For the past 7 years I have been volunteering with a community in Italy called San Patrignano. It is the world's most successful drug rehabilitation community with a 72% success rate. The long term residential programme is based on a social solution to addiction rather then a medical one. There are 52 different skills that the residents learn in the community and it is important that when they leave they have a trade to re enter society. San Patrignano is a Social Enterprise and the products that are produced there are sold with the funds being reinvested back into the community.
I have set up a UK San Patrignano Association where I help UK residents to enter the community. I also help residents from the community to come to the UK to start a new life here. Sport is an important part of community life especially running. Each year the San Patrignano Running Team run the London Marthon and this year I will be running the marathon with the team.
I am raising funds to cover the costs to get the team to London, travel and general expenses as well as the cost of entering the marathon. Thank you for your support, we really appreciate it.