Charities Supported

Over 40 groups and charities have supported the Shakespeare Marathon & Half Marathon over the years, some of them are mentioned below. Thanks to you, they are able to continue their work. On behalf of them all, thanks for making our event…More than a Marathon.

Warwickshire Vision Support has been supporting visually impaired people for over a century, providing information, advice and guidance to people coming to terms with sight loss.

CRASH has been the UK construction industry’s social impact partner for 25 years. CRASH unites the power of the industry to do good by channelling their professional expertise, construction products and fundraising to build places that care for the sick, vulnerable and homeless in the communities we work and live.

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 million people who take injustice personally. We are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.

BBC Children In Need raises money both throughout the year and in its annual November appeal which is put to work where it’s needed most. We fund local charities and projects who help remove the barriers that are facing children and young people, so that they can thrive.

Eco Work-Shop set out to improve the well-being and lives of learning disabled and/or autistic adults. We support and encourage those who attend to achieve so much more than they ever believed was possible! Learning diverse new skills through stimulating and varied work activities, participants become part of the adult workforce.

Sea Cadets Stratford-Upon-Avon aim to give young people an experience that will help them grow into the person they want to be in a safe and friendly environment. Through various activities and adventures, we learn teamwork, respect, loyalty, self-confidence, commitment, self-discipline, honesty and how to be the best version of ourselves.

Children’s Liver Disease Foundation is the only UK charity dedicated to fighting all childhood liver diseases.

Parkinson’s UK. Powered by people. Funded by you. Improving life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. Together we’ll find a cure.

Alcester Day Care is a day centre to support people with dementia, their carers, family and friends. It is the follow on from Alcester Cafe which supports people with dementia and their carers together. Day Care will provide support for people with dementia on their own whilst their carers can have some respite.

Avon Bowling Club, situated in the picturesque setting of the River Avon close to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, has something for everyone. There is a rich mix of competitive bowling, friendly fixtures and its own community bowls programme. Social members are also welcome.

Stratford upon Avon Boat Club is a friendly club that encourages people of all ages and abilities to row, as a high-performance sport or just for fun.

Brownies is about trying new things that teach girls aged 7 to 10 about themselves, their community and their world. Girls go along to camps, holidays, day trips and sleepovers. They get together with their friends at regular meetings where they learn new hobbies, get creative, develop skills and have outdoor adventures.

Outside Broadcast is formed of an occasional team from Welcombe Radio that comes out of the studio to broadcast events live from places in and around Stratford upon Avon. These include concerts, local church services and other community events such as the River Festival and the annual Shakespeare birthday celebrations.

Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. We empower 240,000 girls to be their best and face the challenges of growing up today. We’ve been doing that through adventure, friendship and fun for over 100 years.

Goodwill & Growth for Africa UK exists to provide funds to individuals and organisations in South Africa and elsewhere, providing in particular, any support to anyone adversely affected by illness and disease as well as the relief and support of the poor and needy in South Africa and elsewhere, within the meaning of our charitable intentions.

SaltMalawi is a UK registered charity working to relieve poverty and suffering, to enhance education and to advance the Christian faith, in Malawi and also in parts of Mozambique. We support the growing Church of the Disciples of Jesus (CDJ), founded by Julian and Caroline Lott.

Ilmington CofE Primary School work’s hard to ensure that all our children are valued and cared for in an environment where they are given every chance to become fully rounded people and deepen their knowledge of the world around them.

Inner Wheel District 6 is one of the largest Women’s movements in the world, active in over 100 countries with more than 100,000 members and was established in Manchester, England nearly 100 years ago.

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is the leading local independent conservation organisation. Our mission is to bring people closer to nature and create a land rich in wildlife. Supported by our passionate members and dedicated volunteers we are working to bring about nature’s recovery across Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull through practical action, education and influencing behaviour change.

Myton Hospices believe that everyone matters for every single moment of their life and that treating patients with dignity and respect is more important than meeting targets. We passionately believe that the final part of someone’s life is as important as the beginning.

Meningitis Research Foundation aims to promise more for people and families at risk of meningitis and septicaemia, and for those already living with the after effects of the disease.

Roundtable of Great Britain and Ireland was founded in 1927 and meets all over Great Britain and Ireland, usually once a fortnight for either a social, a fun activity or to make a difference in the community. Fundraising for local charities is the DNA of Round Table. Many say we are built by kindness.

Soroptimist International – Stratford upon Avon District is part of a larger network of nearly 80,000 Soroptimists worldwide, the majority of whom belong to their local Club, where they can make friends with like-minded women, have fun and work on projects that help improve the lives of women and girls locally, nationally and internationally.

Tarantara is an auditioned mixed choir comprising over 60 enthusiastic members whose aim is to enjoy themselves singing and performing to the highest standard. The choir is regularly invited to perform at venues across Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, and has also performed in Wales, Cornwall, Yorkshire and Tyne and Wear.  The choir’s performances have raised well over £100,000 helping charities and communities raise money for good causes.