Our Partnerships

Virgin Money to Sponsor London Marathon until 2020

As Virgin Money Giving celebrates its sixth birthday, it announces the continuation of London Marathon sponsorship until the 40th marathon. With over £344 million – £417 million including Gift Aid – donated through the fundraising website since 2009, charities are better off with an estimated extra £12.8 million going to causes compared to the same amount raised on Just Giving. It …

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Walking with the Wounded: Walk of Britain Day 5

We were greeted on day 5 with an absolutely amazing turnout in Heddon-on-the-Wall. We were with the incredibly hospitable Sharon – the owner of Dingle Dell Cafe (who can be seen in the photos wearing a union jack apron). Sharon had contacted Walking with the Wounded when she saw the Walk of Britain announced and had invited them to have a cup …

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Walking with the Wounded: The Walk of Britain Day 2

After a night fending off the ghosts of Chillingham Castle, the Walk of Britain team set off for Alnwick. There was quite a crowd as they arrived at Alnwick Castle, comprising of journalists and photographers, local well wishers and the Duchess of Northumberland. After chatting with those who had turned up to wish them well, the managed to sneak in …

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Walking with the Wounded: The Walk of Britain Day 1

Walk of Britain

On Monday we joined the Walking With The Wounded for the start of their second leg of the #WalkOfBritain. The expedition will see four British and two US wounded veterans walk 1,000 miles across mainland Britain, starting in Scotland on August 22 and finishing at Buckingham Palace on November 1. Like the South Pole Allied Challenge back in 2013 the …

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Virgin Money meets – the Fringe Street Events Manager

Once a year, Edinburgh High Street – part of the Royal Mile – and the Mound become hugely iconic events in their own right. From St Giles’ Cathedral to Hunter Square, the street and the Mound Precinct are bursting with market stalls, street performers, Fringe stages and people advertising Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows. There is music, dance, drama and so much more with acts …

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Fringe Access – Looked-After Children

We are teaming up with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and the City of Edinburgh Council, have launched a brand new community scheme aimed at providing complimentary tickets to Fringe shows for children who are being cared for by City of Edinburgh Council. The project called ‘Fringe Access – Looked-After Children’ comes on the back of a successful pilot last year …

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Virgin Money Meets – an Edinburgh Festival Fringe Venue Manager

Hundreds of thousands of people will visit the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe to watch music, theatre, comedy and dance in huge theatres, in the back rooms of pubs, on the High Street and in pop up venues which seem to appear from nowhere for the four weeks of August. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is world famous and is the biggest arts festival in the world. What …

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Virgin Money at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Another Edinburgh Festival Fringe is well under way. This year, hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world will watch 50,459 performances of 3,314 shows in 313 venues across Edinburgh. Andrew Nicholson, head of sponsorship at Virgin Money, talks a bit more about Virgin Money’s partnership with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as we enter our fifth year of sponsorship. The Edinburgh …

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