A Mile In Her Shoes Here at A Mile in Her Shoes, we encourage women who are at risk of homelessness or affected by related issues to try running as a way of exercising, socialising, lifting confidence and boosting self-esteem. We work to identify and remove any barriers to running, enabling our participants to access the same mental, physical, health and social benefits from running as any other woman. We create, lead and support running fitness groups through a volunteer-led programme. Sessions are provided by trained and insured female volunteers who are qualified to lead mixed ability groups. The content of every one of our sessions is designed to be fun and suitable for all fitness levels including absolute beginners. Everybody is welcome and we help individuals reach their own goals together. We provide all the appropriate clothing including sports bras and footwear suitable for running. Much of the kit is donated second-hand - mostly from other runners - but it is all in good condition and the sports bras and socks are always brand new.
The Ealing Eagles Charitable Foundation (a charity registered with the Charity Commission in 2018) was set up to promote health and wellbeing in Ealing and the surrounding areas. The foundation aims to ensure that Ealing Eagles Running Club can provide a safe environment for children and adults to take up and keep running, both now and in the long term. Nigel Panton is the Chair of the Trustee board, which meets every 6-8 weeks. We would like to thank James de Vivenot for all his hard work as a trustee, as he has decided to stand down this month. At the same time, we welcome Sarah Dhanda, who became a new trustee this month and is already keeping us on our toes as we develop our strategic priorities. The charitable foundation is independent of the Eagles, but obviously retains strong links with the club. For example, all of the current trustees are members of the Eagles. This year, the foundation is one of the club’s nominated charities.