Meet our Marathon man

Jody Thain will be running the Virgin London Marathon for Family Lives after being awarded the charity's official place.

Jody beat off stiff competition to win the right to run for us, but will face an even bigger challenge in completing the 26-mile course on 17 April. Jody's training and fundraising are both going well. Family Lives will be there to cheer him on, and you can add your support by sponsoring him through his Virgin Money Giving page.  

The money Jody raises will support our vital services, including our free 24 hour helpline, and a make real difference to the lives of vulnerable families across the UK.

If you'd like to take on a fundraising challenge for Family Lives, please contact our Events Team on 020 7284 5524 or email