After getting a bag, fat ” No ” at this ballot as well, I knew my only option to be able to run the race is to go with a charity.
After having a really good experience with my London charity I was really looking forward to pick a charity for Berlin.
The official Berlin charities can be found on this website.
So I have spent a few hours going through them , till I’ve found the cheapest one. Someone would say it’s bad saying I choose the cheapest, but it’s still money for a charity. I’ve signed up with Prostate Cancer UK, their registration fee was only £20 with a minimum fundraising target of £500. The fundraising money needed to be paid by the end of October 2018. So it’s not too bad at all, I can easily save up for it. If you want to sign up with them click on this link.
Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition – to stop men dying from prostate cancer. Through shifting the science over the next 10 years to focus on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and support, we will stop prostate cancer being a killer.
Why run for Prostate Cancer UK?
Run for Prostate Cancer UK and stand together with us help in beating a disease killing one man every 45 minutes. We marathon runners are making huge strides, raising millions of pounds which they invest in life changing research and services to support men living with the disease.
What you can expect:
- A fundraising pack with materials to get you up and running
- Regular updates and training tips from our dedicated support team
- A training day and support from the team at RunningWithUs
- Access to our exclusive Facebook group
- A branded running top to wear on the day
- An evening meal on the Saturday with the team and other Prostate Cancer UK runners
- A team photo on race day by Brandenburg Gate
- We will have cheer points at the event, cheering you on along the way
- Celebratory drinks on Sunday after the race
- A fundraising certificate as our appreciation for your efforts
Have to say their communication was spot on as well. Can’t fault it at all. Emails, letter, private Facebook groups for the runners.
I think they sent out our charity tops around spring time, so I had plenty of time wearing it in, it also come with some iron-on letters so the crowd was able to chant my name when I run past them.
After my fundraising experience with London, I was able to raise the funds for Prostate Cancer UK as well. It was mainly from friends and family sharing my links on Facebook, but have done many cake sales as well.
If you end up getting a “No” with the ballot , I do recommend them as a Charity. Loads of us were running for them, and even runners not wearing the charity top knew who we are and kept motivating and pushing us.