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We're running the Royal Parks Half to help older people break out of loneliness and isolation

On the 10th October, the Royal Parks Half , crowned the “World’s Most Stunning Half Marathon”, will take 8 of our runners on a journey on closed roads past some of London’s world famous landmarks.13.1 miles winding through some of London's most beautiful Royal Parks- Hyde Park, Green Park, St. James’s Park, and Kensington Gardens. The Royal Parks Half marathon has been going for 11 years and each year the organisers seek to enhance the experience for both runners and spectators. More than a race, the event is a celebration of dedication, kindness, and generosity in London with fantastic food and a music festival.

Never More Needed

Hammersmith and Fulham's older residents face daily challenges physically, socially, and financially. Many of the hardships they face have become much worse over the last year. These statistics are from a 2011 Census.

Research by Age UK has found the proportion of over 70s experiencing depression has doubled since the start of the pandemic with many feeling hopeless and fearful about the future. With your support, we can continue to reach out to older people in Hammersmith and Fulham and help them recover from this crisis so that they can break out of isolation and loneliness and make the most of later life.

Can you support our runners?

Running over 13 miles is no mean feat for anybody and takes a huge amount of commitment and determination.  We are therefore so thankful to our runners for taking on this challenge and would love your support in sponsoring them.

To hear more about the way sponsorship money is used within our organisation and to pledge your support via a donation, please visit our Just Giving Page - every little counts!

 

SUPPORT OUR RUNNERS

If you can, please support our runners by donating via our Just Giving page