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.

Matthew Reed
26 September 2012
'What three things does a young person need to get by?' I asked. Matthew said: 'Love, self-confidence and others to believe in them.'
Nigel Varndell standing at the peak of a mountain in Scotland
25 September 2012
Nigel Varndell, our Director of Church Partnerships, will spend his honeymoon climbing Kilimanjaro and raising funds for our work - please support his efforts
24 September 2012
Our Policy Advisor Ilona Pinter explains the importance of our new report on young people's journeys through the UK asylum process
20 September 2012
Our public affairs volunteer reports from a session following up on a substantive parliamentary report we supported on young people who go missing from care
13 September 2012
From our programme in Lancashire, Nafeesa shares what it is like to be an advocate, and explains the benefits of young people's voices being heard.
adult and young man speaking
13 September 2012
Many children in the care system tell us of experiences of powerlessness when decisions are made about their future - but advocates help change that
Joe and Lauren standing with Olympic torch
10 September 2012
Two young people from our intergenerational project in Birchington talk about their experience carrying the Olympic and Paralympic torch
map of England with differently shaded regions
10 September 2012
The new Universal Credit system is intended to help low-income working families, but our policy adviser finds it having the opposite effect for the most poor.
05 September 2012
Our founder helped the mother of our supporter Anne - today, Anne writes about the difference it made, and why she is remembering us in her will.
04 September 2012
In a recent case the German Constitutional Court ruled that the current benefits level paid to asylum seekers in Germany was insufficient.