2022 Charities & Schools
Raise Money For A Local Charity or School
Of Your Choice
Charities or schools are invited to use the Twilight Runway Challenge as a fundraiser. CMPP is all about community and collaboration; we will cover the event costs so that 100% of sponsorship raised by your supporters goes to your cause.
If you would like to discuss being a charity or school partner please contact email@example.com
If you are taking part for a charity, please set up an online fundraising page such as Justgiving. If you require fundraising material, then contact the relevant charity who can help.
Aerobility offers disabled individuals, without exception, the opportunity to fly an aeroplane. For some, that amazing first flight is enough to change their outlook on disability forever: “If I can fly an aeroplane, what else can I do?”. Others realising that the fantasy of flight is truly in their grasp and can achieve their Private Pilot’s License. We allow disabled people to fly for a fraction of the commercial rate, with a fleet of three modified aircraft, and operations out of Blackbushe Airport and Tatenhill Airport. 1,000 new individuals participate with Aerobility a year.
and Support (BRAS)
Our vision is to have a dedicated research nurse to join the breast care team. This will enable local breast cancer patients to participate in national and international trials. Also, we would like to provide support to the husbands/partners and family members at this very difficult time, whilst they support their loved ones during their treatment. As breast cancer patients ourselves, we are very passionate to bring this to fruition. We want to ensure Frimley Park Hospital Breast Unit is maintained as one of the best places in the country to receive treatment.
Challengers supports local disabled children through their Preschool, Play and Youth schemes across the South East. They support over 1,400 children and provide vital respite to so many families who are often isolated and excluded. At their purpose-built centres, disabled children get the opportunity to try new activities, make friends, relax and just be themselves.
Your support will help us continue to break down the barriers to play and provide a lifeline of support to disabled young people and families.
A crisis charity showing love and support to individuals and families in Berkshire experiencing hardship. We provide clothing and other items, working in partnership with support services including Health Visitors, Charities and social service agencies. Clothes are donated from the public, retailers and manufacturers then sorted, washed and ironed then delivered to clients. We help those most in need, recycle used textiles and have a volunteer community group “Craft at The Cowshed”. The demand for our help continues to rise and we need the public’s support to help grow our charity so we can continue to support those in crisis.
The Fountain Centre
The Fountain Centre is a small independent charity based at St Luke's Cancer Centre in Guildford. We provide complementary therapies, counselling, information and support to cancer patients and their families from all over Surrey and the surrounding areas. We depend on the support of local companies, community groups and generous individuals to cover our annual costs of over £200,000. As with many small charities, the pandemic has hit us hard and we have had to find new ways to raise money and support our patients and their families. It is a tough time for charities but every little helps.
Frimley Church of England School
Frimley Church of England School is a large family where children are happy, confident and caring, and ‘Learning Together We Grow.' As a church school we welcome students of all beliefs and offer an inclusive and spiritual education to all. We are a healthy school that promotes physical, social, emotional and mental health to help equip everyone with the skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their health. We believe that learning should be fun, active, meaningful and creative. With our PTA, we are always trying to raise funds for additional resources to enhance our children’s learning and wellbeing.
We are a growing community-based charity in Guildford. We support young people with a learning disability to fulfil their potential. We put our young people at the forefront of decision making on their journey to independence, which could help them build relationships, become part of the community, find employment and have their own home. halow support over 200 young people, running schemes like; Social Activities, A Reason to Get Up (opportunities based on young people’s interests to inspire them to find a satisfying vocation), Building Futures (community-based learning) and the Buddy Service (1:1 support with Outreach & Support Living Services).
The Hope Hub
The Hope Hub is a registered charity that exists for the relief of poverty and specifically to help prevent and end homelessness in Surrey Heath Borough and surrounding areas.
We provide a comprehensive Services Pathway from CRISIS drop in to training and employment support through our EMPOWERMENT services. We support people who are aged 18+ years and homeless, sofa surfing or at risk of eviction, unemployed, in debt, struggling with mental health and/or addictions and seek to empower them to become the best they can be.
The Meath Epilepsy Charity
A specialist care home in Godalming, which supports adults who live with complex epilepsy and associated disabilities to live as independently as possible. In addition to providing specialist residential care, they also provide a supported living service and welcome day clients. The people who are supported by The Meath are enabled to access a broad range of daily, life enriching activity sessions at the dedicated Skills Centre, the popular High Street Café and furniture up-cycling social enterprise ‘Changing Perceptions’. It recognises ability and is committed to enabling the people they support to lead a fulfilled life.
