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Cancer Research UK is the world's leading independent organisation dedicated to cancer research. The charity has discovered new ways of beating cancer that together have saved hundreds of thousands of lives. One in three of us will get cancer at some point in our lives. Cancer Research UK's ground-breaking work, funded almost entirely by the general public, will ensure that millions more people survive. Cancer Research UK believes in collaboration. The organisation works together with brands and companies to develop integrated, imaginative partnerships that build brand awareness, drive stakeholder loyalty and deliver commercial benefits. As it is the sixteenth most loved brand in the UK and a trusted and well respected charity, a partnership with Cancer Research UK will deliver positive brand benefits and a good return on investment. Sponsorship of one of its iconic mass participation events, Race for Life and Run 10K, can offer the sponsoring company a unique way in which to reach into the heart of communities and connect with a mass audience. The charity's events team also organises a varied portfolio of glamorous events including Ronan Keating's Emeralds and Ivy Ball, a celebrity sports quiz, Sound & Vision at Abbey Road, a range of corporate and celebrity golf days and The Bobby Moore Sports Ball. These stylish and innovative events offer a platform for brands looking to reach out and engage with an affluent corporate audience. Cancer Research UK can create bespoke sponsorship offers, tailored to meet the sponsor's business need and budget. Whether the sponsor is interested in experiential activity, e-marketing, branding, sampling, networking, employee involvement or cause related marketing, Cancer Research UK is flexible in its approach. "We will work with you to create and activate a successful partnership that meets your aim". Contact: Katya Borowski, Sponsorship Manager. Address: PO Box 123, London WC2A 3PX. Tel.: 020 7438 5261. E-mail:
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CancerCare is a charity dedicated to the support of people with cancer, their families and carers and those bereaved by cancer. CancerCare has been established for twenty-five years, is funded entirely by voluntary contributions and makes no charge for its services. Throughout the year the charity presents a wide range of events, many of which enjoy a very healthy media profile. These include, among many others, The Cross Bay Challenge, an adventurous half marathon - the only race in the world to cross a tidal bay, two rivers and two counties - that draws both national and international competitors and has been the subject of an ITV documentary (, The StarWalk, a 15km ladies-only moonlight walk ( and The Santa Dash, a family-friendly, festive fun run ( "We welcome enquiries regarding sponsorship of any of our events, whether in the form of financial or product-based support, and we are happy to work with sponsors on an individual basis to ensure that any partnership meets the needs of their brand". Contact: Nicki Hearne, Fundraising Co-ordinator. Address: CancerCare, Slynedales, Slyne Road, Lancaster LA2 6JB. Tel.: 01524 381820. E-mail:
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CaniX (short for canine - cross country) means running on foot with your dog. No special training or equipment is needed. CaniX UK caters for all shapes and sizes, any breed/cross and all fitness levels - canine and human. Humans from the age of ten to 110 can enter as there is an equal male/female split across all age groups. There is no handicap for the size or breed of dog, as most can run faster than their human teammate. CaniX UK attracts all levels of runners from ultra-distance athletes, marathon and fell runners who achieve sub-6 minute mile times on cross-country terrain to those who just enjoy getting as dirty as their dog. No matter what level of runner, all enjoy the camaraderie of CaniX UK events. CaniX UK aims to    promote a healthy lifestyle for owner and dog and responsible pet ownership    inform, advise and motivate people of all ages and abilities via the handbook, website and events to achieve their personal health and fitness goals    make people aware of the benefits for both human and dog. Contact: Eileen Cook. Address: PO Box 1045, Cheltenham GL50 9JG. Tel.: 07711 818241. E-mail:
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Sponsorship opportunities

     Crufts CaniX (March each year)

     The National CaniX Championship - individual events or the whole season.

     The European CaniX Championships in October each year.

     Support can also be shown by advertising in the CaniX UK Handbook or taking a banner ad. on the website, which receives over 500,000 hits per month.


