You can run for any charity of your choice, however, below are some of the national charities that support the Britain’s Ocean City Half Marathon.



CoppaFeel! exists to educate and remind every young person in the UK that checking their boobs isn’t only fun, it could save their life. We’re on a mission to stamp out late detection of breast cancer. We ensure you know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, know what your boobs look and feel like normally, check your boobs regularly throughout your lifetime and have the confidence to see a doctor if you notice anything that doesn’t feel right for you. CoppaFeel! was founded in October 2009 by Kris Hallenga who herself was misdiagnosed with breast cancer twice at the age of 23, and now lives with secondary breast cancer.

The Ocean City Half Marathon is extra special to us as one of our amazing volunteer Boobettes and Plymouth local, Laura, is once again rounding up her crew to hit the streets and run in the name of norks. Our Boobettes are inspiring young women who visit schools, youth groups and places of work to educate, encourage and empower young people about breast cancer. We’ll be cheering Laura and the crew on and would love for you to #GetABoobOn and join Team Boobs this April in Plymouth!

If you are interested in joining #TeamBoobs, please contact or call Ellie on 07769212875.

To find out more about our charity or the signs and symptoms of Breast Cancer please visit our website:

Thank you for your support.

Challenge Ministries Swaziland UK

Challenge Ministries Swaziland UK

Challenge Ministries Swaziland UK work in Swaziland, a landlocked Kingdom in Southern Africa. A country with one of the highest HIV/AIDs rates in the world, where an estimated 90% of 15 year old's won’t reach the age of 35 and where over 100,000 orphaned and vulnerable children live on the streets.

CMS UK provide full time care to 400 orphaned and vulnerable children throughout Swaziland. They provide them with a home, a family, an education and a future. They also distribute emergency aid and medical assistance into communities most in need. They partner with locals to create ICBC’s (In Community, By Community projects) and through these partnerships are able to house children, teach local people a trade and install necessary long term solutions to drought and malnourishment.

They also pioneer businesses – sustainability is key to all that they are trying to achieve. These businesses now fund 35% of the total cost of the orphan care programme as well as creating work in the areas - they'd love to see that reach 100%!

If you have any questions and would like to know more please contact CMS UK



Bloodwise is the new name for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. We're the UK's specialist blood cancer charity. We've been working to beat blood cancer since 1960. We fund world-class research; provide practical and emotional support to patients and their loved ones; and raise awareness of blood cancer.

Join our Bloodwise running team and be part of a community of thousands taking on challenges all around the country for one common goal: beating blood cancer. We will be on hand to help you with your fundraising and training every step of the way and will also provide you with a fundraising pack and if you raise over £30 you will also receive your own colourful technical running top to wear! Every stride you take and every penny you raise will help us stop people dying, make patients' lives better and stop people getting blood cancer in the first place.

The money raised at this event will towards our life saving research into blood cancer and supporting patients. For example our work at the University of Plymouth is around mantle cell lymphoma. It aims to better predict at diagnosis which patients will need treatment, bringing more certainty to patients and their families.

So join our team today and help us with our vision to beat blood cancer. We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact email address:

Link to website:

Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity

Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity is the principal charity of the Royal Navy. It exists to support sailors, marines and their families, for life.

Its Group of charities includes the Royal Marines Charity, the Royal Navy Officers’ Charity and the Naval Service Sports Charity.

Since 2007, it has funded projects and facilities that boost morale for those who serve today. It also distributes millions of pounds annually to military charities which care for the children, families and veterans of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.

For more information on the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, call 023 9387 1520 or visit

Contact details

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity Building 29 HMS Excellent Whale Island Portsmouth Hampshire PO2 8ER

T: 023 9387 1520







BRACE exists to defeat dementia. It is a small charity doing big things and for three decades it has backed a cluster of world class dementia researchers first in Bristol and subsequently widened its reach to universities across the South West and South Wales including Bath, Exeter, Plymouth and Cardiff and Swansea. The beneficiaries of our work are people anywhere in the world who might one day develop dementia.

Examples of BRACE’s funding success stories are manifold and the most recent received wide -spread press attention. Pump-priming dementia research funded by BRACE provided vital information relating to the actions of the blood pressure drug losartan in the brain – and this research directly led to the public funding of a £2 million clinical trial as part of the then Prime Minister’s ‘Challenge On Dementia’. This is what makes BRACE distinctive - we will fund relatively small projects pursuing new and promising lines of inquiry.

Research into unravelling the changes in brain function that lead to Alzheimer’s and related dementias - and how these may be prevented - remains woefully underfunded. For every £10 spent on dementia adult health and social care in the UK, just 8 pence is spent on the research to defeat it.

We believe in a world free from dementia. Our aim is to help science understand the causes, leading to better more effective treatments and one day a cure.

Macmillan Devon and Cornwall

Macmillan Devon and Cornwall

Around 32 people every day in Devon and Cornwall will hear the words ‘You have cancer’ and for many it is the toughest fight they will ever face. Cancer effects everyone as nearly 1 in 2 of us will be diagnosed in our lifetimes and many more of us will have friends, family and loved ones affected.

Macmillan Cancer Support aims to help support people from diagnosis, throughout treatment and for as long as they need us. Our support focusses on each individual and their different needs, and to help people live as well as possible with cancer and throughout treatment.

In Devon and Cornwall alone there are around 120 Macmillan professionals, ranging from Cancer Nurse Specialists based in our regional hospitals, to Dieticians, Speech and Language Therapists, GP’s and Counsellors. Most Macmillan professionals are based in the hospital setting where people are receiving treatment for cancer.

Macmillan provides cancer support centres such as the Mustard Tree at Derriford Hospital and The Cove at Treliske hospital. These centres provide practical, emotional and financial support to thousands of local people affected by cancer, this includes the individual with the diagnosis, but also carers and family.

Running for #Teammacmillan is a great way to help raise vital funds for people affected by cancer. Once you have registered please contact us so that we can provide you with a fundraising pack and running vest so that you can show you are part of the largest cancer care organisation in the UK!

Please register with team Macmillan online at and let your local Fundraising Manager Sian know -