Charity & Great Causes
It isn't all about the bling!
Our virtual races also raise funds for Charities and Not-for-Profit Good Causes.
When you register to complete a Virtual Racing UK challenge we guarantee that 20% of your entrance fee goes to the specified cause. Unlike many of our competitors who donate a percentage of the profit (but who defines what profit they make?), here at Virtual Racing UK we want to be transparent from the outset about how much of your hard earned cash the cause will receive. And that amount is guaranteed, so if we only sold one entrance place then the charity or cause would still receive that money and we would cover any costs from holding the event.
Current Great Causes and Charities that we are supporting
Ellie’s Friends is dedicated to improving the lives of adults (16+) living with cancer, all around the UK. We provide frequent freebies from caring businesses and individuals, to offset some of the financial and psychological impact of a cancer diagnosis.
Being diagnosed with cancer is just the start of an incredibly difficult experience – there are so many pressures that are rarely mentioned: the financial impact of having to give up work, paying for trips to the hospital, healthier food; the eternal boredom and depression that sets in during recovery from chemo.
We help to reinstate ‘treats’ and give our registered users a bit of a lift at a difficult time. From days out with friends or family to special packages delivered in the post, we do what we can to continue the vision of Ellie Jeffery, who wanted to “Make the Big C Smaller.”
Virtual Racing UK is proud and delighted to be supporting such an amazing organisation.
For more details visit https://www.elliesfriends.org
The Sandcastle Trust helps families affected by a rare genetic condition escape, for a short time, the emotional, physical and financial strains of their daily lives, spend quality time together and build lasting family memories.
Virtual Racing UK is proud and delighted to be supporting this trust.
For more details visit www.sandcastletrust.org
The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s charity for everyone’s mental health. With prevention at the heart of what we do, we aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems so that people and communities can thrive.
- We deliver and run ground-breaking mental health programmes, giving us the expertise to share what works
- We help by offering straightforward information and tools for everyone
- We produce authoritative reports and evidence used by government and the media
- We influence policymakers and advocate for change.
The Foundation is a UK charity that relies on public donations and grant funding to deliver its work. Click here for more information on this fantastic charity.
"Cherished Gowns UK provide items of clothing to parents who have lost their baby through stillbirth, miscarriage or neonatal death, allowing them to be dressed suitably for their funeral.
We supply our packs to parents directly and stock every UK hospital - our service is always completely free of charge to anyone who needs it.
Each pack contains knitted booties, hat and blankets along with a cherished gown created from generously donated wedding dresses by our dedicated volunteer team.
Our website is: www.cherishedgowns.org.uk"
Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle.
A word from Sustrans:
"We are engineers and educators, experts and advocates.
We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute.
Sustrans works in partnership, bringing people together to find the right solutions.
We make the case for walking and cycling by using robust evidence and showing what can be done. We are grounded in communities and believe that grassroots support combined with political leadership drives real change, fast.
Join us on our journey. www.sustrans.org.uk"
Young Epilepsy are a national charity. They have over 100 years expertise we provide world class diagnosis, assessment and rehabilitation for children and young people with epilepsy. They also undertake research into the condition and how it can be treated.
The unique blend of specialist services includes a school, college and residential services providing education and healthcare for children and young people with epilepsy, autism and other neurological conditions.
They also provide a range of support and information for parents, children and young people and training for professionals. It campaigns for better access to, and quality of, health and education services, and to raise awareness and increase understanding of epilepsy.
Who would you like us to support?
You can nominate a Great Cause/Charity that you would like us to support... local or national, we love them all
This is your community and the fundraising element is very important to us and custodians of this virtual challenge and virtual racing community.
We want you to get involved! If there is a charity or non-profit making organisation that you would like us to support via one of our virtual racing challenges or virtual fitness challenges, please get in touch to tell us as at firstname.lastname@example.org