and training, reaching even more people facing death and bereavement. Your fundraising means we can be there when and where people need us most.

The charity for East Surrey Hospital and all the services provided by Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. We help your hospitals go above and beyond.

This year we need your help to transform care for the 500 local families each year whose babies arrive very prematurely (as young as 24 weeks), or very unwell, and who need the neonatal special care/intensive care unit at East Surrey Hospital.

We are building a brand new neonatal unit. Your support will help us go above and beyond what will be possible with NHS funding alone. Run Gatwick in 2020 and support our very smallest patients (and their mums and dads).

To find out more or to run for us visit www.sashcharity.org or call us on 07966 235171

Crawley Open House (COH) have served the homeless and disadvantaged since 1994. They operate a 24 bed hostel, busy day centre, 3 move-on houses and a community outreach team from their base in Three Bridges. Last year, they successfully resettled over 60% of their hostel residents to more permanent accommodation, and the day centre had over 16,000 visits from those needing advice, a hot meal, a shower, computer access, a food parcel, some company or to see their GP, counsellors or hairdresser.

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity provides expert Family Support Workers to families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness. When serious illness affects a child, family life is turned upside down, and time becomes more precious than ever. Rainbow Trust pairs each family with a dedicated Family Support Worker who becomes a trusted and constant person in family life, providing practical and emotional support. This support helps families to face, and make the most of, each new day.

British Airways Run Gatwick

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Coronavirus Update

We are sure you are all wondering if British Airways Run Gatwick scheduled to take place in just 8 weeks time is still going ahead. In light of the fast moving developments around COVID-19, regretfully we have taken the decision this weekend to postpone the event. Whilst we are extremely disappointed for us and all of you who have been training, our first priority is always to protect the health and well-being of our runners, volunteers, partners and the wider community and this is coupled with the need to not put additional pressure on our local and emergency services.

Our new date for the event will be Sunday 18th October and we absolutely intend to deliver the full British Airways Run Gatwick experience for everyone but as you can appreciate, the next few months are uncertain and therefore we will keep you updated regularly.

We are also aware that many other running events are also postponing to the Autumn period and British Airways Run Gatwick may clash with them and we know that many of you will have to choose between us and other great events. There’s nothing we can say other than we really hope you will still join us. Your entry will automatically be carried over to the new date so there is no action for you to take.

We know you may have some questions particularly around deferrals and transfers, so please bear with us over the coming days as we want to ensure a streamlined and consistent response to you all. Updates will be emailed directly and posted on the Run Gatwick website and our social media channels. Please could we ask you to wait for those updates rather than emailing or asking for updates via social media, this will really help our small team in these difficult circumstances.

Our running and local community are incredibly supportive and we’d like to thank you in advance for your patience, understanding and continued support whilst we work on new plans to deliver a fantastic event experience for everyone in October.

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