If you spend a few hours running the Bath Half for Mercy in Action you can change your life by getting fitter and at the same time you can change a child’s life forever….how amazing is that?
Mercy in Action is a Bath based charity that works with street children and families living in poverty in the Philippines. We are committed to rescuing vulnerable children from the dangers of the streets by offering them food, shelter and an education. In order to achieve this we have 3 children’s homes supporting around 30 abandoned and abused children, a drop in centre for street children and sponsor over 400 children to attend school. We alleviate suffering and see people freed to live happier, healthier and safer lives. We work with families and the wider community to see real transformation and lasting change take place but there are still many more children on the streets that need rescuing.
In 2016 we opened our first UK based project here in Bath; a home providing support and security for up to 5 young, homeless mothers & mothers to be, and we now have a second home in Trowbridge. These projects aim to develop a sense of ‘home’ where young mothers feel safe, well supported and can learn the life skills needed in order to not only become the very best mum they can be, but to also learn about successfully managing their own tenancy and develop their independence. For more information, please see our website.
Mercy in Action has a number of charity shops around Bath which is our primary way of raising funds for our work. We have been operating for more than 20 years, and in this time we have helped thousands of people with feeding, education, housing, medical support and much more. Mercy in Action has 10 spaces for the Bath Half Marathon 2019. We ask that our runners raise a minimum of £200 fundraising (this is straightforward via JustGiving) in addition to an entry fee of £40. We will provide:
– Help with a training programme (including an initial consultation, weekly group run and discounted gym membership)
– Support on the day
– Branded top for running in on race day
Mercy in Action will be working in conjunction with the Genesis Lifestyle and Fitness centre in Bath to provide support and training to all of our runners, to help ensure that you are fully prepared for the race, and are able to get the most out of it. We want this to be an experience that you enjoy, and an achievement of which you can be proud. So whether you are a regular runner who’s looking to better their time, or if this is your first half-marathon we will do what we can to support you each step of the way.
In 2017 our runners raised over £2,500 and we would love to raise even more in 2019. If you would like to do something amazing for Mercy in Action, please contact our office for details on securing a place, on 01225 443600 or email [email protected].
We sponsor children from kinder to college
We rescue children from a life on the streets and give them a home
We support street kids at our drop-in centre