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.

young boy playing
14 September 2011
Unicef's new report on children's well-being in the UK does not go far enough, explains Policy Director Enver Solomon.
Grandparents and granddaughter
12 September 2011
Anna Wall, Legacy Development Officer, explains why leaving a charitable gift in your will is so important and the difference it can make to our work.
Jim at Greenbelt
06 September 2011
Find out how we got on at our very first Greenbelt festival, by Amy Doyle, our wellie-wearing festival-goer
Rhyannon Burman-Day
02 September 2011
RAG Week is a fantastic time when students at universities and colleges across the UK raise money for charities.
16 August 2011
We must strengthen communities by involving children and young people, listening to their opinions and protecting intergenerational projects from budget cuts.
Disabled young person
08 August 2011
Will budget cuts be fair or will they disproportionately fall upon children and families most in need, pushing more families into poverty?
Little girls
04 August 2011
Joanna Petty shares her experience of attending a leavers' event for primary school children that focused on friendship.
a woman listening to a girl
01 August 2011
Although the government has seen children as passive objects of study for too long, there have been some encouraging indications of changing attitudes.
Poster created by young people at our SCARPA programme
28 July 2011
Fourteen-year-old Rachel Ward spent a week doing work experience at our SCARPA programme. Here she writes about what it was like.
Young boy
25 July 2011
Jim Davis, Good Childhood Adviser, explains why it's important that children should have their views and opinions heard.