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.

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.
Bake and Brew week - cakes and treats table
03 September 2012
Today we kick off Bake and Brew Week
31 August 2012
Our policy adviser writes about the response to a televeision programme featuring Roma families living in the UK, and what we can do to support them
Sophie Brightwell smiles at the camera
31 August 2012
Following this year's Greenbelt, Sophie Brightwell writes about abundant mud, a home away from home and young people's illustrations of paradise.
colour-coded map of England, indicating projected childhood vulnerability rates
28 August 2012
We break down the data contained in our recent joint report with NSPCC and Action for Children, identifying where vulnerability is projected to rise by 2015.
five teenagers speaking to one another
14 August 2012
Being a befriender can make a huge difference in a young person's life, writes a volunteer at our LEAP programme in Leeds.
Photograph of Rosie Rutherford
10 August 2012
Our media intern Rosie recaps her two good but fast months with us, and her plans to head abroad.
Katie in dressing room with other placard bearers
03 August 2012
Katie Evans from our DAP programme writes about what it was like to be in the opening ceremony of the Olympics.