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 boy sitting against a fence
04 February 2014
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several differently designed 'DO's
03 February 2014
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The Cold Homes Week logo
03 February 2014
New statistics reveal 2.2 million children in England in fuel poverty, an increase of 26% in the last year
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28 January 2014
Have a look at our magazine of some of the top pieces from our blog
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27 January 2014
In advance of tonight's episode of Benefits Street, we've compiled a few relevant recent pieces
young girl smiling
25 January 2014
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a young boy looking at Santa Claus
25 January 2014
Our Christmas Wish List was successful in delivering Christmas gifts to the children and young people we work with - thanks for your support
an older woman knitting with a very happy girl
24 January 2014
Liz Hart, one of our supporters in the West Midlands, writes about co-organising a Bake and Brew coffee morning and quilt-knitting event
New guidance assures return interviews for young people
22 January 2014
More in-depth support for young runaways improves their lives
part of an infographic titled 'ten facts about poverty'
21 January 2014
Because this week's episode of the Channel 4 series focused on parents and families we decided to share some facts about children living in poverty