Get fit and support The Children's Society in 2013

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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.

boy in wheelchair
19 October 2011
For many disabled young people, mobility support means being able to lead a full life. We can't eliminate the benefit, explains policy adviser Liz Lovell.
Young girl sitting, hugging her knees
18 October 2011
Children are trafficked into and around the UK daily. Anti-Slavery Day draws awareness to these young people's plight, explains policy officer Natalie Williams.
Boy looking out of window
17 October 2011
We must ensure that the vulnerable children travelling to the UK who are detained at ports are provided safety and brief detensions.
three young people in wheelchairs and two standing adults
07 October 2011
Our new report shows that 320,000 disabled children in the UK live in poverty – a staggering number that is around 30,000 more than official statistics suggest
young man and a woman, his advocate, sitting on a blanket in a park
30 September 2011
Research shows the important role advocates play in disabled children and young people's lives, says our policy adviser Elizabeth Lovell.
young boy playing
14 September 2011
Unicef's new report on children's well-being in the UK does not go far enough, explains Policy Director Enver Solomon.
Grandparents and granddaughter
12 September 2011
Anna Wall, Legacy Development Officer, explains why leaving a charitable gift in your will is so important and the difference it can make to our work.
Jim at Greenbelt
06 September 2011
Find out how we got on at our very first Greenbelt festival, by Amy Doyle, our wellie-wearing festival-goer
Rhyannon Burman-Day
02 September 2011
RAG Week is a fantastic time when students at universities and colleges across the UK raise money for charities.
16 August 2011
We must strengthen communities by involving children and young people, listening to their opinions and protecting intergenerational projects from budget cuts.