London Marathon Sponsorship

I really didn't know where to post this so I guess general will do image

Ok,, So I applied for the VLM on the entry day but little did I think of it. ( My first ever thought of applying for it) Last week I received my " congratulations " pack! I couldn't believe it! First time apply first time in. This has lead me to feel bad for the people who have tried years and years over so please don't think I am gloating.


Basically I was accepted through the public ballot and not the charity. Since receiving my pack and reading through a few times I have decided that I would like to run for Cancer research Bobby Moore Fund. I have a massive passion for football so what better way to raise money for Cancer Reasearch to right? 2 birds 1 stone sort of thing!

Anyway... I have decided that I am going to pester big sports names/clubs for sponsorships.. My list consists of previous clubs that Bobby played for and some fo his old friends and sports stars/clubs such as...

  • David Seamen
  • Gary Linekar
  • Harry Redknap
  • West Ham F.C
  • The F.A
  • Geoff Hurst

The list goes on.. I was wondering if anyone else has had any luck fund raising from such names?


Many thanks for reading!


  • E mmyE mmy ✭✭✭

    Hi Michael,

    I would be very amazed if the names you mention will offer you any sponsorship but good luck for trying!

  • Thats what I thought, but it will never hurt to try .. Had a reply back from Manchester United, they are willing to contribute! image

  • PhilPubPhilPub ✭✭✭

    My dad sat next to Gary Lineker for lunch at the Oval, and said he was a jolly nice bloke.  So you never know.  image

  • Thanks Phil.. always been an optimist.. Never try.. never know! 

  • Try contacting your local papers and radio stations they may put a small piece in for you and raise the profile of what your doing, good effort and good luck

  • Thankyou Chaz, will do

  • Might be worth contacting Fulham as he also played for them.  Good luck, and congrats on getting the place.

  • Yeah ive got his previous clubs.. all be it not many english ones.. but hopefully il get somewhere!! ill keep updates coming

  • Michael Rooke wrote (see)

    Thats what I thought, but it will never hurt to try .. Had a reply back from Manchester United, they are willing to contribute! image

    Wow! Great start! If you don't ask you definitely won't get, so might as well ask as many people/organisations as possible. Some folk definitely have a knack for extracting money and/or pledges of assistance for their causes, maybe you'll turn out to be one of these persuasive people.

    I'd say you stand a much better chance of success if you can explain why you chose the charity you did, and what you see as the connection between the person/organisation you're asking for money and your chosen charity.

    Best of luck! image

  • Yes.. runs-with-dogs, I have chosen the people who are associated with the charity and have ran for the charity before. I have just sent out my e-mials to Gary Linekars agent and also to david seamans. All having close ties to Bobby Moore himself! image

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