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.

Become an independent visitor, mentor or a befriender
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.
Our runs, treks and challenges are just some of the many ways to get involved
05 June 2014
If you are willing to spend more time, we have three easy options for ways to get involved and support our work.
Volunteer Mary Walsh shares her wealth of knowledge of diversity with us
05 June 2014
Diversity and inclusion specialist Mary Walsh shares her experience of volunteering in support of our work
04 June 2014
We have three options for ways to get involved and support our work, ideally suited for 30 days
Mags Robinson with The Children's Society CEO Matthew Reed
04 June 2014
Devoted volunteer Mags found volunteering helped her battle depression and gain confidence to read and sing in front of parents, carers and children
Ten of our fundraising volunteers
03 June 2014
If you have 30 hours, we have three options for ways to get involved and support our work
Gary Hines running the London Bupa 10k
03 June 2014
One of our dedicated supporters, Gary has grown confident in his public speaking skills and raised money to help children
Rod Cooper sits at his desk
02 June 2014
Rod, our archiving volunteer, is tracing our evolution and development, from the children's homes (which we no longer operate) to our family centres
a father and his two children at a summer fete
02 June 2014
If you have half an hour, we have three easy options for ways to get involved and support our work