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MOKRUN encourage runners to raise funds for good causes.

If you are thinking about running for charity, this page will help you to get in touch with suitable organisations. If you represent a charity and wish to be affiliated to the Mull of Kintyre Run, send us your contact details, and we will add these to this page."


Friends of the Paul O ‘Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre

A family who are taking part in this year 2016 MOK 10k are raising funds for the Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre which is part of the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Cancer Sciences

The Paul O'Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre is part of the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Cancer Sciences. The Centre was officially opened on the 22nd of May 2008 by Dr Richard Rockefeller. 

It was built after a fundraising drive by the University of Glasgow in collaboration with Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research (LLR), which saw more than £2.6million raised in six years, through the commitment and generosity of more than 1800 donors and supporters. 

The facility is state of the art and incorporates the latest research technologies required to perform basic, translational and clinical research. The Centre also benefits from close interactions with the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research and clinical departments of the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre.

The major focus of the Centre is the haemopoietic stem cell which is weakened to cause many different forms of leukaemia. Our aim is to perform basic research to identify novel therapeutic targets for leukaemia and translate our laboratory findings into new effective medicines for patients.




Campbeltown Town Hall 2014
Fundraising for Campbeltown Town Hall MOKRUN and MOKTRI would like to encourage participants to support the fundraising for the new Campbeltown Town Hall. South Kintyre Development Trust (SKDT) has secured grant funding of almost £1.7M towards the renovation and refurbishment of Campbeltown Town Hall. The funding will bring this iconic building into community ownership and allow SKDT the opportunity to transform it into a fully accessible community hub fit for the 21st century. Main uses include a one stop shop providing a range of advice, information and support services from SKDT's partner organisations, office space and hot desks will be available and the Main Hall will available for classes, clubs, events, and coffee mornings as well as conferences, functions, weddings and exhibitions.

The planned refurbishment also includes the installation of a semi-commercial kitchen, a new lift and the provision of disabled toilets. Once completed, all rooms and facilities will be fully accessible to people using wheelchairs.

In order for the facility to become financially sustainable and to maximise usage, SKDT is seeking to raise additional funds of approx £20,000. This additional funding will enable SKDT to install video-conferencing facilities, sound and lighting equipment as well as improving the overall quality of furnishings and fittings.

SKDT has been encouraged by the level of support received from members of the local community during the development of this project and is grateful for their ongoing cooperation which will ensure the future success of Campbeltown Town Hall.

If you would like to participate and raise funds for the Town Hall please call 01586 552870 or visit http://campbeltowntownhall.org/ for more information. A pdf sponsor form is available at the bottom of this page.

Alternatively you can drop in to the SKDT Office at 3 Harvey’s Lane, Burnside Square, Campbeltown.

Campbeltown Town Hall - It's Your Town Hall



 
 
MOKRUN 2013 are proud to be supporting the Campbeltown Picture House Centenary Project.

The Picture House is one of the oldest cinemas in the UK and has been showing films for one hundred years. It is at the heart of the community and is now run as a charity. We would like to encourage runners to raise funds for this local charity. The Centenary Project will refurbish The Picture House to ensure a comfortable night out with modern technology and enlarged kiosk facilities. For more information see www.weepictures.co.uk



 

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We are a source of support: providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. We are a force for change: listening to people affected by cancer and working together for better cancer care. One in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. We are all affected by cancer. We can all help. We are Macmillan.

We have Macmillan Professionals based throughout various hospitals, hospices and advice centres in the West of Scotland including two community clinical nurse specialists based at Campbeltown hospital. These teams of Macmillan Professionals work alongside GP’s, consultants and District Nurses to offer the best specialist knowledge and care possible throughout the surrounding communities.

Macmillan Cancer Support provides up to date information and support to anyone who is affected by cancer. People are able to access information via our CancerLine telephone service, our website and through a range of leaflets, posters and guides or through our information centres. Macmillan helps signpost people through the system and, crucially, giving them a dedicated space to share concerns, and to get quality advice and ongoing support. Sometimes just having someone to talk to is of great importance.

