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.

young girl smiling
22 May 2013
Larissa from our research team shares findings from our survey of children and young people's happiness with aspects of their lives
Jeremy Browne with two young people and one older woman at our Peckham office
20 May 2013
Young people and our staff welcomed Jeremy Browne, MP and Home Office minister, to talk about our work
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
18 May 2013
The young carers at the heart of this week's census data shared their experiences, and the response has been positive
tired boy sitting on stairs
17 May 2013
Tye shares his story of helping to care for his younger brother, who has Asperger's syndrome
young boy
16 May 2013
While census data reveals a spike in the number of young carers our report highlights the families young people behind the numbers
Kelly
16 May 2013
Kelly, a young carer, shares her experience looking after her mother and younger sister.
young boy caring for his mother
16 May 2013
This morning the ONS will release its updated figures for young carers, and we'll release a shocking report
young girl sitting on a set of stairs
15 May 2013
In advance of tomorrow's census data on young carers, Joanne shares her experience of caring for her brother
five men running
12 May 2013
While helping to chart our organisation's future, David also competes against sprinters from around the world
Chris Burman-Day, in training for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey100
09 May 2013
As he prepares for the 100-mile cycle ride from London to Surrey, Chris shares how his children keep him motivated