The Titsey Trail 10K was first held in 2009 and since then, over £69,000 has been raised from the ten years of the race for local charities which provide much-needed services in the Oxted area.
The 2018 race has raised £6,681 for two local charities providing services to local people, The Orpheus Centre and the Moor House School & College, as well as a further £700 being donated to other charities that provide support services to the race. The cheques for the two main charities will be presented after the club AGM on 18th December.
THANK YOU to all race participants and volunteers for making this possible.
The two local charities being supported by the 2018 race
The Orpheus Centre
The Orpheus Centre is an independent specialist college in Surrey which exists to increase the skills of disabled young adults by using the uniquely involving and inspiring context of the arts. Every activity is focused on developing the confidence and independence of our students. It was founded in 1998 by Sir Richard Stilgoe and based in Godstone, Surrey.
The Centre’s philosophy is that every young disabled person should have the same opportunities as their non-disabled peers. They offer a holistic learning programme, a supported housing scheme and a domiciliary care service.
Students are between the ages of 18 and 25 and have learning and/or physical impairments; they have conditions such as cerebral palsy, autism, visual and hearing impairments and Down’s syndrome. On average they stay at Orpheus for three years, and in many ways the Centre operates similar to a further education college or university. Students come from all parts of the United Kingdom. Prospective students want to come to Orpheus because they have a passion for the performing arts and a mainstream college cannot meet their access or learning needs. There are currently 28 full time students on campus and 18 day students learning practical skills such as budgeting, meal planning and computer literacy alongside song-writing, performing arts and drama.
Moor House School & College
Moor House provides specialist schooling and therapy for children with speech and language difficulties and draws on over 60 years of experience. The school has provided inspiration for other schools internationally and continues to lead in areas of specialist education, therapy and research. Moor House shares its expertise and research findings to support children in the wider community.