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£175.00 of £500 target +£41.25 Gift Aid See breakdown

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5 hours ago



+ £2.50 Gift Aid

This is a brilliant thing to do, thank you


Sue Saville


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Great you’re doing this Lucy.

2 days ago



+ £6.25 Gift Aid

3 days ago

Lucie Spiers


3 days ago

Nigel Hamway


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

6 days ago

Sue F


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done - I really hope that you enjoy it!

Walk Oxford 2024 for Archway

Event date: 23rd June 2024

Lucy Matheson is raising money for The Archway Foundation

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My story

Relationship is one of the most profound human needs. It is shocking how quickly those who are alone lose their interpersonal skills, which then makes it even harder to build relationships. Archway does such important work to help those who are isolated feel connected, one cuppa and conversation at a time, through one-to-one befriending for the housebound and social groups for those who can get out and about. Some of Archway's Friends suffer such severe social anxiety that for the first couple of months of attending a social group, they may not make it past the foyer, but as they begin to feel more familiar with the set up and safe, they might move to sitting at the back of the hall. The day they sit themselves at a table with other people and participate in conversation is such a wonderful moment. As a small charity, donations make a huge difference to what Archway can do. For example, one grant meant they could give each Friend an Easter egg. Such things make such a difference to people who feel unwanted or forgotten.
I am not known for my athletic endeavour, but if you felt able to donate even a fiver to this worthy cause, it would encourage me round the 17 mile course (especially if it is miserable weather!) And given my toenails are already bruised... Thank you.

£10 could provide telephone support for two weeks to someone who is lonely.

£25 could help pay towards a home visit to a Friend who is housebound.

£50 could enable a Friend to attend one of our regular social groups.

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Lucy Matheson is fundraising for

The Archway Foundation

Charity number: 299533

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