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£12,643raised of £50,000 target by 230 supporters

    Weʼve raised £12,643 to convert buses into sleeping, eating and educational spaces for the homeless

    London
    Funded on Wednesday, 21st August 2019

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    Story

    Two years ago, Dan Atkins (founder of Buses4Homeless) discovered a gentleman sleeping rough in a luggage storage compartment of a coach. This distressed Dan immensely.

    Later that day, he bought a double-decker bus and began refurbishing it into a home for the gentleman. Fast-forward two years, they are now very good friends and gladly the gentleman is back in employment, has a roof over his head and is happy.

    That got Dan thinking… We can help in this way, but on a much bigger scale.

    The Buses4Homeless project is looking to raise £160,000 to refurbish 4 buses into spaces for Sleeping, Eating and Learning.

    Two vehicles will be converted into #Buses4Shelter, sleeping up to 40 homeless Veterans per night (14,600/yr).

    One vehicle will be converted into #Buses4Dining, providing meals for the Veterans.

    The final vehicle will be converted into #Buses4Learning, offering personal development and online vocational courses in order to help equip our homeless Guests with tools to re-engage and reintegrate into the community.

    With your support, we can help those less fortunate with the first truly holistic approach to homelessness; a cause in desperate need of our help and attention.

    For more information visit http://buses4homeless.org

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    #HELP4SIM

    The #Help4Sim campaign was where the idea for the #Buses4Homeless project was conceived.

    Here's our friend Sim and the bus that we brought him 2 years back. This was the day we picked it up.

    2 years on Sim has a home, full time employment and is extremely happy that we're doing #Buses4Homeless on a much bigger scale to help more people like him.

    Sadly though, his 'kids' (the 3 dogs) didn't get to come with him. One of them had to be put down and the other 2 had to be rehoused by another charity.

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    CHRISTMAS SANTA SACK HANDOUT

    On the 21st of December we teamed up with a group of amazing women from Cobham to do a Santa Sack handout on the streets of London. We were BLOWN AWAY by the generosity of friends and family!

    We had 100 very large Santa Sacks filled to the brim with essentials as well as 100 brand new sleeping bags and well over 500 pieces of pre-loved clothing. It was one of the proudest days of all of our lives and there wasn't a dry eye on board.

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    CEO Sleepout @ Lords Cricket Ground

    One of the things that changed my perspective VERY fast was taking part in a CEO Sleepout at Lords Cricket Ground in November. It was FREEZING and not enjoyable at all.

    In fact at the end of it I literally was overcome with emotion at the thought that there are people out there everyday that don't get to go home to a warm flat, get into a warm shower and then into a warm safe bed.

    It was a day that I will NEVER forget.

    To view more of the CEO sleepout story visit CEO Sleepout Vlog

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    #HAIRCUTS4HOMELESS Launch

    On the 23rd October - 5-9pm we were joined by celebrities, media and hoards of volunteers to help our homeless friends with something as simple as a Haircut. The team were blown away by what such a simple gesture can do for the spirits of someone sleeping rough on the streets of London.

    Here's some of the pics from our #Haircuts4Homeless event where celebrity stylists came and helped bring pride to a score of homeless people.

    To view more of the #Haircuts4Homeless story visit Haircuts4Homeless Campaign

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    Thank you ever so much for taking the time to view our journey. We hope that it's inspired you to give a little to make a massive difference.

    With love and gratitude

    Dan & the team @ http://buses4homeless.org

    Updates

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    • Dan Atkins4 months ago
      Dan Atkins

      Dan Atkins

      4 months ago

      Hi everyone, thanks again for your continued support it means the world to us! Just to let you know we had a lovely feature in last nights evening standard - Feel free to read and share it on social media. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/old-doubledecker-buses-upcycled-into-shelters-for-homeless-londoners-a4164836.html Lots of love and kind regards Dan

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    • Dan Atkins8 months ago
      Dan Atkins

      Dan Atkins

      8 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      We’ve got buses 💗🙏

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    • Dan Atkins9 months ago
      Dan Atkins

      Dan Atkins

      9 months ago

      2019 couldn’t have started any better! We have partnered with an incredible organization HBAA 💗 Who, with their members, helped us raise £27,000 last night at their Annual dinner hosted by the Park Plaza Victoria. Over 40 prizes donated for the raffle & auction! We are so humbled & so grateful ... no words to say a big enough THANK YOU to everyone supporting us. BUS SHOPPING 🛒 NEXT WEEK 🙌🙌🙌🙌

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    Supporters

    230

    • Pete Magennis

      Pete Magennis

      Aug 8, 2019

      Keep up this vital work Dan.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 4, 2019

      Great initiative.

    • Rebecca Archer

      Rebecca Archer

      Aug 4, 2019

    • Dominique

      Dominique

      Aug 4, 2019

      £100.00

    • Phoebe

      Phoebe

      Aug 3, 2019

      Great idea! Good luck

      £20.00

    • Jaimi Wynn

      Jaimi Wynn

      Aug 1, 2019

    • Tony Cheng

      Tony Cheng

      Aug 1, 2019

      Hope this works!

      £10.00

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    Dan Atkins

    Dan Atkins

    London

    I'm a hard working entrepreneur with a huge heart and love helping people in need. This project is something that will help make a massive difference in people's lives. Please help us support those that need it most.

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