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Want to run the London Marathon 2024?

There are still charity places available. Search the listings below to find the charity you'd love to run for and how they'd like you to apply. Good luck!

Action Medical Research

Join us on our mission to save and change children’s lives through medical research, developing treatments, vaccinations and cures. Apply to join Team Action and run the London Marathon for little lives in 2024 - www.action.org.uk/events/running/tcs-london-marathon

Amaze

Hi – thank you for finding us here.. We are a charity for families with disabled children and young people in Brighton and Hove and East Sussex. We help families navigate the complexities of raising a child with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), whether this is helping them complete a claim for disability benefits, offering social and emotional support through our groups or making it easier and more affordable for families to access activities through our leisure discount card scheme. All our services are FREE, which means we rely on fundraising income to reach all the families who need our support. We have charity places for the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 7 April 2024. Please do get in touch if you think you would like to run the marathon and fundraise for us at the same time. Email fundraising@amazesussex.org.uk thank you! With your help we can keep Amaze running!

Chickenshed

Chickenshed is a theatre company for absolutely everyone. For fifty years, we’ve created bold and beautiful work from our limitless belief in each other. Through our productions, our performance training, our education courses, and our outreach projects, our mission is to create wonder out of chaos and change out of challenge. We succeed together or not at all. This is our vision of how the world should be - a society where everyone can flourish. We’re here to shake things up by sharing our experience with each other, with those who hold power and with those who feel they have none. We do this on stage, off stage and wherever people come together.

Children's Hyperinsulinism Charity

The Children's Hyperinsulinism Charity supports individuals living with Congenital Hyperinsulinism and their families. Hyperinsulinism is the inappropriate and unregulated insulin secretion in relation to the blood glucose concentration. It is the main cause of recurrent and persistent hypoglycaemia in infancy and childhood and is a major cause of hypoglycaemic brain injury. Runners can make direct contact with the charity at enquiries@hyperinsulinism.co.uk

Coram

Coram is the UK's oldest children's charity and has been at the forefront of children’s social care since 1739. Today, we are a vibrant group of specialist charities and organisations, supporting hundreds of thousands of children, young people and families every year. Coram changes lives, laws and systems to create better chances for children, now and forever. Thank you for considering applying to run the 2024 London Marathon for Coram!

Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation

Join #TeamPumpPriming and play your part in changing the future of diabetes through a funded Pump Priming Research Award. Join our team in 2024 and take on the iconic TCS London Marathon! Take on the UK’s biggest and most iconic marathon around the streets of London. The route takes you past world-famous landmarks including the London Eye, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace and with thousands of spectators lining the streets to cheer you on, the atmosphere at the London Marathon is like no other. pplication, registration fee of £100 upon acceptance and fundraising target do apply. Places will be offered to all suitable applicants on a first come first serve basis. Get your application in now to grab a place running for us in the TCS London Marathon. Contact 02392 637 808 or email tim.green@drwf.org.uk Registration is £100 Minimum sponsorship is £2,400 Distance - 26.2 miles

Disability Snowsport UK - The Skiers and Boarders Charity

Disability Snowsport UK’s vision is of mountains and ski slopes free from barriers. We believe that all people have the right to access the unique physical, mental, and social benefits of snowsport, regardless of disability, injury, or experience. ‍ We operate ski schools at various locations throughout the UK as well as delivering opportunities to ski and snowboard in a mountain environment worldwide. We are supported by a fantastic team of highly-qualified adaptive instructors as well as a brilliant network of passionate and skilled volunteers. Together, we work to ensure that everybody has the opportunity to access snowsport.

Eikon

Eikon is helping children and young people to feel safe, heard and supported. We listen, we talk, and we help young people with the skills they need to live their best life. And we work with families and professionals to make sure everyone gets the support they need. Join #TeamEikon and take part in the world's greatest marathon, joining 50,000 runners in a celebration of running, fun, fundraising, fancy dress and amazing community spirit. We have limited places available, so apply now and let us know why you want to run with The Eikon Charity.

Family Holiday Charity

To help families facing tough times to get away and enjoy a holiday together, often for the first time ever. Apply now using our website link.

Farm Africa

Power your legs to empower the future! Over 70% of the world's poorest live in Africa, the majority in farming. Farm Africa is a charity that supports small-scale farmers to grow more, sell more and sell for more while protecting the environment for generations to come. The worst drought in 40 years is still happening in the Horn of Africa and our expertise in regenerative and sustainable agriculture could not be more important. In 2022 we supported over 750,000 people across eastern Africa to lift themselves out of poverty, look after the land and grow futures. Our vision is to help people and the planet thrive together, no matter the climate shock, is it yours too? To apply to run for #TeamFarmAfrica please apply via our website and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. Applicants who carefully consider how they can raise awareness and crucial funds across their networks for our small yet mighty charity are wanted. Good luck!

