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London Marathon

The Virgin Money London Marathon is undoubtedly one of the most iconic running events in the world, with over 50,000 people set to join the course in our capital city from Blackheath to The Mall on Sunday 3 October 2021. It is an experience of a lifetime, one hundreds of thousands of people apply to enter each year, which raises millions of pounds for charity.

You could make history by being the very first Sussex Community NHS Charity Runners to complete the London Marathon!

Join our team today and support your local NHS!

Event Details

Date: Sunday 3 October 2021

Location: Greenwich, London

Distance: 26.2 miles

Registration Fee: £75

Fundraising target: £2000


Why run for Sussex Community NHS Charity

Why run for Sussex Community NHS Charity?

The money raised will help us make grants to SCFT for the things core funding cannot buy, the big and little extras that help our amazing staff continue to provide our patients with truly outstanding care.

Every penny raised can help us enhance patient care by funding:

  • Improving the physical and mental health of patients, staff and volunteers;
  • Supporting staff development to help them provide excellent care;
  • Improving the equipment and facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of our patients;
  • Creating patient and family-friendly care environments;
  • Advancing our understanding through medical research.

£2000 could impact a service for years to come, by funding a piece of advanced equipment for diagnosing or treating patients, brightening up a family waiting room or funding a research study to improve patient care.

How to join the team

To apply for a place

**UPDATE: Our place in the 2021 London Marathon has now been allocated. If you have a ballot place in the race already and would like to use your entry to raise funds in support of your local NHS, please get in touch to join our team.**

We are delighted to have one precious charity place in this year’s London Marathon to help us raise funds to enhance patient care in the heart of our community.

We have now opened our charity place applications. Download and submit your application for the chance to be our very first charity runner to complete the London Marathon and support your local NHS. Applications will close by Friday 14 May 2021, however we reserve the right to close applications early and allocate a place before this date, so we advise applying as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

The one successful applicant will be asked to pay £75 to secure the place, and commit to raising a minimum of £2000 by race day. When applying, please tell us in as much detail as possible how you plan to reach this fundraising goal.

Download form to print

Download form to complete in Microsoft Word

Please send your completed form to rosie.hemming@nhs.net.


Already have your place?

If you were lucky enough to secure a place in the ballot (results announced on 8th February), you can join our team to raise funds for Sussex Community NHS Charity by simply contacting our Charity Office. Email rosie.hemming@nhs.net or call 01273 266040. We will support you every step of the way, and provide you with guidance, tips and resources to raise funds and make the most out of your London Marathon experience.

What you will receive

As a Sussex Community NHS Charity runner, you will receive:

  • Our brand new design, technical running vest
  • Access to our online fundraising toolkit
  • Support from our dedicated fundraising team
  • Join our Strava team for virtual cheers every step of your training runs!


Your fundraising toolkit


Download our fundraising guide

Download our printable sponsorship form

Visit out JustGiving Campaign to check out the teams progress!


Set up your Virgin Money Giving page

Once you have your place and are on the team, set up your Virgin Money Giving Page.

Need a little help? We are happy to assist, please get in touch for support by emailing rosie.hemming@nhs.net or called 01273 266040.

Get in touch

Our Charity Office is always here to provide you with support, advice and fundraising resources throughout your fundraising journey.

Call us: 01273 266040

Email us: sc-tr.charity@nhs.net

Write to us: Sussex Community NHS Charity, Brighton General Hospital, Elm Grove, Brighton, BN2 3EW


Say hello on social media

Facebook: @scftcharity

Twitter: @scft_charity

Instagram: @scft_charity