Go the Distance to end local homelessness

Go the Distance was inclusive for all who wanted to take part

 

Turning Tides CEO, John Holmstrom (right), ran with the staff, clients and supporters of the charity.
Turning Tides CEO, John Holmstrom (right), ran with the staff, clients and supporters of the charity.

Turning Tides returns on Sunday 22nd September with their popular Go the Distance event, where walkers, joggers and runners come together to complete a 5km or 10km route along Worthing Promenade.

In its first year 2018, Go the Distance captured the hearts of our community who came together to raise money and awareness for Turning Tides, whose mission is to end local homelessness.

Charlie Chesman, Individual Giving Fundraising Officer and organiser said, “Last year, there were 100 participants from ages 3-77, who together raised over an incredible £5,000 – enough to cover the cost of running our Worthing Community Hub for 5 ½ days. It was a fantastic day and I hope to see even more people joining us for this years’ event. If you’d like to take part in this community event”

All of Turning Tides’ heroes earned their medals

In the first quarter of 2019 Turning Tides had 228 people access their breakfast sessions across their 3 hubs. These hubs truly are a lifeline to the 67 rough sleepers and the 68 insecurely housed men and woman known to Turning Tides in your local area.

Turning Tides wants your help

This year Turning Tides are hoping to double the number of participants and reach over £8,000 in funds raised. To be a part of this community event and show you’re willing to Go the Distance to end local homelessness sign up today! www.gtd19.eventbrite.co.uk

Turning Tides, previously called Worthing Churches Homeless Projects (WCHP), are a community led homelessness organisation that puts clients and local people at the heart of their mission to end homelessness.

Worthing local running group, Foxy Ladies, at the finish line showing their support for Turning Tides
Worthing local running group, Foxy Ladies, at the finish line showing their support for Turning Tides

They believe that everyone has the right to a home, regardless of the difficulties and issues they may face in their lives. The work they undertake to empower homeless and insecurely housed individuals is vital. Through a variety of specialist support services, both residential and community based, the aim for each individual is to achieve sustainable independent living.

For more details please visit www.turning-tides.org.uk or email info@turning-tides.org.uk

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