A Mile in Her Shoes

Registered Charity Number 1183760

Total raised
£510.00 + £111.25 Gift Aid = £621.25
+ £111.25 Gift Aid
+ £0.00 Gift Aid

About A Mile in Her Shoes

We want to see a world where women can change their lives through fitness. Through running-related fun and fitness, we have aimed to create an inclusive community where women can feel good about themselves; bringing them together to enjoy the physical, mental and social benefits.

AMiHS seeks to remove as many barriers as possible to participation. Our sessions have been developed with input from with participants, volunteers and homelessness organisations. By working in partnership with relevant homelessness organisations - such as refuges, housing associations and charities working to combat homelessness - that women know and may already be accessing, we are able to provide regular sessions and bring women together to meet other women with similar experiences. 

The majority of homeless women have experienced complex trauma, and so our sessions are run by female fitness group leaders to address concerns over emotional and physical safety.  

We provide new and lightly used high quality full running kit (socks and sports bras always new) and healthy snacks and bottled water to replace calories burned in our sessions.  

Women who've participated say that they:

•have a sense of belonging, increased confidence and awareness of the importance of social interactions

•feel they have built rapport within the group and feel part of a social network

•don’t feel defined by their experiences of homelessness whilst attending the group

•Clothing provision is important to them: “It’s great we have proper runner’s stuff to wear, it’s the best items of clothing that I own”

•the groups have knowledgeable leaders, are inclusive and cater for women of all abilities.

Benefits to health self-reported by women include:

•Decrease in symptoms of stress, depression and back pain

•Feeling more proactive, empowered, happy and physically fit

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