When the London Marathon announced they were looking for a sponsor, Virgin jumped at the opportunity to be part of something amazing.
We knew the London Marathon raised massive amounts for great causes each year, but we hadn't realised the race was in fact the single biggest annual fundraising event on the planet. The runners have raised over £610 million for good causes since the first race in 1981.
We were so inspired by the London Marathon's commitment to raising money for charity that Virgin Money, Virgin's financial services arm, wanted to get involved and lend their expertise. As lead sponsor of the race, their ambition is to help the runners raise even more.
Virgin Money is on a quest to make banking better. Launched in 1995, they now have over 4 million customers, with Stores and Lounges across the UK. Virgin Money offers credit cards, savings and investments, mortgages, pensions and insurance products, with the aim of making everyone better off – from customers and staff, to partners, shareholders, and the community. You can find out more about Virgin Money’s quest and products at virginmoney.com
With a wealth of knowledge and experience behind them, the team at Virgin Money are aiming to help runners raise more than £250 million for good causes by 2014. To achieve this, they launched virginmoneygiving.com, a fundraising website that's 100% not-for-profit.
Virgin Money Giving is the official fundraising site for the 2013 Virgin London Marathon. So, if you're taking part in the London Marathon or any other event as an opportunity to raise money for good causes, using virginmoneygiving.com could make a big difference to your charity.
Your fundraising will go further because Virgin Money Giving is not-for-profit. You can set up and share your page in minutes and get help with great fundraising ideas and tools to help you raise even more.
We love that the London Marathon is both a world-famous sporting occasion and a massive fundraising event – it's become a national institution. The atmosphere and camaraderie is like nothing else.
We're really excited to be part of it – and here's to 21nd April 2013 being another fantastic day!