Madagascar Run Raises Funds For Counselling Project


Marathon man Ken Tate, Sexton at St George’s Parish Church, Belfast, Diocese of Connor, has just completed a 140km race in Madagascar to raise funds for the Joseph Project.

The race, run in six stages over seven days, was a familiar challenge for superfit Ken, who has already completed many ultra marathons and adventure races, including the Everest Marathon!

Ken was raising funds for an organisation close to his heart. The Joseph Project is a unique counselling service – an innovative development of pastoral care at St George’s. The parish draws on the insights of the very best of modern psychotherapy to reach out to those in difficulty.

The project takes referrals from courts, probation service, health service and social services agencies, as well as from individuals. One of its branches is Men to Men, founded as a small company, which gives the project charity and legal status. Ken was involved in running Men to Men for a number of years.

The Joseph Project has up to 50 clients each week, all taking weekly therapy which can last months or even years. The project offers ongoing training for students wishing to be counsellors, and all counsellors are members of the British Association of …read more

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