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Closed 04/11/2023
Light Project Peterborough

Great Eastern Run 2023

Peterborough's Great Eastern Run is taking place again in October. Run, walk or skip round the half marathon or take part in the 5K Fun Run. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for a challenge whilst wanting to raise funds for us.
£5,166
raised of £5,000 target
by 193 supporters
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Event: Great Eastern Run, on 15 October 2023
Closed on 04/11/2023
RCN 1159764

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Story

Light Project Peterborough has been active since 2009 and our desire is to be a truly city focussed, city change charity.

Our aim is to enable and equip the church and community to heal the broken-hearted, set free the oppressed, and bring good news to the poor.

To achieve this, we provide various projects including:

• The Garden House - the main hub within Peterborough for those who are homeless or rough sleeping

• Homeless Health Hub – support from numerous healthcare agencies as well as our own Health Outreach Bus

• Peterborough Night Shelter – emergency accommodation located on church sites

• Street Chaplaincy - volunteers who offer prayer and chats around the city centre

• Across Peterborough - serves the city by sharing the good news of Christian work and activities through a website and magazine

Jimmy's story

Jimmy was living in Lincolnshire with his parents but due to a family breakdown, he came down to Peterborough as he knew some friends and had a small support circle. For a few nights though, he lived on the streets. He was then referred to us by the city council as he hadn’t eaten for two days.

Jimmy recalls “On the first day [at The Garden House] I was a state; I was shaking and crying. It was Teresa who greeted me. She sat with me and calmed me down.” Since that first day, Jimmy has regained his confidence and got the "kick up the backside" he needed. He adds “I like coming to The Garden House as it means I’m not sat alone, I’m communicating with people, I’m not lonely or feeling depressed. Everyone here has been a big help. I’ve been able to sort out child maintenance and a mediation centre so I can get my kids back into my life. In such a short space of time, my whole life has changed: from being depressed, lonely and crying to now feeling happy and walking out every day with a smile on my face."

This is just one example of many who have been able to gain hope and confidence for a brighter future. The money raised for us really will make a big difference.

About the charity

The Vision of Light Project Peterborough is: Enabling and equipping the church and community to heal the broken hearted, set free the oppressed and bring good news to the poor.

Donation summary

Total raised
£5,165.09
+ £1,025.99 Gift Aid
Online donations
£5,045.09
Offline donations
£0.00
Direct donations
£330.00
Donations via fundraisers
£4,835.09

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