Fundraising

Have you thought about fundraising for Joint Action but not sure where to start?

We have various challenge events in place including The Virgin Money London Marathon, ASICS London 10K Run and RideLondon-Surrey Events. If you’re interested in running or cycling in any of these races then please do contact us. 

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Virgin Money London Marathon - Sunday 3rd October 2021
Around 10 million adults and 12,000 children, have a musculoskeletal condition in the UK today. We aim to help patients by raising funds for research to improve orthopaedic treatment with the potential to improve the quality of life of those who suffer from arthritis, bone cancer and other adult or paediatric conditions, or to those who have endured a major trauma. Please support our Virgin Money London Marathon 2021 runners online through Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving, thank you. 

 

ASICS London 10K Race - Sunday 25th July 2021
Join the thousands of runners winding their way through Central London together. As well as seeing some of London's top landmarks, you'll also run past the True Geographical Centre of London, down closed Regent Street, the Strand and Embankment, and get the best view across the river of the London Eye. Further information regarding this event can be found here.

 

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 - Cancelled 2021
Created as a legacy of the London 2012 Games, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 gives you the chance to cycle on 100 miles on closed roads through one of the world’s most famous cities and experience the beautiful Surrey countryside. Further information regarding this event can be found here.

Fundraising Resources

We have some really great ideas in our Official Fundraising Pack which you can download below. When you know what you want to do email us at jointaction@boa.ac.uk or call us on 020 7406 1767.

FUNDRAISING PACK

If you know what event you plan to do, you can set up a fundraising page through these various options:

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Previous Fundraising Events

Virgin Money London Marathon 2019

Congratulations to Paul Banaszkiewicz, Alan Cooney, Paul Harnett, Robert Jordan, Ann Oldroyd, Pete Thompson, Jonathan Waite and Caesar Wek for running the London Marathon on Sunday 28th April 2019! We would like to especially congratulate Paul Harnett on his finishing time of 5 hours 30 minutes whilst running in ski boots, this was also a New World Record! The Joint Action runners raised an amazing £14,000. Thank you so much for participating to raise the much-needed funds for Joint Action, the only UK charity that specialises in raising and distributing funds to the entire musculoskeletal spectrum.

Paul Banaszkiewicz
"Running the London marathon has to be one of the achievements to look back on in later life. One of the world’s best marathons, fantastic crowds, fantastic atmosphere, running through historic iconic landmarks of London. Joint action is a really worthwhile cause it’s what we ideally should be aligned with as orthopaedic surgeons treating arthritis on a daily basis. Don’t think too much or worry about whether you will manage it to complete it just sign up for next year’s run and get going. You will have a fantastic experience."
Alan Cooney
“The London Marathon is an iconic sporting event and I’d encourage anyone to take part. The winter training can be gruelling but having something to aim for makes getting out of bed on a cold, dark morning all the easier. And it’ll all be worth it as you come down The Mall at the end. Pain is temporary but glory is forever!”
Paul Harnett

I’m Pelvis and Acetabular Reconstruction at King’s College Hospital, London. At the London Marathon I broke the Guiness Book of world records or running a marathon in ski-boots, with a time of 5 hours 30 minutes 27 seconds.  I raised over 7 thousand pounds, via my fundraising website, skibootmarathon.com.  On the day of the big race, I had a technical glitch with the timing tracker strapped to the side of my ski boots, so it didn’t work, this meant I had to wait an agonising 3 days until the official result was announced. Thank you so much to all those who sponsored me.

I was really worried about getting a femoral neck stress fracture, most of my colleagues including me have a seen one or two patients over the years with a femoral neck stress fracture running the London marathon, so it’s not that rare, but lucking my hips held up just fine, I’d run a few more miles each week in the boots, up to 20 miles three weeks before the race. A couple of time I ran 8 miles to work in my ski boots through Hyde Park and past Buckingham Palace, I certain got a few weird looks, but sometimes people didn’t bat an eyelid, ‘ just another weird thing in London ‘. The race mostly fun, towards the end, my proximal medial tibial plateau was hurting a lot, and I was imagining the bone stress reaction on the T2 MRI while I was running. A few miles later I was sure I had a 2nd meta-tarsal stress fracture (a Marchers’ fracture!), I thought to myself  “if that’s the only injury I get, I’ll take that in exchange for a world record“. In the end, I just had few blisters, killer thigh pains for a few days, and one very proud 8 year old son. 

Robert Jordan
“Running the London Marathon has been a great experience and I am grateful to Joint Action for the opportunity. The chance to set personal goals, experience the supportive London crowds whilst raising money for a good cause made me return for a second year and I would recommend it to others!”
Ann Oldroyd
“My two daughters have scoliosis so have worn braces to control the curvatures of their spines. To run the London Marathon for the British Orthopaedic Association was an opportunity to give something back. I thoroughly enjoyed my whole London Marathon experience. I can’t say the training wasn’t hard at times but it was all worth it on the day to run with the crowds behind you and for a worthy cause.”
Peter and Jon
“Jon Waite and Pete Thompson completed the 2019 London Marathon which turned out to be the biggest ever with over 42,000 competitors. It’s a truly memorable and spectacular event with a route that takes in many of the famous sights of London. However the most impressive part is the crowd support. At times it’s deafening with cheering, singing and music including steel drums and DJ's. Despite being in a world of pain from 20 miles you don't dare to stop running! It’s an emotional day that will stay with you for ever so suggest you get signed up for next year."
Caesar Wek
"Completing the London Marathon was one of the most rewarding experiences in my life and I will be forever grateful to the BOA for allowing me to represent Joint Action. The support throughout the run was fantastic with crowds cheering from start to finish. There were lots of sweets, jelly babies and even ice-lollies on offer from the passers-by! There were many emotional highs and lows, especially when my headphone battery died, however the support from the crowds helped carry me to the finish line. Thanks again for giving me the opportunity to support such a worthy charity! Caesar Wek, ST6 in Trauma & Orthopaedics, South East Thames Rotation"

ASICS London 10K Race

Emily Hayley Venease
Congratulations to our BOA staff members Emily Farman, Hayley Oliver and Venease Morgan for participating in the 2018 British 10K on Sunday 15th July. We are extremely proud of our three runners who showed motivation, dedication and focus - smiling until the very end!
Emily Farman
Emily Farman, BOA Marketing and Communications Officer took part in the London 10K on Sunday 9th July.

RideLondon Surrey 46, 100

Deiary Kader

We would like to congratulate Deiary Kader for participating and completing the RideLondon-Surrey 46 on Sunday 30th July.

Rupert Wharton
We would like to congratulate Rupert Wharton who successfully cycled the RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday 30th July.