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Chris Gibbs’ story – raising funds on an epic trip in memory of his son

We caught up with fundraiser Chris Gibbs on his epic challenge to raise funds for Royal Stoke and Birmingham Children’s Hospital in memory of his son Thiago

20th November 2020

12 Ideas for Christmas fundraising

Covid-compliant festive-inspired tips to keep the donations coming in

Virgin Money Giving | 5 mins read

How To Set Up Your Virgin Money Giving Fundraising Page

Five easy steps to creating your fundraising page

3 mins read

#The40thRace: local heroes fundraising for causes close to home

Meet the runners making a difference to their local communities at this year’s virtual Virgin Money London Marathon.

30 Oct 2020 | Video

The benefits of decluttering your home

Why decluttering your home is good for the mind, body, soul and charity

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

Jo’s story: how I raised £21,000 for NE Youth in lockdown

Jo Shallcross shares how she followed in her Dad’s footsteps, and raised £21,000 for NE Youth in lockdown.

Virgin Money Giving | Video

Gear up for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020: the tech race

This 40th running of the Virgin Money London Marathon is going to be a little different.

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Your downloadable quiz night fundraiser

Looking for how to host a quiz night for your next fundraiser? Here’s our ready-made quiz questions and answer sheets, so all you need are guests and a venue.

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

Great fundraising ideas for kids

Fun charity activities to support good causes

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Understanding the emotional journey of fundraising

How to prepare for the highs and lows

Marcus Webb | 5 mins read

How to avoid virtual event calamity

Key points to help you sidestep the pitfalls of internet-based fundraising

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

How to host a socially distanced fundraising event

The coronavirus outbreak has posed a unique challenge to fundraisers – how can you hold fundraising events while keeping yourself and those around you safe?

Virgin Money Giving | 4 mins read

2020 Virgin Money London Marathon Announcement

The Virgin Money London Marathon is far more than just a marathon, it brings society together in a moment of celebration of all that is good about humanity. This year, a year like no other, it will be a London Marathon like no other.

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

Best training apps and sites for cyclists

Paul Ryman, personal trainer, triathlete and founder of the cycling channel RI:ID, offers his choice for the best technology to plan your training

Paul Ryman | 10 mins read

Running the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon?

Find out more about fundraising in our family and create a page

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#SaveOurCharities - how fundraising in the UK has changed after lockdown

The highs, the lows and how you can #ShareTheFundraisingSpirit

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Boost your fundraising with unwanted items - without leaving home!

We've partnered up with trade-in site Ziffit to give you and your supporters another way to raise funds. Ziffit is a free web service that instantly values your books, games, DVDs and CDs which can be donated directly to your good cause.

How to fundraise without leaving the house

Fantastic ideas to raise funds and awareness for charity from home

Virgin Money Giving | 4 mins read

Unique charity fundraising ideas that work

Over 50 of your best tried and tested fundraising ideas from Random Acts of Kindness Week

Virgin Money Giving | 4 mins read

Fundraising hero of the month: Sarah Gilbert

How Sarah’s friends and family helped her rocket to Mencap’s top 10 Marathon fundraisers

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

The breakfast of champions

What to eat marathon morning

Marcus Bean | 3 mins read

Fundraising heroes: How I worked with local businesses to raise £24,565 for the National Autistic Society

How to fundraise through your work network

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Fundraising heroes: Judith and Paul Kippax

Our VIP winner shares her marathon fundraising history

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Heroes run in our family: Stuart Chalmer's story

Newbie marathon-fundraiser Stuart shares his story for Afasic

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Fundraising heroes: How I raised £4,000 through social media and hosting events

How fundraising helped ballot runner Amy run 26.2 miles

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Fundraising heroes: How we raised £9,000 as a team and honoured our friend in the process

How Super Lou’s Ladies teamed up for Brain Research UK

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Virgin Money London Marathon Running Family – Manchester, 30 January

