A Million Miles In 24 Hours (Homeless)

by Kaydian Parris in London, England, United Kingdom

A Million Miles In 24 Hours (Homeless)

£1,030

raised in 56 days

42

supporters

Living on the streets for 24hours minimum! To raise money and awareness for the homeless this Christmas.

by Kaydian Parris in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The extra funding will allow me to feed and accommodation much more people. Giving them something warm to eat, a roof over their head and hot water.


Born in Jamaica, knowing exactly what it was like not to have a lot especially during the festive period. The warmth, loving and care of family and friends were our gifts. Life was challenging coming to London at a young age. Nevertheless, I have never had to experience living on the street or being WITHOUT! Having a cosy bed to sleep in, a warm shower in the morning and a hot meal are things many of us take for GRANTED all the time!

I am thankful that God has blessed me with all I have and I would like to use this as an opportunity to BLESS OTHERS! In my daily life I often try to bless others in any way I can but this time I decided to challenge myself to another level.

A Million Miles in 24 hours is about GIVING BACK and supporting the community. People who suffer from homelessness often travel a million miles in their lifetime. This often comes with millions of tears, a million heartbreaks, a million frostbites and countless numbers of days of hunger. My God lets not even talk about the amount of times they have heard the word NO, for basic things such as food. However, if I could walk in only a fraction of those miles to raise MONEY and AWARENESS for people suffering from homelessness then even that would be a start.

With the average life expectancy of a homeless person just 44 years and rough sleepers almost 17 times more likely to be victims of violence, it is ESSENTIAL that people are aware of the RISKS and MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES that homeless people face EVERYDAY!

Starting MONDAY 23rd November 2020...

I will spend a MINIMUM of 24hours on the streets of London. I will be joining my good friend SAS YAO - FIRMOFITNESS on Instagram, on his 15 day journey to meet, listen and understand the struggles and obstacles the homeless face everyday. I want to put myself in a position I have never been in before and experience what it is like to be without basic necessities and people turning their nose up at me because they believe I am beneath them. 

The things that play over and over in my head....;

How would I eat?    

Where would I take a Shower? 

How would I brush my teeth?

Will I be able to sleep, without worrying about my safety?

Those who know me know that this is a massive CHALLENGE for me, but something I have been talking about for a very long time. Living on the streets will be taking me completely out of my comfort zone and into a world with a extreme contrast to my own.

The money raised will pay for hot food, clothes and accommodation, for the homeless for a minimum of 5 nights this December and with enough fund raising this Christmas season.. 

With your support not only are you helping me to raise money you are providing the homeless with something they are longing for and would APPRECIATE more than most! Can you image sleeping outside in this freezing cold then at least having a few nights in the warmth? With hot food? People showing that they care?

Please take a deep thought about those who are without this season and how fortunate you are to have the life that you do.

I pray that you can assist me in helping them in ANYWAY you possibly can.... (sheets, clothes, food, donations or a CHANGED HEART)

I just want to say I LOVE YOU and I THANK YOU for taking the time out to even read this. I pray that God will continue to bless you ABUNDANTLY and that he will MULTIPLY every gift you give us this season.  

LOVE YOU ALL. 

KAY

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