If you secure a ballot place in the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon and would like to use your place to raise money for charity, check out the charity listings below to find your chosen charity.
Demelza Hospice Care for Children
Contact Clare Emmett on 01795 845204
“Each and every day Demelza Hospice Care for Children makes a difference to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families across South East London, East Sussex and Kent”
Tommy's, the baby charity - Saving babies' lives
Contact Devina Ganas on 020 7398 3453
Tommy’s fund pioneering research into the causes and prevention of miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth. Join our team and we'll support you all the way with regular calls, huge cheers, and a post-race reception with a soothing massage, refreshments & entertainment!
The Heaton-Ellis Trust
Contact Mo Fillmore on 01865 312100
The Heaton-Ellis Trust aims to find a cure for Motor Neurone Disease. We fund research by Professor Chris Shaw’s team at Kings College, London, who have made incredible advances. Huge optimism is felt by all in MND Research that the causes of over 95% of familial MND will be known within four years and finding a cure for MND is now seen as an achievable goal. For this reason The Trust remains dedicated to supporting the work of Professor Shaw’s Team.
BDA (British Deaf Association)
Contact Gráinne Kennedy on 07557 282 147
Say ‘YES’ to BSL! Run for us to show your support and help us to make the next 125 years count! BDA – Celebrating 125 Years | 1890-2015.
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.
Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
Contact The Team on 01372 220022
Rainbow Trust Children's Charity provides practical and emotional support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.
Sohana Research Fund
Contact Sharmila on 07786805874
"Hard to say. Hell to live with" We fund Epidermolysis Bullosa research and clinical trials to find treatments and ultimately a cure for this painful and life threatening condition.
Contact Rachel Bartlett on 07879415716
Amber, a charity offering homeless unemployed young people a life changing opportunity to sort out their problems and gain the skills and confidence to get and maintain a job and accommodation
Starlight Children's Foundation
Contact Alex Abbott on 020 7262 2881
Create hope for seriously and terminally ill children by granting them a magical wish and lifting the spirits of all sick children in hospitals and hospices with our national entertainment services. Join Starlight’s team to help make a difference.
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Contact MS Running Team on 0845 481 1577
The MS Society is the UK's largest charity for people affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - about 85,000 people in the UK.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Contact The Events Team on 0207 8407878
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. Cancer affects us all. We can all help. We are Macmillan.
Contact Katrina Jones on 01494 601 300
Epilepsy Society is the UK’s leading provider of epilepsy services. Through our cutting edge research, awareness campaigns, information resources and expert care, we work for everyone affected by epilepsy in the UK.
MQ: Transforming Mental Health
Contact Georgia Bridgwood on 0300 030 8100
MQ: Transforming Mental Health is committed to supporting research across all the sciences, from basic bench research to clinical studies to the social sciences.
Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity
Contact Sarah Squires on 020 8782 1171
Rays of Sunshine grants wishes for seriously ill children across the UK. We believe that every child deserves to experience happiness & put their illness on hold - even just for one day.
Bowel & Cancer Research
Contact Amy on 020 7882 8749
Bowel & Cancer Research specialises in research into bowel cancer & other bowel diseases, plus awareness. Run for us in the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon
Contact Contact The Events Team on 0330 333 0804
Our vision is of a radically improved world for people with dementia
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
Contact Kate Reeve on 020 7627 9339
We aim never to turn away a dog or cat in need of help.
Contact Ash Hiden on 020 7916 9276
Remember the war started by a child? Neither do we. War destroys children’s lives. Help us rebuild them. Run for War Child today.
Contact Matt Buck on 020 7091 7769
Every day 70 babies are born in the UK with a life-threatening condition or an illness that will affect them and their families for life. Sparks aims to reduce this statistic so that all children have the chance to live a healthy, active life.
Contact The Events Team on 020 7940 1359
The Stroke Association are working for a world where there are fewer strokes and all those touched by stroke get the help they need.
Contact Events Team on 0844 892 1119
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.
Contact Leanne Langdon on 01494 791224
Contact Madeleine on 01572 823332
Phab is a national charity, we inspire and support children and adults with and without disabilities to make more of life together
Teenage Cancer Trust
Contact Challenge Events team on 020 7612 0370
Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. We’re the only charity dedicated to providing expert care and support from the moment they hear the word cancer. We treat them as young people first, cancer patients second and everything we do aims to improve their quality of life and chances of survival.
Spinal Injuries Association
Contact Elizabeth Wright on 0845 071 4350
Every eight hours three people experience a spinal cord injury, there are an estimated 40,000 people in the UK with a spinal cord injury. Running for TeamSIA means you will be helping to rebuild lives after spinal cord injury. Injury to Independence.
