I Have a Ballot Place

If you secure a ballot place in the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon and would like to use your place to raise money for charity, check out the charity listings below and get in touch with them. They'd love to hear from you.

  • Action on Hearing Loss

    Contact the Events Team on 0203 227 6177

    Run with Action on Hearing Loss’s #ActionSquad. In the historic Virgin Money London Marathon. Sign up and enjoy an unforgettable day out and be proud you are making a difference!

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  • Alzheimer's Research UK

    Contact our Sporting Events Team on 0300 111 5555

    Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer; we whole-heartedly believe in the power of research to change this. Join the formidable #TeamARUK and help make breakthroughs possible in dementia research.

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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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  • ABF The Soldiers' Charity

    Contact Wiola Michalek on 0207 901 8913

    Don’t Run Alone. Join our Fundraising Army. Together for The Soldiers’ Charity!

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  • Barnardo's

    Contact the Barnardo's Fundraising Events Team on 0208 498 7091

    Barnardo’s helps to transform the lives of some of the UK's most vulnerable children. We help around 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers each year, through over 1000 services.

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  • Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

    Contact the Events Team on 0207 627 7893

    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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    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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  • Blood Cancer UK

    Contact Alex Bach 0808 169 5155

    Join Team Blood Cancer UK at the London Marathon and run with us to beat blood cancer. We fund research, we support and we campaign for change. Because the finish line is in sight.

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  • Bowel Cancer UK

    Contact the Events Team on 0207 940 1760

    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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  • Operation Smile UK

    Contact Michela Lodovichi on 0203 475 5126

    Join Team Operation Smile and help children born with cleft conditions around the world receive the treatment they so desperately need. You can change their lives forever.

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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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  • Cancer Research UK

    Contact the Cancer Research UK Supporter Services Team on 0300 123 5461

    Cancer Research UK is the only charity fighting all 200 types of cancer, including the one that matters most to you. Join our team and together we will beat cancer.

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  • Demelza Hospice Care for Children

    Contact The Demelza Events Team on 0300 365 3653

    Join #TeamDemelza and raise funds for your local children's hospice continue to provide specialist care and emotional support for children with terminal conditions and their loved ones.

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  • Dementia UK

    Contact Will Grant on 0208 036 5394

    Join #TeamDementiaUK and help families facing dementia get the specialist support and advice they need from our wonderful Admiral Nurses. Whatever we do together let's #DoItForAdmiralNurses!

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  • Haven House Children's Hospice

    Contact Sophie on 0208 506 3630

    Haven House Children's Hospice supports hundreds of families, looking after children and young people, from birth who are seriously ill.

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  • Hospice UK

    Contact the Events Team on 0207 520 8243

    Hospice UK is your national charity for hospice care. We champion and support the work of more than 200 hospices across the UK, so that they can deliver the highest quality of care to people with terminal or life limiting conditions, and support their families.

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  • The Lily Foundation

    Contact Liz Curtis on 0300 400 1234

    Run London 2021 with Team Lily and help improve the lives of people with mitochondrial disease. By helping us support those affected and fund research towards a cure, you'll be making a difference with every step!

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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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  • Macmillan Cancer Support

    Contact the London Marathon Team on 0300 100 0200

    We are hugely proud to be the Charity of the Year for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon. Get involved and help us be there for everyone with cancer from the moment of diagnosis. Let’s get started!

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  • Maggie's

    Contact the Maggie's Event Team on 0300 123 1801

    Maggie's are here to provide support to anyone with cancer and their family. Run for Team Maggie's and make sure people with cancer get the support they need.

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  • Make-A-Wish UK

    Contact Maya Thomas on 0118 304 2756

    A child's life shouldn't be about illness and hospitals- it should be about wonder, joy and hope. Our #WishHeroes are a vital part of making these wishes a reality.

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  • Marie Curie

    Contact the Events Team on 0800 716 146

    We know how much time and effort goes into marathon training. Run for #TeamMarieCurie and make every second count, by helping support people affected by terminal illness, death and bereavement.

