LONDON: The 2023 TCS London Marathon, the world’s biggest annual one day fundraising event, has already raised £63m for thousands of charities.

It is the highest total since 2019 (the last edition of the London Marathon prior to the pandemic) and brings the cumulative total of funds raised since the first event in 1981 to more than £1.2 billion.

Event director Hugh Brasher said: “Every year, the TCS London Marathon inspires tens of thousands of people to take on the challenge of completing 26.2 miles and raise these incredible sums for charity. It’s part of what makes the London Marathon unique and such a force for good on a day where we truly celebrate humanity and community.

“This means that the London Marathon has helped thousands of charities to raise more than £1.2 billion since our first edition back in 1981. It is a phenomenal total and we salute every single person who has contributed to this. We wish the class of 2024 all the best for a fantastic day on Sunday 21 April.”

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity), the Charity of the Year for 2023, raised more than £2.7 million from the 2023 event.

Liz Tait, Director of Fundraising at GOSH Charity said: “Being selected as the official Charity of the Year partner for the 2023 TCS London Marathon was an incredible honour for GOSH Charity. By partnering with this iconic event, we had a once-in-a-generation opportunity to launch ‘Build it. Beat it.’, our public fundraising appeal to help build a world-leading new Children’s Cancer Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and the biggest fundraising appeal in our charity’s history. I’m so proud that together, our incredible TCS London Marathon runners, partners and supporters raised more than £2.7million to help build the new Children’s Cancer Centre, drive transformation in children’s cancer care and help save more lives.”

Chester Mojay-Sinclare, founder and chief executive of Enthuse, the official online fundraising partner of London Marathon Events, said: “The amount raised is an amazing achievement by all of the participants and good causes involved. We’re really proud that our technology has helped so many charities raise more for their causes. And fundraising is also looking great for this year’s event – no doubt donations through the TCS London Marathon App will continue their rapid growth and be an important part of the total for 2024.”

Abhinav Kumar, Chief Marketing Officer at TCS, said: “Apart from being one of the world’s most iconic sporting events, the TCS London Marathon is an inspirational demonstration of the spirit of generosity embodied in the people of London, the United Kingdom and supporters across the world. At the Tata Group, we believe that the highest purpose of any business or institution is to serve the communities it operates in – which the TCS London Marathon has done yet again with this record fundraising. As the title partner of the event, we are delighted to partner with LME in this journey, and leverage technology to make it even easier to donate and show support through the new event app built by TCS.”

The 2024 TCS London Marathon takes place on Sunday 21 April.


Notes to Editors

Previous London Marathon fundraising totals:

2019 £66.4 million (current world record for one day annual fundraising event)
2020 £35 million (virtual event)
2021 £45 million
2022 £55 million
2023 £63 million
About the London Marathon

The 2024 TCS London Marathon will take place on Sunday 21 April 2024.
The London Marathon was first held on 29 March 1981 and the millionth finisher in the history of the event crossed the line in 2016.
Since the first London Marathon in 1981, the event has raised more than £1.1 billion for charity.
The 2024 TCS London Marathon Official Charity of the Year is Samaritans.
London Marathon Events gifts its surplus each year to the London Marathon Foundation (the operating name of The London Marathon Charitable Trust, a registered charity (283813) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales (01550741), registered office: 190 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YB).
Since 1981, the London Marathon Foundation has awarded £105 million to more than 1,690 projects that inspire activity in London and across the UK.
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The TCS London Marathon App, powered by Tata Consultancy Services, is available to download from stores now.
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