Charity is at the heart of the LLHM, and we are delighted to have 215 brilliant charity partners in the 2021 event.
All charity cheer stations will be covid-secure and comply with our social distancing protocols.
Listen out for their cheers as you run past their creative cheer stations along the route! They will all be embracing our one-off theme of The Grand, The Quirky and The Hidden landmark moments of lockdown life.
Look out for a celebration of:
- The role of pets during lockdown at our exclusive ‘Animal Alley’
- Key workers and frontline staff
- Vital charity services and care continuing throughout the pandemic
- Brightly coloured rainbows
- Communities coming together
- Amazing lockdown fundraisers
- The benefits of nature and gardens for mental wellbeing
Some of our biggest charity cheer stations on race day will be:
Tommy’s will be celebrating the role of London's taxis and their drivers during lockdown. There’ll be a tunnel of cabs tooting their horns as runners pass and the Tommy’s Taxi Pit Stop will provide much needed R&R for runners.
Showcasing the resilience of London’s West End, The Guide Dogs cheer station will take on a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory theme. It’ll be a sensory experience with scented bubble machines; giant lollipops and candy canes and don’t be surprised if you spot Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas cheering you on.
PROSTATE CANCER UK
Will be celebrating the role of sport during lockdown, and remembering successful sporting figures from history and the moments that were made in London. Prostate Cancer UK will be honouring 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 will have cardboard cut out cheerers, and people will be able to nominate a loved one to appear amongst other members of Alzheimer's Society frontline staff. Listen out for their DJ playing upbeat disco tunes to spur on runners!
Make A Wish will be celebrating London's theatreland and it's digital response to COVID-19. There will be '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 will bring to life 'The Year of the Nurse' and will celebrate 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 will immerse runners in a sea of green and rainbows!
ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH UK
ARUK will celebrate 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 will be dressed as 90's icons such as the Spice Girls, Clueless and East 17!
CANCER RESEARCH UK
Cancer Research will host 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 will be wearing lab coats over pyjamas to commemorate 'quirky' circumstances some researchers found themselves in whilst working from home. Look out for 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 celebrating their lockdown fundraising champions while on-board an iconic London red double decker open top bus! Look out for Mr Hearty and the BHF cheerleaders...
#TeamNSPCC will be celebrating 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 will be '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.