The 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon is taking place on Sunday 3 October, with a record 50,000 participants running on the streets of the capital, from Blackheath to The Mall.
On the same day, an additional 50,000 people will have the chance to take on the world’s greatest marathon on the course of their choice from 00:00:00 to 23:59:59 BST, wherever they are on the planet – building on the success of the first-ever virtual London Marathon last year.
Together, these participants will make history by creating the world’s first 100,000-person marathon – would you like to be one of them?
We are very fortunate to have been allocated three charity places in the virtual 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon. This means that runners can complete the distance here in Yorkshire – or wherever you choose – or even spread the run out across the day, using the London Marathon app to track the distance completed and time taken. If you’d like to take part in this unique challenge, while raising much-needed funds for Light Peer Support, please tell us a bit about yourself and why you’d like to run for Light by completing the form here!
We will get back to you by the end of March to confirm whether you have place, so good luck and thank you for your interest in this amazing challenge and in raising much needed funds for Light!
Come along to our Christmas extravaganza!
Held at Regather and starting at 7pm with arrival drinks available from the bar with locally brewed ale, we will have a pub quiz, pies and a proper disco! All funds raised will go to Light and supporting the families of South Yorkshire. Please join us for a fun filled evening!
Tickets available here:
We are so excited to be able to giving out these beautiful Lush pamper packs to our mums at group this week. We often talk about this importance of self-care and what we can do to look after ourselves – physically, mentally and emotionally. We really want to be able to help mums to do this as much as we can and so these donations from Lush in Sheffield are so gratefully received. They contain a massage bar, bath bomb and face mask all neatly packaged in a beautiful hair knot wrap.
If you are pregnant or have young children and are finding things tough, please do get in touch with us, we are here to support you.
Thanks to everyone who came and who supported us with our birthday event last Saturday, we were overwhelmed with the amount of clothes and toys donated to us. We had a great raffle, much fun for the children and lots of tea and cake! Thanks again for all your support!
We are holding our 8th birthday celebrations at our Nearly New Children’s Clothes Sale on Saturday 30th June at St Thomas Philadelphia, Gilpin Street, S6 3BL
There will be loads to do for all the family including soft play for the children, lots of children’s clothes, books and toys for sale as well as refreshments and a great raffle. We are being joined by Weleda who will be offering free hand massages and there will be lots more too!
We would love as may people as possible to join us so tell your friends and family and come along!
Here are some pictures of our fantastic supporter and amazing runner Neil who ran the London Marathon raising over £3,000 for Light.
It was the hottest marathon on record, yet Neil kept going through the pain still smiling despite needing some medical treatment at the end.
We want to thank Neil, his family and every single person who supported him and Light. You are all amazing and the money raised is going to make a real difference to the support we are able to offer mums and families across Sheffield and beyond – thank you!
Thank you to all the Light volunteers, mums and children that took part in the making of this film.
Please, please, please vote for us!!
Help us get to the finals of the Aviva Community Fund Awards. We need you to help us try to win funding to open a Light Family Counselling and Creche Centre to support more mums and their families across Sheffield.
By registering your details at the link below you will receive 10 votes to use to vote for the project of your choice – we would love you to give them to us!
Have you always wanted to run the London Marathon? Would you like to help support Light raise much needed funds? We need YOU! Light has secured a charity place in the London Marathon 2018 and we would love to hear from you if you would like to run for us.
If you are interested all we ask is that you pledge to raise £1000 for us and submit a short description of why you’d like to run for Light (max 200 words). Please let us have this by Monday 16th October and we will be back in touch that week to let you know if you have been successful.
Then it would just be a case of getting those running shoes on and training hard for the world famous race on Sunday 22nd April 2018. In return we will do lots to promote and motivate you, keep you updated on how the money you raise will help those we support and provide you with a Light T-shirt and other goodies for the day.
Contact us for more information on 0114 438 8962 and send your submission to email@example.com
Light is offering a new free Counselling Service to mums already engaged with Light support.
Kate is a 4th year ABC Therapeutic Counselling Student offering free counselling sessions as part of her final year of study. Sessions are 50 minutes long, take place on Mondays and Wednesdays and are held at the Light offices, Knowle House, 4 Norfolk Park Road, Sheffield, S2 3QE.
For more information please contact Light on 0114 438 8962 or firstname.lastname@example.org