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Why me?

Why me? Lee Valley Velopark Sponsored Run

Why me? want to help people overcome trauma they have experienced after being harmed by crime. Our team sponsored run is aiming to raise £1,750, which could allow us to deliver comprehensive Restorative Justice to more victims of crime.
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Welcome to the Why me? fundraising team page! We are excited to be taking part in the Lee Valley Velopark Run on Saturday 30th April. Our fundraisers are running either a Half Marathon, 10 Mile, 10k, 5k or Mile to raise money in support of Why me?'s work to transform lives through Restorative Justice.

Our fundraising team, collectively running a total of 40 kilometers:

Duncan Shallard-Brown, Lucy Jaffé, Sula Blankenberg, Lucy Harris, Gabriel Harris and Abaz Shehu

How can I help?

Our fundraisers need your support! Please consider making a donation to Why me? by clicking 'Give Now'. We are a small charity so any gift will make a huge difference to us:

With your support, we can continue to deliver Restorative Justice and create change in our society. If you can't donate, you can help by sharing our page on social media and with your friends and family.

What is Restorative Justice?

Many victims of crime feel sidelined by the criminal justice process. Restorative Justice gives them the chance to ask questions about the incident, explain the impact that it had on them, and have a say in how the harm can be repaired. This restorative dialogue transforms lives by helping people affected by crime to recover, and helping people who commit crime to stop. Restorative Justice is a proven way to address trauma from crime and reduce re-offending and Why me? are the leading Restorative Justice organisation in England and Wales.

Janika's story

Janika suffered a violent knife attack at the hands of her former partner while she was pregnant. Miraculously she and her unborn baby survived. Janika's partner was convicted for attempted murder and remains in prison. After the court case, she felt her voice hadn't been heard.

I had unanswered questions of why? running on a constant loop through my head. It was exhausting and debilitating.

Janika decided to be involved in a Restorative Justice process. She was able to go to the prison where her ex-partner was being held and meet him face to face to ask all the questions that had plagued her mind since the day he attacked her.

The first phone call with Why me? was like the flood gates opening and for the first time I felt I was being listened to.

I did not want to stay a victim, I wanted to acknowledge what had happened but not be defined by it. I wanted to look to the future. Taking part in Restorative Justice was the key that unlocked the door to my future.

Janika has chosen to share her experience of Restorative Justice to empower others and to widen access to Restorative Justice.

Our Ambassadors' stories are powerful illustrations of the impact Restorative Justice can have.

For more information or to discuss making a gift please contact Lucy at lucy.harris@why-me.org.

About the charity

Why me?

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We aim to increase access to Restorative Justice for people affected by crime and conflict in England and Wales. We do this by celebrating good practice, highlighting gaps, working with practitioners and decision-makers and doing our own research.

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