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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • National Autistic Society

    Contact our Events Team on 0808 800 1050

    Join Team Autism to help transform lives, change attitudes and create a world that works for the 700,000 autistic people and their families

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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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  • 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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  • RNIB (Royal National Institute of the Blind)

    Contact the Events Team on 0345 045 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dementia Revolution

    Contact the Dementia Revolution Team on 0203 476 7094

    Join the Charity of the Year for 2019 and stand side-by-side with Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK at the start line, leading the charge towards a cure.

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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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  • 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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  • CLIC Sargent

    Contact Laura Mayes on 01173 112623

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Money London Marathon to be part of something special.

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  • Sparks

    Contact Cath 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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    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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  • 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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  • Brain Research UK

    Contact Jennifer Clay on 020 7404 9982

    If our brain breaks down, we break down. We fund the best research to discover the causes, develop new treatments and improve the lives of those affected by neurological conditions.

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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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  • The Woodlands Trust

    Contact 03437705752 on 03437705752

    We want to see a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife.

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  • Asthma UK

    Contact the Asthma UK London marathon team on 0300 222 5800

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  • MS Society

    Contact The Events Team on 0300 500 8084

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  • Epilepsy Society

    Contact Katrina Jones on 01494 601414

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  • Parkinson's UK

    Contact Beccy Rae on 020 7963 3949

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  • Unicef UK

    Contact Michelle Pit on 020 375 6033

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  • Pancreatic Cancer UK

    Contact the events team on 020 3535 7090

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  • Cystic Fibrosis Trust

    Contact the Events Team on 0203 795 2176

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  • Bloodwise

    Contact Fraser Moir on 020 7504 2200

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  • Barnardo's

    Contact Barnardo's on 0208 498 7091

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  • Spinal Research

    Contact Robin on 02076538935

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  • St John Ambulance

    Contact Emma Madray on 0207 324 4168

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  • Brain Research UK

    Contact Jennifer Clay on 020 7404 9982

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  • Guide Dogs for the Blind

    Contact The Events Team on 01189 838 246

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  • Street Child

    Contact Lucy James on 0207 614 7696

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  • British Lung Foundation

    Contact Victoria Read on 020 7078 7912

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  • Tommy’s, the baby charity

    Contact Devina Ganas on 0209 398 3453

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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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  • Brain & Spine Foundation

    Contact Alice Hargreaves on 020 3096 7879

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  • Royal Osteoporosis Society

    Contact Josh on 01761 471771

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

    Contact Jenny Poulter on 01206 226500

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  • Terrence Higgins trust

    Contact Laura on 020 7812 1664

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  • RFU (Injured Players Foundation)

    Contact the Events & Fundraising Team on 020 8831 6533

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