Get fit and support The Children's Society in 2013

Photography © The Children's Society

Have you made a New Year's resolution to get fit in 2013? You can burn off those extra mince pies and support The Children's Society at the same time with our fundraising activities and events.

We have ‘gold bond’ charity places available in the following events:

The London Virgin Marathon - 21 April 2013 

Please join our team running the biggest marathon in the UK, across London to Greenwich and back.

Bupa London 10,000 - 27 May 2013

If the marathon seems too big a challenge, why not sign up for London's biggest 10k? The route starts and finishes in St. James’s Park and takes you past many of the city's most famous sights.

RideLondon 100 - 4 August 2013

Cycle this fantastic course, based on the 2012 Olympic road race, leaving from Olympic Park and travelling across the city.

VIP Treatment

We understand the commitment given by all of our runners so that is why we provide all members of our running team with first class support throughout their challenge, including:

  • sponsorship pack with running vest
  • fundraising resources
  • training advice
  • invitations to post-race parties where applicable
  • ongoing contact via a regular newsletter
  • telephone support

Your support

Each year, over 20,000 supporters give their time to raise over £5 million for The Children's Society. Keep an eye on the events and activities page of our website, which we'll be updating throughout the year, for more exciting and energetic ways to support our work and make a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable children.

Young carers gather in Hampshire back in July for the annual Young Carers Fest
27 August 2014
Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers and supporters – we wouldn’t be here without you
young boy drawing
Rosie Rutherford, guest editor of Voice
26 August 2014
I’m proud to be the guest editor of Voice, the first of many young people who will be getting involved.
Latasha speaking to young children
Latasha walking with a young girl
Latasha reading a book to two young girls
26 August 2014
Latasha explains how, with your support, we helped her family escape a vicious cycle of debt
Alice Whelan
six photographs from Alice Whelan's life
26 August 2014
Alice Whelan knows what it’s like to be a child growing up in poverty. That’s why she is remembering us in her will
Providing a helping hand
26 August 2014
The Essentials Project has been supplying vital everyday items to families in the Tees Valley area
Brian Cox
26 August 2014
We speak to actor Brian Cox and ask him why he’s backing The Debt Trap...
The Beatles with young people we supported in 1964
26 August 2014
Remembering the day in 1964 when The Beatles lent us some star support
Mags reading a book to a child
Mags helping a child create art
a girl at our chidren's centre
26 August 2014
In an audio recording and interview, Mags tells us about the great experiences she has had at one of our children’s centres
Houghton Regis Children’s Centre
26 August 2014
Every penny raised helps us make a vital difference to children who need it.
Children with Candles
26 August 2014
Help us change children’s stories at a Christingle celebration near you