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Virgin Money Giving to be fundraising partner for London Marathon until 2020

Virgin Money Giving to be fundraising partner for London Marathon until 2020

Virgin Money is to be the title sponsor until and including the 40th London Marathon in 2020. This means that Virgin Money Giving, the London Marathon official fundraising partner, will be handling the fundraising activities of the participants until that date.

Virgin Money first became sponsors of the London Marathon in 2010, with the aim of helping runners raise over £250 million for charity over five years.

It passed that goal in 2014. With a further £54.1 million raised in 2015, the overall total has now increased to over £315 million.

Since it was launched in 2009, donations through Virgin Money Giving have exceeded £344 million, or over £407 million including Gift Aid. It was established as a not-for-profit business.

The total raised from the London Marathon since it was founded in 1981 is now over £770 million.

Hugh Brasher, Event Director of the London Marathon said:

“Our partnership with Virgin Money has been ground-breaking in its fundraising and we’re delighted that it will now continue to our 40th race in 2020. We look forward to creating more history together.”

Photo: Oxfam supporters at Virgin Money London Marathon 2011 – David Burrows on


Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Research massive growth in giving.

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