Our partner charities…
Inspiration for Life works closely with a number of charities whose work supports our own charitable objectives. We keep our expenditure as low as possible, so that we can donate almost all of the funds we raise through particular activities and events, and through general donations to these organisations.
Weston Park Cancer Charity raises around £2million each year to improve the lives of people living with cancer. Weston Park Hospital is the region’s only specialist cancer hospital, providing care for thousands of patients across South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire. The charity has raised over £22million, since beginning in 1994, to improve the lives of those fighting cancer. Inspiration for Life has regularly dedicated funds raised through the 24 Hour Inspire event to support their work, and the money raised by our team of runners at the annual Endcliffe Park 10k goes to them as well.
Rotherham Hospice has been one of our partner charities since the beginning. Their innovative Hospice at Home scheme helped our founder, Tim Richardson, in the final weeks of his life, to stay at home as he wanted. They brought the hospice to him, and supported him and his family to the end.
Impact Living provide accommodation and support for vulnerable young people. In addition, their charity helps young people with cancer, for example by providing respite breaks.
Teenage Cancer Trust is the only charity dedicated to providing expert treatment and support for young people diagnosed with cancer. They run specialist treatment units, and are focused on meeting the unique emotional, physical and practical needs that come with a diagnosis at such a young age.
Snowdon Trust provides grants to physically disabled and sensory impaired students studying in the UK – in further or higher education or those training towards employment. The grants help cover additional costs that students incur as a result of their disability and where available statutory funding does not cover them. Costs include vital support such as sign language interpreters, people to take notes, computers, specialist software, wheelchairs or special accommodation and equipment. Each year they review applications for support and make around 100 awards. Inspiration for Life makes a contribution each year towards the costs of one of these students.