Loughborough College is creating an Elite Athlete Performance Centre for talented top athletes aged 16-18 years, the only one of its kind in the United Kingdom. The centre will capture the elite talent from around the UK and create an environment that will deliver world class coaching, enhanced performance and provide a gold standard education as well as the best in pastoral care. The existing premises with character, built in the late nineteenth century and known as The Gables, will be transformed and refurbished into a state-of-the-art facility. "For this important venture there is no government support - hence we are seeking sponsorship and need up to 1 million. Your involvement could be an offer of support in sponsorship, making a financial donation, providing goods and services in kind or even organising a fundraising event. The association, publicity and benefits will certainly be rewarding for you and also for your business if it is involved. As the scheme develops alongside the build-up to London 2012, the spotlight will fall on Loughborough and Leicestershire. In years to come, successful athletes from a range of sports will graduate from the centre. So over the coming months and years there will be a range of benefits for young athletes, our community and our supporters. We also are sure that there will be many important benefits for our sponsors. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be associated with this prestigious project. Dame Kelly Holmes gave her full support at a recent press conference, backing the initiative to provide crucial development opportunities for young people who cannot otherwise access the type of world class provision needed to maintain their sporting ambitions. Accommodation and facilities include     high quality accommodation specifically targeted at young sporting athletes     access to Loughborough's world class performance coaching and facilities     lifestyle and sports science support     high quality flexible education     personal development     pastoral care and support     internet access     laundry facilities     a common room for relaxing and a large kitchen where breakfast or evening meals can be prepared     a dedicated member of staff available during College daytime hours     sports nutritionists/advisors available. We are seeking sponsorship for the naming rights of the centre, to assist the refurbishment of each room (twenty-two rooms in total), new equipment for kitchens, laundry, internet, common room, bedrooms, and all other facilities this centre requires to operate fully. The centre is aiming to be open by Spring 2012 in readiness for the Olympics. To see a full list of sponsorship opportunities and benefits, please download the attached document or contact Barrie Pierpoint on 07720 406806 to discuss your interest and involvement". Contact: Barry Pierpoint, Appeals, Fundraising and Sponsorship. Address: Loughborough College, Radmoor Road, Loughborough LE11 3BT. Tel.: 01509618320. Fax: 01509618109.
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This year Katrina Cosby was the UK's fastest 400m hurdler in the Under 20 age group (see Despite this, she will not receive any funding from official agencies next year. At a time of austerity this is understood and the family is doing all it can to support Katrina. What the family cannot do is help her to train and compete with the best, as the best is to be found abroad. Katrina is prepared to endorse products and make personal appearances. She has modelled and this year appeared on the Nike website (screenshot can be supplied if required), modelling footwear. "Katrina currently trains six days a week and is able to earn some 'pocket' money through coaching youngsters at her own club, Blackheath and Bromley Harriers. However, this and the support of her family will not meet the costs of warm weather training and international competition in 2011/12 which I estimate will cost 10,000. Will YOU become a sponsor and help Katrina make it for Britain? Thank you for giving this your consideration". Contact: Stephen Cosby. Address: 22 Leamington Close, Bromley, Kent BR1 5BP. Tel.: 0208 851 9427. E-mail:


Sponsorship opportunities associated with the Milton Keynes Marathon are now available. "We have received great feedback on our organisational skills and pride ourselves on putting on a quality event. The races finish inside Stadium MK, giving an electric atmosphere and BBC 3 Counties are our media partners giving us great exposure. Contact us for further detailed information". Contact: Andy Hully. Address: Waterdene House, Water Lane, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1AW. Tel.: 07714 764284. E-mail:
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Sports International Management Ltd. is a globally recognised athlete management, sports marketing and brand management company, based in central London with over fifteen years' industry experience. The company's clients include internationally renowned athletes, sporting legends and varied global events. It is focussed on providing an excellent bespoke service for all of its clients. Contact: Roger Barnes, Director. Address: 64 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4QD. Tel.: 0207 6310 408. Fax: 0207 6310 403. E-mail:
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The Thames Chase Trust aims to make the Thames Chase Community Forest an inspirational example of landscape regeneration through cost effective environmental improvements that change lives - and demonstrates these values through exemplary community-led management at the Thames Chase Forest Centre. Thames Chase Community Forest covers forty square miles of countryside around the London/Essex borders, encompassing landscape in Barking and Dagenham, Brentwood, Havering and Thurrock. Within its boundaries there has been a concerted effort, over the last twenty-five years, to regenerate despoiled landscape and enhance the natural environment for the benefit of local people and wildlife. Contact: Mary Wright, Trustee. Address: Thames Chase Forest Centre, Broadfields, Pike Lane Upminster, RM14 3NS. Tel.: 01708 642970. E-mail:
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Current opportunities include:

    A defibrilator for our Forest Centre
    The Conservation Volunteer's 4x4 vehicle
    Supporting wildlife and activity volunteer groups
    Re-planting our renovated Tree Nursery

