On Sunday 19th May twenty runners took on the Hackney Half Marathon raising over £10,000 for BID’s work providing free legal advice to people locked up indefinitely in detention centres across the UK - enough to power our advice line for 10 whole months! 

Sporting our bright blue kit, the team joined over 20,000 people as they ran an incredible 13.1 miles through London with fans, bands and DJs cheering them on from start to finish. 

We caught up with some of our amazing fundraising runners and this is what they had to say:

Alice shared why she decided to take part and raise funds for BID:

"As an absolute non-runner I will be attempting my second half marathon of the year, for the brilliant charity Bail for Immigration Detainees. They have been helping people exercise their right to liberty alongside campaigning for the end of Immigration detention for over 20 years "

Emi and Daisy who raised funds for BID said this: 

"As caseworkers we've witnessed first hand the transformative impact of BID's services on individuals navigating a system designed to obstruct access to support and legal counsel. In a racist system where obtaining advice and securing release from detention is an uphill battle, BID's work is essential."

Dolly and Elinor shared why they ran: 

"We know there is extremely limited access to legal advice in detention. The vital work that Bail for Immigration Detainees does goes some way towards addressing this. It is so important that people have access to legal advice to help them challenge their own detention."

There is still time to help our team raise more funds for our work! 

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Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) is a registered Charity No. 1077187. Registered in England as a Limited Company No. 03803669. Accredited by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner Ref. No. N200100147. We are a member of the Fundraising Regulator, committed to best practice in fundraising and follow the standards for fundraising as set out in the Code of Fundraising Practice.
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