Charity: The Dockland Settlements
|Area of Operation:||Isle of Dogs, Stratford, Rotherhithe|
|Pledge level:||£1500 including £50 registration fee|
For over 100 years Dockland Settlements has provided recreational, educational and counselling services and facilities to communities within the Rotherhithe and Stratford areas of London's former Dockland. Business development and regeneration within these areas has created a host of new opportunities for local people but many living in the shadow of the tall buildings and corporate headquarters, still face life in some of the most deprived areas of the country.
Dockland Settlements works within these communities providing breakfast and after-school clubs, pre-school childcare, youth work, counselling, IT training, organised sports and social activities to low-income families and the elderly.
The charity is a thriving and vibrant organisation that will face many exciting challenges in the coming years as we work to maintain and expand our capacity and redevelop our centres. In return for your commitment to raise sponsorship and so help us to achieve our goals, many of our staff and volunteers will provide marshalling and other support services on the course, particularly between mile 14 and 21, thereby helping you to achieve yours.