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Rock2Rock Cycle Ride

On September 17th, a team of us are cycling over 800 miles in 12 days - setting off from Rock in Cornwall to the rock of Gibraltar to raise awareness and vital funds for veterans' charity Launchpad.
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Closed on 07/11/2023
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On September 17th, a team of us are cycling over 800 miles in 12 days - setting off from Rock in Cornwall to the rock of Gibraltar.

There will be eight of us taking part in the challenge - including serving military, veterans and civilians.

We're raising awareness and vital funds to support the work of Launchpad - a veterans' charity which provides vital accommodation and support to homeless veterans who have found the transition from the military to civilian life difficult.

The charity is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and since 2013, they have supported over 635 veterans. 90% of the veterans who arrive at Launchpad are homeless - either street homeless or sofa-surfing.

Launchpad provides accommodation for 101 veterans in three houses in Newcastle, Liverpool and Durham. On average over the last five years, 60% of the veterans have achieved successful move-ons and 32% have gained employment whilst with Launchpad.

For some, Launchpad may be a brief stepping-stone, giving them time to adjust quickly, for example, those who have just left the Armed Forces but have left resettlement plans late, or are briefly in transit from one job to another or one location to another.

However, 90% of residents who come to us were homeless immediately before arrival and some come through release from prison. Many of the residents have mental health issues, ranging from anxiety to service and non-service-related PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). Some need help with addictions to alcohol, drugs and gambling. Others have found themselves homeless because of relationship and family breakdowns or not being able to secure paid employment.

You can find out more about Launchpad at their website at www.veteranslaunchpad.org.uk

Your support for Rock2Rock and Launchpad would be much appreciated by all riders and the veterans living at all three houses.

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Our purpose is to reduce homelessness, unemployment and social deprivation among veterans. We provide affordable rented accommodation in three houses in Newcastle, Durham and Liverpool and support up to 101 residents to engage with our partners to benefit from training, employment and move on.

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