Get fit and support The Children's Society in 2013

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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.

flowers in a nursery
07 February 2013
For Valentine's Day and throughout the year, you can support our work by having flowers delivered by post
Young boy who is the lead character in Refugee Boy
06 February 2013
In support of West Yorkshire Playhouse's new production of Refugee Boy, young people in Leeds share their stories
young man in a hooded sweatshirt
05 February 2013
For months, Ilona heard startling stories of families seeking safety in the UK. Find out how you can help these families.
young boy sitting against a wall
30 January 2013
Our programme worker shares his experiences working with families in Leeds in the asylum system.
Two boys talking
28 January 2013
While elements of a new bill would improve how we tackle anti-social behaviour by children, it fails to propose measures to address the behaviour's root causes
boy leaning against a fence
21 January 2013
As welfare and benefit reforms dominate the political battleground it is vital that the children who are affected are remembered.
Palace of Westminster
21 January 2013
As parliament debates a 1% annual cap on benefit and tax credit increases, you can calculate how the change could affect family finances
an adult woman listening to a young woman
18 January 2013
Our new tools allow you to estimate the budget needed to provide advocacy - a valuable service - to young people in care.
Young boy sittihg
10 January 2013
Our new report reveals that police forces and local authorities across the country are not doing enough to protect runaway children.
young girl clutching her knees
08 January 2013
As MPs debate government plans to cap benefit increases below the cost of living, their actions could affect some 11.5m children