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.

Oxford programme manager, Shohana Shabnam
19 June 2014
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18 June 2014
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young girl
14 June 2014
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Lizzie and Leonie volunteering
13 June 2014
Lizzie, below right, shares her plan to skydive 15,000 feet with her colleague Leonie in support of our work - please donate
A football team from the Walsham Home
12 June 2014
For many of us, football is inextricably tied to childhood. Have a look at photos of young people we've helped as they play the game
Dr. Ian Hinton seen with April's 'Pile of Pennies' DO
11 June 2014
Ian and Sheila Hinton have supported our work for nearly half a century. This year they are aiming to complete a DO a month with their community
two of our volunteers at a shop
07 June 2014
Volunteers' Week ends today - have a look back at ways we appreciate our volunteers' contributions, and share our new image
Children in Winscombe, Somerset in the early 1980s.
07 June 2014
This year is the 30th anniversary of Volunteers' Week - have a look at our volunteers' activities when Volunteers' Week began
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06 June 2014
We're sharing three options for ways to support our work over several months
As part of Volunteers' Week we are showcasing some of our amazing volunteers
06 June 2014
Issy volunteers one-to-one with a looked after young person, enabling her to participate in fun activities such as rock climbing.