Global Horizons - Africa Enterprise Trust

Africa Enterprise Trust works in Zambia to equip young people with life skills, through education and enterprise, to help them become self-supporting adults. AET runs a family based home for orphaned and vulnerable children and a highly regarded computer training programme in Lusaka. To apply for one of our 6 places in 2024 please drop us an email stating why you'd like to run for AET and how you plan to raise min. £1600. Once approved, an additional £200 deposit will secure you a place.

Harry and Ed's Aspiration Raising Trust

We are a small charity that employs no-one, and we work, mainly through schools, to idenify children and young people who would benefit from our support. We fund individual pursuits and projects which would otherwise not be acessible to children and young people, in order to give them the opportunity to experience events and activities that open their minds to a world of possibilities, thereby raising their aspirations. In the past year we have funded: young people to participate in the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) to particicipate n and secure LANDA qualifications, young carer to accompany thier rinds on a trip to the USA, children to go to the theare in London, attendance at Children's Literature Festivals and much more. Running for Harry & Ed's Aspiration Raising Trust is an opportunity to raise valuable funds for a little known charity that can make a big difference to children and young people's lives. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity

The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity empowers children and adults with dyslexia. We provide specialist support, advice and information to people with dyslexia, parents, teachers and employers. Apply to join the team through our website or email events@helenarkell.org.uk for more details. Thank you so much for your interest in supporting our work.

Highland Group RDA

Highland Group RDA is an independent Riding for the Disabled Centre based 7 miles from Inverness but serving a large area,, we are fundraising to build an indoor arena so that we can continue operating throughout the year. Please apply by email to info@highlandgrouprda.org.uk.

Jesuit Refugee Service

The Jesuit Refugee Service accompanies, serves and advocates alongside and for the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. JRS in the UK supports people made destitute by the asylum process through advice and casework, practical support, emotional befriending and accompaniment, a programme of creative and therapeutic activities, accommodation, and specialist legal advice. JRS UK also runs a detention outreach service supporting people detained for the administration of immigration procedures at Harmondsworth and Colnbrook. JRS UK undertakes research for advocacy to policymakers, alongside communications and community outreach, to raise awareness of the real situation facing asylum seekers and to argue for a change in policies that undermine their dignity and a just society. Runners can apply for places with JRS UK through our London Marathon page: https://www.jrsuk.net/london-marathon/

Leukaemia Care

Being part of Team LC gives you the special treatment you deserve. That’s the least we could do to say thanks for helping us to support people affected by leukaemia. We’re talking: Regular fundraising and training emails crammed with tips, a dedicated contact to provide you with support and updates on the marathon, a closed Facebook group where you can meet the rest of the 2024 LC team, Leukaemia Care London Marathon running vest, so you can stand out in the crowd, the loudest, proudest cheer team along the route to help you smash through ‘the wall’ and get across the finish line, and a relaxing rest area in St James’s Park, where you can meet your friends and family and be congratulated on your amazing achievement!

Livability

Livability is the disability charity that’s committed to enabling children, young people and adults to live a life that adds up for them.  What makes life livable is never down to just one thing – it’s the sum of many things. Fm friendship to fun; from companionship to community; from thrill-seeking to thriving – it all adds up to Livability. Through a wide range of disability care, special education, and rehabilitation services, we promote inclusion and wellbeing for all. Together, we work to see people take part, contribute and be valued. We put the elements in place that all add up to connected lives. Questions? Feel free to contact our Events Team: events@livability.org.uk | 07730 765873

Lyla and Lilley’s Stars

Help us raise vital funds so that we can continue to help families of diagnosed children with lifelong illnesses

MacIntyre Care

MacIntyre's vision is for all people with a learning disability to live a life that makes sense to them. We work across England and Wales. Every penny raised will directly benefit the people who draw on our support - you can even choose which location you'd like to benefit. To apply for a place just complete the online form; we look forward to hearing from you!

MANUP?

We will have a form that uses Google Forms; please message us via our social platforms for the link

Mary Ann Evans Hospice

Mary Ann Evans Hospice is a local charity working with families across Warwickshire providing palliative care and bereavement support. As a community based hospice, we provide our care directly into the homes of patients allowing them to be with their friends and family until the end of their life. All our services are free for our patients and their families or carers, however, there is a significant cost involved in providing the wide range of care. It costs around £2.5 million a year to run Mary Ann but we receive less than 30% of our funding from the NHS and Commissioners. This means we rely on donations and fundraising to cover over £1.8 million per year. That is £5000 we need to raise every single day. The support we receive from the local communities makes a huge difference and enables us to continue to provide exceptional care and support for our patients and their families.