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
Contact Wiola on 0207 901 8913
Since 1944 The Soldiers’ Charity have supported soldiers, former soldiers and their families, whenever and wherever they have served. Join our team to help continue our vital work supporting our Soldiers in times of need.
Contact the Events Team on 0303 303 3000
Leukaemia, lymphoma, blood cancers – we can cure them all. Join us and save the lives of thousands of people in desperate need of bone marrow transplants.
Contact London Events on 0845 052 4184
Marie Curie Cancer Care provides free nursing care, every year, to around 25,000 terminally ill cancer patients in the community and in our hospices.
Action for Children
Contact Laura on 07740 455397
Action for Children works in local communities to protect and support the young and vulnerable, as they grow up. We make their lives better: now, tomorrow and every day. We make growing up safer, with 650 services helping more children and their families across the UK than any other charity.
The Prince's Trust
Contact The Active Events Team on 020 7543 1370
We support 13-30 year-olds who have struggled at school, been in care, are long-term unemployed or been in trouble with the law, helping them to develop key skills and build their confidence.
Save the Children
Contact the Events Team on 020 7012 6400
8 million children a year die needlessly from preventable diseases. No child is born to die. Join our team and help us give every child a chance to shine.
Contact Liam Flynn on 020 7375 6109
Unicef ensures more of the world’s children are fed, vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. By running for Unicef, you can help build a safer world for tomorrow's children.
Contact the sports team on 020 7269 9001
Bloodwise is the only UK charity solely dedicated to research into blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Delete Blood Cancer UK
Contact Shadia Hameed on 020 8747 5620
Many people in the UK with a blood cancer will not find a blood stem cell donor as there are not enough people registered. Join our team today.
The Adolescent and Children’s Trust (TACT)
Contact the Fundraising Team on 0208 695 2315
We transform the lives of children in care. By providing the right support and activities, we give young people the confidence to overcome traumatic experiences and reach their full potential.
The Royal British Legion
Contact The Events Team on 020 3207 2268
The Royal British Legion is the UK’s leading Armed Forces charity. We provide life-long, practical, emotional and financial support to members of the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families.
The Haemochromatosis Society
Contact David Head on 03030 401101
We support people affected by genetic haemochromatosis (iron overload). GH leads to many medical problems including liver and heart problems, diabetes, arthritis, depression and many more. Early diagnosis saves lives.
CLIC Sargent - Caring for Children with Cancer
Contact the Running Team on 0845 602 4770
Every day ten children hear "it's cancer". Only one charity cares every step of the way: CLIC Sargent. Today we can only help two out of three families who need us. That’s why we need you to run for us.
Cure Parkinson's Trust
Contact Anna on 0207 487 3892
Take part in the biggest and most iconic marathon in the world and raise money for Cure Parkinson’s!
Contact The Events Team on 01483 426333
WWF - the world’s leading independent conservation organisations. We focus on safeguarding the natural world, creating solutions to the most serious environmental issues facing our planet, so that people and nature thrive. Join Team Panda today!
The Children’s Trust
Contact Bryony on 01737 365018
Run with the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury.
Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome - SADS UK
Contact Sarah French on 01277 811215
SADS UK is a cardiac charity working to prevent Sudden Death in adults and children. SADS UK supports research, raises awareness and donates heart monitors and defibrillators in the community
The Donna Louise Children's Hospice
Contact Hannah on 01782 654444
Caring for and supporting children with life-limiting conditions and their families across Cheshire and Staffordshire.
Breast Cancer Now
Contact The Events Team on 0333 20 70 300
We’re Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity – and we’re dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease. We believe that if we all act now, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live.
Contact the Events Team on 0871 872 1144
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.
The Salvation Army
Contact The Events Team on 020 7367 4824
Join our fight against Human Trafficking by running for The Salvation Army. We offer incentives to our top fundraisers including top quality running trainers and a ski holiday for two!
Contact Paul Bown on 0208 556 9955
Your contribution, no matter how big or small, allows us to fund research and campaign for better standards of care for all people living with Duchenne & Becker Muscular Dystrophy.
The Rooprai Spinal Trust
Contact Andrew Uttridge on 01438 226365
The Rooprai Spinal Trust was established in 2005, we are proud to be a 100% voluntary run organisation. Helping people affected by spinal cord injury is what we are all about. Having witnessed first-hand the devastation that SCI brings, we want to share our experiences to help others.
Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People
Contact Claire on 01509 283 919
Rainbows Hospice cares for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions who come to the hospice for specialist respite stays, symptom management, palliative and end-of-life care.