Second to pain, cancer patients have told Macmillan that their next biggest concern is financial. Over 90% of people who receive a cancer diagnosis experience financial difficulties.

Macmillan provides grants to people experiencing financial difficulties as a result of their illness. Grants are given to people who need them for a wide range of reasons. In the past Macmillan Cancer Support has given grants to people to fund a new washing machine, pay for taxi fares to hospital or even to fund convalescent breaks.

Macmillan Cancer Support joined with Crossroads Dalriada and The Isles in 2008 to launch The Kintyre and Mid Argyll Cancer Care Project delivering quality social care and support to cancer patients and their carers throughout Mid Argyll and Kintyre.

Contact details:
E-mail running@macmillan.org.uk or telephone 0300 1000 200.



“ Supporting people in Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Isles affected by Multiple Sclerosis and other debilitating conditions”


Argyll has one of the highest rates of MS in the whole world.  1 in 300 people have MS compared with the national average of 1 in 700 with Scotland having the highest incidence in the world.  Recognising a desperate need for a therapy centre in Mid Argyll our community raised the funds to build this Centre in 1996.  
We receive no government funding and continue to strive to find the funds to remain open and deliver our valuable, much needed services. We are grateful to all the members of our community who already give their time voluntarily and support our fundraising.
Community support has allowed us to grow and develop into the ‘national award winning’ therapy centre we are today.
More help is needed to allow us to further our work in the future.

We are open to all members of our community and beyond.

HELP US HELP YOU!

Please call in and meet our friendly staff, volunteers and members. You may even benefit from one or more of the many services we provide, please call in to see us for more information.


MS Centre, Mid-Argyll,
Campbell St, Lochgilphead, PA31 8JU
01546 606 303

www.mstherapycentres.org.uk/centre_lochgilphead.htm

Find us on Face book – MS Centre, Mid Argyll


 

We are an international charity that protects children living in the world's most dangerous war zones.  We currently work in Iraq, Afghanistan, Uganda and D.R. Congo.  To find out more about us please visit our website now - www.warchild.org.uk



The Argyll and Bute Choose Life Initiative are enthusiastic supporters of the MOK run. Project worker Tracy Preece says 'Suicide is a significant problem in Scotland with more than 2 people every day losing their lives in this way. Any of us can be at risk of suicide given the circumstances; bereavement, divorce, unemployment, etc are all situations that can lead to thoughts of suicide. One of the best ways to protect ourselves from that risk is to know what in life sustains and keeps us going when times feel tough. Running is a great way to make friends and get fit, both things that help our mental wellbeing'

MOKRUN endorse the Choose Life initative whole heartedly and support their work in promoting health and well being in the community and are pleased to help promote their work.


Every year the Red Cross responds to disaster and conflict. saving lives, changing lives. In the last few months alone we have supported vulnerable people as far apart as Cockermouth, where Red Cross volunteers rescued people from the floodwater, to Haiti, where our emergency response teams provided essential support and equipment to the people affected by the devastating earthquake.

Help us to continue to be there by running for the Red Cross.

For more details, sponsorship forms or training plans contact KirstySmith@redcross.org.uk or Tel 0131 338 5728.




"BONNIE BABIES" MAKES AND SENDS TINY PREMATURE CLOTHES, BLANKETS AND SADLY BURIAL OUTFITS TO U.K. SPECIAL BABY CARE UNITS, ALSO TO PARENTS WHO NEED OUR SUPPORT.

WE ARE A NON-PROFIT VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATION, DEPENDING ENTIRELY ON THE HARD WORK, KINDNESS AND DEDICATION FROM MEMBERS AND FRIENDS WITHOUT WHO'S SUPPORT NONE OF THIS WOULD BE POSSIBLE.

Visit our website at

www.bonniebabies.co.uk



Autism Argyll is a parent led charity which provides support, information and advice to families and professionals who live and work with individuals on the autism  spectrum in Argyll and Bute. The group was formed in August 2000 by a small group of parents and now has over 130 members throughout Argyll & Bute and beyond.  

