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Ellen Free

Elli and Mia ran 5&10k . Thanks everyone!

We are running 10k & 5k for Room to Heal because of its unique work with torture survivors.

188 %
raised of £300 target
by 15 supporters
  • Team members: A small Room to Heal contingent, including community members. Mia, my daughter, also plans to run 5k to support Room to Heal's work.
  • Event: Battersea Park 5K & 10k, 20 Oct 2018

Room to Heal

We use the power of community to help torture survivors to heal

Charity Registration No. 1128857


I started working at Room to Heal in September 2018.It is a healing community for people who have survived torture, trafficking, and other forms of organised violence.Our members come from over 30 countries across the world.It's where people find a place of belonging. Through a holistic therapeutic programme the aim is to enable our members to heal from their traumatic experiences, find renewed meaning in life and integrate into the UK. Our community-based approach emphasises human connection. Alongside our therapeutic programme we offer practical casework support, and help community members to withstand the many difficulties they face. We are united by a common belief in humanity and respect for human rights. We grow food, cook and eat together in beautiful community gardens in Islington.

The work is simple really: it's about human connection and love.  

Room to Heal is a small NGO that does so much with so little money.  I would really appreciate any donation you can afford to make sure we can continue to do this work.  

£150 pays for a group therapy session for 10 members

£40 pays for a meal for 30 people - it's truly amazing what our community members and volunteers can cook for this amount  

£20 pays for an hour's casework appointment

£5 pays for a community member to travel to Room to Heal

On a personal note, 10km might not seem like a lot, but I can assure you I am not a runner and my 5k practice run today was not easy.  Mia is also finding it challenging - to say the least - so please be assured we are working hard for this!!

Thanks so much for your support.  Check out for lots more info on this great organisation.