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.

Beatz of Happiness with our Chief Executive
28 March 2014
We honoured many young people and their achievements earlier this year - have a look at their accomplishments
a young boy stands in front of a map indicating travel to the UK
26 March 2014
After fleeing Afghanistan, Gulwali found safety and a purpose
Emma swimming in mermaid tail
25 March 2014
Emma in Liverpool is becoming a mermaid to help our work, and you’re invited to swim along at her Fancy Dress Swim event in June
Houses of Parliament
20 March 2014
This year's budget includes a worrisome spending cap and help for families facing high childcare costs
poverty of time
19 March 2014
Do you have time to see the needs around you this Lent?
Lily Caprani
18 March 2014
The recent BBC One series' expert - and our Director of Strategy and Policy - explains that the series was about more than exposing celebs to poverty
100,000 young people run away each year in the UK
18 March 2014
Your donation can help these vulnerable children
Ceri is giving up new clothes for Lent
14 March 2014
As Ceri explains, new clothes can be about much more than looking good
Lily Caprani
12 March 2014
Lily Caprani, our Director of Strategy and Policy, tells how she helped TV celebs understand the reality of poverty
An image featuring five bread loves, two fish and 'poverty of voice'
12 March 2014
When do we allow children to speak?