Run & Support your Community

The Legal Run groups runners from numerous international law firms in Brussels who join forces as they participate in the annual 20km run through Brussels.

As one team, they raise funds for a local charity which they select every year.

In 2016, The Legal Run is supporting
AFU Accueil Familial d'Urgence www.afu.be
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Charity candidates for 2017 15/12/2016

1) Demoucelle Parkinson Charity: The Demoucelle Parkinson Charity aims to help, advise, support those existing projects and organisations that are most likely to be critical in finding a cure to Parkinson's. The goal of the charity is to make them more successful by giving them their time, energy and skills in the areas they master. In April 2005 Patrick Demoucelle was diagnosed with the disease. With his wife they established the charity and decided to channel significant time, revenues and energy to their cause. http://www.demoucelle.com/charity/ - Project Presentation

2) European Women’s Lobby: The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) brings together the women’s movement in Europe to influence the general public and European Institutions in support of women’s human rights and equality between women and men. EWL envisions a society in which women’s contribution to all aspects of life is recognised, rewarded and celebrated - in leadership, in care and in production; all women have self-confidence, freedom of choice, and freedom from violence and exploitation; and no woman or girl is left behind. www.womenlobby.org - Project Presentation

3) Accueil Familiale d’Urgence: The Family Home Emergency offers accommodation in a host family for children in circumstances of danger, crisis or emergency in their own family. This temporary home, up to 45 days, should enable them to find a stable and warm environment giving the time to the authorities or appropriate child services to find the best solution for the child(ren), return in their family or go to a more long term solution keeping in mind the best solution for the children. www.afu.be - Project Presentation

4) Arthur Forever: The purpose of this association is to support children suffering from infectious diseases such as meningitis, as well as their parents ; to help medical research into such illnesses and to raise awareness about organ and blood donation. www.arthurforever.be - Project Presentation - Short Presentation

5) Domaine des Enfants les Cailloux: Centre d'hébergement qui a été agréé pour l'accueil et le traitement, en régime d'internat, d'enfants et d'adolescents présentant des troubles du comportement résultant de perturbations de la structure de la personnalité et/ou familiales touchant principalement les aspects relationnels et affectifs, d'une gravité telle qu'ils nécessitent des prises en charge pluridisciplinaires. www.lescailloux.be - Project Presentation

6) Teach for Belgium: They want to close the gap between students that go to "privileged" schools and students that go to schools in "poor" neighbourhoods. They recruit teachers, give them an extra training, organize summer schools, are involved in the educational reforms and much more. www.teachforbelgium.org - Project Presentation

7) De Kampenhoeve: De Kampenhoeve provides therapy to special needs kids and adults with the help of donkeys and horses. Children and adults visit on a weekly basis individually or in small groups. De Kampenhoeve is located in a natural environment between Mechelen, Leuven and Brussels. www.kampenhoeve.com - Project Presentation

8) Foyer Youth club: Foyer is a non-profit organisation located in Molenbeek. It is active on the local, regional and international levels, focusing on social cohesion and on the empowerment and integration of people of immigrant background. The Youth Work Team focus on the integration of youngsters through cultural, sports and leisure activities, homework classes and language learning games. www.foyer.be - Project Presentation

9) Community Help Service: CHS is a non-profit organisation established in 1971 as a resource for the English-speaking expatriate population of Belgium. Since then it has developed its telephone Helpline, its Mental Health Centre and its Educational Testing Services to encompass the many different expatriate communities in Belgium who find it easier to use English rather than one of the official languages of Belgium. Since CHS has been in existence it has built up an expertise, second to none, in providing solutions, through therapeutic support, to the range of difficulties encountered by the people who turn to it in times of stress. www.chsbelgium.org/en