Lee Valley Velopark Sponsored Race – Saturday 30th April

Published: Thursday, March 31st, 2022

This is a blog by our Fundraising and Public Relations Intern Lucy Harris.

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Why me? are excited to announce that we will be participating in our first team sponsored event on Saturday 30th April. At the Lee Valley Velopark in London, our team will take part in either a Half Marathon, 10 mile, 10k, 5k or one mile to raise money in support of Why me?’s work to transform lives through Restorative Justice. 


Meet our fundraising team, collectively running 30k so far…

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Director Lucy Jaffé, Fundraising and PR Officer Lucy Harris, Fundraising Manager Duncan Shallard-Brown and Restorative Justice Development Officer Sula Blankenberg.


Ways for you to get involved…

  • Join our growing team! We would love to have as many people running and raising money for Why me? as possible. All abilities are welcome! To get involved, please email lucy.harris@why-me.org for details on signing up.
  • Donate to Why me? in support of our runners through our Just Giving page. Click ‘Give Now’ to donate any amount, or scan our handy QR code below. 
  • If you can’t donate, you can help by clicking ‘Share’ on our Just Giving page to share with your friends and family. This could be through your social media profile, to a group on WhatsApp or an email list.
  • Come and support our fundraisers at the Lee Valley Velopark in London, on Saturday 30th April!

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How does my donation help transform lives? 

Restorative Justice gives victims of crime the chance to ask questions, explain the impact a crime had on their lives 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 have committed crime to see the consequences of their actions. Restorative Justice is a proven way to address trauma from crime and reduce re-offending. 

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

“The minute we were in the same room, perspective came back in my life… I instantly got my power back. I got my life back…”

Domestic abuse survivor 

“Restorative Justice is an opportunity to see, and understand what you have done. I would hope that anyone who has the opportunity to do it will grab it with both hands, because there is nothing to lose, only to gain.”


We want more people to be able to experience the life-changing benefits of Restorative Justice and our aim is to raise £1,000 through our amazing fundraising team to make it happen. We genuinely value all contributions and donations, and as a small charity any gift will make a huge difference to us.


For more information or to get involved, please contact Lucy Harris at lucy.harris@why-me.org.

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