Meet the family, plus get fundraising tips, gait analysis and more

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

The world’s most famous marathons

Amazing runs, everywhere from Norway to New York

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

A nutritionist’s guide to marathon training

What to eat when training for a marathon

Jo Scott-Dagleish | 3 mins read

Virgin Active: Virgin Money London Marathon 12 week training plan

12 weeks of runs, strength training and conditioning to get you race-ready

Virgin Active | 2 mins read

January fundraising ideas to make sure 2020 starts with a bang

Ideas to kick off your fundraising New Year’s resolutions

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

The best 5k and 10k charity runs

Raise funds while raising your heart rate

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

Ways to raise money for charity at school

Creative fundraising ideas for students of any age

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

Heroes run in our family: Luke Uzoziri’s story

Luke shares his fundraising story for Mind, in honour of his Mum

Virgin Money Giving | 5 mins read

Festive workplace fundraising ideas

Raise some Christmas cheer for charity with our festive workplace fundraising ideas

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

How to train for a marathon over Christmas

Stay on track during the festive season

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Helen the Cheesecake Runner’s fabulous fundraising ideas workshop

Fundraising ideas to get you ready for your next challenge

Helen the Cheesecake Runner | 1 hour+ (video)

Team building activities for work

Fundraising ideas to unite your team

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Amazing places you’ll pass running the Virgin Money London Marathon

Alex Werner, head of history collections at the Museum of London, reveals seven slices of history this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon runners will pass

Virgin Money Giving | 5 mins read

Virgin Active: How to mix up your marathon training

Improve your marathon fitness and avoid common injuries

Virgin Active | 5 mins read

New Balance: finding the right trainers for your running style

From gait analysis to their top five trainers for marathon runners

New Balance | 5 mins read

Virgin Money London Marathon Leaderboard

See our top fundraisers and find others supporting the same cause as you

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Where to stay for the Virgin Money London Marathon: hotel packages

From a champion’s breakfast to a free coach transfer to the start line, here’s our favourite marathon hotels closest spectators holiday inn kimpton fitzroy

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Fundraising heroes run in our family

We’re celebrating fundraisers across Virgin Money Giving. Nominate a fundraiser today

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Gift Aid: what’s stopping you ticking that box

#tickthebox and make a world of difference

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Your marathon fundraising calendar

From now till race day, here’s some ideas from last year’s runners to help you hit your target

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

What to expect for the Virgin Money London Marathon ballot results

Secure your place at the starting line

Virgin Money Giving | 5 mins read

The Virgin Money London Marathon route guide

Preview 26 miles of highs, lows, and glorious views

Virgin Money Giving | 6 mins read

Our marathon family share their fundraising ideas

Running the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon? 10 of last year’s runners share their top fundraising ideas.

Virgin Money Giving | 5 mins read

Fundraising heroes: How I went viral and raised over £10,000

2019 Virgin Money London Marathon runner Kerrie shares how she raised over £10,000 from virtual runs to viral videos.

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Fundraising heroes: How I attempted a world record at the Virgin Money London Marathon

How Chris Brown attempted a world record as the fastest field hockey goalkeeper and raised £5000

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Fundraising heroes: How I raised £35,000 using social media

Marathon runner John shares his story and how you can turn posts into pounds breast cancer action against charity charities

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Charity fundraising ideas for the workplace

Get your workmates smiling with our workplace fundraising ideas

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

12-week half marathon training plan

Run a half marathon like a boss with our simple 12 week training plan

Virgin Money Giving | 5 mins read

5 unique fundraising ideas

Creative ideas that stick in people’s minds for years to come

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

Why you should be asking for donations in person

Take the time to have a one-on-one conversation

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

Personal emails might be the spark you need

We all like a little love in our inbox

Virgin Money Giving | 4 mins read

Ideas To Make Your Virgin Money Giving Fundraising Page Brilliant

Great ideas to engage your supporters and increase fundraising

4 mins read

Fundraising Apps - The Top 5 Best Fundraising Apps

Give your donations a boost with these top apps

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

How To Get Help and Support For Your Fundraising

Find out where to approach to boost your efforts

Lucy Squance | 3 mins read

How To Get Donations and Invigorate Your Fundraising Campaign

Top tips on how to engage donors

3 mins read

How To Promote Your Fundraising - Expert Fundraising Tips On How To Get Your Efforts Noticed

