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.

Oritsé Williams and Lily Caprani speaking while seated at a table
Oritsé Williams and Lily Caprani speaking while seated at a table
09 July 2014
Our Director of Strategy and Policy, Lily Caprani, met Oritsé from JLS and is in his documentary about young carers and the struggles they face
family looking distressed by a bill
08 July 2014
Stress, family problems and missing out on the basics are ways problem debt harms children now and in the future
Charlotte Mulcock and two friends surrounded by balloons
03 July 2014
Charlotte from West Yorkshire explains how careful planning and hard work made her fundraising DO a success
Jo Joyner stands before bunting and surrounded by childhood games Jo supports Bi
30 June 2014
'I'm encouraging people to do their bit this summer by holding a Big Summer DO, to help support disadvantaged children'
Young boy playing drums
28 June 2014
As festival season begins we assemble our musical super group of celebrity supporters - find out who made the band
Hundreds of young carers celebrate at the 2013 festival
27 June 2014
The 15th annual festival for young carers begins today
Matrons Howes, Pardoe, Tredy and Simmons at the St Nicholas Home, Pyrford 1930
27 June 2014
With Wimbledon well underway, we took a look in our archives for photos of our time on the court
kids on a slip 'n slide
26 June 2014
Get together with loved ones this summer and help bring childhood back to those at risk of losing theirs
Impoverished child in a cold home
25 June 2014
Discover how to take action and make sure the government hears our ideas and concerns about the Child Poverty Strategy
a family using blocks to build a wall
24 June 2014
Our short recording features many stories about a family struggling with debt - please listen then add your message to our wall of support