2023 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 us. Below is a list of charities and schools which were beneficiaries of the Twilight Runway Challenge in 2022.
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.
Hear from our 2023 charity partners
Parity for Disability
The Vine Centre
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.
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!
Cancer Testing South
Cancer Testing South is a 100% volunteer-based charity operating in the south of England currently providing men the opportunity of attending events where they can receive a simple blood test to hopefully uncover undetected
prostate cancer. Prostate cancer kills a man in the UK every 45 minutes. Caught early, the disease is over 90% defeated. The trained phlebotomists and nurses offer a pain free test which provides a chance of monitoring their prostate health. CTS follows research into early cancer detection in it’s many forms and hopes to expand it’s service to enable many more members of our community
to lower their risk of cancer.
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 weekly drop in session at "Deaf Hub" for Deaf children and their family, along with local CODA Families on Sunday's from 11am-2pm. 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. This year we are celebrating our 10th year and hope you will sign up for 10km to celebrate this amazing milestone with us.
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.
Fleet Phoenix is a youth services charity based in Fleet, Hampshire. We offer a friendly, safe, warm, and welcoming environment where young people are not judged and will leave having learned something or having been supported in some way. We create opportunities for early intervention with young people to break down barriers and empower the community to thrive. To achieve this, Fleet Phoenix coordinates music projects, youth clubs and mentoring projects as well as community outreach programmes to the young people of the Hart district. All our services are FREE to access.
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.
Frogmore Infant School
The Frogmore Infant School PTA works hard to provide additional opportunities, equipment and resources for the 150 children within the school and future pupils. Funds are currently raised through organising events at the school including discos, Christmas and summer fairs, fun nights and sponsorship events, as well as having stalls at externally run events.
Our current fundraising goals
We want to raise funds to buy equipment and fund groundworks to improve outdoor play areas for the children to enjoy and learn in, with space to run freely to promote good physical and mental health.
Outdoor play can be particularly effective as a way of coping and developing independence and resilience, which are important skills required throughout life. The project would benefit both current and future pupils in the community.
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.
The Meath Epilepsy Charity
The Meath is a very special 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 residential care, they also provide a supported living service and welcome day clients. The Meath is proud to recognise ability and to enable the people they support to access a broad range of daily, life enriching activity sessions.
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 £25,000 we need every day to continue to run our services free of charge.
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.
Spotlight UK supports children and families from the Armed Forces, children in care, young carers, children affected by loss and separation, children affected by domestic abuse, children from low income families, children with mental health issues or long term medical conditions and their families.
We provide emotional and practical support including providing mental health care packs, Christmas presents, emergency appeals for clothes, baby equipment and toys.
Our view is we cannot take away the past but we can bring a bit of hope and smiles and create new positive memories through fun activities and family trips out.
Treloar School and College is an outstanding and life-changing place, that enables our 170 students, aged between 4 and 25, to gain the skills and confidence they need to achieve their aspirations and goals. We are also helping them to become as independent as possible, despite having some of the most physically, complex disabilities in the UK. However, we can’t do this without you. We must raise £2 million each year to deliver the innovative support in classrooms and on our residential houses to help them to achieve this. With you by our side, our young people are striving towards a more fulfilled life.
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.
Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals' Charity
We are the dedicated charity for Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals. We aim to enhance our hospitals environment by providing supplementary equipment or additional services that are above and beyond what the NHS can provide.
The Ashford and St. Peter’s Charity comprises several individual funds, each designated to a medical theme, such as staff wellbeing, cancer, maternity, A&E, paediatric care, critical care, neonatal care or haematology, or to a specific ward, campaign project or hospital location.
By supporting us, you will be helping us to enhance patients and staff experiences at our hospitals.
Big Leaf Foundation
A charity supporting displaced people aged 16-25 in Surrey. They provide a nurturing programme of activities, projects and events that combat social isolation and improve well-being for the young people they support. Big Leaf Foundation is a product of first-hand experience working with displaced young people. Both academic research and direct experience has shown that being met with respect, compassion and understanding after arrival in the UK supports separated children to move forwards with hope and positivity. They want displaced young people to feel excited about the opportunities available to them. Their projects range from sports to leadership programmes and residential workshops.
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.
Citizens Advice Hart
Citizens Advice Hart is a charity, founded with the goal of supporting the community in finding solutions to problems and making their own decisions. Our principle aim is to provide information, advice and assistance for the most vulnerable individuals and families within our local community helping them with a wide range of complex social issues. Our services are available to everyone, regardless of background, and we have provided a financial benefit of £1.3M to our clients. In the past year, we have helped nearly 3000 clients with 8000 issues. Clients often come with two or three issues. We advise on a range of issues such as debt, benefits, housing, employment, consumer rights, discrimination, healthcare, domestic abuse, immigration and family matters.
We give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem.
We do this by providing free, impartial, independent and confidential advice.
We help people overcome their problems.
We campaign on big issues when they need to be heard.
We champion equality and challenge discrimination and harassment.
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.
FOCKSA (Friends of Charles Kingsley's School Association) is an active part of the school community. The committee is made up of parents, staff and governors and is a registered charity which raises money for additional activities, equipment and events for the children of the school which the school are unable to afford themselves due to lack of government funding.
So far this year we have funded Listen 2 Me music sessions, paid for the Christmas Pantomime and bought much needed IT and outdoor equipment for the school.
