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.

23 November 2012
The children's commissioner's new report identifies running away as an indicator that a child is at risk - more needs to be done to keep children safe.
22 November 2012
At the first evidence session of the parliamentary inquiry into asylum support for children and young people, experts said that essential needs are unmet
a graphic that shows a small family standing above 3 downward-facing arrows
19 November 2012
Around 20,000 people, including unaccompanied children, seek asylum in the UK. The level of support they receive is being discussed in parliament
A group of fifteen people sitting at a table
19 November 2012
The government launched its consultation on measuring child poverty in Lewisham last week - what do local residents think?
a red line on a chart
16 November 2012
Our new calculator allows you to get an idea of what the poverty line looks like for a given family type in any year from 2000 to the present.
Children's drawing of a family and one child in a wheelchair
14 November 2012
Nearly two-thirds of families with disabled children can’t access needed services close to home
teenage girl sitting against a wall holding a stuffed animal
13 November 2012
As we're reminded too frequently, children in care are mistreated and neglected - see what you can do to support them
young man writing on a piece of paper
29 October 2012
Liam, who works with our programme in Leeds, writes about helping four fellow young people with disabilities
Romany and Ciara holding microphones and speaking
24 October 2012
Ciara and Romany helped create an incredibly catchy song about young runaways' problems and the support they need
three girls playing in a yard, in a colour-drenched photograph
19 October 2012
After years of working with Roma and migrant children, artist Marta Kotlarska explains the importance of a new exhibition of young people's photos