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Prince Harry talks Heads Together at Virgin Money

Prince Harry Heads Together

Virgin Money’s Charity of the Year, Heads Together, which is spearheaded by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, aims to start millions of conversations on mental health, to reduce the stigma and normalise discussions around mental health. We were delighted to welcome Prince Harry to our offices in Gosforth today, after a quick training session in Newcastle, to …

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The Virgin Money Foundation Ripple Fund

The Virgin Money Foundation is delighted to announce the first grants awarded under its new Ripple Fund. Virgin Money Foundation backs people and organisations whose aim is to tackle social and economic disadvantage in their communities by investing both the financial and non-financial resources of the Foundation in their work. The first three grants under the Ripple Fund have been awarded, two to …

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Scotcash meets Edinburgh with funding from the Virgin Money Foundation

Scotcash, the award winning Glasgow-based financial exclusion charity, will expand its services to support people in Edinburgh after receiving a grant of £300,000 from the new Virgin Money Foundation Ripple Fund. Virgin Money Foundation backs people and organisations whose aim is to tackle social and economic disadvantage in their communities by investing both the financial and non-financial resources of the Foundation in …

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Hug and McFadden to defend London Marathon Wheelchair Titles

The world’s richest wheelchair marathon returns to the streets of London on Sunday 23 April when two of the greatest wheelchair racers ever seen defend their Virgin Money London Marathon titles against the largest elite fields in the history of the event and Switzerland’s ‘Silver Bullet’ Marcel Hug and USA’s ‘Queen of the Roads’ Tatyana McFadden will be outstanding favourites to …

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Scouts go digital with Virgin Money Giving

We’re delighted to announce that the Scout Association has made Virgin Money Giving its preferred fundraising platform, enabling them to promote their fundraising and receive donations online. The Scouts are the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. They change lives by offering fun and challenging activities and everyday adventure to children up and down the country. Scouting exists to engage and …

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Sumgong stars in stellar field at 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon

Olympic champion Jemima Sumgong will defend her Virgin Money London Marathon title on Sunday 23 April against one of the strongest women’s fields ever assembled for a major city marathon. Sumgong defied the odds last April when she recovered from a bruising fall to beat the world’s best in the British capital with a devastating finish. The 32-year-old went on …

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Lounge Festive Opening Times

Sheffield Lounge

This Christmas and New Year our Lounges are lovely warm places to visit, take a break from sales shopping or just curl up with a nice coffee. Please note that there are a couple of changes to our Lounges’ opening times. Edinburgh Lounge 24th and 31st December: 10am – 1pm 25th, 26th, 27th, 1st and 2nd: Closed Operating usual opening times every other …

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What motivates people to give to charity and who in the UK gives the most?

This year, Virgin Money Giving did some research to find out about the UK’s fundraising habits to find out what motivates people to give more, who gives the most and how people feel about being stopped in the street by charities. Charity chuggers unpopular this Christmas Charity is big business at Christmas, but festive shoppers have a message for charities …

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Virgin Money Giving London Marathon Wine Promotion

Earlier on this month Virgin Money Giving launched a competition to give away 600 cases of wine to Virgin Money London Marathon fundraisers who started their fundraising on Virgin Money Giving early. This is because people who start their fundraising early raise more – and that’s a fact! With our first 150 cases already sent out, we’ve been delighted to see winners …

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What do bankers and bishops have in common?

A network of savings clubs and financial education in primary schools across England is formally launched today with backing from the Archbishop of Canterbury. LifeSavers, a programme promoting financial education and savings clubs administered by credit unions in primary schools, is on course to reach 30,000 children by the end of 2018 after a successful pilot scheme. The expansion was …

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