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.

many differently sized words featured in the chancellor's budget
20 March 2013
In today's budget announcement, the chancellor spoke for 56 minutes. How many times did he mention children?
Introducing Samantha Pena, Digital Intern
15 March 2013
For two months, Samantha Pena will write about her time working on our website, and our work supporting children and young people
Young refugee boy
14 March 2013
Exploited children who are trafficked into the UK are being criminalised by a system that brands them 'illegal immigrants'
Matthew Reed of The Children's Society and Peter Davies of CEOP
11 March 2013
Our agreement with the UK policing agency CEOP is an example of working together to protect young people.
Palace of Westminster
11 March 2013
A letter from 43 bishops, published in the Sunday Telegraph, argues that a cap on benefits will put even more pressure on families.
a partial view of a map of England
08 March 2013
Children in poverty who miss out on free school meals is a problem across the country, our new map shows
map of England overlaid with different shades of purple
07 March 2013
1.2 million young people in poverty in England miss out on free school meals. Use our map to see what it's like in your area.
Sarah Teather MP
04 March 2013
At a debate in parliament, MPs and ministers address low levels of asylum support for young people and their families.
Children's minister Edward Timpson being interviewed by the young carers
02 March 2013
'Young carers face many adversities every day, and it's great to see so many professionals getting together to take steps to improve things for young carers'
Teenage girl
01 March 2013
'It's great to hear Education Minister David Laws setting out his commitment to acting on the underlying causes of child poverty, not just on the symptoms.'