I Need a Charity Place

Every year thousands of runners enter the London Marathon via a guaranteed charity entry. Guaranteed charity entries for the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon are now closed.

The charities listed below may have guaranteed charity entries for the 2017 event – check out the charity listings below to find out more.

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

    Contact Luan Roberts on 020 7713 2030

    JDRF is the type 1 diabetes charity, improving lives until we find the cure. We fund research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes.

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  • 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

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  • British Heart Foundation

    Contact Heart Runners Support Team on 0844 477 1181

    Beating heart disease together. Join the Heart Runners team and help the BHF to win the race against the UK's biggest killer.

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  • Barnardo's

    Contact Maddie on 020 8498 7091

    Run with us and help the most disadvantaged children in the UK. We believe in the abused, vulnerable, and neglected. Take up our challenge - help turn their lives around.

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  • Stroke Association

    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.

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  • VICTA - Visually Impaired Children Taking Action

    Contact Joe on 01908 672 163

    VICTA supports blind and partially sighted children by providing: Grants for special equipment like speech enabled computers, sensory toys and Braillers. Family weekends, to share experiences and meet other blind children and their families. Youth weeks/weekends providing living skills, educational advice, social skills and activities.

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  • Shelter

    Contact the Running Events Team on 0344 515 1190

    We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own

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  • Mind

    Contact 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.

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  • Prostate Cancer UK

    Contact The Sporting Events team on 0203 310 7034

    Join Men United and run alongside everyone who believes men are worth fighting for. By doing something great together, you’ll help beat prostate cancer, the disease that kills one man every hour in the UK.

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  • WellChild

    Contact Steve on 01242 530007

    WellChild is the national charity for sick children. We help children - and their families - who are seriously ill or who have complex health conditions through our programmes of Care, Support and Research.

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  • Scope

    Contact The Events Team on 020 7619 7272

    Every ten minutes a child is diagnosed as disabled. Use your next ten minutes to choose us. Choose Scope to run for and support disabled children, adults and their families. We will cheer, scream and whoop you over the finish line!

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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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Whizz-Kidz

    Contact The Events Team on 020 7233 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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  • The Outward Bound Trust

    Contact Events Team on 020 3301 6481

    The Outward Bound Trust believe young people are capable of more than they thought possible. We develop essential life skills in over 24,000 young people in the UK every year. What we do works. With your help we can change more young people’s lives for the better.

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  • Phabkids

    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

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  • CLIC Sargent - Caring for Children with Cancer

    Contact 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.

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  • Anthony Nolan

    Contact our Marathon Team on 0303 303 3000

    Run to save the lives of people with blood cancer, including leukaemia and lymphoma. Join the team and you can help us provide lifesaving stem cell transplants to patients in need.

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  • The Children's Society

    Contact Stephanie Drummond on 020 7841 4517

    We improve the lives of millions of the UK’s most vulnerable children. You'll be running to help a wide range of children who urgently need someone to be there for them.

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  • Leukaemia CARE

    Contact the Events Team on 01905 755977

    Leukaemia CARE is committed to providing vital care and support to everybody whose lives have been affected by blood cancers.

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  • 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.

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  • Breast Cancer Care

    Contact Sarah and Olivia on 0345 092 0804

    Breast Cancer Care is the only UK-wide charity providing specialist support and tailored information for anyone affected by breast cancer. Our clinical expertise and emotional support network help many thousands of people find a way to live with, through and beyond breast cancer.

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    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.

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  • Royal National Institute of Blind People

    Contact Events Team on 0845 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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  • Mencap

    Contact Running Events Team on 020 7696 6929

    Mencap’s vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. Join our team of marathon runners to make this happen!

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  • Hospice UK

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • Micro & Anophthalmic Children’s Society (MACS)

    Contact Kaja on 07734 954976

    MACS works across the UK to provide vital support to the 90 families whose children are born without eyes, or with underdeveloped eyes, every year.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Worldwide Cancer Research

    Contact Rebecca Drinkwater on 07715 074305

    We fund research into any type of cancer, anywhere in the world. Join our team today to help us ensure that one day no life is cut short by cancer.

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  • Sue Ryder

    Contact The Events Team on 0207 554 5958

    Do something incredible for 2017 and support our hospice and neurological care by joining Sue Ryder's Team Incredible!

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    Contact 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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  • 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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  • Meningitis Now

    Contact the Events Team on 0845 120 4530

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  • Action Medical Research

    Contact Fundraising Team on 01403 210406

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  • Asthma UK

    Contact the Events Team on 0300 222 5800

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  • Epilepsy Society

    Contact Ben O’Keefe on 01494 601402

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  • Cystic Fibrosis Trust

    Contact Events Team on 0300 373 1100

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  • St John Ambulance

    Contact Sabina on 020 7324 4237

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  • Unicef UK

    Contact Liam Flynn on 020 7375 6109

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  • Parkinson's UK

    Contact the Events Team on 020 7932 1356

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  • Samaritans

    Contact the Running Events Team on 020 8394 8357

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  • Alzheimer's Society

    Contact Contact The Events Team on 0330 333 0804

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  • Bloodwise

    Contact sports team on 020 7269 9001

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  • Marie Curie

    Contact London Events on 0845 052 4184

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  • MS Society

    Contact The Events Team on 0300 500 8084

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  • Guide Dogs

    Contact The Events Team on 01189 838 246

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  • Spinal Research

    Contact The Team on 020 7653 8935

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  • The Institute of Cancer Research

    Contact Judith Spevock on 020 7153 5307

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  • Brain Research Trust

    Contact Laura McLellan on 020 7492 0391

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  • Children in Crisis

    Contact Jessica Lear on 020 7627 1040

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  • Brain and Spine Foundation

    Contact Katherine Hannah on 020 7793 5913

    helping people affected by brain and spine conditions

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  • MS-UK

    Contact Tracy Wellsted on 01206 226500

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  • Arthritis Care

    Contact Lindsey on 020 7380 6559

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  • The Royal British Legion

    Contact the Team on 020 3207 2268

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  • Mental Health Foundation

    Contact Matt Hickey on 020 7803 1123

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  • Amnesty International

    Contact The Events Team on 020 7033 1651

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  • Terrence Higgins Trust

    Contact The Fundraising Team on 0207 812 1665

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  • Tommy's, the baby charity - Saving babies' lives

    Contact Devina Ganas on 020 7398 3453

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  • Childhood First

    Contact Holly de la Nougeréde on 020 7928 7388

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  • Cardiomyopathy UK

    Contact Sarah Moore on 01494 791224

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  • British Lung Foundation

    Contact The Events Team on 020 7078 7912

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  • The Neuro Foundation

    Contact The Fundraising Team on 020 8439 1234

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  • RFU Injured Players Foundation

    Contact The Fundraising Team on 020 8831 7660

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  • Francis House Children's Hospice

    Contact Emma Rapley on 0161 443 2200

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  • Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

    Contact Kate Leah on 0333 323 7200

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  • Multiple Sclerosis Trust

    Contact The Events Team on 01462 476700

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