Support Andrew Fay – ABP Southampton Marathon
Once a year for the past one year I have run a marathon – usually (always) in Southampton. As I’m running it this year again, I thought I would like to raise some sponsorship money for a great cause – Beyond The Streets – (BTS).
My generous work pals at Burgess Yachts in London know about BTS, as they dug into their jeans pockets on a “Wear Jeans to Work Day” a while back to raise money for them. The result was a donation to BTS and awareness of this little organisation with a great – and bold – idea:
BTS are fed up with the sexual exploitation of women who are involved in prostitution, and want to help them explore alternatives. They do this in two ways:
1 – A support phone service – not judgemental, very listen-y, confidential and gentle.
2 – Door of Hope Project – specialist support teams operating in Tower Hamlets – East London.
I have been friends with Josephine and Mark, Directors of BTS in Southampton for several years. Their work is challenging, complicated, wrenching, sad and meaningful. It’s underfunded, and this is a great opportunity to support them. I’ll do the hard bit – run a fast marathon – you support me and help BTS help others – it’s so simple!
Please donate, no matter how little, and help create a better tomorrow for women who have experienced sexual exploitation. Thanks for reading, and happy donating!