Register your interest NOW for a BEARS VLM 2020 Charity Place  

If you are keen to run in aid of BEARS in 2020, there is no time like the present to register your interest by contacting our Fundraising Officer Christine on who will then get in touch to discuss next steps with you.

In 2019 we are thrilled to have 21 amazing supporters running and fundraising for our life-saving charity. Some are running their first ever marathon whilst others are seasoned distance runners. What they have in common is that they have taken on this iconic challenge to raise crucial funds that our life-saving Essex-based service depends on.  

Minimum Sponsorship to be raised for a VLM 2020 BEARS Bond Place is expected to be £1,800.

Do you have your own VLM ballot place? Please choose to run for BEARS

BEARS would love to hear from anyone with their own ballot place for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020 who would like to run in aid of BEARS. As an own place runner you will NOT be required to achieve a minimum pledged amount; we will be delighted to support you achieve whatever target you set yourself.

Once you are registered, you will receive a 'Welcome pack' which includes Training Tips, General Guidance, Fundraising Ideas, a BEARS Branded Water Bottle, a BEARS Branded Drawstring Bag and a BEARS Branded Running Top printed with your chosen name or phrase on the front.

Why you should choose to run for BEARS Charity and help us save lives

BEARS members are available 24/7, providing pre-hospital emergency care to injured and ill people throughout Essex. All of our Clinicians work voluntarily and the charity does not receive any statutory funding, therefore, we depend on supporters such as yourselves, to ensure that we can continue to save lives.If you would like any further information on our charity and the service that we provide, please use our contact form to get in touch, or email Christine on

BEARS are seeking a Sponsor for our
London Marathon 2020 Team 

In preparation for the Virgin London Marathon 2020, BEARS are currently seeking sponsorship to fund our London Marathon Team Package, to enable us to support our team of runners further, in their training and fundraising efforts.The Sponsorship will fund:Production of the Runner Introduction/Welcome Pack.
Purchase and Printing of the teams Running Vests/T-shirts.
Branded water bottles and Drawstring kit bags for each runner.
Framed Participation Certificates for all team runners.
Participation Medals.
In return we will offer publicity/space within our Introduction/Welcome pack, a logo and link on BEARS website and in addition on a general BEARS promotional pull up banner, which will be displayed at community events throughout Essex in the future.

The cost to fully sponsor this project will be £1,000