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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

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

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

August Fundraising Ideas and Events

5 summer friendly fundraising options that everyone will enjoy

20th July 2021

Freedom Day and what it means for your fundraising

Freedom Day went ahead as planned on the 19th July. This means the government have lifted restrictions on large scale events

19th 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

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

HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Remembering the royal consort’s incredible contribution to charities

9th April 2021

Where to get help with fundraising

Handy resources to help out with your fundraising efforts.

4th February 2021

Tips for fundraising

Fundraising tips and advice from former Virgin Money London Marathon runners.

4th February 2021

How to boost your fundraising through your employer

Find out how your employer can help your fundraising efforts through matched fundraising schemes and more.

4th February 2021

How to fundraise on Twitter

Useful tips on how to fundraise on Twitter.

4th February 2021

How to fundraise on Facebook

Helpful tips on how to fundraise on Facebook.

4th February 2021

How to raise money using apps and websites

Using videos and apps opens up so much more fundraising possibilities. Learn about how you can use these platforms to help you fundraise.

4th February 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

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

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

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

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

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

Peter’s fundraising story

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

3 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

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 blog

An update on my fundraising journey

Rachel Kneller | 2 mins read

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

The Dementia Revolution is here

Introducing Barbara's Revolutionaries

Virgin Money Giving | 2 mins read

Your memories of Virgin Money London Marathon race day

Five runners share their lasting moments

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

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