Tag Archives: Virgin Money London Marathon

An exercise in exercise; sporting charity events can do more than just make you sweat

Two experts in event fundraising talk to us about how sporting charity events are a fantastic way to fundraise and build your supporter base – and how it’s not just big charities that can benefit. 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 …

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Tell us your number one cheerer and win £100 for charity

Continuing our eight weeks of #marathonchallenge – this week we’re asking fundraisers to share the love by telling us who their top cheerleaders are. Keep an eye on our twitter and Facebook pages for your chance to win £100 for your chosen charity simply by telling us who you couldn’t get through the Virgin Money London Marathon without! And don’t …

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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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Baker’s Dozen to take on the Virgin Money London Marathon

While we’re craving the sweet surprises of a new series of the Great British Bake Off, thirteen contestants from previous series are taking on a challenge with fewer “Hollywood handshakes” but a similar sweet finale. Thirteen stars of the Great British Bake Off (GBBO) will swap their aprons and cake tins for running kit as they prepare to take on …

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“The best part of the London Marathon is crossing the starting line”

The Virgin Money London Marathon is made up of tens of thousands of people, each with their own story and motivation for taking on this challenge. One of the people who took on the journey at the 2017 event was Michael Nollet. We asked him to share his story with us. Michael’s story “Funnily enough, the best part of my …

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Let’s talk about… the London Marathon

Jo Barnett, Executive Director of Virgin Money Giving, looks at how charities of every size can capitalise on the largest annual fundraising event in the world. The Virgin Money London Marathon is the one event every charity should be able to leverage to drive donations. The event has such a strong association with fundraising that even runners who get a …

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