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.

mother breastfeeding her baby
06 June 2013
Amanda, a breastfeeding support volunteer, explains why she volunteers and how her children's centre has helped her and her family
Ailsa and Sarah
05 June 2013
As Ailsa and Sarah take the reins from our longstanding representatives, Ailsa explains how their community gets involved
Nazia helping a customer at one of our high street shops
04 June 2013
Nazia says: 'I have gained experience, new skills, worked with people I would never have met otherwise'
Matt sitting at his desk
03 June 2013
Passionate about children's rights and well-being, Matt writes of his time in our volunteering team
young boy who has run away
02 June 2013
David shares his experiences volunteering as a volunteer speaker and becoming the Diocesan President for Liverpool
Christine Horton
01 June 2013
Christine Horton shares her experiences as a volunteer speaker and organising local Christingle Services
01 June 2013
Our chief executive kicks off Volunteers' Week with a video message to all who give their time to support our work
6 photographs of volunteers working with young people, fundraising and speaking
01 June 2013
This week, we are expressing our gratitude to our fantastic volunteers
young boy caring for his mother
31 May 2013
As two bills work their way through parliament, we can significantly help young carers and their families
Young girl talking to another girl
29 May 2013
A volunteer speaks about her experiences working with the Stars National Iniative project