St John Ambulance
Contact Chloe Howard on 0207 324 4168
We believe that everyone should have the skills to save a life. With your help, we can achieve our goal.
The Brain Tumour Charity
Contact The Events Team on 01252 749043
The Brain Tumour Charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families. We fund pioneering research to increase survival, raise awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours and provide support for everyone affected to improve quality of life.
National Autistic Society
Contact The Events Team on 020 7923 5719
We are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism. Our work relies on your support, so please get involved or donate today.
Bliss - The Premature Baby Charity
Contact Charlotte Jones on 020 7378 5746
Bliss is the UK charity working to provide the best possible care and support for all premature and sick babies and their families.
The Eve Appeal
Contact Rosa Frisso on 020 7605 0103
Every day in the UK 55 women are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer and 21 will die! The Eve Appeal is determined to change this by funding life-saving research into preventing these cancers and diagnosing them earlier. Join our team today and help us to fight women’s cancers
Pancreatic Cancer Action
Contact us on 0303 040 1770
We aim to improve survival for pancreatic cancer patients through early diagnosis - raising much needed awareness to help change the 3% survival rate.
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.
Contact Lucy Holton on 020 7036 2847
Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people. We are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change.
Mental Health Foundation
Contact Heather Lacey on 020 7803 1123
The Mental Health Foundation works for everyone’s mental health; helping people survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems.
Orchid - Fighting Male Cancer
Contact Events Team on 0203 4657 293
Over 43,000 men are diagnosed with male cancer every year. Run for Orchid and help us provide vital services for men and their families. Put your balls on the line for Orchid.
Crohn's and 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.
Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund
Contact Maggie Blanks on 020 8360 1119
Get A-Head Charitable Trust
Contact Anne-Marie Patrick on 0121 371 5046
Get A-Head is an independent cancer charity based in Birmingham. We raise funds to help people suffering from head and neck cancer and other diseases of the head and neck.
Contact Katie Sutcliffe on 0300 123 0598
We’re proud to be the oldest welfare charity around. We were the first to introduce a law to protect animals and we work hard to ensure that all animals can live a life free from pain and suffering.
Contact Holly Rawlings on 0113 210 8821
Every day, 87 people in the UK will be told they have epilepsy. Join our team today and help make a real difference.
Cardiac Risk in the Young
Contact Rebecca or Cara on 01737 363222
CRY raises awareness of Sudden Death Syndrome (SCD, SADS), supports those affected, promotes heart screening, funds research at the CRY Centres for Sports Cardiology, Cardiac Pathology and Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions.
Make a Wish Foundation UK
Contact the Running Team on 01276 405089
By running the Virgin London Marathon for Runs Make-A-Wish Foundation UK, you will be helping to grant magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening illnesses.
Contact the Supporter Care Team on 01460 238047
Throughout Africa, Asia and the Americas ActionAid is helping poor families provide food, education and a future for themselves and their children.
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Contact the Events Team on 0300 373 1100
Cystic fibrosis is chronically misunderstood, kills thousands worldwide and is carried unknowingly in the genes of millions. Run with Team CF to help us beat cystic fibrosis for good!
The National Brain Appeal
Contact Brooke Parsons on 020 3448 4724
The National Brain Appeal raises funds for The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square – one of the world’s leading centres for the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with neurological and neuromuscular conditions. These include stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), brain cancer, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, Prion disease, and head injury.
Arthritis Research UK
Contact Sports Events Team on 0300 790 0402
Arthritis Research UK is leading the fight against arthritis. We are the biggest funder of research into the cause, treatment and cure of all forms of arthritis in the UK.
Cancer Research UK
Contact The Events 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.
Shooting Star Chase
Contact The Events Team on 01932 823118
Shooting Star Chase is the children's hospice service, supporting local families with a child or teenager not expected to reach their 19th birthday. Shooting Star Chase currently helps over 500 families living in western London, Surrey and West Sussex.
Sense - for deafblind people
Contact The Events Team on 0300 330 9257
If 95% of what we learn comes through our sight and hearing, can you imagine the life of a child who is deaf AND blind? Help Sense help a deafblind child
Children with Cancer UK
Contact Emily or Yvonne on 020 7404 0808
Children with Cancer UK is the leading national charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer. Our aim is to determine the causes, find cures and provide care for children with cancer.
Contact The Events Team on 0845 458 8171
We help sick children and their families throughout the UK to manage the consequences of serious illness and complex health conditions through our programme of care, support and research.
