Naomi's Half Marathon

by Naomi King in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 20th May 2024 we successfully raised £785 ( + est. £120.00 Gift Aid ) with 31 supporters in 35 days

This fully started as me making a joke on a whatsapp group about how I’d join in with this… And yet here I am, training for the Hackney 1/2!

This half marathon is for an amazing cause, so all of the training up and down the hills of Brockwell Park will be TOTALLY worth it. It also provides a great excuse to eat carbs and spend many hours listening to my new favourite podcast, “Who replaced Avril Lavigne?”! 

The best thing about the whole adventure is that, together as a group, we’re all raising money for my friend Jos’ amazing charity, Oak London. I’ve seen it grow from a vision years ago, into a wonderful programme today that helps so many young adults in need. Here is a bit about it…..

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 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, retreat, follow up, community projects and mentoring!

You see, it’s so good. Do check out the website for more info and stories!

Please donate! I can’t wait to see what happens with your money.
Would also be thrilled with any sidelines support we can get, so please also come along and cheer on Sunday 19th May!

"Bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendour" Isaiah 61 v3

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