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.

young girl sitting against a wall
03 April 2013
If the principles in a new standard released today were upheld, young people would not experience the care system as ‘an isolated place’
seven boys smiling while holding daffodils
31 March 2013
Today seems like a good time to review some charming photos in our archives of Easter commemorations.
Stefan Van Houwe
28 March 2013
Stefan will write about his experiences with us and the insights he gains working with our fundraising team
young boy sitting with two friends
26 March 2013
We're working to strengthen the role of the person responsible for representing children's views in government
A photograph of Lorna Jacques and Samantha Pena
22 March 2013
Sam’s first week as an intern defied her expectations, both at our headquarters and in our programme in south London.
Young girl who has run away
21 March 2013
While there is evidence that new policing terminology can save money, the data that they help young people is lacking
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.