Read On To Find Out More About Some Of The Biggest Cheer Stations planned for 2020…
Tommy’s are bringing Mary Poppins and friends back again for 2020! Chimney sweeps and penguins will be dancing to tunes on trampolines, as runners are waved on by Mary herself and given an energy boost with Tommy's very own ‘spoon full of sugar’.
They are also celebrating the history of the black cab. 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 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 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!
Celebrating diversity in London, Alzheimer’s Society are planning to bring a Pride theme to the LLHM. Runners can expect rainbow colours, music and cabaret performers.
GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL CHILDREN’S CHARITY
To celebrate writer J.M Barrie’s 160th Birthday and his incredible gift of the rights to the Hospital GOSH Children’s Charity will be creating a cheer point around everyone’s favourite lost boy. Expect a hearty huzzah from Captain Hook (and his shipmates) who’ll be on the bow of the Jolly Roger and listen out for the lost boy choir and fairies at Mermaid’s Lagoon! Just watch out for the crocodile who will celebrate the passing of every pace runner!
Will be celebrating London’s festivals and wish child Willow’s wish to have her very own festival. Make A Wish will be offering an amazing soundtrack to keep runners motivated and spectators will be adorned with face paints and flower crowns.
2020 is the 35th anniversary of Live Aid - one of the most iconic concerts to have graced the Wembley Stadium stage. Parkinson’s UK will recreate the lively atmosphere of this incredible concert – just without the swearing from Bob Geldolf! You can be assured of music, 80’s nostalgia and fundraising.
MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
The Macmillan Cancer Support cheer point will bring the City of London’s heraldic history to life for runners & spectators alike. Volunteers will roar on every runner from behind dragon masks and a samba band will provide a dramatic backing track, ensuring every runner flies through their cheer point. Watch out LLHM 2020…here be dragons!
ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH UK
ARUK will bring the grand, quirky and hidden to life with a 90’s nostalgia theme! Think Spice Girls impersonators, glow sticks and a 90’s cover band or DJ playing a curated 90’s set.
CANCER RESEARCH UK
Celebrating sporting success cheerers will wave flags and scarves; shake rattles and clappers; blow vuvuzelas and whistles; and sing along with a band as if they’re packing out a stadium or at a big open-air sports screen! CRUK's cheer station will be a nod to the 2018 World Cup - England’s amazing run; the 2012 Olympics and how London came alive; and Murray Mound at Wimbledon!
Mind’s charity colours create a ‘Sea of Blue’ along the route which will also be a celebration of one of London’s most iconic and ‘Grand’ landmarks - the unmissable River Thames. Their cheer station will be a visual representation of the Thames, taking runners on a journey along its banks as they pass.
THE BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION
The BHF will be celebrating the hidden history of the Holborn Viaduct parade with trumpeters lining the road as well as embracing the quirky with a circus themed cheer station honouring Philip Astley who created the first London circus.
Everyone experienced London in their own unique way as a child, and certain sights, sounds and tastes take us right back to those magical trips and childhood memories. #TeamNSPCC will be recreating some of these memories – there’ll be London’s treats, icons and musical talent!
‘On the mauve’ will be JustGiving’s cheer station theme. The colour purple (then called mauve) was invented by a teenage chemist in the City of London and they’ll be celebrating this with cheerers dressed up as chemists, lots of purple accessories and chemistry and purple themed music!
LLHM 2019 Charity Cheer Stations
Themed charity cheer stations celebrated our city's amazing heritage and culture.