Charity Places

The MdS UK’s Chosen Charity

We are proud to be associated with the charity started by MdS founder Patrick and Marie Bauer, Solidarite – MARATHON DES SABLES. By educating underprivileged children in the South of Morocco, using sport and play to help them understand their potential and choices, the Solidarite foundation continues to help change the lives of hundreds of families.  Their mothers are also taught to read, write and adopt best practice for hygiene and healthcare.

One reason we love this charity is the support it receives from an army of well-qualified volunteers  – and some world class athletes. Every penny raised goes directly to the charity, with no part of any donation spent on fundraising, admin or marketing. When you are in Morocco for the Marathon des Sables, why not visit the ‘Maison des Solidarite’ and see for yourself the life-changing results your money helps to achieve?

Other Charities offering ‘Charity Places’

Who are Walking with The Wounded?

Walking With The Wounded ‘WWTW’ deliver employment, mental health and care coordination programmes in collaboration with the NHS to get those who served, and their families, whether mentally, socially or physically wounded, back on their feet and making a positive contribution once more. Why? Because those who served, deserve.

To give to Walking With The Wounded:!/

Over the past 4 races, Walking With The Wounded’s cohort has achieved a very high completion rate of 83.5%, rising to 93% when 2021 is discounted (a year of very high drop out’s across the board). Since the launch of MdS in the 1980’s, 42% of competitors worldwide have been veterans and we ae extremely proud to fly the flag for the veteran community across the UK with our teams in the MdS. Each year we submit a sizeable team to run the sands for those who’ve served and 2024 will be no exception.

We’d love to have you join us for next year – get in touch @ for more details.


We’re Scope, the disability equality charity. We provide practical and emotional information and support when it’s needed most and we campaign relentlessly to create a fairer society. Apply for your 2023 place with Scope and join a special team running to support disabled people and their families. You’ll receive a specialist heat acclimation session, Scope branded kit, insider advice and support from our MdS Alumni and bespoke fundraising support to help you smash your £6,999 target.

There are 13.9 million disabled people in UK. Help us achieve equality for every disabled person.

t: 020 7619 7270 (Emily Gordon)


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Join our 15-strong team for monthly training calls with Adrian May, a 3-times MdS finisher along with celebrity running ambassadors. In the past these have included Elisabeth Barnes, Lucja Leonard and David Hellard. You will also become a part of the elite alumni of TeamHope MdS runners. We have a dedicated hotline for top quality fundraising support.

Hope for Children is a small international charity that passionately believes every child has the right to a happy, healthy and positive childhood. We make a safe and fulfilling childhood a reality for some of the world’s most vulnerable children. We improve their access to education and healthcare, empowering their families to support themselves whilst developing their confidence and self-esteem. Most importantly we are giving them hope.

We fund projects in Ghana, Uganda, Nepal, India, The Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and the UK.

To find out more information and secure your place in the 2023 or 2024 event, please contact Fern or Adrian on + 44 (0)1442 234561



At Walkoncemore, we are committed to raising much needed funds and awareness towards a cure for one of the most traumatic and debilitating conditions any individual can face – spinal cord injury. Millions of individuals the world over suffer the permanent paralysis and/or loss of sensation associated with SCI. The condition does not discriminate, and can affect anyone, at any time. With this in mind, we work diligently in support of a near-term solution which all current and future victims will be able to benefit from.

If participating in this epic ultra in aid of our cause sounds like your sort of challenge, we would be delighted to facilitate a spot for you within our team! After sign-up, you will be provided with Walkoncemore branded fundraising materials and T-shirts, personalised literature, graphic design support for any of your promotional needs etc, plus tips and pointers from previous participants. In fact, we pledge to be there to assist our runners at every step (well, aside from the actual sandy feet part!)

‘To find out more information and secure your place in this awe-inspiring event today, please contact Izzy on:

t: 0800 471 5051