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As a #TeamJRS runner you will receive:

  • Regular e-mails containing fundraising advice and updates on our work.
  • One-to-one support from our dedicated staff member.
  • An awesome JRS UK running vest.
  • A team of runners to connect with to form a community of support.
  • Opportunity to come visit JRS UK and learn more about our work upon request.
  • Fantastic cheering support and snacks along the course.
  • Post-marathon party – with showers, massage and refreshments a plenty!


JRS team members standing and wearing the JRS shirt at London Marathon

Still need convincing?

Read what previous runners have to say about the experience:

“The atmosphere was electric. The crowds carried me. If someone is interested in doing it, I’d say it is a commitment and a sacrifice. You sacrifice a Saturday or Sunday for your long runs, but it is worth it! Maybe speak to me in four days, but right now it is worth it!” – Andrea

“I’m excited about seeing my friends and family and other supporters from JRS along the course and also the atmosphere of everyone coming together for the race.” – Rhiannon

“Thanks to Dexys Midnight Runners, for much of the 26.2 miles of the Marathon route I was regaled with both encouraging shouts or the singing of ‘Come on, Eileen’, which tended to amuse the performers no end – I was delighted to be provided with so much inspired entertainment and laughter as I concentrated on putting one more step in front of another with something that resembled speed.

Truly the crowd of well-wishers who stood in the cold and the rain were superb. I loved the singers, the bands, the drummers, you all helped it along. Placards made me laugh, my favourite was ‘Where’s everybody going?’ and ‘PAIN is just French for bread’.

The number of charities – over 1,700 – for which people were running to raise money was astonishing and very moving. I saw real dedication and heroism along the way. I reflected on this mass of humanity and thought: what wonderful people we have in our midst.” – Eileen

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 Centre in Wapping and hardship fund, assisting refugee friends with their basic needs. We provide regular hardship grants to enable people to travel across London to access essential services, to attend immigration, medical and legal appointments, and to buy everyday essential items they may need. Alongside food and clothing, we provide essential toiletries including soap, shampoo, shower-gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, and sanitary towels.

Hardship grants, food and toiletries are given to destitute refugees, who do not receive benefits, have no right to work, and no access to government asylum support. We also offer small grants for educational needs and sometimes assist with exceptional needs.


A picture of toiletries: toilet paper, shower gel, shampoo etc.

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

020 7488 7310

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