2018 Local Charity Partners

We are proud to have Hope House Children’s Hospices as our local charity partner for Gung-Ho! Chester.

Hope House Children’s Hospices

Sadly, every week, three local families face their biggest fear and their child dies.

Hope House Children’s Hospices cannot stop children dying but we can stop families suffering on their own. When they are facing the most devastating loss of their lives we must be there. We must reach every child, mum, dad, sister and brother and to do this we need to raise more money. Please join team Hope House to help us reach more children & their families who need us.

So, please join the Hope House Children’s Hospices Team for Gung-Ho! so no one faces the death of a child alone.

Hope House Children’s Hospices is very excited to be partnered with Gung-Ho! at Chester Racecourse. This is such a fun event to be part of and a great way to support a local charity too. We’re really looking forward to taking part in June and can’t wait to cheer everyone on.

Hannah Penney, Area Fundraiser for Hope House

For more information about Hope House at Gung-Ho! please email: fundraising@hopehouse.org.uk or phone 01244 340759.

Hope House website
Reg. Charity Number 1003859

We are proud to have Scottish Autism as our local charity partner for Gung-Ho! Edinburgh.

Scottish Autism

Our mission is to enable people living with autism in Scotland through the whole life journey.

In 2018, Scottish Autism will mark 50 years since its founding. Established in 1968 by a group of parents, we are now the largest provider of autism-specific services in Scotland and a leading authority and advocate for good autism practice.

We exist to help those diagnosed with autism to lead full and enriched lives and become valuable members of the community they live in.

We also seek to share our knowledge and expertise with parents, carers and other professionals in order to support the development of skills and strategies needed to provide the best care and support for people with autism.

Our vision is a world where everyone with autism can lead meaningful and fulfilling lives and be recognised as valued members of the community.

For more information about Scottish Autism at Gung-Ho! please visit our website.

For more information about autism, we have created a short film that depicts ‘The Journey’ to a football match for one autistic child, Jack.

We are proud to have Kent Sports Trust as our local charity partner for Gung-Ho! Kent.

Kent Sports Trust

Kent Sports Trust is a charitable organisation devoted to changing lives through sport in Kent.

We are passionate about helping everyone to achieve their potential through being active and participating in sport.

Our aim is to encourage participation and inspire everyone to become active through events and work within the community.

Steve Wolfe, Chief Executive Officer for Kent Sports Trust

For more information about Kent Sports Trust at Gung-Ho! please visit our website.

We are proud to have Candlelighters as our local charity partner for Gung-Ho! Leeds.


Candlelighters have been supporting families across Yorkshire who are affected by childhood cancer for over 40 years.

Candlelighters offer emotional, financial and practical support for ordinary families who are experiencing extraordinary circumstances.

The charity aims to support families with whatever they need, whenever they need it, for as long as they need it.

At Candlelighters we are delighted to be a charity partner with Gung-Ho! Our supporters have taken part in the event for many years and each year we get such positive feedback about what a great day it is. We are looking forward to getting more involved this year and hopefully getting even more supporters involved!

Gina Trotter, Community Fundraiser for Candlelighters

For more information about Candlelighters at Gung-Ho! please visit our website.

Previous Years Local Charity Partners

We are proud to have been associated with these local charity partners in 2017

Forest Holme, Gung-Ho! Dorset.

2 Wish Upon A Star, Gung-Ho! Cardiff.

Cardiff City FC Foundation, Gung-Ho! Cardiff.

Norfolk Carers Support, Gung-Ho! Norwich.

Kent Sports Trust Foundation logo

Kent Sports Trust Foundation, Gung-Ho! Kent.

We are proud to have been associated with these local charity partners in 2016

Above + Beyond Charity logo

Above & Beyond, Gung-Ho! Spooktacular Bristol.

Cardiff Charity Tenovus logo

Tenovus Cancer Care, Gung-Ho! Cardiff.

SAMH logo

SAMH,  Gung-Ho! Edinburgh.

Ellenor logo

ellenor,  Gung-Ho! Kent.

Candlelighters, Gung-Ho! Leeds.

R Charity, Gung-Ho! Liverpool.

The Christie Charitable Fund,  Gung-Ho! Manchester.

Willen Hospice logo

Willen Hospice, Gung-Ho! Milton Keynes.

Smile For Life logo

Smile For Life, Gung-Ho! Newcastle.

Nottingham Hospitals Charity logo

Nottingham Hospitals Charity, Gung-Ho! Nottingham.

Saints Foundation logo

The Saints Foundation, Gung-Ho! Southampton.

Acorns Childrens hospice logo

Acorns Children’s Hospice, Gung-Ho! West Midlands.

Alexander Devine Children's Hospice logo

Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service, Gung-Ho! Windsor.

We are proud to have been associated with these local charity partners in 2015.

Alder Hey Children’s Charity and R Charity, Gung-Ho! Liverpool.

Smile for Life, Gung-Ho! Newcastle.

Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice, Gung-Ho! London West.