Mencap

Mencap is a UK-based charity organization that focuses on supporting people with learning disabilities, their families, and caregivers. Founded in 1946 and has since been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with learning disabilities by providing services, information, and advocacy. One of the ways Mencap engages with the community and raises awareness and funds for its mission is by organizing various events and campaigns throughout the year. These events can range from charity runs and walks to fundraising dinners and awareness campaigns. Running an event for Mencap can be a fulfilling way to contribute to their cause and make a positive impact on the lives of people with learning disabilities.

Meningitis Now

Meningitis Now is the first meningitis patient group in the world, founders of the meningitis movement and the only charity dedicated to fighting meningitis in the UK. Over our 30 year history, we have invested over £12.7m in early stage research that has played a critical part in the introduction of five life-saving vaccines As part of #TeamTangerine you'll receive: A huge welcome at our post-race reception; drinks, snacks, a shower and sports massage all await you near the finish line (friends and family are also welcome) Your own personalised technical running top An invitation to join our London Marathon runners community on Facebook Access to our Training Hub Free fundraising materials Support from our Fundraising team every step of the way Registration for our charity places is currently just £50 - sign up today on our website!

Muscular Dystrophy UK

Muscles. We use them to move. Walk, eat, smile, cry. Pump blood around our bodies. To breathe in and out. Our muscles matter. We’re the leading charity for over 60 muscle wasting and weakening conditions. Connecting more than 110,000 people affected, and those around us. For over 60 years, we've been building our community. Funding world class research and providing life changing support. We have made advances that would have been unthinkable just 10 years ago. Now, let’s go even further, faster. Apply today to join #TeamMDUK at the 2024 London Marathon. Because our muscles matter, and together, we are stronger.

NCT

Marathon participation raises much needed funds for NCT services. Run for us to support the NCT Infant Feeding Line, our community support and volunteering services providing vital practical and emotional support to parents throughout the UK and Channel Islands. Help us achieve our vision of no parent isolated, all parents supported. Marathon places cost £100 with a minimum fundraising target of £2000. We have a limited number of spaces so complete the form below explaining why you'd like to run for NCT and we'll be in contact with more information. Full terms and conditions can be found https://www.nct.org.uk/terms-and-conditions-tcs-london-marathon-2024

Nottingham University Hospitals Charity

We raise around £4 million each year to transform services and facilities for patients at Nottingham’s hospitals – including City Hospital, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham Children’s Hospital and Ropewalk House. Many donors specifically request to support certain hospital areas or specialist services, so we have provided additional resources for children’s cancer wards, stroke patients, cardiac care and breast cancer care, to name but a few. None of this would be possible without people who choose to give their time and money to make that vital difference. Unfortunately we do not have any free Charity places, but if you get in touch with on charity@nuh.nhs.uk, we'd love for you to run for us with your ballot place if you were lucky enough to get one!

NSPCC

Running with #TeamNSPCC comes with so many benefits – for you, and the children we support. You'll receive bespoke training support from a personal trainer, an NSPCC running vest, and incredible support on the day including food and a free massage. To apply for a place on our team, please complete our application form. Tell us why you'd like to join #TeamNSPCC, and how you're going to fundraise. The more detail you can provide, the better! When you run the London Marathon with #TeamNSPCC, you make a difference. Every step you take and pound you raise will help change children's lives. Your fundraising could benefit our Childline service. Your support could help us keep Childline bases open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can help us be there for every child, whenever they need us. Stand with us. Run for us. Together, we can change children's lives.

Phab

Phab supports and inspires disabled and non-disabled people of all ages to make memories and form friendships, develop skills, push their boundaries and build an inclusive world where together anything is possible. Phab runs a network of social clubs nationally and arranges inclusive holiday adventures and adventure days out for all disabilities

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

If you've entered the official TCS London Marathon 2024 ballot and you've successfully got a place, we'd love you to run for us. There's no minimum fundraising target - but every penny raised really will make a difference. The TCS London Marathon is the marathon all runners – new and seasoned – want to run, and for good reason. The world-famous route has remained largely unchanged since the inaugural race in 1981 and as you take on the 26.2 miles around the Capital, not only will the streets be lined with thousands of spectators cheering you on, but you’ll also run by some of London’s most mesmerising landmarks, old and new. In 2024, the TCS London Marathon takes place on 21 April nd we’d love for you to run for Rainbows!

Relate West Surrey

We are a charity based in West Surrey helping people with their mental health with counselling sessions. We would like to raise funds for a bursary so that children, young people and their families who are from a low income household can attend much needed counselling sessions. Stress, anxiety, depression ti name a few mental health disorders are caused by the cost of living crisis. Parents are having to pay for bills and food above counselling even though helping them through their mental health should be a priority. We need a runner 🏃‍♂️ in the next 2 weeks to take the place of a runner that has had to back out due to a terrible injury. Please help us help those in our community with their mental health.