Contact Nicola Seager on 020 7520 8243
We champion and support more than 200 hospices across the UK, so that they can deliver the highest quality of care to people with life limiting or terminal conditions.
Contact The Events Team on 0207 697 4052
800,000 people in the UK are living with dementia. You can help us provide Admiral Nurses, specialist dementia nurses who give practical and emotional support to families affected by dementia.
Pancreatic Cancer UK
Contact Hannah Harding on 020 3535 7090
Pancreatic Cancer UK is the only national charity fighting the disease on all fronts: support, information, campaigning and research. Run for us!
Action Against Hunger UK
Contact Francine Heggie on 020 8293 6138
Action Against Hunger | ACF International is an international humanitarian organisation committed to ending child hunger. ACF runs life-saving programmes in over 40 countries benefitting 6 million people each year.
Worldwide Cancer Research
Contact Events Team on 01334 468544
We fund research into any type of cancer, anywhere in the world. To realise our vision of no life cut short by cancer the research can never stop. Join our team today to keep it going.
Birmingham St Mary's Hospice
Contact Lucy Watkins on 0121 472 1191
Chance to Shine
Contact Chris Mude on 07827 980925
Contact Emma Jones on 01993 825509
Contact Tasha Adley on 0208 954 0277
The Haemochromatosis Society
Contact David Head on 03030 401101
Contact the Events Team on 0845 120 4530
Motor Neurone Disease Association
Contact Stuart Town on 01604 611866
Contact Ann Dedman on 0845 8031004
Contact Chelsie Bennett on 020 7384 0024
British Lung Foundation
Contact The Events Team on 020 7078 7912
Children's Cancer & Leukaemia Group
Contact Karen Napier on 0116 249 4482
St Raphael's Hospice
Contact Emily Nicholls on 020 8254 2463
Bowel Cancer UK
Contact The Events Team on 020 7381 9711
Muscular Dystrophy UK
Contact Events Officer on 020 7803 4828
Contact Hayley Brown on 01322 626506
The Children's Arthritis Trust
Contact Celia on 079667965657
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity
Contact Laura Power on 0121 371 4852
Action on Hearing Loss
Contact Jennifer Clay on 020 7296 8172
Beating Bowel Cancer
Contact Gemma Ali on 020 8973 0003
Katie Piper Foundation
Contact The Team on 020 8849 8938
Angus Lawson Memorial Trust
Contact Silvie Wallington on 07841 591 273
World Child Cancer
Contact Lydia Spencer on 020 3176 7892
World Cancer Research Fund
Contact Marie Elves on 0207 343 4290
Target Ovarian Cancer
Contact Stephanie Rampley on 020 7923 5474
St Joseph's Hospice
Contact Anna Lee on 020 8525 6033
St Joseph’s Hospice cares for and supports people affected by serious illness. We try to improve the quality of life for people with life-limiting conditions and help them live life to the full, to the very end. Supporting families and carers is also an important part of what we do.
World Child Cancer
Contact Lydia Spencer on 0203 176 7891
Contact The Fundraising Team on 0116 258 790
Multipe Sclerosis Trust
Contact The Events Team on 01462 476700
Contact the Events Team on 0303 303 3000
The Institute of Cancer Research
Contact Judith Spevock on 020 7153 5307
Help us to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.
Contact The Team on 020 7653 8935
Contact Daniel Magson on 020 8392 4590
Rethink Mental Illness
Contact Fiona Magor on 0207 840 3116
Mental illness affects 1 in 4 people in England. We are there to help
Contact Emily Suffield on 0115 924 0800
Contact Rebecca Bates on 020 8358 7236
Prostate Cancer Research Centre
Contact Kerry Hulf on 0207 848 7546
Contact Simon Roissetter on 0207 820 5777
Brain Research Trust
Contact Lucinda Kerr on 020 7492 0392
Contact Gwen Green on 020 7237 3881
Contact the Events Team on 020 7932 1347
Against Breast Cancer
Contact The Team on 01235 534211
Contact Luke Ounsworth on 020 3489 9797
Contact The Events Team on 0207 614 7694
Contact The Team on 020 7823 2930
RFU Injured Players Foundation
Contact Liam O'Reilly on 020 8831 7660
Embrace Child Victims of Crime
Contact The Fundraising Team on 0845 60 999 60
Household Cavalry Foundation
Contact us on 0207 839 4858
Contact Jenny Edwards on 07920135929
Contact Colin Smith on 07979802521 & 01737850498
LEPRA Health in Action
Contact Lizzie Dearling on 01206 216799
Richard House Hospice
Contact Hannah Bosley on 020 7540 0204
Contact Events Team on 020 7380 6553