We run a variety of events throughout the year for the children, parents and wider community, all with the intention of having fun whilst also raising much needed funds for the school.
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.
Frogmore Junior School
Welcome to Frogmore Junior School PTA! We are always looking for new ideas to raise money and appreciate any help we can get from parents at our events. You may not feel you have much time to give and so think it's not worth offering to start with, but you are so wrong. Even an hour helping at one of the events is invaluable to us. It’s a great way of meeting other parents, seeing what goes on in school and watching your children have a wonderful time. For more information, please visit our Facebook page.
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.
Launchpad is Reading’s leading homelessness prevention charity, providing vital information & support for individuals, couples & families who don’t have stable housing or are at risk of losing their home.
Launchpad’s holistic service aims to prevent homelessness, provide homes & rebuild lives:
Our drop-in centre, legal advice service & floating support team help people overcome housing-related challenges before they escalate.
We provide temporary homes with bespoke support for 100+ people & 12 long-term homes.
Launchpad’s work & life skills centre gives clients the best chance of success with support with education, training and employment and therapeutic activities.
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 attended by around 30 children and young people. We work with children with a diagnosis of autism, living within 10 miles of Farnborough.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Autism Trust
The Autism Trust aims to create meaningful futures for young adults with autism. We provide a supportive environment fostering independence, building life skills, and generating community support and awareness of the capabilities of individuals with autism.
Through ASDAN training, and functional work experience we equip young adults to work
and enjoy the communities they live in. Work experience is gained managing ‘Polly’s Place’ shop selling handcrafted items and art
made by people with autism, their families, and supporters. In this environment young
adults with autism learn retail, office, manufacturing, photography, social media, hospitality,
housekeeping, gardening and independent living skills. The bespoke training is tailored to an
individual’s needs, delivering specialist support and encouragement to gain skills and grow
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 is dedicated to breaking down the barriers of play and make it possible for every disabled child or young people to play and have fun, without limits.
To achieve this, we provide inclusive play and leisure opportunities for over 750 disabled children and young people a year, aged 2-18 at our pre-schools, playschemes and youth schemes all based across the Southeast. Challengers is a place where all disabled young people can have fun, make friends and try activities they have never had the opportunity to before.
Citizens Advice Rushmoor
Citizens Advice Rushmoor is a charity providing free, independent, impartial, and confidential advice and information services. In addition to our small team of staff, over 50 volunteers help deliver most of our frontline services on issues such as benefits, debt, and energy, as well as specific projects relating to mental health, domestic abuse, and the cost of living. Our work ranges from brief one-off interventions to in-depth casework, with the service always tailored to meet individual needs.
Last year, we helped over 11,000 people with over 32,000 different issues. And with your help, we can support even more people who are struggling to find a way forward.
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.
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 Health Charity
Your support helps us get new projects off the ground and to a greater level than would have otherwise been possible, purchase the latest cutting-edge equipment in our drive for excellence, provide patient and family support, helping staff provide the best care posisble and helping create calm surroundings for care and recover, whilst helping reduce stress felt by many vulnerable patients and our staff to aid the recovery process.
We, as an NHS charity, rely on donations to fund our work and everything we do is only possible thanks to the generosity and support of people like you. From specialist services to pioneering research, every donation helps to support our incredible NHS staff at our hospitals and enhance the level of care we provide to thousands of patients and their families every year.
We are a growing community-based charity in Guildford, Surrey. We support young people (16+) with a learning disability and put our young people at the forefront of decision making on their journey to independence. It all began with Harriet, Amber, Laura, Oliver and William. These young people each have a learning disability and together were the inspiration for our charity.
Their families were concerned about their prospects and that of young people like them. In 2006, their parents got together and formed halow. Our aim is to ensure every young person with a learning disability has the same life choices and chances as anyone.
The young people we support want the opportunity to:
Become part of the community
Have a home of their own
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.
Maggie's at The Royal Marsden
Maggie’s at the Royal Marsden provides free information and psychological support to people living with cancer in Surrey, London and beyond. Our centre is a warm and welcoming sanctuary away from the clinical environment of the hospital. In our centre visitors can find; practical advice about benefits and eating well; qualified experts providing emotional support; opportunities to meet other people; and places where you can simply sit with a cup of tea.
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!
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.
At The Source, we're passionate about supporting local young people who are struggling with their mental health and wellbeing.
We provide a free 1 to 1 counselling service for 14 to 25's who are unable to access NHS mental health services. We know the value of early help too and our mentoring, creative workshops, volunteering opportunities, and small groups provide essential wellbeing support for young people aged 12 plus.
We help them to build confidence, resilience, and self-esteem, as well as boost aspirations, gain an understanding of their value, and develop hope for the future.
“You are my outlet. Talking to you has made such a difference, I feel like I’m a new person, and I actually like who I am”
Stepping Stones DS
Stepping Stones DS exists to help families navigate the journey from birth to adulthood, helping young people with Down syndrome to fulfil their potential. We support children & young people (aged 0-24) with Down Syndrome & their families in North Hampshire, South East Berkshire & West Surrey.
In addition to providing an opportunity for families to become part of a local support network, Stepping Stones DS provide a wide range of educational, physical and social activities and services for children and young people with Down syndrome, their families and the professionals involved in their care.
As a charity, we rely on our community for their support to help us continue providing services for our families without charge.
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!