Our site needs cookies

We need cookies to help you sign in, create a fundraising page and donate. If you want to fundraise or donate on our site, you will need to turn on cookies How to turn on cookies.

It looks like you are trying to access a charity account.

Please click here for the charity sign in page. If you are not trying to access a charity account, please contact us.

Profile

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]
London Marathon image 1

Share Amy's story

Supporters

Apr 26, 2019

Tom

Massive effort for a great cause. Hope the blisters go easy on you!

£20.00

Apr 26, 2019

Nellie and Katie

Run Amy, run! Best of luck on Sunday, we know you'll smash it!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2019

Philip Jane Bethan and Dylan

So proud of you. We'll be cheering you on all the way.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2019

Sophie Again

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2019

Freya

Dear Amy Terry and I would like to wish you a successful Marathon on Sunday. We'll be thinking of you and looking out for you on TV ! Take care of your feet. Great to see how much you have raised already. Mum and Sam must be very proud. Love, Freya

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2019

Geraldine

Best of luck Amy!! Rather you than me! xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2019

Sophie Morris

Good luck Amy!!

£15.00

Apr 25, 2019

Anna

Go you Amy - you'll be great :)

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2019

Jason P

Run Amy Run! Take it easy out there and as unlikely as it sounds, enjoy it!

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2019

Niki L

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid