Raise funds, build awareness and gain new supporters

Parallel Challenge Events provide a unique opportunity for your charity to raise funds, build awareness and gain new supporters. Previous events have raised over £1m for almost 100 charities. Our Parallels and our Festival of Inclusivity are developed to be accessible, and we welcome mobility aids and running buddies. With 45% of those taking part having a disability it’s also a great event to raise awareness of your services and gain more supporters and service users. We guarantee it will be a truly engaging and memorable event for everyone!

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See below our 2017 charity supporters:

2017 Platinum partner


Livability is a disability and community engagement charity. We exist to tackle barriers in community life that cause disabled and vulnerable people to become socially isolated. Through a wide range of disability services and community projects, we promote inclusion and wellbeing for all. Livability has a 170-year track record in community and inclusion work, building on the heritage of the charities The Shaftesbury Society and John Grooms. For more information visit Livability

2017 Gold Partners


BIG Stop Charity is an international charity which empowers and inspires our youth to create active social change. Through our unique educational active citizenship program students learn to lead with compassion and create impact across the year for local and global causes. BIG Stop Charities Build A Community international initiative creates change in rural areas to relive poverty and ensure every community and youth have the basic necessities in life.


Whizz Kidz

Your support will help Whizz-Kidz reach the thousands of disabled children and young people in the UK waiting for mobility equipment that fits their young lives. Whizz-Kidz sets disabled young people free to reach their true potential and live their lives to the full. The money you raise could go towards the cost of providing a disabled child’s powered chair – the ultimate gift to transforming their life and future, overnight.

Whizz Kidz

Shooting Star Chase

Shooting Star Chase is a leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families. Whether lives are measured in days, weeks, months or years, we are here to make every moment count. We support families from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care.

Shooting Star Chase

ADD International

ADD International is a disability rights organisation that strives for independence, equality and opportunity for all disabled people. Their mission is to achieve positive and lasting change in the lives of disabled people, especially those who are stigmatised and marginalised living in poverty in Africa and Asia. ADD provide disability activists with access to the tools, training and resources they need to achieve their full potential and lead strong and sustainable organisations.

ADD International


Guillain-Barré & Associated Inflammatory Neuropathies (GAIN) Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare autoimmune condition affecting the peripheral nervous system, usually leading to temporary or long-term paralysis. Around 80% of those with GBS will make a good recovery, but between 5-10% of people will not survive and the other 10-15% may be left with severe mobility or dexterity issues. GAIN helps people understand and manage both acute and chronic variants of the syndrome, raises awareness, and promotes clinical and non-clinical research into these conditions. For further information visit www.gaincharity.org.uk


Action for kids

Action for Kids is a national charity that provides opportunities for disabled children and young people to lead lives more like others their age. Our mission is to give as many young people with disabilities as possible the opportunity to work or volunteer in their community.

Action for kids

2017 Silver partners

Jubilee Sailing Trust

We provide life-changing adventures to people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of physical ability through the challenge of Tall Ship Sailing on our two ships, the Lord Nelson and Tenacious. Jubilee Sailing Trust

The Matt Hampson Foundation

The Matt Hampson Foundation provides advice, support, relief and/or treatment for anyone suffering serious injury or disability which has arisen from any cause, but in particular from participation in or training for any sport, sporting activity or other form of physical education or recreation. The Matt Hampson Foundation

2017 Bronze partners


Across the UK there are children who have to cope with disadvantage, disability & sickness: it's tough - really tough. Variety provides memorable childhood experiences, practical help (including Sunshine Coaches, wheelchairs & specialist equipment) and makes an immediate difference to children and to their families to ensure that children have fewer bad days and more great days. Support us and help increase positive experiences for sick, disabled or disadvantaged children across the UK. Variety

Stroke Association

Stroke Association is the UK's leading stroke charity changing the world for people affected by strokes. More people than ever are benefiting from cutting-edge treatments and making full recoveries. And more people now understand the need to seek emergency treatment for stroke. We’ve been at the heart of every one of these developments, championing the cause of stroke and stroke survivors. Stroke Association


ASNA exists to support the spiritual, social, physical and emotional needs of people living with disabilities and their needs. ASNA also provides disability training and awareness projects, workshops and programmes. ASNA

Brentwood Leisure Trust

The Brentwood Leisure Centre is the biggest Sports, Leisure and Entertainment complex in Brentwood, Essex. As a fully accessible and inclusive centre, their mission to become the most diverse and accessible leisure centre in the UK. Brentwood Leisure Trust

Holly Foundation Sickle Cell

Assist with the advancement of health and saving lives, the advancement and furthering of education and the relief of poverty of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill health and disability. Holly Foundation Sickle Cell

Spinal Research

Spinal Research is the UK’s leading charity funding medical research around the world to develop effective treatments for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury. Spinal Research


Brainwave is a charity that exists to help children with disabilities and additional needs to achieve greater independence by aiming to improve mobility, communication skills and learning potential through a range of educational and physical therapies, and the children we work with have a range of conditions including: autism, brain injuries such as cerebral palsy and genetic disorders such as Down’s syndrome. Brainwave

Victim Support

Victim Support (VS) is the independent charity for people affected by crime and traumatic events in England and Wales. Our specialist teams provide individual, independent, emotional and practical help to enable people to cope and recover from the effects of crime. Victim Support

Action Duchenne

Action Duchenne works across the UK, the EU, the US and the southern hemisphere seeking answers and support from all parts of the Duchenne community: researchers, clinicians, physicians, pharmacological companies and other Duchenne charities. Your contribution, no matter how big or small, allows us to fund research and campaign for better standards of care for everyone living with Duchenne & Becker Muscular Dystrophy. Action Duchenne


DEBRA is the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – a painful genetic skin blistering condition which, in the worst cases, can be fatal. There are at least 5,000 people living with this devastating condition in the UK and 500,000 worldwide. DEBRA focuses its work in two areas; the charity provides care and support to individuals and families living with EB and funds pioneering research to find effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for EB. DEBRA

Enham Trust

Enham Trust is a pan disability organisation that works with close to 8,500 individuals each year, giving them independence, choice and control in the cornerstone areas of their lives; housing, care, work and skills development. We aim to touch every aspect of the lives of people living with physical and learning disabilities and offer many services for disabled people, putting the power back in to their hands. Enham Trust


ECIL is an organisation of disabled people working to eliminate the barriers preventing disabled people and their unpaid carers from living full and independent lives. We offer advice, information, counselling for disabled people, training, campaigning for transport, disability rights and access. We also have lots of fun at our social club and other annual events. ECIL

Action on Disability

Action on Disability is run by and for disabled people. We work for equality for disabled people by delivering accessible services and campaigning for change. Our services include: Advocacy, Employment, Welfare Benefits Advice, Youth Services, Peer Support and Volunteering. We represent the views and needs of disabled people to local and regional decision makers. Action on Disability


The principle activities of Strongbones are to provide emotional and practical support, increase inclusion by providing disability equipment and educational opportunities including workshops and facilities, professional counselling for parents and carers. They also host family interaction days for the benefit of children and young people under the age of twenty-one suffering from brittle bone disease, bone cancer, scoliosis, arthritis and all other serious muscular skeletal conditions. Strongbones

Our 2017 charity friends