A friend of mine is a lecturer at London South Bank University and we were at a birthday dinner a couple of weeks ago when we got chatting. She knows I’m a runner and mentioned a project that her students are doing with A Mile in Her Shoes.
If you don’t know, A Mile in Her Shoes is a charity that helps homeless women to find their feet through running. They organise running groups with qualified run leaders and work with the women to support them in a variety of issues around homelessness.
I knew of the organisation and was already following them on twitter – @InHerShoesHQ – so was excited to hear what they were doing.
They are investigating ways the runners can help the organisation, and to start with have put together a survey for female runners to complete. Please take part here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5Y25GBV
A Mile in Her Shoes is part-funded by UnLTD (a social enterprise organisation) through LSBU, but they rely mostly on donated clothing.
Please get in touch with them if you have any spare running shoes or kit that could be used by the women or sold to raise funds for the project. For more in formation, visit their website at http://amileinhershoes.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org