Newlands Primary School
Newlands Primary is a small school that has real pride in the close relationship we have with our community. We know our children as individuals and strive to help them find their own unique talents, skills and abilities. Children at Newlands grow to understand their wider responsibilities and strive to meet our high expectations. All of us are passionate about success for every one of our children. Our wonderful grounds help us to encourage positive outdoor experiences for all children. Our PTA raises funds for additional resources to support and enhance our children's learning and well-being.
Parity for Disability
Through Parity for Disability’s day services in Farnborough, Camberley and Mytchett, people with multiple disabilities aged 18+ work with our specialist staff, flexible transport, dedicated space, equipment and technologies to engage in activities, build friendships and networks, use and develop skills, contribute to their community – in fact, do what everyone else is doing. Parity exists because when a young person with multiple disabilities finishes full-time education, they’re left with few services to call on. They face isolation, inactivity and the loss of the skills and mobility that they have. Parity is a recipient of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
Samson Centre for MS
‘Empowering people living with Multiple Sclerosis’. The Samson Centre for MS in Guildford provides a constant beacon of hope and support for anyone living with Multiple Sclerosis. The Centre provides invaluable physiotherapy, exercise and oxygen therapy. The Centre is a self-funded charity and provides practical and emotional support for those living with MS in Surrey and the surrounding area. Fundraising and donations are key in order to deliver its service. More than 200 people attend the Centre on a regular basis.
Sight for Surrey
Sight for Surrey support over 8,000 children and adults who are blind, vision impaired, Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing. We were founded in 1922, when we first started assisting vision impaired soldiers returning from war and we have continued to help people in Surrey with a sight and/or hearing loss. People are at the heart of everything we do. Our aim is to support people to overcome their day-to-day challenges and lead an independent life. We are here for individuals and their family, providing specialist hands-on practical support tailored to their needs.
Thrive uses Social and Therapeutic Horticulture to positively change the lives of those living with disabilities or ill health; through isolation, disadvantage or those who are vulnerable. Gardening, whether in a window box, a patio container or a purpose-built garden, can help people of all ages affected by accidents, sensory impairments, learning difficulties and mental and physical ill health to gain confidence, develop new skills, take gentle exercise and achieve greater wellbeing. We operate from gardens in Reading, Battersea and Birmingham to positively change clients’ lives and we need your help to continually help those who need it most
Vision4Youth is based in Yateley and provides youth clubs, services, training and employment for the surrounding areas. The charity was set up to act as a resource for young people aged up to 25 to provide advice and assistance, employment, training, physical activities and sport. We aim to provide recreational activities in the interests of social welfare for people who have need by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disability, poverty or social and economic circumstances with a view to improving the conditions of life of such persons. As a predominately voluntary service, we also provide work opportunities, experience and training to the communities we work in.
The-Zone! supports families living with autism or other additional needs in the Hampshire/Surrey border area. We run monthly ‘Saturday Zone’ and ‘Teen Zone’ sessions during term time and Wednesday ‘Fun Zone’ sessions in the school holidays. The families enjoy meeting others and playing with games consoles, laptops, toys, crafts and, when it is dry, we have go-karts, bouncy castles and outdoor fun. We also organise trips out for the families such as bowling, donutting, laser run, soft play, farm etc. Families benefit from the opportunity to connect, where autism and similar needs are the norm and everyone can feel accepted.
Age Concern Hampshire
We are passionate about supporting people over 50 to live well independently for longer. We use our knowledge and experience to respond to the needs of local people throughout their ageing journey. Our organisation has been providing services to the older community of Hampshire since 1985. The charity currently deliver support at our Care & Wellbeing Centres throughout the county, as well as Help at Home, Information Hub Services, Foot care clinics, Hospital to Home Scheme, Community Information Volunteers and other activities. Our family of staff and volunteers come from all walks of life to offer friendship, support and information to our service users.
Cancer Testing South
Cancer Testing South takes pride in raising awareness of prostate cancer and providing PSA testing events for men. A simple pain-free blood test produces a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) reading which may indicate the presence of prostate disease. Our work supports early diagnosis which is vital as one man dies of prostate cancer every 45 minutes. We are a 100% volunteer led charity with a wonderful team of professional, fully insured nurses and phlebotomists.
