Charity Places 2021

Why not put your efforts to good use by using the event to support a charity?

The Covid crisis has been devastating for charities …and we will work with charity partners on RtN 2021 to try and assist just a tiny bit with efforts to bounce back from such difficult times.  You can bypass the entry system by going direct to any of our charity partners. They will all be grateful for any support you care to offer.

Over the past 9 years RtN participants have raised a total of £2.1m for charity. In 2021, we have a number of partner charities with protected places for riders who wish to support them. The terms and conditions for use of these places is determined by the charities involved.  If you can offer your support, everyone listed below would be delighted to hear from you.


Friends of Neuro Ward – bringing communities, healthcare professionals and government together to spread the word about the impact of neurological injuries and disorders throughout the North East of Scotland. Contact Shona Gossip via

MND Scotland, Providing advice and information about living with MND, and provide support to help improve the quality of life of those affected. Contact Kim Kilgour on 07747012290 or via

Aberdeen Cyrenians – Providing care and support for vulnerable people in the North East. Contact Christina Maclellan, tel 0300 303 0903 ext 1013 or via

Sbina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland –  Seeking to increase public awareness and understanding of individuals with spina bifida and / or hydrocephalus and allied conditions.Contact Chantel on 03455 211 600 or at

Alzheimer Scotland – Providing a wide range of specialist services for people with dementia and their carers, including personalised support services, community activities, information & advice. For more info on 2021 places contact Sarah Cheung on 0131 551 9355  or via

Homestart Aberdeen – Home-Start Aberdeen is affiliated to Home-Start UK, the country’s leading family support organisation. Contact Eleanor McEwan on or call 01224 693545.

Highland Hospice – Providing specialist palliative care is to improve the quality of life for people throughout the Highlands. Contact Jenna Hayden via

CLAN – Cancer Support via centres in North-East Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. For more information contact Moureen Wilson on 01224 647000 or

Maggie’s Centres – Providing free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, including centres in Inverness & Aberdeen. Please contact Claire via

Sue Ryder – Sue Ryder Dee View Court is Scotland’s only specialist neurological care centre. We care for people aged between 18 and 65 living with long-term and degenerative neurological conditions including Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, as well as acquired brain injuries through things such as road traffic accidents or a stroke. Contact Clare Jamieson on 07812 746697  or Email

SensationALL – Based in Aberdeenshire and providing multi-sensory experiences for children and adults with disabilities, multiple support needs and their families. Contact Lisa Grainger 01224 746699

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland – Improving the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness. See for more details Contact Oliver Middleton via

Archie Foundation – Making the difference for local sick children when they are in hospital or require long-term medical treatment. Providing training and equipment, specialist staff, child-friendly environments, and support to families. Please get in touch with Emily on 07825706257 or

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance – SCAA currently operates two helicopters (from Perth & Aberdeen) and one rapid response vehicle – taking expert paramedic care to the scene of time-critical emergencies, whether it be on a road, in a field or at someone’s home.  SCAA then transports patients to specialist hospitals to receive the most appropriate advanced care. If you can support SCAA contact Nick Harvey on 07493 455 774 or

The Stroke Association – Providing vital services, campaigning for better stroke care and working to find better treatments. Contact Anrdea Watt or call 07342 049951

Befriend A Child  –  Supporting school-aged children who are growing up in and around Aberdeen in troubled and disadvantaged circumstances. Contact Bethany Hogg via or on 01224 210060

Guide Dogs – Making a difference through mobility, campaigning and research.  For places on the Guide Dogs team contact Andrea Williams on 07900705100 or via

Erskine Care Homes – Scotland’s foremost provider of care for veterans and their spouses. Contact Michael Jamieson on 0141 814 4555 or email us on

Kayleigh’s Wee Stars – Providing financial support to families based in Scotland where there is a child with a terminal diagnosis. Contact Tracey Morris on 07808 211565 or via

The Sandpiper Trust – Dedicated to saving lives in rural Scotland by providing pre-hospital emergency care. Contact Lorna Duff via or 01764 660447

Outfit Moray – Outdoor learning and adventure charity which supports vulnerable and disadvantaged young people. Contact Karen Cox

Charlie House – Engaging in activities and projects which support children in NE Scotland with complex disabilities and life limiting conditions. Contact the Charlie House fundraising team on 01224 313333

Friends of Anchor – serving oncology and haematology patients throughout the North-east of Scotland, including Orkney and Shetland.  Investing directly into research, equipment and wellbeing within the Foresterhill Health Campus. Contact Carly Munro on 01224 859016 or via