Jos’ Half Marathon

by Jos in London, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £1,335

Gift Aid
+ est. £216.25
£1,500 target 1 day left
89% 16 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 27th May 2024 at 10:04pm

I haven’t run this far for 15 years - but I’m putting my running shoes back on in support of Oak London. Please donate!

Oak London is a retreat and mentoring programme for young adults who are facing significant challenges and setbacks. This includes prison-leavers and those at risk of offending, people living in hostels or supported accommodation, care-leavers, and those simply with very limited support systems. Oak London provides a holistic and supportive environment to enable participants to develop a positive sense of self-worth, build healthy relationships, and make positive choices.

The programme has 5 stages and runs across 3 months:

•          Enrolment: Getting to know the young adult, assessing their suitability for the programme, and completing safeguarding checks.

•          Retreat: 4-5 days away in Bristol. Each day starts with a 7am run and involves workshops, activities and cooking meals together. The workshops are based around 'Responsibility and vulnerability’, 'Forgiveness and reconciliation' and 'Our stories'.

•          Follow up: Ongoing weekly sessions. Eating dinner together and hosting workshops that develop upon the themes explored on the retreat. These include 'Goal-setting', 'Addressing trauma', 'Relationships', 'Money management', 'Faith and life', ‘Mental Health’ and 'Planning the community project'.

•          Community Project: An opportunity to be a positive change maker. This is participant organised and led.

•          Mentoring: On-going 1-1 support for 1 year.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£25 or more

3 of 20 claimed

£25 Reward

Free coffee at the Beehive

£50 or more

1 of 20 claimed

£50 Reward

Free dance or yoga class in Bethnal Green

£100 or more

5 of 12 claimed

£100 Reward

Oak London mug

£250 or more

Big reward

Shout out in the post-marathon Oak Ldn music video - shout out to you or your nominated person/organisation (potential to go viral)

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