I Need a Charity Place

Every year thousands of runners enter the London Marathon via a guaranteed charity entry.

Check out a list of charities who have guaranteed places in the Virgin Money London Marathon below.

  • 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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  • Leonard Cheshire

    Contact Leonard Cheshire Events Team on 020 3242 0357

    Supporting individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose.

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  • Unicef UK

    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.

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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 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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  • 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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  • Anthony Nolan

    Contact Megan Gullam on 0303 303 3000

    Run to save the lives of people with leukaemia and lymphoma. Because no one should take on blood cancer alone.

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  • RNIB (Royal National Institute of the Blind)

    Contact the 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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    Contact Joe Ward on 01908 672 163

    Our activities are shaped to help build confidence, develop life skills, provide educational advice and social skills in fun and safe environments. We run weekends, allowing families to come together to share experiences and practical advice. We provide a grant scheme for specialised equipment and also host a parent support website.

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  • WellChild

    Contact Mel Parker on 01242 530007

    WellChild is the national charity giving seriously ill children the best chance to thrive - at home with their families.

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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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  • Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

    Contact the Challenge Events Team on 020 7239 3164

    We need to raise at least  £50 million every year to help rebuild and refurbish Great Ormond Street Hospital. Help us save more lives and support our remarkable patients and their families by using your place in the Virgin London Marathon to be part of something special.

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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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  • British Heart Foundation

    Contact Heart Runners Support Team on 0300 222 5719

    Today 190 people will die from a heart attack. That €™s 190 families who didn €™t get to say good bye to a loved one. Join the Heart Runners team and help us fund pioneering research to beat heart disease.

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  • Phabkids

    Contact Janine Williams on 01825 749826

    We inspire and support children and adults with and without disabilities to make more of life together.

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  • JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity

    Contact Luan Roberts on 0207 841 3642

    JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity, funds research to treat and one day, cure this condition.

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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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  • MACS (Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia & Coloboma Support)

    Contact The Events Team on 07734954976

    MACS is a small national charity for families of children born without eyes or with underdeveloped eyes. We provide emotional and financial assistance, organise peer support events, and fund research into MACS conditions.

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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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  • The Outward Bound Trust

    Contact The Events Team on 0203 301 6481

    Through the power of the outdoors, we help young people from all walks of life to gain confidence, resilience and leadership, and help them to recognise their full potential. We €™d love for you to join our Marathon Team and run for us.

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  • Versus Arthritis

    Contact The Events Team on 0300 790 0402

    We don €™t just accept arthritis. We fund breakthrough research, provide support and demand a better world for 10 million people with arthritis in the UK. Join us to defy arthritis.

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  • Get Kids Going!

    Contact The Team on 020 7481 8110

    Giving disabled children and young people the opportunity of participating in sport.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • WaterAid

    Contact Lizzie Griffiths on 0207 793 2232

    Join team #FinishThirst and help WaterAid to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation.

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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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    Contact the Events Team at Marathon@NSPCC.org.uk

    Help us protect children and prevent abuse, by joining Team NSPCC. We visit schools, campaign for change and run essential helplines. We’re a helping hand and a friendly face, supporting families and helping children rebuild their lives. Run for us and, together, we can make every mile count. We won’t stop until child abuse stops.

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  • Livability

    Contact Fabian on 0207 452 2129

    Livability is the disability charity that connects people with their communities. We tackle social isolation and the barriers that can cause this in the lives of disabled and vulnerable people.

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  • Whizz-Kidz

    Contact The Whizz-Kidz Events Team on 0207 233 9696

    Join Team Whizz-Kidz and change the lives of young people with disabilities. With the right wheelchair comes independence and confidence. Go the distance. Be the difference.

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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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