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At Grow, we're big fans of the work of Core Arts in Hackney so for the 3nd year in a row, a team of runners are taking on the Hackney Half Marathon on Sun 19 May 2019 to help support them!

Everyday they show how art, commununity can change lives and demonstrate just how vital art is.... Let's come together to show our support! Donate today at

Runners, friends and family, come down to the half marathon after party on Sun 19 May 2019 to celebrate and help support local mental health charity Core Arts.

Legendary Dominic Benjamin will be on the decks so this is the place to come unwind enjoy the vibes. We'll also be raising money on the day by donating 10% of the profits from the event


If you want to join in but don't want to run, just come along to Grow on Sun 19 May 2019 have have some food and drinks as we'll be donating 10% of the profits from the day.

If you want to run with us, here are 3 simple steps:


1) If you already have a place OR are still able to get one - please check the Hackney Half Website to see if places are still available…

2) Email to register your place (we have a limited number for the team so don't delay). On the day, we'll have a table reserved for us all to unwind after the run. In return for your effort, lunch and 2 free drinks are on us!

3) Share the just giving link today and ask friends and family to donate whatever they can - this is a team page so no pressure to raise money on your own but we do ask that you try and raise a minimum of £20 each so we can add that together to raise vital funds and awareness for Core Arts.

Core Arts charity have an amazing track-record of not only helping people recover from mental health problems but helping them remain well and out of hospital - so if you can spare £2, your support will help us reach our target of £300 and they can do more! We'll also be raising funds at Grow on the day too!

About Core Arts

Core Arts has 25 years experience in providing best practice and best value in Mental Health Creative Day Care in London. Based in Hackney, it promotes positive mental health and wellbeing through creative learning. Providing quality education, training, employment and social enterprise initiatives that enable people who experience mental health issues to overcome barriers, fulfill their potential and participate fully in their community. More at