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Niki Collins

Prudential Ride 100

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Cycling is fast becoming my new passion, I can be spotted often in the beautiful Bedfordshire Hills and Villages training for the Prudential Ride 100 as I have been offered a ballot space to complete the gruelling 100 mile closed road circuit staring in London out to the Surrey hills finishing on the Mall !! [/p][p]I don’t have to raise money for this one BUT I would like to take this opportunity to raise a little money for a local charity based in Bedford who are working with the homeless getting them off the streets and back to employment via their Night Shelter facility in Bedford and their Outreach programmes in Bedford and Milton Keynes[/p][p]If, like me you see homeless in shop doorways and under the MK underpasses and not sure how to help then please donate a few pounds to the Kings Arms Project .. Knowing that I am cycling for a good and worthy cause will make the miles and the sore bum worth it !![/p][p] [/p][p]Below is some background about the charity taken from their webesite but here is the link if you would like more info..[/p][p]https://www.kingsarmsproject.org[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][i]At King’s Arms Project, Bedford we believe that there is no such thing as a hopeless case. We refuse to give up on anybody and believe that every homeless person can have a bright future.[/i][/p][p][i] [/i][/p][p][i]We deliver services to empower people on their journey out of homelessness. We provide Outreach, Accommodation and Opportunity all specifically developed to help people out of poverty. This includes working with the homeless, migrants with no recourse to public funds and Syrian refugees.[/i][/p][p][i] [/i][/p][p][i]We achieve this by supporting over 650 clients each year through our holistic services including; an 18-bed Nightshelter, Move-on Housing, a rough sleeper outreach service, Refugee Support, Pathways to Employment Training Courses for independent living and employment, and weekly free hot meals, community and signposting in the town centre (Friday Night Meeting) to engage with homeless clients who struggle to access other services. [/i][/p][p] [/p][p]Alongside our on-going costs and our specific Nightshelter campaign (to purchase the Nightshelter building), here are a few examples of specific costs: [/p][p] [/p][p]· £1.75 helps us to provide a healthy nutritious two course meal through our weekly outreach meal or Nightshelter service[/p][p]· £45 helps us to purchase a rough sleeper pack, enabling our clients to receive interim support before they move into long term accommodation. This includes a sleeping bag, roll matt and bivi bag. [/p][p]· £250 helps to cover the food and household costs necessary to provide 126 bed spaces in our Nighshelter service. [/p][p]· £500 helps us to provide skills development and employability training for up to 80 clients through our Pathways to Employment programme by covering the room hire costs for these activities for 20 weeks. [/p][p] [/p][p]We are also developing our Move-On Housing project from 14 bed spaces to 25 bed spaces, so we are raising funding for renovation costs, small appliances and cutlery to equip new this accommodation.[/p]

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Aug 12, 2018

Bev x

Sorry it’s late - we’ll done sweetie xxx

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jul 30, 2018


Well done Niki! Big hugs!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 29, 2018


£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 26, 2018


Good luck Nikki!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 22, 2018

Martin Jane via County Fire Service UK Ltd

Great cause Nik, good luck with the challenge.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jul 20, 2018

Sarah n Rick

Good luck with the ride, hope it stays cooler for you

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid