Race the Train Official Charity
Odyssey Project is delighted to be the Official Race the Train Charity – the pictures on this page are from some of the many fundraising events we have held over recent years.
Odyssey is a unique organisation which enhances the quality of life for people living with and beyond cancer through programmes of adventure based mainly in the outdoors. Using the stimulation of uncertainty and surprise Odyssey takes participants on a five-day journey aimed at combating the psychological and emotional devastation caused by their illness. By supporting people to overcome appropriate challenges, (some of them physical, others creative or artistic) Odyssey helps people rebuild their confidence in themselves and what they are able to do and subsequently regain their zest for life.
Odyssey courses are for people living with or having had a recent experience of cancer and who need a helping hand to get on with life again. Places are free and available to anyone over 18. There is no upper age limit; the oldest we have had so far is 84!
Patients are referred onto our courses through health professionals working in the NHS, private hospitals, hospices and GP clinics. Regular training events ensure that referrers have the chance to experience Odyssey for themselves and that courses continue to fulfil patients needs. Our long-term aim is to widen Odyssey’s cover geographically so courses are available to people from all over Britain and within easy access of where they live.
Please sign up to run for us by ticking the box on your entry form – we’ll get in touch with you and help you get started.
For more information on the charity please visit our website:www.odyssey.org.uk