Chloe's & Sophie's Special Ears Fund
Chloe's & Sophie's Special Ears Fund is a small charity to brighten the lives of Deaf children. We run a bi-weekly drop in session at "The Hub for Deaf Children" on Sunday's. They play games, activities and workshops which include slime, arts and crafts, animal encounters and more. These sessions improve their mental health, self-esteem, confidence and allow them to be children. Deaf children need support in school and at home from charities like us.
Creative Response offers a variety of visual-arts based workshops for local people struggling with their mental health, learning and physical difficulties. We offer a unique, supportive environment in our studios in central Farnham, in which practising artists work collaboratively with our participants. We believe passionately in the benefits of the arts for wellbeing and are proud to have been serving the local community for more than 25 years.
Friends of Southwood
The mission of Friends of Southwood Infant School is to advance the education of the pupils in the school. Our goal is to develop more extended relationships between the staff, parents and others associated with the school; engage in activities that support the school; and provide and assist in the provision of facilities and experiences that are not normally provided by the local education authority.
Frogmore Community College
The advancement of the pupils' education at Frogmore Community College is the PTA's focus. Strong relationships between staff, students, parents, as well as between the students themselves, are reinforced by the work the PTA does, funding additional opportunities and activities that are not normally provided by the local education authority. Each and every member of our Frogmore family is valued: whatever their strengths, they are supported to flourish and excel.
Harry’s Hydrocephalus Awareness Trust is a locally based, user-led charity. It was founded by the parents of Harry - a little boy from Yateley who was born with the condition. The family learnt that there is no cure for hydrocephalus (water on the brain), only invasive brain surgery. By the time Harry was one he had endured four brain surgeries and now has a permanent, internal shunt. The charity aims to improve the lives of children with hydrocephalus and the families who love and care for them. It is run entirely by volunteers and works tirelessly to support children with the condition through - awareness raising, funding training and research and providing signposting support to families affected by the condition.
The Hygiene Bank Farnham and Aldershot
The Hygiene Bank is a grassroots, people-powered charity and social movement, grounded in community. Many people locked in poverty or those who find themselves in times of crisis often experience restricted options. This leaves them caught between being able to heat their home, pay their rent, buy food or keep clean. Hygiene poverty can be shaming, humiliating and excluding and can result in social isolation. The Farnham and Aldershot project works with a mix of organisations, charities and schools in the local area and supporting us is a simple way to help not just one organisation, but multiple grassroots initiatives.
Mustard Seed Autism Trust
Mustard Seed Autism Trust provides therapy and support for the sensory, motor, social, communication and emotional needs of autistic children.
We are dedicated to supporting the whole family and do this through parent courses and workshops, our advice line, and through posting free resources on our website and social media. Our monthly Funtastic Fun Club is a sibling support group, based at Frimhurst Family House. We work with children with a diagnosis of autism, living within 10 miles of Farnborough.
Oakleaf Enterprise has provided work-related training and wider support to adults with mental health needs in Surrey since 1997. The charity aims to help individuals with mental ill-health improve their wellbeing and secure the skills, confidence and training needed to achieve their goals and return to the workplace. To do this, the charity provides free training and employment support, a wide range of wellbeing activities, and counselling services. Oakleaf also hosts the Guildford Safe Haven, an evening service available 365 days a year for those experiencing a mental health crisis, in partnership with Catalyst and SABP NHS.
Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care
We are the only Hospice Care service for adult patients, and their families, living with cancer or a terminal illness (such as heart, lung or neurological disease) across West Surrey and part of North East Hampshire. Every day we support over 250 patients, relatives and carers - in their own homes, in the community, at the Hospice in Farnham and the Beacon Centre in Guildford. Care is tailored to the needs of each patient, offering specialist clinical care alongside other services, including therapies, spiritual support, welfare and financial advice. As only 20% of our costs are covered by the NHS/Government, we rely on our community for their support to raise the £20,000 we need every day to continue to run our services free of charge.