Bespoke sponsorship packages can be created to meet the sponsor's marketing objectives, but the benefits of working with the Community Forest include:

    Association with the powerful and national Community Forest brand
    Access to around 125,000 annual visitors to our Forest Centre
    Coverage and acknowledgement in Community Forest social and printed media communications
    Excellent corporate social responsibility and PR story
    Sponsor branding opportunities
    Corporate hospitality at our 17th century Essex barn and Conference Room


    125,000 visits to our Forest Centre each year
    3,500 visits to our website each month
    Over 10,000 reached on social media each month



Following its highly successful inaugural event in 2011, the Whitebrook 'Wind-Up' Half Marathon is still going strong. The fifth event took place in 2015. "If you would like to sponsor the Whitebrook Wind-Up Half Marathon, please email asap". Contact: Melvin Green. Address: Old Trinity Church, Whitebrook, Monmouth NP25 4TU. Tel.: 07989 439369. E-mail:
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"Hello, my name is Daphne Schrager. I am writing to you because I would like to have your support and partnership as I am a para sprinter who runs 100 metres and 200 metres for GB. I am hopefully going to Rio - well, I am on the way to it, anyway! I am 2nd in the UK at the moment and possibly going to move up! I'm currently 4th in the world internationally, too. I compete regularly, run the same times regularly and run to the best of my ability. I always give 100 percent, often running PBs - and I am still improving. This is a big chance for as I am only 15 at the moment! I'm a para sprinter at Millfield School and I am the first sportswoman at the school to be a para sprinter. Regards, Daphne Schrager". Contact: Daphne Schrager. Address: Oliver House Stud, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 9EZ. Tel.: 07540117626. E-mail:  

The sport of fell running prides itself on its friendship and camaraderie and the experience of running with nature. The focus on competing is coupled with enjoyment of the environment. The Fell Runners Association was formed in 1970 to cater for the needs of all fell runners throughout the country. It now has over 5,000 individual members. Nearly 300 athletic clubs are involved with fell running. Protecting the environment is one of the association's primary aims. It continually liaises with agencies and landowners over access and racing in environmentally sensitive areas. Two major sponsorship opportunities are available currently (see below) but there are plenty of ways to get involved with the FRA, from national championships, Grand Prix events and relays to grassroots and club development programmes. Contact: Alan Barlow. Tel.: 0161-483-9330. E-mail: or UK Athletics -
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Current opportunities

UK Championships
England Championships
- both 6 race series


The Green Belt Relay is a 220 mile trail and road race for teams of ten runners that takes place each year in May and is open to runners and clubs of all standards. It starts from Hampton Court and then circumnavigates London by a route primarily on towpaths, footpaths and quiet country lanes before returning to Kingston. The course is renowned for the spectacular scenery and interesting sites that it passes. The Relay is organised by the Stragglers Running Club - it is strictly a non-profit making event with any surplus funds and money raised being donated to charity. Sponsorship support is now being sought for the next race. Contact: Sean Davis, Race Organiser. Address: 22 Royston Road, Byfleet, Surrey KT14 7PD. Tel.: 007746 062183. E-mail:
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Little Legs for Life is a walk/run event for the children with no distance parameters or boundaries on age or sex. Little Legs for Life is an amazing event as it gives the local community a platform to encourage child fitness and a community spirit, whilst engaging young children and parents in fundraising for and awareness of Cancer Research UK. Click the website lin k below for current details. Contact: Tanya Gregory. Address: Loistone Villa, Hardwick Lane, Lyne Chertsey KT16 0AA. Tel.: 07792 451062.
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Missing People provides support for missing children, vulnerable adults and families left in limbo. The charity offers families of the missing specialist advice and practical support as well as searching - securing publicity that could end years of heartache. Missing People relies on donations from individuals and companies in order to provide its services and reunite families. This year the organisation offers a new opportunity: to sponsor a phone and help the charity to provide hope and support to children like Sam. Sam ran away to escape his father's constant abuse. He was alone in a phone box late at night when he contacted Missing People. Sam said that no one cared, that he had nowhere to go and that he wanted to hurt himself. With sponsors' help, Missing People will be there for every desperate caller like Sam. Click the website link for details of current sponsorship opportunities, including the Miles for Missing - 10k Run on Clapham Common. Contact: Richard Mullen, Corporate Fundraising Officer. Address: 284 Upper Richmond Road West, SW14 7JE. Tel.: 020 8392 4515 . Fax: 020 8878 7752. E-mail:
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