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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Supporting people in Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Isles
affected by Multiple Sclerosis and other debilitating
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
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
MS Centre, Mid-Argyll,
Campbell St, Lochgilphead, PA31 8JU
01546 606 303
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 -
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
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.
our website at
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.
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
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.
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.
range of ASD specific talks and events.
Specialist books and videos which can be borrowed
from any Argyll & Bute library.
more information visit or website
Or contact Maureen
This morning 6 teenagers heard the words “you have
cancer”, 6 will hear it tomorrow and 6 the day
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,
dd 020 7612 0388 | sb 020 7612 0370
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?
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
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
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
140 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3DH
Telephone 0141 332 2700
Fax 0141 332 4880
Or visit our website at Diabetes UK Scotland by clicking
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.
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
E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tel - 01483 891 975