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.

Image of two volunteers' comments on Twitter, speaking of volunteering's benefit
22 June 2013
In celebration of Volunteers' Week we gave our volunteers a chance to be heard in our Twitter 'takeover'
Mustafa sitting at a desk
22 June 2013
Part of our intergenerational programme in Peckham, Mustafa shares his story of meeting our chief executive and others
seven young Basque children offered refuge in Southampton
20 June 2013
In recognition of centuries of Britain providing sanctuary, Refugee Week built an interactive timeline
Sally Wrenn
19 June 2013
Sally talks about working with young people, navigating the tube, and creating pages and stories for our website
young girl
18 June 2013
New government data reveals a rise of 250,000 children in poverty in working households
Refugee Week, 17-23 June 2013
17 June 2013
This year, Refugee Week features events across the country as well as an interactive timeline tracing refugees' history and contributions to society
young girl
16 June 2013
Fair and Square is featured in today's Sunday People - learn more about the campaign and join in
young boy caring for his mother
15 June 2013
Young carers have written stories, sung songs and created videos about their experiences - have a look
photographs of young people writing for our blog
15 June 2013
Volunteers and young carers have written some terrific stories over the past two weeks, plus now you can read blog posts on your Kindle or other e-reader
two young carers working with an adult to create videos
13 June 2013
A training session for young carers provides Rob with tips on creating videos and photos, and hints at the magnitude of issues young carers face