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Unique Places to watch the London Marathon

Every year thousands of people line the streets to watch the Virgin Money London Marathon. It’s a great experience – but with these insider tips, it’ll be even more special for spectators. With a rush of adrenaline The Thames Rush tour Spectators who want to get their own pulse racing on marathon day should book a seat on the Thames …

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Gogglebox star, Baasit Saddiqui offers his tips for first-time runners

Three time Virgin Money London Marathon veteran, and Gogglebox star, Baasit Saddiqui offers his tips for first-time runners Prepare to be shown the love… This will be my third London Marathon in a row. The atmosphere’s incredible, there’s nothing quite like it. It’s the only marathon that I’ve ever done, and am likely to do, where there is literally support …

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Inside Charity X: Teenage Cancer Trust

Joanna Sullivan, Head of Mass Participation at Teenage Cancer Trust, on how working at the charity is a family affair Can you explain what Teenage Cancer Trust does in seven words? Ensure young people don’t face cancer alone And what you do in three… Create opportunities to give. Actually that’s four words, isn’t it? What’s your favourite thing about working …

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The perfect pitch email to the media

You may have already read in The Knowledge section, ‘How to get your charity covered by the media’, which has given you a useful insight into how to spread the word to the world via press, radio and TV. Now you can download a useful Takeaway resource to help you create the perfect email to pitch your story to the …

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How to get your charity covered by the media

Tim Arthur, Creative Director at Virgin Money, gives us his six-point plan for the perfect way to get the media talking about your charity Tim Arthur is a man who knows how to get the word out in the media. Before taking on his current role as Creative Director of Virgin Money, he worked as CEO of media company Time …

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How to plan the perfect Christmas campaign

Kim Allen and Edward Tait from Crisis share their secrets for fundraising over the festive period. If you think the high street starts the countdown to Christmas early, with shops awash with stockings the moment the clocks go back in October, share a thought for the people that work at Crisis. “Christmas starts in January around here,” laughs Kim Allen, …

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How to fundraise through a sports event

Sporting events are increasingly important to the charity sector – the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon alone raised a record £61.5 million for good causes – but how can smaller charities capitalise on these opportunities? We sat down with two experts in event fundraising – Emily Roff, Sports Events and Community Fundraising Manager at Children with Cancer UK  and Devina …

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Countdown to a sporting event

You may have already read in The Knowledge section, ‘How to fundraise through a sports event’, which has given you a useful insight into how to make the most of fundraising either by having places at official sports events, or organising your own sporting challenge for your supporters. Now you can download a useful Takeaway resource to remind you of …

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