I Have a Ballot Place

If you secure a ballot place in the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon and would like to use your place to raise money for charity, check out the charity listings below to find a charity.

  • Starlight Children’s Foundation

    Contact the Fundraising Team on 0207 262 2881 ext: #272

    Starlight brightens the lives of seriously and terminally ill children by granting wishes-of-a-lifetime and providing fun, laughter and entertainment to children in hospitals and hospices across the UK.

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  • SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health)

    Contact the Fundraising Team on 0141 530 1028

    Around since 1923, SAMH currently operates over 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, addictions and employment services, among others. These services together with national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention, physical activity and sport; inform SAMH’s policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

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  • Place2Be

    Contact the Events Team on 020 7923 5500

    3 children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health problem. We’re Place2Be, and we improve children's mental health by providing in-school support. Join us and together we can reach a time when no child has to face mental health problems alone.

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  • Francis House Children’s Hospice

    Contact Julie Williams on 0161 443 2200

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  • Battersea

    Contact the Events Team on 0207 627 9339

    Battersea is here for every dog and cat, and has been since 1860. We believe that every dog and cat deserves the best. That’s why we help every dog or cat in need – whether it’s newly-born or getting on, cute or cute in its own way.

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  • Action on Hearing Loss

    Contact the Events Team on 0203 227 6177

    As the largest charity for people with hearing loss in the UK, we’re here to help those with hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus to live the life they choose.

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  • Bone Cancer Research Trust

    Contact Amy Scorer on 01132 585 934

    The Bone Cancer Research Trust is the leading charity dedicated to finding a cure for primary bone cancer. Make a huge impact in 2020 - use your London Marathon place to run with #TeamBones and help us find a cure for an under-funded, brutal disease. We’re waiting to welcome you to our team!

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  • Starlight Children’s Foundation

    Contact the Fundraising Team on 0207 262 2881 ext: #271

    Starlight Children’s Foundation is a national children’s charity dedicated to brightening the lives of seriously ill children and their families.

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  • YHA (England & Wales)

    Contact Paul Cody on 01629 592726

    YHA transform young lives through travel and adventure, providing life-changing breaks for those who would otherwise miss out. With your help we’ll improve the confidence and life chances of more young people.

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  • Dementia UK

    Contact Lottie Smart on 0208 036 5440

    Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through our Admiral Nurse service. Admiral Nurses work alongside families, giving them the one-to-one support and expert guidance they need.

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  • Brooke

    Contact the Events team on 0207 653 5893

    Brooke is an international animal welfare charity working to improve the lives of over 2 million working horses, donkeys, mules and the people who depend on them across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

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  • The National Brain Appeal

    Contact Alexis Gebbie on 020 3448 3324

    We aim to improve the outcome and quality of life for people affected by neurological conditions through funding pioneering research, access to the latest technology for diagnosis and training tomorrow’s clinicians.

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  • Royal Voluntary Service

    Contact Sion Edwards on 0800 731 9197

    Royal Voluntary Service is a national charity built on local volunteering, giving support to people who need it in our hospitals and communities.

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  • Hospice UK

    Contact the Events Team on 020 7520 8243

    Hospice UK is your national charity for hospice care. We work with more than 220 hospices across the UK to deliver and grow outstanding hospice care for adults and children.

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  • Pancreatic Cancer UK

    Contact Lauren on 020 3535 7090

    Pancreatic cancer is the deadliest common cancer. It’s tough to diagnose, treat and survive. Join us and you’ll receive unrivalled support. We’ll be there for every mile as you help us change the future of pancreatic cancer through research, campaigning and patient support.

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  • Cystic Fibrosis Trust

    Contact Events Team on 0203 795 2176

    Join Team CF and help us fight for a life unlimited by cystic fibrosis! We fund cutting-edge research, drive up standards of care and support families living with cystic fibrosis.

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  • Operation Smile UK

    Contact the Community Fundraising Team on 020 3475 5126

    Operation Smile is an international medical charity, whose global network of medical volunteers are dedicated to improving the lives of children with cleft conditions worldwide, providing vital free surgeries.

