Making Memories… Giving Hope

Virgin London Marathon


Unfortunately, the application process for our Gold Bond Places for the London Marathon is now closed

After receiving a lot of applications for this year's run, the brilliant and enthusiastic Sallyann Chambers was our top pick to raise money for CHICKS this year. Click here if you would like to read more about Sallyann, or follow her training and fundraising progress on

If you would like to donate towards Sallyann’s efforts, please follow the link to her fundraising page

Previous marathon runners have raised £1000s for children like Ben;

Ben*, aged 10, is a young carer for his father who suffers from dementia. Up until six months ago he was doing this alone, a huge responsibility for any child. Ben’s mother is now living in the family home and, whilethis has relieved Ben of some of his caring responsibilities, his father can still experience mood swings as a result of his condition which can have an impact on the atmosphere at home, he was referred to CHICKS by his support worker who said “This break would be a great opportunity for Ben to be a 10 year old for a week and have some fu‚Äčn".

His favourite activity at CHICKS was a day spent at ‘Water World’ where Ben and his new friends spent the afternoon whizzing down the water-slides and splashing each other in the wave pool! On his last day Ben rated CHICKS '10/10 because it was a great time! #awesome"