Charity is at the heart of the LLHM, and we are delighted to have so many wonderful charity cheer stations lining the route.
Runners can listen to their cheers and look out for their creative cheer stations along the route!
Some of our biggest charity cheer stations at LLHM 2021 were:
Tommy’s celebrated the role of London's taxis and their drivers during lockdown. There was a tunnel of cabs tooting their horns as runners pass and the Tommy’s Taxi Pit Stop to provide much needed R&R for runners.
Showcasing the resilience of London’s West End, The Guide Dogs cheer station took on a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory theme. It’ll was a sensory experience with scented bubble machines; giant lollipops and candy canes. Did you manage to spot Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas cheering you on.
PROSTATE CANCER UK
Will celebrated the role of sport during lockdown, and remembered successful sporting figures from history and the moments that were made in London. Prostate Cancer UK honoured the 1966 World Cup winning football team at Wembley; John McEnroe’s famous “you cannot be serious!” line at Wimbledon in 1981 and Nicola Adams being the first woman to win a boxing Olympic gold at London 2012 amongst many!
Creating a 'stand-in' cheer station, Alzheimer’s Society have cardboard cut out cheerers, and people were able to nominate a loved one to appear amongst other members of Alzheimer's Society frontline staff. Their DJ played upbeat disco tunes to spur on runners!
Make A Wish will be celebrated London's theatreland and it's digital response to COVID-19. There were 'digital' performances from youth theatre groups and Make-A-Wish choir, as well as a pumping DJ.
MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
The Macmillan Cancer Support cheer point brought to life 'The Year of the Nurse' and celebrated the history and significance of nurses. Nurses are the heart and soul of the NHS, and Macmillan nurses perform a most sacred and cherished service. Macmillan volunteers and team members immersed runners in a sea of green and rainbows!
ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH UK
ARUK celebrated the role of music during lockdown with their 90’s nostalgia theme! Think Spice Girls impersonators, glow sticks and a 90’s cover band or DJ playing a curated 90’s set. Cheerers were dressed as 90's icons such as the Spice Girls, Clueless and East 17!
CANCER RESEARCH UK
Cancer Research hosted a Super Scientist cheer station, celebrating the 'grand' efforts of their researchers, who's 'hidden' work during the pandemic helped to support the fight against Covid-19 and also beat cancer. Cheerers wore lab coats over pyjamas to commemorate 'quirky' circumstances some researchers found themselves in whilst working from home. Runners saw bubble machines, a balloon DNA helix, 'test tubes' bubbling up with balloon bubbles and science themed cheer signs to motivate runners!
THE BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION
The BHF will be celebrated their lockdown fundraising champions while on-board an iconic London red double decker open top bus! Special shout out to Mr Hearty and the BHF cheerleaders...
#TeamNSPCC celebrated the 35th anniversary of the founding of Childline. Childline has been a vital lifeline for children and young people who have felt isolated during the pandemic, and Childline staff were designated as keyworkers early on. As Childline was founded in the 1980s, the cheer station was '80s themed complete with costumes, music and entertainment!
LLHM 2019 Charity Cheer Stations
Themed charity cheer stations celebrated our city's amazing heritage and culture.