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  • Parkinson’s UK

    Contact Beccy Rae on 020 7963 3949

    Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson's. As the UK's Parkinson's support and research charity we're leading the work to find a cure, and we're closer than ever.

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  • Demelza Hospice Care for Children

    Contact Events Team on 01795 845191

    Demelza is a children’s hospice charity in the south east of the UK, providing vital care to families across East Sussex, Kent and South East London.

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  • Lymphoma Action

    Contact Adele Matthews on 01296 619413

    Lymphoma Action is the UK’s only charity dedicated to lymphoma. For over 30 years we’ve been providing trusted information and support to anyone affected by lymphatic cancer.

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  • Maggie’s

    Contact the Events Team on 0300 123 1801

    Maggie’s Centres are built on the grounds of NHS Hospitals and offer free support to people affected by cancer and their family and friends, in a warm and homely environment.

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  • Bowel Cancer UK

    Contact the Events Team on 020 7940 1769

    We’re the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity. We’re determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer by championing early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care.

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  • Momentum Children’s Charity

    Contact Louise Wall on 020 8974 5931

    We support children with cancer and life-challenging conditions, living in SW London, Surrey and West Sussex. We offer tailored practical and emotional help to the entire family, through our unique support programme at home and in hospital.

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  • Breast Cancer Now

    Contact Rebecca on 0207 025 2483

    We’re here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future. Join Team Now for an unforgettable day of running, and help to fund world-class research and life-changing care.

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  • Alzheimer’s Society

    Contact the Running Team on 0330 333 0804

    Dementia isn’t slowing down. Neither can you. It’s the UK’s biggest killer. We can beat it, but we can’t do it alone. Use your ballot place to run for Alzheimer’s Society and together we will beat dementia.

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  • Alzheimer’s Society

    Contact the Running Team on 0330 333 0804

    Dementia isn’t slowing down. Neither can you. It’s the UK’s biggest killer. We can beat it, but we can’t do it alone. Use your ballot place to run for Alzheimer’s Society and together we will beat dementia.

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  • Mencap

    Contact Mencap’s Events Team on 020 7696 6946

    Just like you, people with a learning disability have feelings. And just like you, they have hopes and dreams. But discrimination and a lack of understanding is stopping many from living the life they deserve.

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  • ABF The Soldiers' Charity

    Contact Wiola Michalek on 02079018913

    At ABF The Soldiers’ Charity we give a lifetime of support to soldiers and veterans from the British Army, and their immediate families, when they are in need.

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  • The Lily Foundation

    Contact Liz Curtis on 07947 257 247

    The Lily Foundation is the UK's leading charity dedicated to fighting mitochondrial disease. Our mission is to support people whose lives are affected by the condition, raise awareness and fund research into its prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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  • MQ: Transforming Mental Health

    Contact the Events Team on 0300 030 8100

    Join MQ at the London Marathon to help us transform mental health for everyone living with a mental illness, and for their friends and families.

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  • Smile Train

    Contact Jonathan on 020 3805 7788

    An international children’s charity that provides free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children in 85+ developing countries. Our sustainable model empowers local doctors to provide cleft care in their own communities.

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  • Stonewall

    Contact The Team on 020 7593 2299

    We're here to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they're not alone.

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  • The Children's Society

    Contact the Supporter Engagement Team on 0300 303 7000

    A national charity that works with the most vulnerable children and young people in Britain today. We listen. We support. We act. Because no child should feel alone.

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  • The Eve Appeal

    Contact Rosa Frisso on 020 7605 0103

    The Eve Appeal is the only national charity raising awareness and funding research into the five gynaecological cancers. In the UK over 21,000 women are diagnosed annually with a gynaecological cancer and some 7,700 die. Join #TeamEve and helps us to change these shocking statistics.

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  • The Gurkha Welfare Trust

    Contact Georgia Oliver on 01722 343 112

    We enable Gurkha veterans, their families and their wider communities to live their lives with dignity in Nepal. We achieve this primarily through the provision of financial, medical and development aid.

