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Marathon, Cycling and Festivals

London Marathon April 22nd 2020

Places for the London Marathon 2020 are now full.

Please consider supporting our international runners in meeting their fundraising goal:

RODRIGO CHAVÉZ:  I’m Mexican and live in Toluca. I’m very grateful for the warm welcome I received when I was studying in Manchester, 15 years ago. Time has gone by, but the love I feel for the country remains the same. I started running in 2009 to improve my health and quickly fell in love with the sport. My training is going very well and I can't wait to participate in this magnificent event.

Support Rodrigo and the NSC by visiting his online giving page!

If you are interested in running the London Marathon 2021, please get in touch.  We typically ask runners to pay £100 (TBC) towards the entry fee (we pay the remaining £300 (+)) and to raise £1600 (TBC) in sponsorship. Please note spaces are not guaranteed.


Photo of London Marathon 2019 runners

Royal Parks Half Marathon October 11th 2020

Two spots are still available! If you are interested in running the 2020 Royal Parks Half Marathon for us, then please get in touch.
We ask runners to pay £70 towards the entry fee (we pay the remaining £70) and to raise £350 in sponsorship.

The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon is one of the most scenic city runs in the world. Starting and finishing in Hyde Park, the beautiful 13.1 mile route races through Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Green Park and St James's Park. Runners can enjoy magnificent views of some of the capital's most iconic landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Marble Arch and the Royal Albert Hall. Read more about the Royal Parks Half Marathon here.


This year, NSC is proud to support the Latin American Institute for Agroecology (IALA), which trains youth ages 17 – 30 in sustainable growing practices and community leadership. Students come from Central American and Caribbean campesino organisations that are part of La Via Campesina, a global movement representing 200 million rural workers in hundreds of social movements.

IALA methodology alternates training at the Institute with placements in co-operatives where students expand and apply their learning. The campus is an agroecological farm, created by the students, facilitators and workers, and the course aims to provide training - technical, political, ideological and spiritual - as the basis for achieving food sovereignty and promoting social and political activism.

Money raised from these sponsored events will go towards this appeal and our general work: sending delegations, bringing over Nicaraguan speakers, producing a magazine and supporting trade unions and co-operatives in Nicaragua. 

You can donate in three ways:

* make a donation online
* make a bank transfer bank transfer to NSC 60-83-01 50724556   Ref: Your name
* or print and complete the form here and post it with a cheque. Please remember to complete the Gift Aid section.


Bar Work at Festivals:

If you're over 18 and interested in doing voluntary bar work at festivals, read on. If selected, we get paid for your labour by the Workers’ Beer Company (WBC) and you get free entry to festivals such as Glastonbury. Sometimes transport is provided as well.

It's fun for you and a vital way of fundraising for us. Bar experience is not necessary but you must be reliable and committed to the event. It is better if you are known to NSC, for example as a member or supporter, to take part.

For details and application form contact us by email. Thanks.