When the London Marathon announced they were looking for a sponsor, Virgin Money jumped at the opportunity to be part of something amazing.
We knew the London Marathon raised massive amounts for great causes each year, but we hadn't realised the race was in fact the single biggest annual fundraising event on the planet. Runners have raised over £610 million for good causes since the first race in 1981.
As lead sponsor of the race, Virgin Money's ambition is simple – to help the runners raise even more.
Inspired by the London Marathon's commitment to raising money for charity, we wanted to use our expertise with money to help do some good. So we launched virginmoneygiving.com our not-for-profit fundraising website, to help runners raise even more for good causes.
Virgin Money Giving is the official fundraising site for the Virgin Money London Marathon. So, if you're taking part in the London Marathon or any other event to raise money for good causes, using virginmoneygiving.com could make a big difference to your charity.
Your fundraising will go further because Virgin Money Giving is not-for-profit. You can set up and share your page in minutes and get help with great fundraising ideas and tools to help you hit your target.
Launched in 1995, Virgin Money has over 4 million customers, with Stores and Lounges across the UK. We offer credit cards, savings and investments, mortgages, pensions and insurance products, with the aim of making everyone better off – from customers and staff, to partners, shareholders, and the community. You can find out more about Virgin Money's products and our quest to make banking better at virginmoney.com
We love that the London Marathon is both a world-famous sporting occasion and a massive fundraising event – it's become a national institution. The atmosphere and camaraderie is like nothing else.
We're really excited to be part of it – and here's to 13 April 2014 being another fantastic day!