January 18 2019
On 17th March 2019, the team at Sims Hilditch will be taking part in the Bath Half Marathon to raise money for Genesis Trust. We have chosen to support Genesis Trust because they do remarkable work in the community to help people who are hungry, homeless and vulnerable.
In 2017 in the South West, 11,250 people were considered homeless. Nationally, homelessness has risen by 132% since 2010, constituting 300,000 people across the UK.
Genesis Trust began in 1990 when Gail Hodges saw homeless teenagers rummaging in a bin for food in Bath. Realising that they were sleeping rough, Gail began to provide them with soup each night. This soup run still operates today.
Genesis Trust officially became a charity in 1995 and since then have realised that its not just rough sleepers that need support. Their ten interlinking projects provide basic resources such as food, clothing and furniture, as well as mentoring, skills workshops and work experience.
Together we believe that each person is unique and deserves the opportunity to lead a happy and healthy life. We are proud to contribute to Genesis Trust’s mission of creating a supportive and thriving community where everyone has a future.
We would be extremely grateful for any donations so that together we can help eliminate homelessness. Please donate to our JustGivingpage. Thank you.