13 November 2022
Charity half marathon team seeks missing three hundredth donor
Woop woop team #RunforYouth! On behalf of the young people we work with, Oxfordshire Youth congratulates and hugely appreciates every single one of the 34 wonderful people who took on the Oxford Half Marathon, and the lovely people who sponsor them. This is the biggest bunch of runners we have ever entered in the race and they have all been busy fundraising from the moment their trainers trotted over the finish line. Two hundred and ninety nine kind souls have pledged to give so far. Will you be the three hundredth? If you can take a minute to donate via our JustGiving page, then thank you number 300, whoever you are.
The race is the fun bit – though some of our runners might not have agreed with that statement as they trudged towards the 22 kilometre end point! Pippa Trench (pictured), Oxfordshire Youth’s Research and Impact Manager, had a great run and she is currently one of our highest individual fundraisers, well done Pippa! The serious side of sponsored events is the work done by the organisation everyone is fundraising for. Young people at risk of homelessness, living with mental health issues and trying their hardest to stay in school and make the right choices for their futures need decent housing and youth work support more than ever before. This is our 75th anniversary year of supporting young people in Oxfordshire and our services are in the highest demand in the charity’s history. If you choose to donate to us before our OxHalf JustGiving page closes on November 25th, we make a promise to use your donation wisely and with compassion.
During our anniversary we’re aiming to raise £75,000 through individual giving because the impact of inequality in Oxfordshire is as bottomless as the need that arises from it. If you’re a long distance planner, why not get in training to join the Oxfordshire Youth team of runners in 2023? We pay your entry fee and support you all the way, offering training tips, one of our bright red, sustainable t-shirts emblazoned with our distinctive primary coloured, triangle motif and help and advice, so check out the Events section on our Support the Vision page.