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Amy Zalin-Miller

London Marathon

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I've decided to take on the challenge of my first (and only!) marathon to support New Bridge. [/p][p]New Bridge volunteers befriend people in prison who may have lost hope. Just exchanging letters helps. [/p][p]Some prisoners had no visitors for years before their befriender came. [/p][p]They have 266 active volunteers who supported 638 prisoners last year with 9,640 letters, and over 13,260 volunteer hours. [/p][p]New Bridge volunteers travelled 122,000 miles in 2018 to give their time to supporting prisoners, so I’m going to run 26.2 miles to help them continue the important work they do. [/p][p]To understand how New Bridge changes lives, here’s some words from prisoners they’ve befriended:[/p][p]“I am a prisoner of 26 years and for the last 11 years with New Bridge. It has changed my life. I am looking forward to being released knowing that I will not come back to prison.”[/p][p]“I’m in contact with no-one apart from New Bridge due to the fact that no-one else wants to know me. Since signing up, New Bridge has helped me develop new goals and ambitions for my future. It has helped me to trust people again. Furthermore, it has realistically changed my life. New Bridge is a [url=http://x-apple-data-detectors://7]10/10[/url] befriender service.” [/p][p]“My befriender has become a very important part of my life. She gives me hope for the future, does not judge and often gives me great advice. She is now my only outside contact – her letters give me something to look forward to” [/p][p]“The befriender I have has made my time in prison more bearable and made me less violent”[/p][p]“I’ve had an amazing outcome. I had no outside contact, was feeling low and getting lower. I needed to drag myself out of this. It has helped me see that I have a lot to share, that I am capable of more than I thought I was with regard to my art work and open university studies. It has helped me see that I am more than my past”[/p][p]You can listen to one of the volunteer's stories here:[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/LLVHP3NnvRs?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GSQ9wBoy1S8?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p]Find out more about what people in prison - and befrienders say - at [/p][p]www.newbridgefoundation.org.uk [/p]
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Supporters

May 12, 2019

Sue Smith

Well done Amy!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 5, 2019

Ruth Odell

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 3, 2019

Michael

Go ninjas go! Congrats, amazing and inspiring work! Incredible achievement, and great cause

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

The Brown family

Dear Amy Congratulations on a brilliant run. Paddington was impressed with the rhinos but surprised the zoo let them out. He is going in for the Marathon ballot next year now he knows he doesn’t have to dress up as a human being.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Ilona

Well done Amy - you are a star xxxx

Apr 28, 2019

Jill

Assuming congratulations as I write on Sunday pm!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Sue Graham and Rose

Amy, Go!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Sarah M

Amazing effort Amy! Well done xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Alex

Go Amy!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Christina and Family

Hope you enjoy the day, an amazing feat for a very deserving charity :)

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid