The RWF Challenge 2019 - Royal Windsor Triathlon
For our 2019 Challenge we are doing the Royal Windsor Triathlon on Sunday 16th June.
Some of us are already training hard (and the rest of us are just about to start…) But we need your support. If you're feeling ambitious, there's still time to sign up to the Royal Windsor Triathlon and fundraise for us. Send us a message, sign up for updates here, and we'll help you get started!
If you don't think a triathlon is for you can still help. Please consider donating to some of the brave souls taking part and thus enable us to continue supporting people who've been through the criminal justice system. We'll be sharing stories and updates from all the triathlon participants on social media, so make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Below are a few testimonials from some of the people taking part. Please take a few minutes to read, share, and of course donate!
Louise & Sarah
Louise & Sarah have signed up to do the triathlon together - Louise is cycling and Sarah is running and swimming. They'll be training hard so please check out their story and donate here:
Florence has signed up to do the swimming part of the Royal Windsor Triathlon. It's going to be cold, wet, and very challenging. Florence has already started her intense training plan. Please read more and donate here:
Kathryn is our incredible Case Manager and has committed to doing the whole of the triathlon by herself. Kathryn has never run a triathlon before, so this is a seriously impressive undertaking. Please show her some support and donate here:
what is not seen still matters
we were told this today: “last night I was on the bus home after work, just like any other week day, not expecting anything especially profound to occur. I am aware that many ex-prisoners are hyper-vigilant, it comes from years of being on unconscious and often conscious alert. I think I hide this quite well, as in, I don't stare around at people or at a spot while scanning my surroundings. What happened caught me completely off guard and taught me something valuable about myself and more importantly, what other people that have been released from prison might experience too.
I was standing by the doors in the middle of the bus and there was one pushchair already in the space on the opposite side. We pulled up to a bus stop where a woman got on with another pushchair, so I moved down inside the bus to let her in and then it happened.
The woman looked around, then turned to me and asked, 'Would you hold her while I tap in please?' and proffered one handle of the pushchair to me.
I automatically took the handle and then felt not exactly overwhelmed but certainly profoundly moved by the trust and acceptance that this simple exchange conveyed in a matter of a few seconds in total until I handed back to the woman.
I'm sure the woman wasn't aware of what this meant to me and why would she? It did get me thinking though, about how we as ex-prisoners, myself included, accept distrust and unacceptance from others like it's normal and we kid ourselves that this doesn't matter.
It does matter.
Thank you to the woman on the bus.”