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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

Win £1000 for your charity with Virgin Red

Join the Virgin Red rewards club and win your Virgin Red wish list
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

Win £500 each month to boost your fundraising efforts

There’s two winning donations up for grabs each month from now until the end of September and here’s how to enter
1st June 2021

Virgin Money Giving partners with newly launched Charitable Radio station

Social enterprise Charitable Radio, a brand-new philanthropic station launched on 16th May with Virgin Money Giving as one of it’s partners
21st May 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

Captain Tom 100

Complete your own 100 Challenge to raise money for the UK's charities and be part of Captain Tom's army of hope! #CaptainTom100
6th 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

12 Ideas for Christmas fundraising

Covid-compliant festive-inspired tips to keep the donations coming in
6th October 2020

#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

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

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

Your downloadable quiz night fundraiser

Running a quiz night for charity? Here’s our ready-made questions and answer sheets

How to avoid virtual event calamity

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

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?

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.

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

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

The highs, the lows and how you can #ShareTheFundraisingSpirit

The benefits of decluttering your home

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

How to fundraise without leaving the house

Fantastic ideas to raise funds and awareness for charity from home

Unique charity fundraising ideas that work

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

Fundraising hero of the month: Sarah Gilbert

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

The breakfast of champions

What to eat marathon morning

Fundraising heroes: Judith and Paul Kippax

Our VIP winner shares her marathon fundraising history

Heroes run in our family: Stuart Chalmer’s story

Newbie marathon-fundraiser Stuart shares his story for Afasic

Virgin Money London Marathon Running Family – Manchester, 30 January

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

The world’s most famous marathons

Amazing runs, everywhere from Norway to New York

A nutritionist’s guide to marathon training

What to eat when training for a marathon

Virgin Active: Virgin Money London Marathon 12 week training plan

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

January fundraising ideas to make sure 2020 starts with a bang

Ideas to kick off your fundraising New Year’s resolutions

The best 5k and 10k charity runs

Raise funds while raising your heart rate

Ways to raise money for charity at school

Creative fundraising ideas for students of any age

Heroes run in our family: Luke Uzoziri’s story

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

Festive workplace fundraising ideas

Raise some Christmas cheer for charity with these festive workplace fundraising ideas, from Virgin Money Giving

12 Ideas for Christmas fundraising

Festive-inspired tips to keep the donations coming in

How to train for a marathon over Christmas

Stay on track during the festive season

Helen the Cheesecake Runner’s fabulous fundraising ideas workshop

Fundraising ideas to get you ready for your next challenge

Great fundraising ideas for kids

Fun charity activities to support good causes

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

Team building activities for work

Fundraising ideas to unite your team

Great fundraising ideas for kids

Fun charity activities to support good causes

Fundraising runs in our family

Fundraising for the Virgin Money London Marathon is easier when we’re in it together

Virgin Active: How to mix up your marathon training

Improve your marathon fitness and avoid common injuries

New Balance: finding the right trainers for your running style

From gait analysis to their top five trainers for marathon runners

Fundraising tools: social media gifs to ask for donations and say thanks

Mix up your social media with our fundraising gifs

Virgin Money London Marathon Leaderboard

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

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

Fundraising heroes run in our family

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

Gift Aid: what’s stopping you ticking that box

#tickthebox and make a world of difference

Your marathon fundraising calendar

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

The Virgin Money London Marathon route guide

Preview 26 miles of highs, lows, and glorious views

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

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

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

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

Marathon runner John shares his story and how you can turn posts into pounds

Charity fundraising ideas for the workplace

Get your workmates smiling with our workplace fundraising ideas

12-week half marathon training plan

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

5 unique fundraising ideas

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

Why you should be asking for donations in person

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

Personal emails might be the spark you need

We all like a little love in our inbox

How to make your Virgin Money Giving page brilliant

Great ideas to engage your supporters and increase fundraising

The best fundraising apps

Give your donations a boost with these top apps

How to get support for your fundraising

Find out where to approach to boost your efforts

How to set up your Virgin Money Giving page

Five easy steps to creating your fundraising page

How to invigorate your fundraising campaign

Top tips on how to engage donors

How to promote your fundraising

Expert tips on how to get your efforts noticed

How to use Instagram to boost your fundraising

Use photos to help tell your story

Understanding the emotional journey of fundraising

How to prepare for the highs and lows

Four creative ideas for eye-catching fundraising

Original thinking can help you stand out from the crowd

How fundraising through Virgin Money Giving works

5 simple steps to achieving your fundraising target

How to meet and beat your fundraising target

An insider’s guide to achieving your goal

How to fundraise: 5 easy, practical ideas

Great inspiration from real fundraisers

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

Creating that ‘warm glow’ could help you raise more

Your top 10 fundraising tips

Creative ideas to increase sponsorship

How to start fundraising online

5 top tips for fundraising with Virgin Money Giving

How to use social media to enhance your fundraising

Social can quickly boost your charitable efforts

Peter's fundraising story

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

How to use video to fundraise

It’s a great way to engage your audience

Top ten ideas for fundraising at work

Fun ways to engage your colleagues

How to host a fundraising event

Our experts’ top ten things to consider

Fundraising on the go with Siri

Find out your fundraising total at any time

Our guide to online fundraising

Jo Barnett talks about how to be a successful fundraiser

Jackies fundraising story

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

Prepping for a marathon: big pink dress style

A guide to getting ready for race day

Alzheimer's Research UK and the Virgin Money London Marathon

What the annual race means to the dementia charity

Baasit's Virgin Money London Marathon story

The Gogglebox star shares his experience

Heidi's Virgin Money London Marathon story

“Make sure you enjoy the journey”

Jonathan's fundraising story

Tips on how to be your charity’s hero

Michael's Virgin Money London Marathon story

“The best part is crossing the starting line”

Rachel Kneller's advice for first-time runners

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

Rachel Kneller's blog

An update on my fundraising journey

The Man in the Pink dress has a new costume

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

Why sleep is an important part of marathon training

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

How to prepare before a marathon

Advice for runners a month before race day

Miles more for Virgin Money London Marathon superheroes

Get miles more fundraising for the Virgin Money London Marathon

Insider's guide to running a marathon

Tips from runners to help get you better prepared

Rachel Kneller's blog update

An update on my marathon journey

5 pubs to visit after the Virgin Money London Marathon

Top watering holes within stumbling distance of the finish line

The Dementia Revolution is here

Introducing Barbara's Revolutionaries

Highlights of day three at the Virgin Money London Marathon Running Show

Here are a few of the top moments from day three

Your memories of Virgin Money London Marathon race day

Five runners share their lasting moments

Choosing the best marathon costume

You could raise more money by dressing up

Competition winner's story

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

Discover our Virgin Money Giving Challenge Zone

It’s time to start the Marathon Party

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