Chelmsford

Group run

Electric Avenues

4 GoodGymers made their way 4.0km to help the Depaul UK - Nightstop Essex in Chelmsford.

  • Joel
  • Tav
  • Joe
  • Richard
 
Wednesday, 24th of August 2022
 
Led by Tav
he/him

Firstly a little about Nightstop and homeless young people i Colchester and Chelmsford: Depaul UK focuses on meeting the needs of young people experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless.https://www.depaul.org.uk/Depaul

Why are young people on the streets? In my experience it is a mixture of feeling unsafe and unwanted at home with austerity related problems such as lack of funds and resources in the social care sector. The risks of homelessness include criminal and sexual exploitation...the benefits of a safe place to sleep are huge!

So the four of us leap flogged our way from Forth Avenue to First on a sweaty and muggy evening - a few dogs barked, one house had a fake snake in a flower pot and we were amused by the predictable response of a resident who didn't want the leaflet!!!

Back at ARU we smashed a little intense relay with an 'active recovery'!!!

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