The charity Sasha’s Project has been set up in memory of Sasha who died by suicide when she was 20. Sasha’s struggles were exacerbated by the lack of help available so in response to these issues, we are running a drop-in crisis centre at The Point Youth Centre, Harlington Way, Fleet GU51 4BP for all young people, age 13 – 25 years. This is open from 9.00pm to 6.00am every Friday and Saturday night. We welcome any young person who is suffering with anxiety, depression or who is experiencing suicidal thoughts, supporting them in complete confidence, in a caring, safe environment.
Spotlight UK is a local Charity. We were set up in 2009 to help vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people to build confidence, self-esteem and resilience. We work with a range of people, they can be victims of domestic violence/abuse, suffering with mental health issues, children in care, children affected by loss or separation, children from low income families and young carers. We receive our referrals from schools, GPs, mental health professionals, family support workers, health visitors, and children services. Our view is that we cannot take away the past but can help change the future into a more positive one.
Treloar’s is so much more than just a school and college. We are a charity, and right now, around the clock, we are delivering outstanding nursing care, therapy, independence training and education to around 180 disabled children and young people aged 2-25. Every day we are preparing young people to live as independently as possible and reach their future aspirations. But we can’t do this without you. We must raise £2million each year to deliver innovative support in classrooms and our residential houses to help students to reach their full potential. With you by our side, our young people are striving towards a more fulfilled life.
Yateley Community Pre-School
Yateley Community Pre-School is a community based setting. We are a member of the Early Years Alliance and have been in operation for over 35 years in the local community. We are delighted to be part of the Twilight Runway Challenge this year. The past few years have been a real challenge with fundraising so be able to get out and raise money again for the children is just a fantastic feeling alongside our community spirit!
Basingstoke and District MS
The Basingstoke and District MS Group is part of a large network of MS Society groups across the UK. A warm welcome awaits everyone with MS and their partners/carers to attend our Fitness Morning and social area each Wednesday from 10.00am to 1.00pm. The Neuro-Physiotherapist and our Complementary Therapist will assess and help you to feel much more positive. There is an area to socialise and enjoy meeting others while having some light refreshments. Our venue is at Popley Fields Community Centre in Basingstoke, RG24 9AE. Plenty of parking with disabled access and toilets. We hope to meet you soon!
Catalyst is a not for profit organisation, offering access to confidential support for individuals, their families and communities across Surrey. Our work is across three main areas: Mental Health and Wellbeing, Drug & Alcohol Support and Specialist Outreach. We offer non-medical interventions in a friendly, accessible, professional and non-judgmental way. Our aim is to help build self-esteem and confidence, reduce loneliness and social isolation and empower people to move forward in their recovery journey. We provide wellbeing activities, 1-1 support, interest groups, early intervention, crisis support, access to volunteering opportunities, counselling for people affected by drug and/ alcohol use and specialist outreach. Self-referrals welcome.
Connect Counselling Service
Connect is based in Camberley and offers professional counselling, irrespective of financial restraints. We support adult individuals, couples and families struggling with mental health and other concerns. The social isolation, financial insecurity and heightened anxiety related to the Covid 19 pandemic has aggravated concerns experienced by clients, particularly those already suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, bereavement, abuse and other trauma or mental health problem. We support the vulnerable and hurting, and through counselling we work on concerns in a safe, relaxed, non-judgmental and confidential environment. For some it's life changing.
First Days Children's Charity
First Days Children's Charity exists to reduce the effects of poverty on families. By the simple act of providing them with everything they need for their children to be safe at home, confident at school and to have fun they empower parents, restore dignity and give back choice. It is simply practical support at times of financial hardship, from one family to another.
Friends of St Bernadette's
The Friends of St Bernadette's is a registered charity that is run by a small group of parents to raise funds for St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School in Farnborough. The events we run throughout the year are not only to fundraise for extra resources for the school and pupils, but also to bring the school together as a community. We are delighted to be given the opportunity to be one of the named charities for the Twilight Runway Challenge and we look forward to joining our wider community whilst raising funds for our school.
GRACE (Gynae-oncology Research and Clinical Excellence) supports women with gynaecological cancers by raising awareness of symptoms, funding research to improve treatment and recovery, and providing vital surgical equipment to local hospitals. We now know our response to Covid-19 will last much longer than any of us thought. But women are still being diagnosed and treated for gynaecological cancer every day. We want to be there to help those women around us - our mums, sisters, grandmothers, daughters and friends. With your support for us, we can still be there for them.
