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.

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.'
Emma Ball Tea Towel
01 March 2013
Artist and designer Emma Ball has been supporting our work since 2010. Here she tells us why we’re so close to her heart.
Young Carers and the children's minister Edward Timpson
28 February 2013
'We have been working hard over recent weeks to make it clear to politicians and civil servants that young carers are not being provided enough support'
Abby Irwin
27 February 2013
'I wrote Shy to Be Human about a part of my life that I have both struggled with and have been blessed by'
Several attendees at a Prevention Through Partnership event
26 February 2013
Today, the Prevention Through Partnership initiative takes stock of the enormous successes they’ve had and the challenges ahead
The Children's Society cheers squads
25 February 2013
As she prepares to complete the longest run of her life, Sally shares her planning so far and considers the challenge ahead
Five young people handing in Fair and Square petitions at  10 Downing Stre
22 February 2013
Our Fair and Square petition has received 90,000 signatures, and last week with the help of five children, we delivered the petition to 10 Downing Street
partial map of UK with differently shaded regions
20 February 2013
Our new map illustrates the End Child Poverty campaign's study of poverty levels across the UK