This is an award winning charity based in Tilbury, Essex whose vision is to transform lives by assisting individuals to actively work together to discover, and release their hidden potential to make their community a place they are proud to live and work. They support the development of skills, to help combat loneliness and isolation through their many person-centred projects.
A true story
"I lost my wife in October 2019 after battling cancer for over 5 years. Following her death, I was depressed and lost. I was in ground zero and desperately needed to rediscover my 'mojo'.
A friend suggested 'TLC Therapeutic Workshop' in One Community, and my first visit was the spark that started me to recovery. The group approach made me understand and appreciate the challenges other members were undergoing and the efforts taken at resolutions. The speaker was very helpful with hands-on advice. Most helpful for me was having a speaker who easily identified with the challenges of the group, thereby breaking down barriers to healing.
It's been over 2 months since I completed the session, and I am in a better place. I am now comfortable with speaking out and meeting people. I have applied for volunteer opportunities and hopeful for a positive response. most importantly, I am growing in confidence in my ability to cater to my family's needs. I would recommend the TLC Therapeutic Workshop to anyone who finds him/herself in the dumps and is serious about finding respite."
Why we're raising money
I want to do something I have never done before by running Berlin and Chicago Marathons concurrently in September, and October to raise £10K to help One Community support marginalised people who often have no where else to turn. Now with the cost of living rise and high inflation, many can be supported to gain back their pride and dignity.
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