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  • Mental Health Foundation

    Contact the Events Team on 0207 803 1123

    Join our team at the Mental Health Foundation and help us continue our vital work of preventing mental health problems #runformentalhealth

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  • Mind

    Contact the Events Team on 0208 519 2122

    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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  • Momentum Children's Charity

    Contact Nicola O'Donnell on 0208 974 5931

    Momentum Children’s Charity supports families across South West London, Surrey and West Sussex whose children are facing cancer or a life-challenging condition.

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  • MS Society

    Contact the Events Team on 0138 227 9378

    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 Our Events Team on 0203 772 9720

    Run for the NSPCC and help us still be here for children. We won’t stop until child abuse stops. With you, we are unstoppable. Are you with us?

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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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  • Pancreatic Cancer Action

    Contact Annie on 0303 040 1770

    Join TeamPCA and together, we can make the 2020s the decade of change for this disease and be the difference pancreatic cancer so desperately needs.

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  • Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

    Contact Maggie on 0208 360 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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  • Pancreatic Cancer UK

    Contact Lauren on 0203 535 7090

    It’s unacceptable that more than half of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will die within three months. Join our team and together we’ll improve lives today and transform the future.

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  • Parkinson's UK

    Contact Beccy Rae on 0207 963 3949

    We are Parkinson's UK. Europe’s largest charitable funder of Parkinson’s research. Powered by people. Funded by you. Together we'll find a cure.

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  • Penny Appeal

    Contact Haroon Mota on 0771 424 9215

    Join Team Orange for the London Marathon, one of the most iconic running events of the year. Race 26.2 miles through London to bring clean water to impoverished communities worldwide!

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  • Place2Be

    Contact the Events Team on 0207 923 5500

    Three 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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  • Sarcoma UK

    Contact Louisa on 0207 250 8271

    Join Team Sarcoma by taking on a challenge of a lifetime whilst changing the lives of everyone affected by sarcoma.

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  • Shooting Star Children's Hospices

    Contact the Events Team on 0148 323 0960

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

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  • Smile Train UK

    Contact the Events Team on 0148 323 0960

    Smile Train is an international children’s charity that empowers local medical professionals with training, funding, and resourced to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children globally.

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  • Sparks

    Contact The Challenge Events Team on 0203 841 3164

    One in three children with a rare condition won’t live to celebrate their fifth birthday. Sparks research can save their lives. For critically ill children, there’s no time to lose.

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  • Stonewall

    Contact Stonewall

    Join Team Stonewall and help us to continue our fight for equality for all LGBT people in the UK and abroad. We need your support now more than ever.

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  • Stroke Association

    Contact the Supporter Care Team on 0300 330 0740

    The Stroke Association are here to support people to rebuild their lives after stroke. We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke.

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  • Sue Ryder

    Contact Becka on 0207 554 5960

    Join Team Incredible and support people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – we’re there when it matters.

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  • The Cure Parkinson's Trust

    Contact Jessica Wright on 0207 487 3892

    Driven to cure. We fund cutting-edge research, and unite the world’s leading experts in developing new treatments for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. Join us. Join Team Cure.

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  • The Eve Appeal

    Contact Rosa Frisso-Lacey on 0207 605 0103

    Join #TeamEve and help raise much-needed funds for and awareness of the five gynaecological cancers – womb, ovarian, cervical, vulva and vaginal.

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  • The Gurkha Welfare Trust

    Contact Georgia Oliver on 01722 343 112

    Join The Gurkha Welfare Trust to help ensure Gurkha veterans, their families and communities can live their lives with dignity in Nepal.

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  • The National Brain Appeal

    Contact Alexis Gebbie on 0203 448 4724

    Our vision is to improve the outcome and quality of life for the one in six people in the UK affected by a neurological condition.

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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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  • WaterAid

    Contact the WaterAid Events Team on 0207 793 4594

    Join Team WaterAid and help reach the 785 million people who still don’t have clean water close to home. Together, we will get clean water to everyone, everywhere within a generation.

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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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  • 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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  • Together for Short Lives

    Contact Together for Short Lives

    Together for Short Lives is here to make sure the 99,000 seriously ill children and their families across the UK can make the most of every moment they have together, whether that’s for years, months or only hours.

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  • Unicef

    Contact Challenge Events Team on 0300 330 5580

    We're the world's leading organisation working for children in danger. Every year we do more good for children, in more places, than any other organisation. Join #TeamUnicef today to change the world, one child at a time.

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