Organisers of the Mercer Surrey Half are proud to announce their Title Charity Partners for the 2018 event on 11th March: Macmillan Cancer Support and Harrison’s Fund. Race Director Toby Jenkins and the team are pleased that the Mercer Surrey Half will continue to raise funds for these two dynamic and hard-working charities – whose work makes a really difference to local residents.
NATIONAL CHARITY PARTNER
Macmillan Cancer Support are the official National Charity Partner for next year’s event. The charity works with those who have received a cancer diagnosis and provides them with range of valuable support, such as work and money advice or a simple chat.
“Macmillan Cancer Support are thrilled to be Lead National charity for the Surrey Half Marathon 2018, and would encourage as many people as possible to take part in this fantastic event. The money raised in 2018 will help Macmillan ensure that no one has to face cancer alone.”
LOCAL CHARITY PARTNER
Alongside Macmillan, Harrison’s Fund are the official Local Charity Partner for the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon 2018. The charity is named after a local boy who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. His parents are working hard to raise funds for research into a cure for this life-limiting disease.
MORE THAN £0.4MILLION EXPECTED TO BE RAISED FOR CHARITY IN 2017
Based on our post-race survey, it is estimated that the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon raises £0.4 million for charity each year. 76% of runners who responded to the survey had raised money for charity, with the average runner aiming to raise £400 and ¾ of these fundraisers achieving their target. It is expected that this figure will continue to increase each year.
RUNNING FOR CHARITY
If you’re planning to run the Mercer Surrey Half, why not get involved with one of these great causes? Visit our website for more information about running for charity: http://surreyhalfmarathon.co.uk/charity/
Harrison’s Fund said: “We’re encouraging Mercer Surrey Half participants to use their fantastic experience to raise funds in aid of Harrison’s Fund this year. Do something awesome for you and help to fund medical research into Duchenne at the same time.”
BECOME A CHARITY PARTNER
Charity packages are still available. If you’re involved in or know of a charity which would like to work with the Mercer Surrey Half to raise funds for their cause, please email firstname.lastname@example.org