5th June 2023

Goldline Events, organisers of September’s Robin Hood Marathon Events weekend are delighted to announce that they are working with even more charities than ever this year and are encouraging runners to enhance their whole Robin Hood Half experience by running for one of the incredible fourteen charity partners. By supporting one of the charities below runners can not only make every step count by raising vital funds for them but they’ll also enjoy the camaraderie from the moment they sign up right to the moment they cross the finish line. 

Will you be wearing a charity vest with pride on Sunday 24 September? Let us light Nottingham up once more with a rainbow of charity fundraisers, fancy dress costumes, first time runners, young and old and the world’s elites.

Sign up today for your chosen charity and raise vital funds for their work across the UK and local communities. 

Judith Manson, Race Director, confirms: “Charities are at the heart of the event and with more charities to choose from I am immensely proud of the work of our charity partners and look forward to supporting them on their journey. 

“The 2023 event promises to be a special event for all involved – raising vital funds for communities across the UK, and returning stronger together from one of the most challenging times through the global pandemic.

“If you have already secured your place in one of the races and want to support one of these incredible charities please contact them via our website and help us make 2023 an event to remember.”

2023 partner charities as follows:

Cancer Research UK remains as the headline charity for the 42nd annual event. Every step towards curing cancer relies on every pound, every hour and every person. Without the support of our volunteers, supporters and every single one of our runners, their scientists would not be able to do their work in the lab to save more lives by preventing, controlling and curing all cancers.

Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre - Nottingham has an international reputation for breast cancer research, with the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre being launched in 2018. Research focuses on 3 key areas: Detect it early, Stop the spread and Treat it right.

YMCA - In 1871, a group of friends made it their mission set up a local YMCA branch in Nottinghamshire – all these years later they are still here. Based on Christian core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility they are devoted to promoting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility for all.

Footprints - a small local charity whose mission is to provide Conductive Education and other services to help children with mobility and communication problems develop the skills they need to thrive and achieve their potential.

Rainbows - Rainbows supports every baby, child and young person to fulfil their potential, and help families make the most of every precious moment, while capturing memories and keepsakes to treasure. Here for the whole family, offering comfort and compassion during tough times.

Emmanuel House - Emmanuel House supports people who are homeless, rough sleeping, in crisis, or at risk of homelessness in Nottingham through prevention, intervention and recovery. They work with people who are in crisis and need intervention and support to prevent them from becoming homeless. 

Safe Families - Facing life alone is hard, and when you feel there is no one there to support you it is a scary place to be. Safe Families offer support, hope and belonging to improve the lives of those in our communities. They link children, young people and families with local volunteers who can offer them help and support.

When You Wish Upon A StarCelebrating 32 years of granting wishes to children living with life threatening illnesses throughout the UK. Since 1990, over 18,500 wishes have been granted and you can help create even more magical memories for our Wish Children and their families - your support really will make dreams come true!

Imara - a charity providing independent specialist services to children, teenagers and families affected by child sexual abuse. Imara aims to empower and promote recovery by offering early intervention after a disclosure or discovery of child sexual abuse.

The Children's Bereavement Centre - early intervention support for children and young people, age 3-18, in Nottinghamshire and parts of Lincolnshire who are experiencing life-changing trauma due to the death or terminal-illness of someone they love.

Maggie's - Based in the grounds of the City Hospital, Maggie's Nottingham is a drop-in centre offering free support to people with cancer and their loved ones. They help with the challenges that cancer brings in a calm, welcoming, non-clinical environment. All their support is free, and no appointment or referral is needed.

Nottingham Hospitals Charity – A local charity at the heart of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, supporting the best health care through life-saving equipment, staff development, medical research and enhanced facilities. All money raised at this event is invested in Nottm University Hospitals NHS Trust.

White Rose - A charity shop with a difference, White Rose Recycled Fashion was established as a social enterprise in 2009 by two creative Nottingham Trent University graduates to generate funding for the Aegis Trust. Find lovingly handpicked recycled clothes for women, men and kids. 

Notts County Foundation - the official charity of Notts County Football Club using the power of sport and the benefits of sport to transform the lives of people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Their wide range of programmes cover sport, fitness, health, inclusion, NCS and education. 

Sign up now and join your fellow charity runners by supporting one of these amazing charities. For more event and partner charity information visit: