Well there's five people with justgiving sponsorship pages for the FSID <a href='http://www.justgiving.com/fundraisers/fundraiser/listgroups/default.asp?fid=238'>here. So you're not alone. I'm sure more people will be signing up for charity places, now that the ballot results are coming out.
<a href='http://www.london-marathon-justgiving.co.uk'>Free sponsorship webpages for the London Marathon.
Ok Giggling Tortoise, you'll need to think laterally.
Do you go to a day centre or a nursery or even your local doctor's with your children. One of them may be prepared to put a poster up in reception or carry sponsorship forms on reception.
What about an NCT group or a coffee morning with other mothers? If nothing else it would be a good way to make new friends.
What about your husband? Does he work? He can try to get his colleagues to sponsor you.
Do you have email acess and your friends email addresses, if you've moved hundreds of miles away from them, email is the perfect way to keep in touch and they can sponsor you online if you build a justgiving page.
If you did the Aspire swim perhaps your local swimming pool would be prepared to carry posters and sponsorship forms too.
Hope the above ideas help and may help you think of other paths too.
If you know you've got your place it's never too early to start fundraising as I bet you're starting to train for the race itself.
The sweepstake idea was used by a lot of people with justgiving pages in 2003. One person even stuck the predicted finishing times to a sweet in a bag, so people picked a number out of his bag of sweets and paid £5 or £10 a quess and got a sweet in return!
I totally agree with everyone too about getting your most generous sponsor to donate first, a family member or your boss are ideal, people do tend to follow suit both online and on paper sponsorship forms.
May well do - if it doesn't clash with the Great North Run. If you speak to the organisers at Dian Fossey, it might be worth seeing if they can get it on a different date as I'm sure that would increase the runner numbers and may even help to get TV coverage. Just a thought.