Charity Partners

We encourage all charities to get involved with the Sage Reading Half Marathon. Whether you are a local or national charity, being part of this event will give your charity fantastic exposure whilst encouraging our runners to raise thousands of pounds for your great cause.

Our objective is to transform the amount raised through these events for our Charity partners. There are five levels of Charity partnerships available, designed to suit all Charities, big or small. If you are interested in being an official charity partner please email:

We are proud to support and work with our partner and local charities below.

Platinum Charity Partner

Sue Ryder Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that's a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – we're there when it matters.

For over 65 years our doctors, nurses and carers have given people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can. We take the time to understand what's important to people and give them choice and control over their care. For some this may mean specialist care in one of our centres, whilst others might need support in their own home.

Gold Charity Partners

Babies in Buscot (BIBs) Babies in Buscot (BIBs)

Babies in Buscot Support (BIBS) help to give sick and premature newborns at the Royal Berkshire Hospital the best possible start in life. Every penny helps save tiny lives, and support families when they need it most.

In 2018 our team raised enough to purchase a brand new incubator!

Join 'Team BIBS' today by emailing – you will receive a FREE running vest plus the most incredible, personalised support through your training, on race day & beyond.

Sage Foundation Sage Foundation

Sage Foundation is committed to taking action to build sustainable social, economic and entrepreneurial opportunities in our local communities. It's something that our colleagues are proud of and feel passionate about. Sage has 13,000 colleagues around the world and what unites them is they care. They care about each other, about Sage and fundamentally about their own communities. We're delighted to be fundraising for the Sage Reading Half Marathon and look forward to a great event.

Bronze Charity Partner

Babies in Buscot (BIBs) Age UK Reading

Age UK Reading is a small local independent charity, working as part of the national Age UK network. We support older people in Reading to love later life! We improve the wellbeing of around 2000 people by providing Befriending, Footcare, Social clubs with extra support, information and advice. We are here for local people and every penny raised really counts.

Local Charity Partners

First Days Creating Better Futures

We're a Christian-led charity helping children, many orphaned as a result of AIDS, and their guardians in the Domboshowa and Mutare regions of Zimbabwe. Two generations of the Matondo family, Beverley Matondo (Founder, CBF Zimbabwe) and her daughter, Dorothy Dix (Founder & CEO, CBF UK) benefited hugely when Dorothy's education was paid for by a Rotarian sponsor. Our aim is to ensure other children have access to education and the opportunity to improve their own futures.

First Days First Days

With 25% of children in Berkshire classed as living in relative poverty, First Days works with professional services to ensure that these children have access to the everyday essentials they need. Families need our help for various reasons, including ill health, domestic violence, employment problems, housing issues or refugee status to name a few – we help by supplying everything from nappies, toiletries and beds to toys, pushchairs and school uniforms.


Helen & Douglas House Helen & Douglas House

Helen & Douglas House cares for local, terminally ill children and their families. They provide medical, emotional and practical support, helping families deal with the implications of living with a child who will die prematurely, so they can make the most of their time together.

Challenge yourself and support others – run the Sage Reading Half for Helen & Douglas House!

Home Start Home Start

Home-Start Reading is a professionally run, secular family support charity that has been helping local families for 34 years. We offer our service to families of any religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation or ethnic background. We aim to help prevent family crisis and emphasise the pleasures of family life.

We recruit and train volunteers to provide free face-to-face support to local families who are under stress. We help parents grow in confidence, strengthen their relationships with their children and the community.

Thames Valley Air Ambulance Thames Valley Air Ambulance

Bringing the A&E to the roadside

Thames Valley Air Ambulance is at the frontline of saving lives giving you the best chance when the worst happens. Within minutes, we bring the expertise, equipment and treatment of the hospital to you. Supporters play a vital role in our team. Because of people like you, our crew can deliver advanced medical care to people in an emergency. Your generous support delivers advanced care to people in a medical emergency night and day, 365 days a year.

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