As part of Autism Argyll’s 10th birthday celebrations, a number of members are taking part in the Mull of Kintyre 10K  in Campbeltown on Sunday 30th May, 2010. They would be delighted if others would join them on the day to help raise funds for the organisation. 

Autism is a lifelong developmental disorder. All people with autism have difficulties in three areas

* Language and communication.

* Social skills and relationships.

* Thinking and behaving flexibly and creatively.

The term ASD is used because individuals have a wide range of disabilities, from those with complex and profound disability to those with average or above average intelligence. The diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome is often given to those at the more able end of the spectrum.

Autism Argyll provides the following:

* Eclectic unbiased information on ASD.

* Impartial and confidential telephone support.

* A range of ASD specific talks and events.

* Specialist books and videos which can be borrowed from any Argyll & Bute library.

For more information visit or website www.autismargyll.org.uk  

Or contact Maureen autism.argyll@me.com



This morning 6 teenagers heard the words “you have cancer”, 6 will hear it tomorrow and 6 the day after.

If you’re a teenager and unlucky enough to be diagnosed with cancer, chances are you’ll receive treatment on a ward with very young children or elderly patients.

TCT funds specialist teenage units in NHS hospitals, providing an environment where teenagers can get on with being teenagers, an environment we hope will improve survival rates and ensure a better future for patients and their families. We have 8 units – we need another 14 to reach every single young person with cancer in the UK. Why not challenge yourself and run for TCT, to help raise funds for these teenagers.

If you have any questions or would like more information please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Nick Piggott, Treks & Challenges Co-ordinator

Teenage Cancer Trust, 3rd Floor, 93 Newman Street, London, W1T 3EZ

dd 020 7612 0388 | sb 020 7612 0370

nick.piggott@teenagecancertrust.org | www.teenagecancertrust.org

Teenage Cancer Trust - helping teenagers fight cancer

New Year, new you? If you’re serious about keeping those New Year’s resolutions, why not register for one of Teenage Cancer Trust’s awesome treks or challenges?

Click here to find out more.


There are 165,000 people in Scotland with diabetes and many more who have the condition but don’t yet know it. While possible to deal with diabetes is deadly to ignore, it can lead to heart disease, stoke, kidney disease and blindness.There are 165,000 people in Scotland with diabetes and many more who have the condition but don’t yet know it. While possible to deal with diabetes is deadly to ignore, it can lead to heart disease, stoke, kidney disease and blindness.

Our mission is to improve the lives of people with diabetes and to work towards a future without diabetes. Diabetes UK Scotland is dedicated to putting the interests of people with diabetes first by providing research, campaigning and support.

We provide support and information for all people with diabetes, their families and carers. We campaign parliament, and work with healthcare professionals to ensure that people with diabetes receive the best standards of care and we fund a research programme addressing today’s needs and tomorrow’s cure.

Please get in touch with the Scotland office to find out more about running for Diabetes UK Scotland and helping the 165,000 people in Scotland who live with diabetes every day.

Contact us at:
Diabetes UK Scotland
Savoy House
140 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3DH
Telephone 0141 332 2700
Fax 0141 332 4880
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scotland@diabetes.org.uk
Or visit our website at Diabetes UK Scotland by clicking
here




A spinal cord injury could happen to any one of us - we are all vulnerable to unexpected events like a serious fall, road traffic accident or a sports injury.

Over 40,000 people in the UK alone are paralysed as a result of spinal cord damage and the effects can be devastating.  But there is hope… Spinal Research is dedicated to finding ways to repair damaged spinal cords and restore sensation and movement to people paralysed by spinal injury.  Ultimately our aim is to end the terrible threat of permanent paralysis caused by a spinal cord injury

Contact - Jo Prodger
E-mail - jo@spinal-research.org>
Tel - 01483 891 975
Website:
www.spinal-research.org


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