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.

22 December 2011
Thousands of vulnerable children, young people and families will have no way of getting legal advice or representation to help resolve their problems.
19 December 2011
The government's view of the causes of this summer's riots is too narrow, according to research reports built upon thousands of interviews.
Alan Milburn with seven young people and programme workers
15 December 2011
Young people from our Genesis project in Greenwich write about meeting and interviewing independent reviewer Alan Milburn.
14 December 2011
The future of free school meals is up for debate, and we want to hear your thoughts, says Sam Royston.
several people singing Christmas carols
07 December 2011
By carolling, you can raise festive cheer and funds that help improve children's lives.
young people playing along at a holiday club
24 November 2011
Claudia Moynihan reports on one of our first projects to receive a grant for a local community project, and that more funds are available.
boy who has run away, standing on pavement as people rush by him
21 November 2011
Young people tell us why they run away and how we can help, Elaine Hindal writes
several young people with certificates from Takeover Day
16 November 2011
Young people from our projects in London saw how our organisation works and 'took over' our policy team last Friday.
young man speaking to adult
08 November 2011
In our new report children say what they need for a 'normal kind of life'. It's rare to hear young people's opinions on the subject.
Approximately 15 staff members from the London Hub
08 November 2011
Heidi Aho writes about the many ways in which our London Hub is a dynamic, inspiring programme.