Jack Jones

London Landmarks Half Marathon for Wave Hub Muswell Hill 2024

Fundraising for Wave Cafe
£1,040
raised of £1,000 target
by 39 supporters
Event: London Landmarks Half Marathon 2024, on 7 April 2024
WAVE Hub is a force for change, championing inclusion and breaking down barriers. Your support keeps our doors open, offering opportunities for individuals with and without learning disabilities. Creating more diverse, healthier and happier community

Story

Hi,

I'm Jack, thank you for taking the time to visit my Just Giving Page. On the last Boxing Day at our annual Boxing Day Football event I was asked by Graham and Leona whether I would be up for running the London Half Marathon for WAVE Hub. It was a pretty straightforward answer - YES absolutely. I have known of WAVE from the very beginning, quite a few of my family friends are affiliated to the Hub. Every event that I have been to I am always left impressed with how amazing the work the Hub does for people with Learning Disabilities.

For a long time I have been meaning to run a half marathon with the eventual goal of running a full marathon, this seemed like the perfect opportunity. More importantly because I know that I will have an incredible support network throughout the course of the run!

Please see below a more detailed report on what WAVE Hub does:

In Muswell Hill, WAVE Hub reshapes the narrative for those with and without learning disabilities, breaking barriers and fostering a diverse, healthier, and happier society.

Challenge: Society isolates those with learning disabilities. WAVE Hub creates genuine connections, challenging stereotypes.

Impact: From our inclusive café to art sessions and exercise classes, WAVE Hub is a catalyst for life-changing opportunities. Collaboration with local organisations promotes inclusivity.

Heart of WAVE Hub: More than services, we provide shared experiences, challenging prejudices, and fostering belonging.

Contributions Make a Difference:

Inclusive Hub: Weekly café breaking down barriers over healthy lunches

Art and Craft: Fostering creativity for everyone.

Community Activities: exercise and sociable walks.Inclusive evenings for all abilities.

Mixed ability team: work experience for young adults with LD.

Jack x

About the campaign

WAVE Hub is a force for change, championing inclusion and breaking down barriers. Your support keeps our doors open, offering opportunities for individuals with and without learning disabilities. Creating more diverse, healthier and happier community

About the charity

Wave Cafe

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Wave Café is a vibrant, welcoming and fun place where people with and without learning disabilities can meet, socialise, and work together as equals. We want to help our community embrace the "we're all valued equally" ethos that underpins all Wave Café activities and remove the ‘service user’ model of inclusion. We do this by facilitating genuinely inclusive activities at our pop-up café in Muswell Hill, The United Reformed Church, London N10 3NU. Wave Café supports young adults with learning difficulties to develop life skills and gain work experience. We offer a number of internships for people with learning disabilities. We offer: - Tasty food and drink at a price point accessible to all - Creative activities to encourage mixed ability mixing, creating and socialising - A friendly, non-judgmental welcome to all, regardless of ability, age or background - A live example of a mixed ability staff team with opportunities - Partnerships with local learning disability provisions (as staff and as attendees). All are welcome to join our inclusive community café every Thursday 10am to 5pm for drinks, snacks, workspaces, art & craft, delicious healthy lunch, and a real community atmosphere.

Donation summary

Total raised
£1,040.00
+ £234.13 Gift Aid
Online donations
£990.00
Offline donations
£50.00

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