Hawley Primary School
Hawley Primary School is at the heart of our local community. Our school environment is always evolving and we are always looking at what we can do to give our pupils the best experience throughout their learning journey.
As a local school, we rely on fundraising for the extra re-development of our outside areas – specifically our Imaginary Playzone, TrimTrail and garden area.
We are delighted to be offered the opportunity to be one of the named charities for the Twilight Runway Challenge and we hope that our local community will sign up to help us raise funds for our school.
Mane Chance Sanctuary
We support children and young people with additional needs, including those on the autistic spectrum, those who self-harm, have eating disorders and a range of physical and mental disabilities. We work alongside our 38 rescued horses (and other animals) to reinforce how to be less critical, angry and anxious but more confident, calm and respectful of self – and others. By helping children before their problems become too ingrained resulting in the young person going on a downwards trajectory into serious mental health problems, we hope to increase the opportunities available to them and enable them to reach their full potential.
Oak Farm Leisure & Activities Club
OFLAC provides a wonderful service, operating 2 days a week, for young adults with learning disabilities: each with their own individual needs, some more complex than others. Members live within the Hampshire, Surrey or Berkshire borders and can access OFLAC via a referral from their social services care manager. We enable members to develop their confidence and explore/enhance their strengths within a fun and safe environment. The centre provides a range of activities to stimulate the members physically, creatively, educationally and mentally i.e. drama, sports, quizzes, and tutorial sessions. We promote inclusion, with all members feeling valued, and most importantly - we have fun and make new friends!
Parenting Special Children
Parenting Special Children’s mission is to improve the well-being of families of children/young people with additional needs living in Berkshire and the surrounding areas. We support parents through our services ∙ Parental workshops ∙ Trauma and Attachment ∙Sleep including assessments and individual children’s plans ∙ Support groups including socially deprived communities, adopters & kinship carers, Dad & Male carers ∙ Children’s project including an Autistic girls’ group, Social Interaction group ∙ Our vital Helpline. We empower families by giving them knowledge, skills, confidence, strength and a supportive community thereby reducing anxiety, stress, social isolation resulting in a stronger family unit.
Samaritans of Farnborough & District
We have been supporting our local community since 1978 working towards a world where fewer people died by suicide. We have over 100 dedicated volunteers ready to take your calls. We offer a safe place if you are feeling emotionally distressed or having a difficult time and need to talk things through in a confidential, safe environment. No judgement and no advice, just a supportive listening ear. You don’t have to be suicidal to call Samaritans, you can get in touch about anything that’s troubling you no matter how large or small the issue feels. Call freephone 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sebastian’s Action Trust
Sebastian’s Action Trust provides emotional, social and practical care for life-limited and life-threatened children and their families. We offer family respite care at our flagship facility, ‘The Bluebells’, in Basingstoke, together with outreach and specialist support at our second centre, ‘The Woodlands’, in Crowthorne, that is aimed at reducing isolation, providing meaningful support and building resilience to help our beneficiaries face the uncertainties of the future. We passionately believe seriously-ill children should be able to have quality time together with their families, never having to face life alone. Our vision is to ensure lives, however short, are lived to the full.
Step by Step
Step by Step is a youth charity that believes every young person has the right to a safe place to live and the chance of a bright future. We operate across six counties in the South of England, offering accommodation and support to young people in crisis and helping them break the cycle of homelessness. As well as offering a stable place to live, Step by Step provides specialist services such as counselling, advice and guidance, and personal development opportunities. Our goal is to empower young people with the life skills and confidence they need to achieve the bright future they deserve.
The Vine Centre
We support the most vulnerable and socially isolated members of our local community. Most recently this has been through our Community Cupboard which is open access for anyone experiencing food poverty. This is in addition to our Specialist Mental Health support, addiction and anger management. Our new Culture Café links all the services together and provides an environment for training and volunteering in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere.
Yateley Industries works to sustain and increase the opportunities for people with disabilities in rewarding employment, both in its internal employment opportunities and mainstream work, with an occupation that enables a disabled person to contribute to society. It operates one of the few remaining supported factories that help vulnerable adults to do paid meaningful work and training intended to help progress them into mainstream employment. Our Vision is to create a thriving, sustainable and valued community creating living, learning and working opportunities for disabled people within wider society.