Will you support Ed's 14 Peaks Challenge?
As you travel to work or go shopping you may have seen more people sleeping rough and on our streets recently. This week the BBC reported homelessness is up by 165% whilst Government funding has dropped by £5 billion since 2009.
At Hope into Action we believe Churches have the power to meet much of this rising and tragic need and we are helping them to do so.
We have seen some amazing growth at Hope into Action (more than 80% in 2 years) and that now 180 tenants every single night are off the streets and being supported by over 60 churches running 68 homes across the country.
All this new work needs extra financial support. So on Sunday I am running / walking 40-45 miles over the 15 highest peaks in Wales. This includes, Snowdon, Crib Goch and Tryfan – some of the steepest ascents, descents and arêtes in England and Wales. I will be carrying my own food, water, trying to map read - and hoping to complete the run, with food stops, in 12 hours.
My aim is to raise as much money as possible for the homeless.
If you think a home with long-term relational support (provided by a church) for the homeless is a good idea then please consider sponsoring me by clicking here.
We are going to make sure this money goes to some of our most needy homes supporting people whose homelessness has been compounded by both emotional and physical struggles.
As well as one-off donations, we really need people to support us on a monthly basis. If you would like to belong to our growing community of regular givers, then please click here. If everyone reading this could pay £2 per month, we would meet our shortfall this year.
Thanks once again.
PS – I assure you none of this money will go to core costs – all to the front line.
PPS – if you want to know more about my route and the peaks click here. (Our route and time includes getting up Snowdon in the first place and then getting off the final peak to a road (which adds roughly 10 miles to the journey).
PPPS – I am not doing it alone but with one other person, a close friend who has done other such mad adventures.