Loved throughout the world, celebrated in the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony and now with a star studded remake due for release in 2019, what could be a better fit for a Tommy’s cheer point than a celebration of the London’s most famous nanny, Mary Poppins?!
The British Heart Foundation
Once again The British Heart Foundation will have their red route master bus (honouring London’s iconic red landmarks) in position but this year The British Heart Foundation will also be celebrating the first modern flyover in London (Holborn Viaduct) and recreating the royal procession that took place at its opening.
Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer UK will be raising a glass to runners as they champion London’s old and hidden pubs. Taking spectators on 15th century journey the dress code will be bow ties, top hats and Houppelandes!
The Alzheimer’s Society
The Alzheimer’s Society will be celebrating one of the nation’s favourite games, Monopoly. Expect to be cheered on by Uncle Pennybags and perhaps even showered by pound notes as they celebrate the game that is synonymous with London.
Will be celebrating the Capital of Cool…London in the swinging sixties! The Mind cheerpoint will give ‘Satisfaction’ to all the ‘Heroes’ who have come ‘Downtown’ to ‘Keep on Running’. They’ll make sure they ‘Shout’ to get everyone to the finish line!
The Guide Dogs cheer point will surprise runners with a burst of sensory experiences! There’ll be music, explosions of colour and fragrant smells along with high fives from some special friends of the charity.
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity
What the Dickens! GOSH will be recreating the world of Dickens with a Victorian street fair including singers, a town crier, Victorian street games, costumed characters and Fagin's street urchins!
Inspired by Wish Child Dennis’s dream to be a DJ, the Make-A-Wish 'Wish Hero' cheer station will be a 90’s rave! No rave is complete without live music, glow sticks and colourful lights so expect them all…and more!
Parkinson’s UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and Alzheimer’s Research UK
Since the Notting Hill carnival began in the 1960s, carnival culture has been a key part of London's identity and history and these three charities want to celebrate and embrace it! Parkinson’s UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and Alzheimer’s Research UK will be bringing the noise, the fun and the vibrancy of London’s carnivals to the London Landmarks Half Marathon runners there’ll be live music, entertainers and colourful costumes at our very own carnival on the course!
Cancer Research UK
The first Cancer Research lab opened in the early 1900s on Victoria Embankment, so don’t be surprised if you find a bunch of quirky scientist (wearing white lab coats and goggles) celebrating this on the route!
Bringing back great childhood memories of days out in London the NSPCC cheer station will capture the atmosphere of a London parade, the feeling of being on the Mall for a Royal Wedding and the excitement of watching street performers at Covent Garden. Get ready to experience the London sound-scape (think the chimes of Big Ben and tube announcements) alongside some of London’s most talented youth musicians.
LLHM 2018 Charity Cheer Stations
Themed charity cheer stations celebrated our city's amazing heritage and culture.