Meet our 2024 charity partners
Each year there is a fantastic opportunity to take part in the Principality Cardiff Half Marathon for a good cause.
It can really help motivate you to reach the finish line knowing that you’re helping to make a real difference to the lives of others.
If you’re looking for some inspiration about who you might want to run for, now’s the perfect time to meet our 2024 charity partners:
Our lead charity partner
The NSPCC is leading the fight against child abuse in Wales, and across the UK and Channel Islands, and is the lead charity partner of the Principality Cardiff Half Marathon.
The charity helps to protect children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, as well as protect those who are at risk.
On average, a child contacts the life-changing NSPCC service, Childline, every 45 seconds and last year, more than 5,000 contacts came from children in South Wales.
Money raised through fundraising can help to keep this service going and allow the charity to continue to be there for every child, whenever they need them.
To find out more visit: www.nspcc.org.uk/
Our associate charity partners
One in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. However most don’t get the help they need. Mind is here to change that and make mental health a priority.
The charity offers information, advice and local services to those who need it and bring together a network of individuals and communities to make a difference. It also works on pushing government to make real change – but they can’t do it alone.
It’s because of amazing fundraisers and generous donations that Mind can make sure no one has to face a mental health problem on their own.
To find out more visit: www.mind.org.uk/
Cancer Research Wales
Cancer Research Wales helps to transform the lives of cancer patients in Wales with lifesaving and life extending research.
By 2030 it’s estimated that 230,000 people across Wales will be living with cancer, which is why research has never been more important.
As the nation’s only independent cancer research charity, all money raised by its supporters stays in Wales.
To find out more visit: www.cancerresearch.wales/
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. It campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports those living with dementia.
It’s predicted that by 2025 there will be 1 million people in the UK living with dementia, which means it’s essential that funds are raised to allow them to continue to support those living with the disease.
As well as funding research and acting as a powerful force for change, the charity also offers a safe space for people to turn to, giving help and hope to people who are affected by dementia and their families.
Its aim is to work towards a world where dementia no longer devastates lives.
To find out more visit: www.alzheimers.org.uk/
Our charity partners
British Heart Foundation
The British Heart Foundation is working towards a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases – conditions that 340,000 in Wales are currently living with.
The charity raises money to help fund research and find treatments into the next life-saving breakthroughs to allow people to stay with their loved ones for longer.
Since it was established in 1961, the BHF has funded science which has brought us heart transplants, pacemakers and portable defibrillators.
It’s only thanks to the continuation of donations that the charity’s important research work can continue alongside its government lobbying to tackle health inequalities and supporting those who need them most.
To find out more visit: www.bhf.org.uk
Tŷ Hafan and Hope House
Tŷ Hafan, Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith Children’s Hospices are Principality Building Society’s supported charities for 2024.
The charities provide comfort and care for terminally ill children and their families.
The hospices provide a safe and loving haven when a child is close to the end of their life and are a vital lifeline to families.
Donations and fundraising efforts help to ensure they can continue offering their specialist care and support and provide moments of joy for families in their darkest hour.