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Why every dry day matters: Bill’s lucky to have the World Cancer Research Fund

The World Cancer Research Fund is one of Dry January’s official charity partners for 2018. They shared Bill’s story with us and why Dry January is so important. Bill’s story Bill Jeffrey, 83, is living proof that it’s never too late – and you’re never too old – to take the plunge and reduce your alcohol intake. I’m lucky; they …

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How to fundraise using video

Video is a great way to tell impactful stories on social media, making it a fantastic tool for fundraising. Ben Matthews, director at charity marketing agency Montfort, shares his tips on how to make and publish videos that will inspire and engage your existing supporters – and help you find new ones… Tell your story People want to know why …

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The insider’s guide to fundraising; Emma Manton

The start of the year can be a tough time for those trying to raise sponsorship for taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon. The first rush of excitement about winning a place has gone, but April and the start line seem a long way off. How do you keep the pledges coming in? Running.London speaks to inspiring fundraisers …

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Why every dry day matters: Breast Cancer Now helped Kerry change her lifestyle

Breast Cancer Now is one of Dry January’s official charity partners for 2018. They shared Kerry’s story with us and why Dry January is so important. Kerry’s story Kerry Rubins aged 43 from Kent, took part in Dry January 2017. “I started supporting Breast Cancer Now when my friend Julie was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time in …

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“I could never run that far” – a runner’s London Marathon story

Whether you are on the sidelines in London cheering on the runners, watching on television or running the Virgin Money London Marathon itself, the reasons people choose to take on the 26.2 miles stay with you long after the event itself. Samantha Lines shares her memories from last years London Marathon. Samantha’s Story The best part about the whole marathon …

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