What were the first five things you did this morning?

What were the first five things you did when you woke up this morning?  For most of us we go to the loo, have a wash, put the kettle on, have some breakfast, and put some clean and dry clothes on.

If you woke up having slept in a shop doorway, there is no toilet, bathroom, kettle, breakfast, or clean and dry clothes.

Actually, in Brighton and Hove, these things are available at BHT’s First Base Day Centre.  Rough sleepers can use toilets, have a shower, a hot drink and some breakfast, and put on clean and dry clothes. 

There is no charge for these essentials that maintain a basic level of dignity.

But we do need to pay for them.  That is one reason why we are organising the Greater Brighton Cycle Challenge to be held on Sunday 1st July at the Preston Park Velodrome.  The money we raise from this event will help us to support rough sleepers throughout the year.

There are three different rides. The Around the World Cycle Challenge where participants aim to cycle a total of 69,215 laps of the Velodrome, equivalent to cycling around the world.  This ride is very popular with families.  

The Living Coast Rides are for the more ambitious, with rides of 30 and 58 miles through the world-class environment of the South Downs.

I am hoping to ride 100 km as part of the Cycle Challenge and raise £1,000 in the process.  Please sponsor me by following this link and help First Base.

join one of these rides and help First Base to help rough sleepers. For more information please go to www.bht.org.uk

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