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  • Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

    Contact the Sporting Events Team on 0333 323 7200

    By running for Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, you are supporting the thousands of people living with lung cancer, as well as funding vital research to ensure more people are diagnosed early when curative treatment is possible, raising much needed awareness and challenging the life-threatening misconceptions around this disease.

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  • Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity

    Contact Amy Mortimer on 0161 276 4522

    As a charity our mission is simple: to support the excellence in treatment, care and research we provide to our patients each and every day. We want to make a real difference to the people we treat – young and old – by making sure that hey continue to receive the very best treatment in the very best facilities.

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  • Cancer Research UK

    Contact The Sports Team on 0300 123 5461

    Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to research on the causes, treatment and prevention of cancer.

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  • Children with Cancer UK

    Contact The Sports Team on 020 7430 7788

    Our vision is a world where every child diagnosed with cancer gets to ring their end of cancer treatment bell.

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  • CLIC Sargent

    Contact Jade on 0300 330 0803

    Today, 12 more children and young people will hear the devastating news that they have cancer. From diagnosis, CLIC Sargent’s specialist care teams will step in, ready to help, support and guide.

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  • Sense

    Contact the Events Team on 0300 330 9257

    Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued. We are here for every person who faces communication barriers in a world that relies on being able to see and hear well to be connected.

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  • Save the Children

    Contact the Events Team on 020 7012 6400

    Join Team Save the Children today and you’ll get everything you need to go the extra mile. From a bespoke training day and fitness guides to fantastic cheer points along the route and that much needed post-race massage and celebration. We’ll be there with you, every step of the way.

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  • Alzheimer's Research UK

    Contact The Fundraising Team on 0300 111 5 777

    Alzheimer's Research UK is the leading research charity for dementia. We are dedicated to funding scientific studies to find ways to treat, cure or prevent Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, Lewy Body disease and fronto-temporal dementia.

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  • Macmillan Cancer Support

    Contact The Team on 0300 1000 200

    We’re here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support. So whatever cancer throws your way, we’re right there with you.

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  • Sarcoma UK

    Contact the Fundraising Team on 020 7250 8271

    Run for the only cancer charity in the UK focusing on all types of sarcoma. Join Team Sarcoma to fund ground-breaking research, save lives and find a cure.

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  • Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity

    Contact the Fundraising Team on 02087821171

    Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity brightens up the lives of seriously ill children in the UK aged 3-18 by granting wishes, hospital ward wishes, outings and large scale events for seriously ill children.

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  • The Salvation Army

    Contact The Salvation Army Events Team on 020 7367 4819

    By running for The Salvation Army you will help us to provide practical help and support for some of the UK’s most isolated, lonely, and marginalised people and communities. You will literally transform lives. Come join us…

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  • Penny Appeal

    Contact Haroon Mota on 07714249215

    Penny Appeal is an international & domestic humanitarian organisation, working in over 30 crisis-hit countries to provide poverty relief – including emergency aid, orphan care, water solutions and other programmes that are pathways out of poverty.

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  • Orchid, Fighting Male Cancer

    Contact the Events Team on 020 3745 7317

    We are the leaders in supporting all those with a male cancer diagnosis.

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  • Stroke Association

    Contact the Supporter Care Team on 0300 3300 740

    The Stroke Association are working for a world where there are fewer strokes and all those touched by stroke get the help they need.

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  • Mental Health Foundation

    Contact Matt Hickey on 020 7803 1123

    The Mental Health Foundation works for everyone’s mental health; helping people survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems.

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  • Rethink Mental Illness

    Contact Jemima Woolgar on 020 7840 3021

    Rethink Mental Illness has over 40 years’ experience of supporting people severely affected by mental illness. Tens of thousands of people rely on us every year to help them get through crises, live independently and realise they are not alone.

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  • The Cure Parkinson's Trust

    Contact George Lee on 0207 487 3892

    The Cure Parkinson’s Trust is the only organisation in the UK solely dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s. Help us to fund research which will deliver treatments to slow, stop or reverse Parkinson’s.

