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.

Panel discussion
18 August 2014
This month the All Party Parliamentary group on young runaways held a meeting to explore how missing children can be better helped through the programme.
Mother with Child
12 August 2014
The government has failed to increase asylum support rates, leaving over 10,000 asylum-seeking children in poverty.
a map of England and Wales
12 August 2014
Problem debt devastates lives in England and Wales - what is it like near you?
Girl with Daffodill
11 August 2014
Anne Richards reflects on whether the long summer holidays are a dream or a nightmare
Fancy Dress Swim
08 August 2014
A fancy dress swim in Liverpool was fun and raised £550 money for our work
Summer fun for all the family
06 August 2014
The school summer holidays are well underway - if you need inspiration on how to keep your little ones entertained look no further.
young man in the rain
05 August 2014
New government guidance is the first of its kind, and a crucial step forward for some of the most vulnerable children
several girls knitting around a table
A news story about young men who died in World War One
04 August 2014
A hundred years ago, Britain declared war on Germany and the First World War erupted. Our archivist looks at some of the ways the war affected our work
A junior football team
04 August 2014
Paul Burnell reflects on what can we learn from the World Cup and Commonwealth Games
a woman and Matthew drinking tea
two men having tea
Matthew stands near and a woman having tea
a woman and Matthew drinking tea
02 August 2014
Matt Phelan from 4Ps Marketing was so excited after spending a day serving tea in one of our shops that he suggested his whole company do the same