Advance is part-funded by statutory bodies, but the rest we have to raise ourselves.

5 reasons to run London Marathon 2018the London Marathon with Advance

The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the greatest marathons in the world and definitely one to tick off your bucket list.  If you’ve applied for a place in the public ballot you’ll find out soon if you’ve been successful.   If you have been successful, we hope you will join us by running and fundraising as part of Team Advance!

We’re looking for passionate supporters to join us in 2018. Here are five reasons why you should run the London Marathon with us.

# 1      You will be joining team Advance to celebrate our 20th Anniversary!

In 2018 we are celebrating 20 years of supporting women and girls experiencing domestic abuse and violence to be safe and change their lives positively.

# 2       Enthusiastic support to fundraise

Training and fundraising for the London Marathon is far from an easy task but the rewards are incredible. We’ll help you to reach your fundraising target with creative fundraising ideas

# 3       Wear an Advance running top with pride

You will be provided with an Advance top to train in and wear on the day.  Wear the Advance top with pride and help us raise awareness for our work at Advance!London Marathon 2018 runners

# 4       Get the loudest cheer of support on the day!

Nothing beats the incredible atmosphere of the London Marathon and our amazing team will be there ready to cheer and support you on the day!

# 5       Save and change the lives of women and children

There’s nothing more motivating than knowing that you’re running to help save and change the lives of women and children, by ending violence and abuse they experience.

The support of all your friends and family and the money you raise so that we can end violence against women and girls will help to push you to the finish.  In 2016/17, we reached over 1,000  women and children and supported them to feel safe and positively change their lives.  This is only possible thanks to our incredible fundraisers and supporters. SHARE our news TWITTER                                                                                  

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Contact our team at and we will support you to get started!
Thank you for your support and for join us to raise awareness for our work and reach more women and children be safe.


Advance is part-funded by statutory bodies, but the rest we have to raise ourselves.

Text ADCH16 £2/5/10 to 70070

to donate to Advance today & make a real difference to domestic abuse survivors & women involved in the criminal justice system.


supports a woman to make her first call to Advance.


allows us to do a full investigation into her situation, so we can get her all the right help.


supports a woman to attend group work so she can receive peer support & move on with her life.

Or Donate via Justgiving!
You can also set up your own Justgiving fundraising page & raise money for the women we help!

What will your funding do?

Your funding allows us to keep providing the vital services that keep women safe.

Referrals to our service are increasing and there is demand for our services in new areas, so we need to respond with further frontline staff. Despite our success in securing public funds – last year we secured a contract from three west London boroughs – maintaining sufficient funding to reach all the women that need support remains a constant challenge.

So will you help us to keep saving lives and changing lives for women in London?

  • £35 helps pay for a woman to get help in a crisis & create a plan to keep safe
  • £50 provides longer term support, such as help with the criminal justice system, and referral to a refuge
  • £100 helps keep our helpline going for a whole week
  • £200+ helps us to have our support workers based in in a police station or maternity unit to intervene early in abuse cases
 What could your funding do?


Fundraise for us

Contact our  about how we can support your organisation to raise funds and become part of our team of friends and champions.

Ways to fundraise

 if you would be interested in picking Advance as the charity to sponsor as part of payroll giving. It’s a great way of donating extra to Advance without even having to think about it!

Charitable limited edition products are well known for promoting sales. Why not work with Advance to boost your own sales and raise money for vital services simultaneously? 

A partnership can come in many forms,  on giving without paying.

Make us your charity of the year and unite your workforce in a good cause! 

Could your company help? By partnering with Advance you will be working with a charity whose services are proven to save lives. In addition, you will:

  • Create a positive association for your brand by contributing to the community
  • Increase staff engagement through fundraising activities for Advance
  • Be assured that your funding is making a difference, going directly towards services that are changing women’s lives for the better.

Run for us, here is a link for what we can do for you in return! please contact us if you would like to run/ride/swim your way to Fundraising for Advance.

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“I can’t speak highly enough about Advance. If I needed any help I was always able to call you. For those people who don’t have family support it must be a god send.”

Meet our current supporters

  Westminster City Council
  London Borough of Brent Community Safety
  Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
  London Probation Trust (CRC)
  London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Public Health
  Standing Together Against Domestic Violence
  London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Domestic Violence Housing Services
  London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Third Sector Fund
  London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Community Safety (Criminal Justice)
  Barrow Cadbury
  Ministry of Justice
  Home Office
  London Borough of Brent VSIF
  Comic Relief
  London Borough of Brent Troubled Families
  Kensington and Chelsea Family Services
  Shepherds Bush Housing Group (SBHG)
  Other Donors

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“Advance was instrumental in helping keep me safe and I began to feel less worthless and took control of my life.  It’s been a long journey, but I am stronger now and have the confidence to work with others, and although it was very tough, I like who I am today!”