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.

  • 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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  • Macmillan Cancer Support

    Contact The Team on 0300 1000 200

    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.

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  • JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity

    Contact Luan Roberts on 020 7841 3642

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

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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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  • Teenage Cancer Trust

    Contact Supporter Care on 020 7612 0370

    Cancer sucks. Young people shouldn’t face it alone. Join #TeamLegend to help make sure they don’t.

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  • CLIC Sargent

    Contact Laura Mayes on 01173 112623

    Today, 11 more children and young people will hear the devastating news 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 Stacy 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.

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  • Alzheimer's Society

    Contact The Events Team on 0330 333 0804

    Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won’t win. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer’s Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia.

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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 Supporter Care on 0300 330 0740

    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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  • Breast Cancer Now

    Contact Rebecca on 0207 025 2483

    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.

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  • Anthony Nolan

    Contact Rosie Short 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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  • 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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  • Whizz Kidz

    Contact The Whizz-Kidz Events Team on 0207 233 9696

    Whizz-Kidz gives disabled children the independence to enjoy an active childhood at home, at school and at play. Use the most active day of your life to get a disabled child moving.

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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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  • 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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  • RNIB (Royal National Institute of the Blind)

    Contact the Events Team on 0345 345 0054

    Every day another 100 people will start to lose their sight. Your support helps us rebuild lives devastated by sight loss. Join Team RNIB today!

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  • Children with Cancer UK

    Contact the Sports Team on 020 7430 7788

    Children with Cancer UK actively raise and invest money for vital specialist research to help save the life of every child with cancer and keep their family together.

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  • Get Kids Going

    Contact The Team on 0207 481 8110

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

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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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  • 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 day

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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 200 hospices across the UK to deliver and grow outstanding hospice care for adults and children.

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  • Arthritis Research UK

    Contact the Events Team on 0300 790 0402

    Join Team A today and together, we can overcome the pain, isolation and fatigue of arthritis.

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  • Mencap

    Contact Rebecca Parker on 020 7696 6946

    Mencap is the UK’s leading learning disability charity. Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.

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  • Scope

    Contact Emily and Molly, Scope Events team on 0207 619 7270

    Scope exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Until then, we’ll be here.

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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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  • MS Society

    Contact The Events Team on 0300 500 8084

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  • Bloodwise

    Contact Fraser Moir on 020 7504 2200

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  • Parkinson's UK

    Contact Jo Saunders on 020 7963 3914

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  • Unicef UK

    Contact Michelle Pit on 020 375 6033

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  • Cystic Fibrosis Trust

    Contact the Events Team on 0203 795 2176

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  • Epilepsy Society

    Contact Liz Tidy on 01494 601358

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  • Pancreatic Cancer UK

    Contact the events team on 020 3535 7090

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  • Barnardo's

    Contact Barnardo's on 0208 498 7091

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  • Asthma UK

    Contact the Asthma UK London marathon team on 0300 222 5800

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  • Terrence Higgins trust

    Contact Tom on 020 7812 1665

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  • British Lung Foundation

    Contact Paul Nanson on 020 7078 7912

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  • Brain & Spine Foundation

    Contact Andrew Cater on 02077935913

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  • National Osteoporosis Society

    Contact Josh on 01761 471771

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  • Livability

    Contact Fabian on 0207 452 2129

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  • MS-UK, supporting anyone affected by Multiple Sclerosis.

    Contact Jenny Poulter on 01206 226500

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  • Tommy’s, the baby charity

    Contact Devina Ganas on 0209 398 3453

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  • MS-UK

    Contact Jill Purcell on 01206 226500

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  • Childhood First

    Contact Nikki Twallin on 020 7928 7388

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  • Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

    Contact the Sporting Events Team on 0333 323 7200

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  • Crimestoppers

    Contact Lucy Williams on 020 8835 3700

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