We are pleased to confirm the Runway Challenge 21 chosen charities are Beresford Street Kitchen, Caring Cooks, Healing Waves and Dementia Jersey.
We encourage all competitors to help raise funds for our official charities/entities by way of sponsorship or donations.
All entrants into the challenge can set up their own online fundraising page. Once you have signed up and selected which charity/entity you would like to fundraise for, you will be emailed details from Race Nation of how to set up your own personal online fundraising page. Once you have completed setting up your personal fundraising page share this far and wide and start to drum up your fundraising support!
Beresford Street Kitchen
Beresford Street Kitchen is a social enterprise providing education, training and employment for people with learning disabilities and autism.Our Vision is of an inclusive workforce, where people with learning disabilities and autism have the opportunity to maximise their potential, be recognised for their skills and be regarded positively and with respect.Since opening our Flagship cafe in 2017 with 16 crew members, we have grown rapidly and now offer 46 crew with learning disabilities and autism a range of roles in hospitality and printing. The social enterprise now includes a catering workshop, Beresford Street Print Works, Police HQ Canteen and our latest addition, La Hougue Bie Tea Rooms. We are also developing The Aspire Life Skills Programme which is the missing education piece to the training and employment we provide. This is a co-produced adult education scheme for crew working at BSK and will enable them to further develop their employment, personal, social and general life skills. This is a major milestone in the BSK Story.
Dementia Jersey (previously known as Jersey Alzheimer’s Association) was born in 2010 becoming a standalone charity following its association with the UK Alzheimer’s Society.
Our charity is here to support anyone affected by Dementia in Jersey, in whatever way that we can.
Our aim is not only to support those affected by the diseases falling under the dementia umbrella, but to also raise awareness to help remove the stigma that can unfortunately be associated with mental health. We want all those who are living with dementia to be supported, welcomed, and understood and we wish to make Jersey a truly dementia friendly island.
Worldwide there are estimated to be 50 million affected by dementia, 1600 in our little island of Jersey. Since 2012 our charity has had a 235% increase in demand for our services, showing how critical is it that we continue to grow and support anyone that we can, and to continue educating the island.
Our charity provides a counselling service, support group, activities for those living with dementia and also an educational piece called “Dementia Friends” which provides information not only about what dementia is, but also how you can be more aware and help.
Please follow us @Dementia_Jersey and join our newsletter through www.dementia.je in order to keep up to date with our events and awareness campaigns so you can get involved in the future.