Helping people thrive

London Marathon 2018


Why they are running for EECF?

Despite the growing opportunities in East London, almost 1 in every 4 children in Tower Hamlets live in income deprived households, affecting young people’s aspirations, attainment and wellbeing.

Through our Isle of Dogs Summer Programme we support fantastic local summer projects for children of all ages including football coaching, street dance activities, drama and dance workshops to help young people to learn new skills and avoid engaging in antisocial behaviour.

The scheme is delivered by a range of local well placed charities and has been running for more than a decade. Our runners' hard work running and fundraising for EECF is essential, as without this crucial funding these programmes would not be able to support as many local children.

Why school holiday activities? 

Taking part in positive activities over the summer can make a real difference; helping develop personal and social skills, reducing the likelihood young people will engage in antisocial behaviour and also helping increase motivation and engagement when they return to school.

Our runners will be supporting hundreds of children and young people to have a fun-packed summer of activities in 2018. The money they raise will be used to give grants to local projects that engage children and young people in the Isle of Dogs and South Poplar area in constructive, interesting and accredited activities over the summer holidays.

Over the last couple of years, we supported over 1500 local young people. To support our runners simply click the donate button above.  

If you already have an independent place, you can still run for EECF.  

If you were successful in the ballot, you can still be part of our team as an own place runner. Read this for more information: 

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