Our May 2015 edition features a special celebration of the London Marathon, together with an interview with Paula Radcliffe.
Sir Richard Branson announanced a fundraising milestone of £250 million achieved by the
Virgin Money London Marathon.
Since the first race in 1981, runners have raised more than £716 million for good causes. In fact, the Marathon is the largest annual one day fundraising event in the world. A lot of money is raised through online donation sites, who naturally charge for the service they provide.
Virgin Money have put their expertise with money and their financial systems to good use, and come up with an alternative that’s 100% not-for-profit. So millions more £s would go where they’re needed most. The online donation site www.virginmoneygiving.com was born.
Virgin Money pledged to help the runners raise an extra £250 million in the first five years of their Marathon sponsorship, and Virgin Money Giving has been a big part of that. It takes just minutes to set up and share a page, and there are lots of great fundraising ideas, tips and tools to help everyone raise more.
As well as being the official fundraising website for the Marathon, Virgin Money Giving has helped thousands of events and charities, big and small, throughout the UK raise hundreds of millions of pounds. And because it’s 100% not-for-profit, an extra £9.5 million has reached charities because fundraisers used virginmoneygiving.com.
Virgin Money committed to helping the race raise even more for charity in the coming years.