HJA’s housing team were running in support of the charity Cardboard Citizens, which works alongside young people at risk of homelessness by using theatre to develop skills, self-confidence, and to dramatize the reality of youth homelessness.
Running training began back in February and the Team’s newest addition, Karisma Ramsaran, who this week joins the Team as a paralegal, commented on the run:
“This was the longest run that I have ever done and I went in terrified of not running within the time limit or injuring myself. However, 13.1 miles later I conquered the marathon and lived to tell the tale! It was worth the lunch time and evening practices that the team and I had been doing for the last 3 months, the aches and there was no greater feeling than crossing that finish line. During the run, I was spurred on through the pain (!) by knowing we had chosen a great charity to support and we need to finish for them. Cardboard Citizens do amazing work with and for those who are Homeless using Theatre and Arts as a way to engage and get their message across.”
We are keen to partner further with Cardboard Citizens to support their unique role in helping them achieve their vision: to allow those who find themselves homeless to share their stories through drama and find lasting solutions to life’s challenges.