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.

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When bureaucracy pushed one family into poverty
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X Factor finalist, Misha B, talks about growing up in Manchester
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Our policy adviser draws on a range of figures to create a broad picture of childhood poverty
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14 January 2014
Volunteer intern, Parama Chakravorty, tells us why she gives her time to support our campaigning
Young man tilting his head in his hands
14 January 2014
It’s only because of the generosity of our supporters that we can help young people like Chris, who tells his story here.
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Professor Tess Ridge gives her view on the issue of childhood poverty and what can be done to address it
mother and smiling baby
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Together we’re giving children a better start in life
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An introduction to the latest issue of our supporter magazine, Voice, from our CEO Matthew Reid