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Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon charity places

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Each year, thousands of runners make their way 13.1 miles through the beautiful Royal Parks of London.

There are only two days left to register so if you would like to take part, why not select one of the charities below and get your place sorted?

And don’t forget, fundraise for the event with Virgin Money Giving and you and a friend could be off to New York City!

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Great Ormond Street Hospital

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Scope

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World Wildlife Fund

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MS Society

Public Law Society

Public Law Project

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Send A Cow

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The Scouts Association

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St Joseph’s Hospice

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Whizz Kids

Mother to Mothers

Mothers 2 Mothers

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CLIC Sargent

Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight

Sussex Partnership Trust

Sussex Partnership Trust – Heads On

Challenge Aid

Challenge Aid

Tree Aid

Tree Aid

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Rainbow Trust

RideLondon fundraising hero: Georgia cycling in memory of her father

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On Sunday 31st July, Georgia Isaacs will will be one of thousands of cyclists taking to the road for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100. She’s riding in memory of her dad, Michael Isaacs, who sadly died the day after her 18th birthday in November 2011. Georgia told us her story and we’re delighted to feature her as a guest blogger today.

Why RideLondon?

“I’ve waited a while to do something in memory of my dad because I just wasn’t sure of the right thing to do. Then I went to watch the the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Box Hill a few years ago and I knew it was exactly the challenge I wanted to take on. Now I’m here… terrified but incredibly excited!”

Michael Isaacs

“My dad devastatingly lost his battle with cancer after an honourable fight. He worked up until 3 weeks before he died and never ever let us know how much pain he was actually in, which made the news that he only had days to live a complete and utter shock. All of our lives were turned upside-down.

The Princess Alice Hospice

“On my 18th birthday my dad was taken to the Princess Alice Hospice, Esher. The Princess Alice Hospice is a wonderful, calming place that is far from what I expected a hospice to be. They put their heart and soul into making sure dad’s last hours were as comfortable as possible and tried their very best to ease our pain too. With a team of doctors and nurses caring for dad medically it enabled my mum to go back to being his wife and just be at his side.

“You are always welcome back to the hospice to look round the gardens, light candles in memory or just sit in the cafe and remember your loved one. We were, and still are, so grateful for the amazing job the staff do in such an emotionally tough environment.

Training

“Training for this ride has been very physically challenging as well as emotionally. I have not had dad here to help me with the things I had always depended on him to do such as oiling my bike, fixing punctures and helping when my chain comes off. I am so grateful for the people who have been able to help me and subsequently teach me all of these things and more.georgia bike

“I wish so much dad could be here to cycle with me, something I am sure he would have loved to have done. I try my hardest to remember that any pain I endure during the training and on the day is nothing like the pain my dad was in.

“My dad was my absolute world and I would do anything to have him back and for our family to be whole again. I still can’t get my head round the fact he is no longer here.”

How you can help

You can support Georgia’s challenge via her Virgin Money Giving page.

RideLondon fundraising heroes: Henry cycling for the Alzheimer’s Society

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On Sunday 31 July, Henry Volans will be one of thousands of cyclists taking to the road for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100. But Henry is doing more than taking on a 100 mile cycle, he is doing it while fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Why RideLondon?

Henry is taking on this challenge because of a love of cycling which runs in the family. Both he and his father are keen cyclists, with his dad cycling to work every day until retirement and then taking cycling holidays since. They both also share a passion for making cities more cycle-friendly, a topic which is often prevalent in London and is, indeed, part of the wider aim of RideLondon.

RideLondon brings together numerous different types of cycling for one big festival; with events from free cycles to fold-out-bike racing with everyone taking part from elite cyclists to families.

Why the Alzheimer’s Society?

Henry’s dad, Kevin, has been living with dementia for 2-3 years, although the formal diagnosis came just one year ago. It began in roughly his mid-sixties which, as Henry says, is a bit younger than the ages generally associated with the disease. Henry tells us;henry v for blog 2

“My Dad has always been a brilliant fundraiser and great at getting people to join in, he is the reason we’ve managed to raise such a strong total. We’re already at almost £5,000 including gift aid and I know we can reach beyond £5,000 with another push. This fundraising is with him, not just for him.”

The Alzheimer’s Society provide information and support to people living with Alzheimer’s disease, whether that be a to the person themself, to the family and friends of a person living with the disease or to people concerned about a family member or friend.

Henry’s fundraising will keep him motivated during the race, as well as seeing my family and friends 85 miles into the route. He tells us “we live on the route, so it’s a glimpse of home, a chance to high-five my sons and get some food“.

How you can help

You can support Henry’s fundraising and the Alzheimer’s Society by donating to his Virgin Money Giving page.

RideLondon charity places #4

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RideLondon is a two day cycling festival held annually in London. On the Sunday, thousands of cyclists will take to the road and take on the amazing Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100. The ballot has been announced but for those of you who didn’t manage to get a place, all is not lost!

There are numerous charities who have places available in this fantastic event. So whether your aim is to finish or to achieve a Personal Best, you could be giving it your best shot this July.

Here are ten more charities who still have places along with how much you will need to raise and how to enter.

You need to be registered by Friday and don’t forget, once you have your place, get your fundraising page set up and you could win a BeSpoke RideLondon package.

Spinal research

Spinal Research

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Asthma UK

outward bound trust

Outward Bound Trust

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PHAB Kids

terrance higgins trust

Terrence Higgins Trust

Prince's Trust

The Prince’s Trust

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Teach First

RMHC

Ronald McDonald House Charities

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St Christopher’s Hospice

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Rainbow Trust

 

RideLondon charity places #3

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RideLondon is a two day cycling festival held annually in London. On the Sunday, thousands of cyclists will take to the road and take on the amazing Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100. The ballot has been announced but for those of you who didn’t manage to get a place, all is not lost!

There are numerous charities who have places available in this fantastic event. So whether your aim is to finish or to achieve a Personal Best, you could be giving it your best shot this July.

Here is our third list of charities who still have places along with how much you will need to raise and how to enter.

And don’t forget, once you have your place, get your fundraising page set up and you could win a BeSpoke RideLondon package.

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Kids

Starlight

Starlight

  • Enter by emailing running@starlight.org.uk
  • Suggested fundraising target £500

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Kidney Research UK

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Send a Cow

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Wooden Spoon

RideLondon charity places #2

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RideLondon is a two day cycling festival held annually in London. On the Sunday, thousands of cyclists will take to the road and take on the amazing Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100. The ballot has been announced but for those of you who didn’t manage to get a place, all is not lost!

There are numerous charities who have places available in this fantastic event. So whether your aim is to finish or to achieve a Personal Best, you could be giving it your best shot this July.

Here is our second list of charities who still have places along with how much you will need to raise and how to enter.

And don’t forget, once you have your place, get your fundraising page set up and you could win a BeSpoke RideLondon package.

COSMIC

COSMIC

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Child Bereavement

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Arthritis Research UK

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NDCS

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Alzheimers Society

Virgin Money Giving partners with Spartan Race UK

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We are delighted to announce that we are the official fundraising partner for Spartan Race UK, the challenging obstacle race series that comprises mud runs, trail racing, physical and mental challenges.

Spartan Race UK is the world’s largest obstacle race designed for fundraisers of all ages and abilities. With races happening in multiple locations across the UK in 2016;

  • Sprint: 5+ km, 15+ obstacles
  • Super: 13+ km, 20+ obstacles
  • Beast: 20+ km, 25+ obstacles
  • Junior: 1+ km,  7+ obstacles

Jo Barnett, Head of Social Enterprise at Virgin Money Giving, said;

Virgin Money Giving is extremely proud to be named as the official fundraising partner of Spartan Race. These unique, challenging and fun events are an excellent platform for people to raise money for charity. Virgin Money Giving is a not-for-profit fundraising platform, and was created with the ambition to help people raise as much as possible for their chosen cause. And when the amount raised can make the difference between being able to fund a vital programme or not, we believe as much of that money as possible should go to the causes you support.”

To sign up for this exciting event, visit the Spartan Race UK website and pick your event.

Already got your place? Set up your fundraising page below.

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Midlands Super: 28 May

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Edinburgh Sprint: 23 July

Create your fundraising page

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Edinburgh Beast: 24 July

Create your fundraising page

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Peterborough Sprint: 3 September

Create your fundraising page

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Peterborough Super: 4 September

Create your fundraising page

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Windsor Sprint: 1 October

Create your fundraising page

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Windsor Beast: 2 October

Create your fundraising page

 

 


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