Fundraisers Supporting Social Enterprise Charity Jericho Foundation in Great Midlands Fun Run

Real Life Church

The Jericho Foundation is absolutely delighted that members of Real Life Church will be running to raise money for the Jericho Foundation at this year’s Great Midlands Fun Run.

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Real Life Church is a vibrant church in Sutton Coldfield that is part of the Newfrontiers family of churches. They are a growing group of men, women and children who love to meet God, be together and have fun, eat cake, study the Bible, serve the needy and see lives impacted by the power of Jesus http://www.findreallife.co.uk.

The Great Midlands FuGreat Midlands Fun Runn Run has been held annually since Sunday 14th September 2003. It is not a race – it’s a fun event for people of all ages and abilities.

In addition to participating, entrants are encouraged to contribute towards the key objective – to provide financial support to charities and voluntary organisations, preferably across the Midlands – by collecting sponsorship money for a charity, voluntary organisation or community interest group of their choice. This financial support directly improves the quality of life for those who live with physical, learning or emotional disability.

The Fun Run is staged over an 8.5 mile all-tarmac route, starting in Sutton Coldfield town centre and incorporating Sutton Park before returning to the finish line in the town centre.

Last year £347,024 was distributed to 267 charities and voluntary organisations nominated by those who took part, which also featured a capacity field of 7000 people and 87 dogs – for the sixth year in a row. The total distributed since 2003 under the Great Midlands Fun Run banner now stands at over £2.54 million http://www.greatmidlandsfunrun.com.

The Jericho Foundation delivers high quality goods and services at competitive rates, through a range of socially-valuable and environmentally-friendly enterprises.

Based in South Birmingham, Jericho gives disadvantaged people a hand up, not a hand out. We provide paid employment together with a holistic package of support, guidance and training which is tailored to their personal needs.

We work with a broad variety of disadvantaged people who are struggling – young people, ex-offenders, homeless people and victims of modern slavery. These individuals often suffer from long-term unemployment, a lack of skills or qualifications, homelessness, alcohol or substance misuse, low self-esteem or lack of confidence, mild mental health problems or no history of work experience.

We help them to overcome these barriers while they learn on-the-job. Furthermore, when they are ready, we also provide support for them to find permanent employment elsewhere.

For more details please contact Roger Bauckham on roger.bauckham@jericho.org.uk or 0121 647 1960.

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