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.

Crowd of EYPDAS staff
15 June 2011
Kate Richardson, Marketing Manager, and Anne-Marie Charsley, Information Officer, share their experience of the launch day for EYPDAS
Young hungry boy
10 June 2011
Laura Rodrigues, Policy Officer, responds to BBC documentary 'Poor Kids' and raises concerns over the Government's new Welfare Reform Bill.
Kate Palmer
07 June 2011
Volunteer Kate Palmer shares her experience of being an Independent Visitor for our Salford Children's Rights programme.
Bob Reitemeier
07 June 2011
Our Chief Executive Bob Reitemeier explains why he's concerned about the effects changes to the benefit system will have on families with disabled children.
Young people from our PACT programme spend time with the Digital team
03 June 2011
Carole Jackson details the visit by two young people from our PACT programme who interviewed the Children's Commissioner and meet staff at our head office.
Young girl
18 May 2011
Jim Davis, Good Childhood Adviser, explains why children need to be able to trust adults
Teenage girl reading
09 May 2011
Enver Solomon, Policy Director at The Children's Society, shares his views on why 16 and 17-year-olds should be allowed to vote.
Teenage girl
26 April 2011
Jim Davis, Good Childhood Adviser, shares his thoughts on how important relationships are to young people.
Teenage boy
11 April 2011
Elaine Hindal talks about her recent visit to our Safe in the City programme in Manchester that supports young runaways.
Man talking to boy
25 March 2011
Jim Davis, our Good Childhood Adviser, shares his thoughts on what communities can do to improve the dialogue between young people and adults.