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  • Marie Curie

    Contact The Events Team on 0845 052 4184

    We know how much time and effort goes into marathon training. Run for Marie Curie and make every second count, by helping our nurses care for people living with a terminal illness.

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  • Crohn's & Colitis UK

    Contact The Events Team on 01727 734485

    We are fighting to achieve a better quality of life for the 300,000 people in the UK suffering physically and emotionally from Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and other forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Ultimately, we want to find a cure.

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  • Shooting Star Children’s Hospices

    Contact The Events Team on 01932 823100

    Charity caring for children with life-limiting conditions, and their families. End-of-life care. Symptom Management. Hospice at home.

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  • Epilepsy Society

    Contact Katrina Jones on 01494 601414

    Epilepsy Society is the UKs leading medical epilepsy charity. Our vision is to make possible a future where epilepsy will be treated effectively, cured and potentially prevented

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  • The Lullaby Trust

    Contact the Events Team on 020 7802 3210

    The Lullaby Trust provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies, emotional support for bereaved families and raises awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

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    Contact the Bliss Events Team on 0207 378 5746

    Bliss is the UK charity working to provide the best possible care and support for all premature and sick babies and their families.

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  • MS Society

    Contact The Events Team on 0300 500 8084

    We’re the MS Society. Whether you have MS, or care about someone who does, our community is here for you. Together, we are strong enough to stop MS.

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    Contact the Events Team on 0203 772 9720

    We are leading the fight against child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. We help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives, we protect children at risk, and we find the best ways of preventing child abuse from ever happening. Run for Team NSPCC, because every step, every mile, will help keep every child safe.

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  • National Autistic Society

    Contact our Events Team on 0808 800 1050

    Around 700,000 people in the UK are on the autism spectrum. Together with their families they make up around 2.8 million people whose lives are touched by autism every single

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  • Mind

    Contact the Events Team on 0300 999 3887

    We're Mind, the mental health charity. We're here to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone. We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

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  • Bloodwise

    Contact the Events Team on 020 7504 2200

    We’re the UK’s biggest blood cancer charity. We’re here to beat blood cancer.

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  • Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

    Contact Maggie on 020 8360 1119

    We’re the only national charity dedicated solely to pancreatic cancer research. Whilst small in size, our ambition and determination are huge: researching the cancer with one of the worst survival rates to ensure more people survive.

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  • Sparks

    Contact the Events Team on 020 3841 3316

    Every child matters – Sparks raises money to fund pioneering child health research across the UK, helping to find new treatments and cures for children and families who desperately need them.

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  • Action Medical Research

    Contact The Events Team on 01403 327444

    Action Medical Research fund research to help find answers that can lead to cures and treatments for some of the toughest fights our children face. Run for little lives!

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  • Refuge

    Contact the Events Team on 020 7395 7771

    Refuge is committed to a world where domestic violence and violence against women and girls is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety.

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  • The Woodlands Trust

    Contact Faye on 03437705752

    We want to see a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife.

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  • Cardiomyopathy UK

    Contact Becky on 01494 791224

    Our vision is for everyone affected by the heart muscle disease cardiomyopathy to lead long and fulfilling lives. We provide support for families and help train doctors and nurses.

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  • Together For Short Lives

    Contact Nathan on 01179897825

    We are the UK’s leading charity for the 49,000 children living with life-limiting conditions, and their families. We are here to ensure that no child or family is ever left behind when it comes to getting vital care and support.

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  • The Royal British Legion

    Contact the Events Team on 0333 011 4500

    The Royal British Legion is the UKs leading charity providing financial, social and emotional support to millions who have served and are serving in the British Armed Forces and their families.

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  • RNIB (Royal National Institute of the Blind)

    Contact RNIB Challenge Events team on 0303 123 999

    Every day 250 people in the UK start losing their sight. Join our team and help us create a future where sight loss is no longer a barrier. #SeeDifferently

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  • Make-A-Wish Foundation UK

    Contact the Challenge Events Team on 01276 40 50 89

    Be a Wish Hero in 2020. Together, we will create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

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