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.

Group of young people talking
11 December 2013
Sam Donoghue takes a further look into the importance of listening to what children have to say
a mother hugging her little boy
10 December 2013
As the home secretary spoke of a new immigration bill, she focused on the 'right to respect for private and family life', which matters to us all
A though provoking blog reflecting on poverty and self-worth
10 December 2013
Don’t miss this endearing, heartbreaking video of Sam and his sister describing how being poor leads to many challenges
A reflection of Isaiah 11.1-10 bible passage
09 December 2013
Anthony Clarke, minister and fellow at Oxford, considers what can stop children from flourishing
the Flipboard logo
08 December 2013
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A child leading an adult by the hand
08 December 2013
After years spent listening to children and young people, Jim Davis reflects on what children have said
An Advent candle being lit
07 December 2013
As we shift from the first to second weeks of Advent, we have prayers
Houses of Parliament
06 December 2013
What does this year's autumn statement means to children and families?
Young man looking on
06 December 2013
After a family friend refused to care for him, our support helped make a difference in Afram's life
Young child painting
05 December 2013
We are drawing on the power of crowds to deliver gifts to young people this Christmas