Hi my name is Andrew Dale; I am 43 from Middleton, where I have lived all my life. I thought I would make this funding page to highlight a little bit about me from the past 12 months of my life, and what I would like to achieve. In September 2017 my father got diagnosed with Leukaemia, for which I was his main carer, treatment was unsuccessful and he passed away in July 2018. During time as his carer I stood for 2018 local elections, only losing out by a small margin. Unfortunately it is something I will not be doing this year; hopefully this project will replace that as my challenge. After a small grieving period, I went working away as a coach tour driver; unfortunately this didn’t work out due to my hours being cut. I then had sufficient work to see me through until Christmas. Enter January 2019, after a turbulent period. I felt rock bottom, having a lot of time and energy on my hands and nothing to do. After recently hearing the following: •Manchester soup kitchen is due to close. •Chatting to a former rough sleeper and a young person whom had a 5 year addiction to Spice, and both have managed with help and support to turn their lives around. •The local community rallies round to assist a local rough sleeper in a bus shelter. The above has given me an inspirational idea. I would like to raise funds through crowdfunding and any other fundraising initiatives. I guarantee that any proceeds raised will go to providing: •Permanent accommodation and potential training and job opportunities for Homeless/Rough sleepers. •Potential training and job opportunities for local youths. •Youth clubs. •To stand in elections 2020 (Independent should I decide to). Without complicating things by including too many figures. •Greater Manchester has a population of approximately 2.5million. •Approximately 105,000 business’s in Greater Manchester If as many of these were to donate just £1 then there is no reason this cannot become a reality, and if I achieve enough funds I will guarantee that I will endeavour to continue fundraising for as long as required. Please give me that little bit of help, to help you without any allegiance to any political party.