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Congratulations to our competition winners

We spoke to our winners to ask them how their fundraising is going and what they thought about winning

19th August 2021

5 out-there and unique ideas for fundraisers

Creative concepts that your sponsors will remember

18th August 2021

Fun Foodie Fundraising Ideas

Some food-focused ways to raise money for your charity event

17th August 2021

5 Quirky Fundraising Ideas for Runners

Here's our out-there guide to fun-filled charity event ideas

16th August 2021

Fun and easy team building and fundraising ideas

Some simple fundraising activities to unite your workforce

12th August 2021

How to Raise Money and Set Up A Fundraising Page with 5 Fuss-free Steps

Simple steps on how to create your own fundraising page

23rd July 2021

A Thank You from Team Ziffit: £100k Raised for UK Charities

Just after lockdown hit last year, we partnered with Ziffit Donate, a free online service launched to sell unwanted books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays and games, whose value could be donated directly to a fundraising page. And it couldn't have come at a better time for charities.

21st July 2021

Running enthusiast pushes through cancer treatment to fulfil his dream

Adam Ward is training to run the Virgin Money London Marathon in October after being diagnosed with terminal colon cancer - he enjoys training with partner and coach, Vici, as it takes his mind off his treatment

9th July 2021

10 family-friendly fundraising ideas

Creative charity fundraising ideas for kids

8th July 2021

10 fun and unique fundraising ideas

Out-there ideas that will help double those donations

2nd July 2021

10 ways to fundraise without leaving the house

Fast and fun ways to raise funds from your sofa

25th June 2021

Free marathon fundraising guide

We’ve put together some of the best tips from runners who were in your position in previous years to get you up and running

25th June 2021

Virgin Money Giving Running Family

Join our Facebook group to chat and discuss topics with runners past and present

25th June 2021

Let's make a difference together

Fundraising for the Virgin Money London Marathon is easier when you have support and we’re here to help you go that extra mile for your chosen charity

22nd June 2021

15 Fun Fundraising Ideas for Students in School

Fast and creative fundraising ideas for students of any age

18th June 2021

Summer Fundraising Ideas and Events

10 summer friendly fundraising options that everyone will enjoy

17th June 2021

Working as a team to raise funds for a special cause

Jake Rose-Brown tells us how the Team Amali Challenge, a special fundraising day in honour of his son, came together

6th May 2021

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

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

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

How to avoid virtual event calamity

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

2 mins read

How to run a socially distanced fundraising event

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

2 mins read

12 Ideas for Christmas fundraising

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

Virgin Money Giving | 5 mins read

#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

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

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

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

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

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)

How to use Gift Aid to boost your fundraising

#tickthebox and make a world of difference

3 mins read

How to raise money for charity at work

Get your workmates smiling with our workplace fundraising ideas

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

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 campaign - first steps

Expert tips on how to get your efforts noticed

3 mins read

How to fundraise on Instagram

Use photos to help tell your story

2 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

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 fundraise using social media

Social can quickly boost your charitable efforts

3 mins read

How to fundraise using video and podcasts

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

Fundraising on the go with Siri

Find out your fundraising total at any time

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

Marathon Costume Ideas and Inspiration

You could raise more money by dressing up

2 mins read

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