Over the last year or so, I have had the sad privilege of leading the memorial services of a number of people who have died sleeping rough in Ilford. While we are glad to honour them, it is so sad that people are dying in such conditions. This should not be the case in 2019.
The Salvation Army in Ilford is leading on Project Malachi - building a hostel in Ilford town centre, in partnership with Redbridge Council.
The money I raise from this bike ride will go towards the revenue costs of the accommodation and recycles - our bike recycling social enterprise - which will occupy the ground floor.
This is going to be a tough one for me, so every penny raised will be extra motivation to finish the challenge! Please give generously.
The Salvation Army is a registered charity and church working in 130 countries worldwide and is one of the largest and most diverse providers of social welfare in the world. In the UK and Republic of Ireland this work includes more than 800 Salvation Army social service centres and community churches. We provide unconditional friendship, support and very practical help to people in crisis and need and work with children, older people, homeless people, all adult victims of modern slavery and those dealing with drug and/or alcohol addiction.