Revitalise Respite Holidays

Please email Fundraising@revitlaise.org.uk; or go our website.

RoadPeace

RoadPeace is the national charity for road crash victims, providing support to those bereaved or injured in a road crash, and campaigning for road danger reduction and the rights of victims. You can apply by emailing info@roadpeace.org

Royal Voluntary Service

In every corner of Britain, Royal Voluntary Service mobilises volunteers to support those in need, in hospital and the community. By inspiring the gift of voluntary service, we keep people happy, healthy and connected. Your fundraising will help Royal Voluntary Service in giving even more support to people across the UK. Help our volunteers to keep reaching out with friendship, coordinating events, and giving practical support to vulnerable people. Apply for a charity place on our website. You can expect plenty of fundraising ideas, motivational tips, and RVS materials to help make your fundraising a success, a free Royal Voluntary Service running vest to wear on race day and dedicated support to help you to reach your fundraising target and a cheer squad along the marathon route.

Sense

We are Sense – supporting everyone who is deafblind or has complex disabilities. We believe everyone should be able to take part in life, no matter their disability. We have a minimum fundraising target of £1,950

Siblings Together

Re-Uniting siblings in Care and adoption. Running siblings holidays, Adventure Camps and Barge trips, A unique 'Siblings Buddying project' to support their childhood and lifelong relationships. They are a vulnerable group who with support drift within the system and loose contact with vital people who can be potentially their most positive support for life. We need your terrific support to ensure we keep our projects running, ensuri brothers and sisters are not forgotten about or abandoned in the care system. We promote strong family bonds, assist children to have a strong sense of identity and belonging for their lives long beyond care. We run tailored programmes to assist careleaver's when moving into independence, to keep safe, stay firmly on their own two feet. We run creative arts programmes which bring about positive resilience which is greatly needed to help develop their character. We also support careleaver's to remain connected with their siblings long into the future.

Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals Charity

All our patients benefit from the youngest in our neonatal unit to the many older, frailer people we care for. Whatever you give, you’re helping touch the lives of thousands of people every year. Thanks to your support, we’re able to purchase items of equipment which go above and beyond what the NHS can normally provide – as well as enhancing staff training and wellbeing. Donations help us make patients and their families feel that bit better every day with activities such as specialist arts therapies for dementia care, play workers for our children’s ward, facilities for bereavement counselling and services for families with loved ones in our care.

Spinal Research

Spinal Research is the UK’s leading charity funding research around the world to develop effective treatments for Spinal Cord Injury. We exist to beat paralysis and believe in a future where it is no longer a life sentence. Click the link below to apply for one of our charity places.

The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields

The Connection at St Martin’s is a homeless charity based in central London. We believe no one should have to sleep rough on London’s streets, and that everyone should get the support they need to find a place to call home. Easily the most popular charity Marathon in the world. Join thousands of other runners around the spectacular TCS London Marathon route whilst being cheered on by crowds of enthusiastic spectators and in the knowledge that you will be raising vital funds for our cause. To be in with your chance of securing one of our places please click the below link and complete our short application form: https://www.connection-at-stmartins.org.uk/upcoming-events/london-marathon-2024/

The Friends of the PRUH

The Friends aim to improve the lives of patients and staff within the Princess Royal University Hospital. We provide extra facilities for wards and departments. With the London Marathon campaign, we are fundraising for the Children's ward and the children's emergency department. The Friends of the PRUH work together with the Children’s Ward to supply extra items and equipment that they need that are out of reach for the trust to provide out of its budget. Runners can apply the secretary@friendsofpruh.org.uk or treasurer@friendsofpruh.org.uk email address.

The National Association For The Relief Of Paget's Disease

The Paget’s Association are seeking passionate runners who are ready to embrace this incredible experience. Upon acceptance, successful applicants are expected to contribute a non-refundable registration fee of £50 and to gain sponsorship of at least £1,500. If you would like to participate an application form is available on our website. Alternatively, email or call us.

The Sara Lee Trust Fund

The Sara Lee Trust supports people in East Sussex who have been diagnosed with cancer or another life threatening illness by providing free counselling, complementary therapies and group activities specifically designed to work alongside medical treatment. We ask you to commit to a minimum fundraising target of £1,500.

TOGETHER IN AWARENESS

Non profit local IOW charity supplying and maintaining life saving Defibrillators for our communities.

Together Trust

For 150 years The Together Trust have been championing and caring for people with disabilities, autism and complex health needs and providing life-changing support for care-experienced people, in the North West. The income we generate through fundraising helps to provide high quality services to the children to those we support by paying for new projects, items, trips, and even members of staff. It would be fantastic if you could help us by taking part in the London Marathon 2024 so that we can continue to provide these life-enriching facilities for those that need them. Please email fundraising@togethertrust.org.uk to sign up!