What Support will I get from JRS UK?

You will receive regular emails from us and Jesuit Missions with fundraising ideas, help with setting up your fundraising page, tips on training and most importantly, encouragement! We will do all that we can to support you both in the run up to the marathon on marathon day itself.

If you feel that you are up for the challenge this amazing experience presents, get in touch with Megan at JRS UK for more information.

 

Where will the money I raise go?

The money you raise will go directly to supporting destitute refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.

JRS UK relies on donations from individuals to support our work with destitute asylum seekers through our Day Centre and hardship fund, assisting our refugee friends with their basic needs. We provide a transport grant to enable people to travel to the day centre and to attend immigration, medical and legal appointments. We provide a monthly hygiene pack with essential items such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste and sanitary towels. Travel grants and hygiene packs are given to those asylum seekers who do not receive benefits or asylum support. We also offer small grants for educational needs and sometimes assist with exceptional needs.

Register your interest now!

As a runner with JRS UK you will receive:

regular e-mails, containing fundraising advice and updates on our work

fantastic cheering support and snacks along the course

an awesome running vest

pre-race pasta party

post-marathon party – with showers, massage and refreshments a plenty!

 

Still need convincing?

Read what previous Jesuit Missions runners have to say about the experience:

“The experience of feeling a part of a team, of running for a truly worthwhile cause, of being looked after from the early training, through to dinner the night before, the support on the day, invitations to the ‘After’ party, the pats on the backs, and the photos – have made this one of the best days of my life –thank you, thank you very much” – Ben Smith

“I am really impressed by the amount of time and effort all the supporting team did put to make us feel comfortable. The big applause really goes to you all. It has been an incredible and personally rewarding experience for me, where the time result was of secondary importance and the main takeaway was the team spirit I found there, the great cause we run for and great people I met.” – Nacho Pedraz

 

Jesuit Refugee Service UK
The Hurtado Jesuit Centre
2 Chandler Street, London E1W 2QT

020 7488 7310
uk@jrs.net

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