Julia’s House cares for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions in Dorset and Wiltshire – and provides wrap-around support to their whole family.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have continued to care for these seriously ill children, allowing them to stay safe and well at home, while giving their exhausted and isolated families a much needed break. Our nurses and carers have been there for the most vulnerable families in our local community when they have needed us the most, visiting children at home or providing virtual play sessions and story time.
When you run for us you are helping to change lives. It’s going to be a challenging year ahead and we can only continue to provide this care thanks to the generosity of people like you.
Be a Life Changer: run for a family who are running out of time
Imagine finding out your child has an incurable disease and will die young. Now imagine that happening to two of your children. Lisa and Andy’s life was devastated when they discovered that Annabelle, 14, then Robbie, six, had Junior Battens Disease, a condition which has left them both blind and facing seizures and dementia.
“Nobody knows when their last day on earth will be which is why we need to live each day to the full,” said Lisa. “Every single day I think: is this the day the big seizure will come? It is agony to live with that. I can’t believe what has happened to our family, the impact on all of us.”
Will you run to help a family facing unimaginable heartbreak? Put on your running shoes and make a life-changing difference in 2021.
As a Julia's House team member, you'll recieve some great benefits:
These are guaranteed charity places. So you can run for us at the Run Bournemouth Festival - Julia’s House pays for your place and running vest, and in return we ask you to reach your minimum fundraising pledge by 31st October 2021.
It’s really important that everyone reaches their sponsorship target in order to raise vital funds for our families, but please don’t be daunted, you will be surprised with what you can achieve!
Already have a place? If you have paid for your own entry and would like to fundraise for Julia's House, let us know! You’ll receive all the benefits a charity place runner will receive but there’s no minimum fundraising pledge – we simply ask you to raise as much as you can.
Speak to Isobel on 01202 644220 or [email protected]
You can only apply to one Affiliate Charity at a time. For further information on how the Charity Entry process works please see our FAQs.
Please click on the event you would like to participate in:
2021 Bournemouth Half Marathon
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If you already have your Own Entry, you can pledge to fundraise for Julia's House - The Dorset & Wiltshire Children's Hospices via your My Details account.
Simply log in and click on the link next to your entry.
Please click here to view our Charity Runner FAQs