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Sarah Grimwood

2020 prudential ridelondon

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I’m cycling 100 miles for Ride London 2020 to raise money to support Shelter, and the work they do to tackle homelessness.[/p][p]Living in London, I see homelessness first hand on a daily basis. Especially in winter, it breaks my heart to think that these people, these human beings (sometimes with their canine companions), are spending their night curled up in a doorway trying to shelter from the bitter wind. Homeless people are over nine times more likely to take their own life than the general population. NINE TIMES. They reach the point where they feel that their life is so unbearable through cold or hunger that they would rather die than endure another day. [/p][p]Even if we’ve had a bad day at the office, we still have the luxury of coming home to a house, a meal, and a shower or bath. We can refill our cup or plate whenever we choose. Homeless people don’t have this luxury, and these are things that most of us take for granted. We sometimes forget that even if we’ve had a rough day, there are people out there that would give literally everything to have the privileges that we have.[/p][p]Homelessness can happen to anyone - people leaving the army, someone fleeing a violent relationship, or simply being unable to afford rent any more. [/p][p]Shelter work to help get people off the streets and into safe accommodation - more than one in three have experienced violence while homeless. It’s a very vulnerable situation to be in.[/p][p]So, I’m getting my ass in shape and riding 100 miles to raise money for Shelter. If you have a few pounds spare, I’d be forever grateful, and so will the person that it ultimately benefits. It will help give them hope for the future, and a reason to live.[/p]

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Supporters

Dec 9, 2019

Anonymous

Aug 14, 2019

Tony

Good luck Sarah. I've heard the hills are just a myth!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Aug 12, 2019

MARIA GB

Good Luck Sarah!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 10, 2019

Thabo

Good luck S!

£10.00

Aug 9, 2019

Maisie

Woof

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Aug 7, 2019

Katie J

Go Sarah Go!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Aug 6, 2019

Lee

Nice one Sarah. Best of luck on those hills!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Aug 6, 2019

Kelsey

Good Luck!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid