Fundraising website Virgin Money Giving to close following London Marathon

Virgin Money has announced that the charity fundraising website, Virgin Money Giving, will close for donations on 30 November 2021, following the final London Marathon with Virgin Money as sponsor. The fundraising website was launched in 2009 to support Virgin Money’s new sponsorship of the London Marathon, at a time when the online fundraising market was dominated by a very small number of providers, with high costs for charities and donors. Operated as a not-for-profit entity since it was created, Virgin Money Giving has helped 20,000 charities and over a…

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TCS to Enrich London Marathon Experience Through Technology as New Title Partner

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has announced that it will become the title partner of the London Marathon from 2022, following this year’s race on October 3. Building on its success as the technology partner since 2016, TCS will continue to partner with the London Marathon in the innovative use of technology to further enhance the marathon experience and promote a healthy lifestyle. This includes further enriching and personalising experiences for all participants, spectators and sponsors by harnessing the power of data, making the event even more accessible and inclusive, building…

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Celebrity runners motivate Barnardo’s fundraisers in London Marathon training

Olympians Daley Thompson CBE and Snowy Brooks joined Barnardo’s Vice President Baroness Floella Benjamin and more than 20 runners for a training session preparing them for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. The event at Battersea Park’s Millennium Arena, was held by Barnardo’s to thank participating runners for their support, offer fundraising advice and give them a chance to meet their fellow Barnardo’s teammates before the big race on April 28th. The runners were put through their paces with Olympians Daley and Snowy while Baroness Benjamin gave a motivational speech…

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Dementia charities join forces for 2019 London Marathon campaign

Hackney-born actor Ray Winstone is challenging runners inspired by last weekend’s Virgin Money London Marathon to secure their place in next year’s event to help raise over £3.5m for groundbreaking dementia research. The call comes as Virgin Money, the race sponsors, named dementia charities Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK as Charity of the Year for 2019. The two charities will join forces for a year-long campaign, called Dementia Revolution, as Charity of the Year for Virgin Money and the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. The campaign aims to overthrow…

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