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We have developed a range of services to support charities specifically as it relates to using Go Beyond events. All of these services have been pioneered by the charity, Teach Africa, and have been thoroughly tried and tested.

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Below are a selection of the charities supported by Go Beyond

Teach Africa


"In May 2005 I sat in a classroom with around 80 13 year old girls in a school in the heart of one of Nairobi’s slums Mukuru Kwa Njenga. By coincidence the girls were the same age as my last born, daughter Holly.

During a session run by the Barclays Kenya Health and Welfare Officer, Joseph Wafula, he announced in matter of fact way, that statistically 50% would not see their 25th birthday. They barely batted an eyelid, it rocked me.

The reason is due to the high incidence of rape in the slums fuelled by rough drugs and alcohol and resulting in the contracting of AIDS through forced unprotected sex.

When confronted with this sort of reality you can either take the view that the problem is just too big and there is nothing you can do or commit to doing something, however small to try and make a difference. I chose the latter and I chose to make my contribution by helping to support the education of these young bright people."

Steve Adams

UK Registered Charity 1112423

All Go Beyond events are used to generate charitable funding for Teach Africa.
In particular Teach Africa is the official charity for :

  • Northants Ultra,
  • Northampton Running Festival,
  • Hitchin Nomads Going Beyond Cyclosportive,
  • Trans Britain

Sponsored places are available for all 4 of these events through Teach Africa. www.teach-africa.org
Teach Africa

Headway Northampton

Headway Northampton are one of the recognised charities for the Northampton Half Marathon

Headway Northampton was established in 1892 and has provided a service to brain injured individuals and their families every since. Over the years, the service has gone from strength to strength with the ongoing support of loyal staff, service users and volunteers.

Today, Headway Northampton is open to service users three days a week, 48 weeks a year. There are different activities available on each day week allowing service users to select a placement that best meets their needs. We would like to develop our services further, offering additional support to families, children and those in crisis.

Headway Northampton relies on fundraising to offer the service that continues to be needed in this community. We would be honoured if your chose to run for our cause. Please visit our website wwww.headwaynorthampton.org.uk for more information, or contact us on 01604 591045, or email us on info@headwaynorthampton.org.uk.


The charity for the Coombe Running Festival in 2013 is Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Research are the only UK charity solely dedicated to research into blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Around 30,000 people each year are diagnosed with a blood cancer and our life-saving research is focused on finding causes, improving diagnosis and treatments, and running ground-breaking clinical trials for all blood cancer patients. We receive no government funding and rely entirely on voluntary donations to fund our life-saving research here in the Midlands and throughout the UK.

We need to be sure that all those touched by a blood cancer are given the best possible chance of survival and by investing in more research and clinical trials we can continue to improve survival and quality of life for all blood cancer patients.

For further information visit our website : www.beatingbloodcancers.org.uk or call Phillippa on 0121 415 8017.


Brentwood Running Festival's 2012 charity Whizz-Kidz provides disabled children and young people in the UK with vital mobility equipment, training, and opportunities to meet and have fun, to help them gain skills and look forward to a bright future. Giving a disabled child the right wheelchair is just the start of their journey with Whizz-Kidz. In your community disabled children and young people are meeting and making friends at one of our local clubs. They're having fun whizzing around obstacle courses, knocking over skittles, doing wheelies and learning about important things like road safety at our wheelchair skill courses.

Whizz-Kidz believes that every young disabled person has the right to a fun and active childhood, and the chance to develop their full potential in life and has changed the lives of nearly 13,000 disabled children since 1990 - often literally overnight. There are still over 70,000 children in the UK who need our support. With your help we can move even more young lives forward.

For further information see www.whizz-kidz.org.uk or call Jessica on 01304 826 521.


The Cure Parkinson's Trust has one bold aim - to cure Parkinson’s.  We fund innovative projects and inspirational scientists - our research profile is dynamic and we have become known for our trailblazing approach which has uncovered new targets in the treatment of Parkinson’s. In addition, we bring scientists together to improve communication and collaboration. Founded by patients, and driven by our patient supporters who are demanding new treatments, the Trust is passionate about finding a cure and making an impact on the lives of those living with Parkinson’s.

Cure Parkinsons Trust is the official charity for the Thames Trot. One way to support the work of Cure Parkinsons trust is by supporting this event.

For further information see www.cureparkinsons.org.uk or call Theresa on 020 7929 7656.