Expert tips on how to get your efforts noticed

3 mins read

How To Use Instagram To Boost Your Fundraising On Social Media

Use photos to help tell your story

4 mins read

Four Eye Catching and Creative Fundraising Ideas

Original thinking can help you stand out from the crowd

4 mins read

What Is Fundraising And How Does It Work - Virgin Money Giving

5 simple steps to achieving your fundraising target

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

How to meet and beat your fundraising target

An insider’s guide to achieving your goal

Colin Burgin-Plews | 4 mins read

How To Fundraise: 5 Easy Ways To Fundraise

Great inspiration from real fundraisers

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

The psychology of giving – and how fundraisers can learn from it

Creating that ‘warm glow’ could help you raise more

4 mins read

Your top ten fundraising tips

Creative ideas to increase sponsorship

3 mins read

How To Fundraise For Charity Online - Our Top 5 Tips

5 top tips for fundraising with Virgin Money Giving

Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

How To Use Social Media With Fundraising To Enhance Your Campaign

Social can quickly boost your charitable efforts

3 mins read

Peter’s fundraising story

“I ran 44 marathons, in 44 countries, in 44 days”

3 mins read

How to use video to fundraise

It’s a great way to engage your audience

4 mins read

Top Ten Workplace Fundraising Ideas For Charity

Fun ways to engage your colleagues

2 mins read

How To Plan and Host A Fundraising Event For Charity

Our experts’ top ten things to consider

3 mins read

Fundraising on the go with Siri

Find out your fundraising total at any time

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

The Insider’s Guide To Marathon Training And Fundraising

Top 5 tips from the experts

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

Jackie's fundraising story

“So many people will want to help you make a difference”

2 mins read

One foot in front of the other

It’s what we do

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

Prepping for a marathon: big pink dress style

A guide to getting ready for race day

Colin Burgin-Plews & Virgin Money Giving | 3 mins read

Alzheimer's Research UK and The Virgin Money London Marathon

What the annual race means to the dementia charity

Lucy Squance | 3 mins read

Baasit’s Virgin Money London Marathon story

The Gogglebox star shares his experience

3 mins read

Dementia won’t stop me running a marathon

Sue took up running when she was diagnosed with vascular dementia

Dementia Revolution

Heidi’s Virgin Money London Marathon story

“Make sure you enjoy the journey”

3 mins read

Introducing Colin: The Man in the Big Pink Dress

Our guru Colin shares his tips for first timers

Colin Plews | 4 mins

Jonathan’s fundraising story

Tips on how to be your charity’s hero

4 mins read

Michael’s Virgin Money London Marathon story

“The best part is crossing the starting line”

3 mins read

Rachel Kneller’s Running Tips For Beginners and First-Time Runners

Helpful tips if you’re new to the Virgin Money London Marathon

Rachel Kneller | 2 mins read

Rachel Kneller's blog

An update on my fundraising journey

Rachel Kneller | 2 mins read

The Man in the Pink dress has a new costume

Colin Burgin-Plews has unveiled his 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon dress

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

Why sleep is an important part of marathon training

Insight into the power of sleep in the run-up to a marathon

Marcus Webb | 5 mins read

How To Prepare For A Marathon

Advice for runners a month before race day

Jonathan Barr | 4 mins read

Miles more for Virgin Money London Marathon superheroes

The benefits of fundraising through Virgin Money Giving

Insiders Guide On How To Run A Marathon

Tips from runners to help get you better prepared

5 mins read

Rachel Kneller's blog

An update on my marathon journey

Rachel Kneller | 2 mins read

5 pubs to visit after the Virgin Money London Marathon

Top watering holes within stumbling distance of the finish line

Marcus Webb | 3 mins read

The Dementia Revolution is here

Introducing Barbara's Revolutionaries

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

The Virgin Money London Marathon Running Show

Day one highlights

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

The Virgin Money London Marathon Running Show

What you can expect from Virgin Money Giving

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

Highlights of Day Four at the Virgin Money London Marathon Running Show

Here are a few of the top moments from day four

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

Highlights of Day Three at the Virgin Money London Marathon Running Show

Here are a few of the top moments from day three

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

Highlights of Day Two at the Virgin Money London Marathon Running Show

Here are a few of the top moments from day two

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

Your memories of Virgin Money London Marathon race day

Five runners share their lasting moments

2 mins read

Marathon Costume Ideas and Inspiration

You could raise more money by dressing up

2 mins read

Competition Winner's Story

Virgin Money London Marathon fundraiser shares his excitement of winning an exclusive Virgin Money Giving prize

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

Discover our Virgin Money Giving Challenge Zone

It’s time to start the Marathon Party

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

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