Brighton Oasis Project (BOP), a substance misuse service for women and families, has been operating in Brighton for 20 years. Working hard to raise its profile in the city, BOP was delighted to have been announced as one of two official local charity partners for the Brighton Marathon Weekend 2018.
This means the charity has free marathon places to give away for those willing to fundraise for BOP. Last year, runners participating in the marathon and the 10k fundraised over £2000 for BOP. This year, with more places available, the charity hopes to raise even more through the event.
Laura Ward, Fundraising and Communications Lead, says: “We are delighted to be a local charity partners for this fantastic event. In partnering with Brighton Oasis Project, Brighton Marathon Weekend is taking a huge step towards counteracting the stigma and harm attached to substance misuse that affects so many of our city’s families.
The Brighton Marathon encapsulates for our clients in recovery the powerful and inspirational message that with hard work, dedication and resilience you can achieve anything!”
For nearly 20 years, BOP has been taking an innovative, gender-specific approach to drugs and alcohol treatment. The charity works with all family members, offering structured treatment services for adults as well as 1-1 therapy for children who have been impacted by a family member’s drug or alcohol use. Each year, BOP directly supports over 500 women and 250 children and young people.
Runners wishing to take part can find information on how to sign up and create their fundraising page on the BOP website – www.oasisproject.org.uk