The help that The Children;s Trust offers to children and their families is unique. The Children;s Trust has the largest provision for children who have received brain injuries as a result of an accident or illness. As well as offering community support for children with an acquired brain injury, we help hundreds of children across the UK in many ways: care, education, therapy, and rehabilitation. The Children;s Trust also offer children and their families short breaks, both in the family home (outreach) and at the Trust.

The Childrens Trust is the official charity for Country to Capital. One way to support the work of The Childrens Trust is by supporting this event.

For further information see www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk


Victim Support is a national charity that gives free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected across England and Wales. We also speak out as a national voice for victims and witnesses and campaign for change.

We are not a government agency or part of the police and you don't need to have reported a crime to get our help. You can call us any time after the crime has happened, whether it was yesterday, last week or several years ago.

We have offices throughout England and Wales and we run the Witness Service in every criminal court.

Victim Support are an official charity for the Northampton Half Marathon. One way to support the work of Victim Support is by supporting this event.

Call the Victim Supportline on 0845 30 30 900 to get help now.

Or for more information visit www.victimsupport.org.uk


Humanity Direct is a new UK registered charity. The idea behind Humanity Direct is that by using the technology available to us today we can create a charity that is transparent, impactful, personal and innovative.

Too many people in this world suffer and die from illnesses and in childbirth, which could be prevented with the correct medical intervention. We want to provide you, the potential donor, with direct access to such individuals who do not have the funds to pay for, what are in many cases, life saving medical treatments. 100% of your donation goes to the recipient and we the charity do not take a cut or any admin. fees, unlike the majority of charities operating today.

Humanity Direct are an official charity for all Go Beyond Events including the Northampton Half Marathon. One way to support the work of Humanity Direct is by supporting these events.

For further information see www.humanitydirect.org Contact us by e-mail at fundraising@humanitydirect.org


At Action for Children, we support and speak out on behalf of the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people in the heart of communities throughout the UK. With over 600 services, we are where you live and work. We help transform the lives of thousands of children and young people each year and we've been doing so for over 140 years.

The children and young people we support face the most difficult problems in life. Some don't have the basics, from the love and care of family to regular routines such as mealtimes or the guidance that all children need to grow to be healthy adults. Others have overcome physical or emotional challenges that hold them back. We help these children to fulfil their potential by providing services to support their individual needs.

For further information see www.actionforchildren.org.uk


The Northamptonshire Hope Centre is a Day Centre that has been working with the homeless and disadvantaged community in Northampton and the surrounding area since 1974. On average seeing 80-100 people a day in the centre.

Visitors to the centre can access basic but essential services, such as hot meals, showers and recycled clothes, however our ever increasing focus is on providing a programme of meaningful training & development, improving their self-esteem and encouraging them to 'move on' with their lives.

We continue to be the only charity in Northampton that offers grass roots support to this section of society. A section that is so often overlooked by the main stream.

For further information see www.northamptonhopecentre.org.uk or contact Sue on 0845 519 9371


Diabetes Uk is the leading UK charity that cares for, connects with, and campaigns on behalf of all people affected by and at risk of the disease.

- We help people manage their diabetes effectively by providing information, advice and support.
- We campaign to improve the quality of care across the UK's health services.
- We give people the opportunity to influence diabetes service provision.
- We fund pioneering research into care, cure and prevention for all types of diabetes.
- We campaign to stem the rising tide of diabetes.

Diabetes UK is the official charity for the Mud & Mayhem, Thetford 10K. One way to support the work of Diabetes UK is by supporting this event.

For further information see www.diabetes.org.uk Contact us by phone on 01376 501390 or via e-mail at: fundraising.eastern@diabetes.org.uk.


Ray Johnstone tragically lost his son Shaun in 1998 when he was only 16 years old. Shaun died within five months after complaining to his GP about headaches and shaking in his left hand. Unfortunately nothing was done and neither Shaun nor his parents were told of the possible connection. The day before Shaun died psychosomatic was written on his medical notes.

Ray and his wife Paula have been tireless fundraisers for SDBTT since that time. They have now raised over 40,000 pounds! A great many activities and events have been planned and undertaken and Ray has been successful in helping to raise the profile of the Trust in his local area of North Yorkshire.

For further information see http://braintumourtrust.co.uk/helping-us/groups/shaun-lee-johnstone-fund/ or call Ray or Paula on tel: 01423 325394.


Hope for Children was our nominated charity for the Running Festival Weekend in 2010 at Weald Country Park in Brentwood. Hope for Children is a low-cost and no frills charity focused on helping orphaned, poor and exploited children around the world. They work with grass roots projects around the world and aim to catch those who cannot get aid, support or assistance elsewhere. They really do offer hope to those who need it the most.

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