TEN STEPS TO RUNNING FOR CHARITY IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN RACE ENTRY
If you were successful in getting an entry to the Virgin Money London Marathon you really should consider raising money for Tommy's – you will be helping save babies' lives. Your support will help Tommy's fund research into pregnancy problems and provide pregnancy health information to parents.
You decide to run for Tommy's (Yay!) after reading the magazine that came from the organisers. It tells you to go to the official website to find out more.
SUPPORT A CHARITY
You decide to run for charity after reading the magazine that came from the organisers. It tells you to go to the official event website to find out more.
FIND YOUR CHARITY
Find and choose Tommy's from the charity listing if you, like us, believe that it is unacceptable that one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy and birth.
WHAT'S YOUR CAUSE?
You chose Tommy's because it's the one closest to your heart, let us know by giving us a call on 0207 398 3453. We will give you a big welcome to the team and personal support from day one.
Tommy's will help you set up an online fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving, and give you useful hints and tips to optimise your page so that when you share that with your friends, family and colleagues they are inspired to sponsor you. You will have a personal contact and we will make it really easy for you.
A marathon is a very long way to run, Tommy's will provide you with training plans, advice from a professional running coach to help you along. We will send you a free high quality Tommy's running vest and get training in that – setting you up nicely for race day.
You keep sending the link to your fundraising page to all your contacts and a few days out from race day you hit your target. You want to crack open the champagne but you'd better not. Race day is imminent.
RACE DAY IS EVERYTHING
YOU HOPED IT WOULD BE.
There will be an amazing atmosphere at the race and the loudest of cheers from the Tommy's cheer teams along the route. We go out in force and you can count on us to cheer you all the way!
GET TO THE PARTY!
Tommy's will wait to welcome you at a post-race party that is hosted not far from the finish line, you can meet your family and friends and head over for a well-deserved massage for your yourself and a yummy buffet of snacks!
A BIG THANK YOU!
The next day you struggle to walk down the stairs, but you don't care. You know the pain is worth it because you have helped Tommy's save babies' lives. We'll contact you to see how you're feeling and say a big thank you for being on Team Tommy's!