Club Charity 2019

At the Saddleworth Runners AGM on November the 27th 2018 it was agreed that this year to decide the club charity for 2019 we would use an online poll. Three charities were nominated for consideration, all of which are for causes close to the heart of Saddleworth Runners. Below is a brief summary for each charity and links to their website for further information. Please take a look at the information below and then use the online poll to state your preference, we will leave voting open until midnight on Friday the 21st of December and then announce the chosen charity. Nominations will be anonymous and you are only allowed to vote once.


The Motor Neurone Disease Association:

The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those people living with or affected by MND. We improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers. We fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments, and brings us closer to a cure for MND. We campaign and raise awareness so the needs of people with MND and everyone who cares for them are recognised and addressed by wider society.

Doctor Kershaw’s Hospice:

The Hospice provides specialist palliative care for adults with non-curable, life-limiting illnesses in a peaceful and homely environment. Palliative care is an area of healthcare that focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients. Palliative care is appropriate for patients at all stages of illness, including those undergoing treatment for symptom control or rehabilitation as well as patients who are nearing the end of life.

The Hospice serves a population of some 220,000 people drawn from Oldham and its surrounding districts and has a close working relationships with Oldham CCG; Pennine Care NHS Trust and Pennine Acute NHS Trust.

Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind:

Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind have been providing mental health and wellbeing support for the last 40 years to people from all walks of life, from traditional counselling to early intervention support, training and personal development. We’re experts at what we do but we are also hugely passionate with approximately half our staff having ‘lived experience’ of mental health. We influence at all levels across Greater Manchester and help ensure Mental Health is always a high priority. Additionally as one of over a hundred independent Mind branches across England and Wales, we always ensure that funds raised are spent locally across our footprint. We want to bring an end to suicide locally as the numbers are still very high. Our aim is to get to a point where we have a year go by where no one completes suicide. Can this be done in the next 5 years? We believe so. Please help us to help others.