UPDATE: In light of recent guidance relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now hoping to complete the ISTied Walk in July this year.  We are very grateful to those who have supported our walkers already, and donated to Oxford Health Charity so far.  

We, the Intensive Support Team (IST) appreciate the difficulties that various members of our community face. Being members of Oxford Health Foundation Trust, we see the value first hand of the work and support which Oxford Health charity provide.

As a therapeutically inclined team with a focus on social inclusion, we enjoy the benefits of outdoor activities with loved ones and friends.
As a team who support individuals with behaviours that can be described as challenging, we regularly encounter social isolation and the impact this can have. We are raising money to go towards the Oxford Health Learning Disability Fund, with a key focus on spending the funds in ways which break down barriers and open up opportunities for those experiencing social isolation.

We are using our interest of outdoor pursuits to complete a team 10km walk through the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside for Oxford Health Charity on the July 21.

However this will be no ordinary walk!!  We will be the ISTied - taking on 10km where we are tied to each other! And as it is countryside it will involve climbing, jumping and hurdling of stiles, drains and ditches!

Please support us by donating whatever you can as we take on this incredible challenge and support in contributing towards reducing social isolation for individuals with a learning disability!

Samantha Haddy