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The Big Issue Foundation London-to-Paris Bike Ride

Fundraising for Big Issue Foundation

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  • Event: Big Issue Foundation - London to Paris Bike Ride 2011, 21 Jul 2011

Big Issue Foundation

We exist to end poverty and exclusion

Charity Registration No. 1049077

Story

(中文版,請按 "Read More")

 

To support the Big Issue Foundation I have signed up for its London-to-Paris Bike Ride 2011, and I’m looking for your support *! The ride will take place from 21 to 24 July, and I’ll be riding 230 miles in 3 days. With your money and my legs we can help to make a big change in someone’s life!

 

Homelessness is often a lonely, stressful and terrifying experience. Apart from not being able to enjoy the benefits that a fixed abode provides (e.g. washing facilities; 25% of rough sleepers say their health has deteriorated as a result), rough sleepers also encounter constant isolation, ostracisation and any number of threats on the street (e.g. 1 in 3 rough sleepers have been mugged). More than half say they have contemplated suicide **.

 

The Big Issue Foundation exists to try to change all that, not by giving them a hand-out once in a while, but by giving them a hand-up by employing them to sell “The Big Issue” newspaper. It works with more than 2,900 people across the UK** on a one-to-one basis, tackling issues ranging from health and accommodation through to money management and aspirations. It's is about taking control, moving forward, gaining independence and rebuilding lives, and enabling vendors to continue on their journey away from homelessness.

 

“Remember this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:6-8

 

Thank you very much!

 

The Big Issue Foundation是一間源自英國的非營利慈善機構,每週出版《The Big Issue》雜誌,透過露宿者售賣,給他們一份生計之餘,也旨在協助他們解決露宿面對的各樣問題。該雜誌在1991年創刊,現在於九個地區出版發售,包括日本、澳洲及台灣。

 

為了協助該機構籌款,我將會在本年72124由英國倫敦騎自行車到法國巴黎,在3天裡完成370公里的旅程你的贊助*和我的一雙腿將會有機會改變一個人的生命!

 

露宿者經常面對孤獨壓力和恐懼。除了不能夠享受一個固定居所所提供的好處外,(如浴室;1/4的露宿者表示他們的健康因此受損),露宿者也要長期的面對隔離、被排斥和其他留連在街上的威脅(1/3的露宿者報稱曾被搶劫)。超過一半的人說他們曾想過自殺**. 
 

The Big Issue Foundation試圖幫助這些小販解決造成他們無家可歸的問題。在英國,它曾接觸超過 2900人,協助他們處理衛生和住宿問題,並教導他們管理財產和敢於夢想,從而引導他們重新掌控自己的生命,建立獨立的生活。 
  
哥林多後書說:「少種的少收,多種的多收。各人要照著心裡所決定的捐輸,不要為難,不必勉強,因為捐得樂意的人,是 神所喜愛的。神能把各樣的恩惠多多地加給你們,使你們凡事常常充足,多作各樣的善事。」  

 

謝謝! 


  
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我會盡力支持自己的旅費(£660)。

** 資料由The Big Issue Foundation提供。

* I will endeavour to cover my trip costs (£660) myself as much as possible. A full breakdown of costs and relevant figures will be available as soon as the challenge is completed.

** The statistics were provided by the BIF.

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  • Provisional route (the main stops only!)

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