Every year thousands of children across the UK, India and East Africa run away or are forced to leave homes that have become unbearable through poverty, abuse, violence and neglect.
This year, Railway Children celebrates 20 years of fighting for children alone and at risk on the streets. During that time, they’ve reached more than 275,000 children in India, the UK and East Africa.
Millions of children still live alone on the streets where they suffer abuse and exploitation. In the UK, society often denies their existence, and in other countries the problem is so prevalent that it has become ‘normal’.
Reaching a child as soon as possible is crucial to getting to children on the streets before an abuser can, and before they become entrenched in street life. There are several people, like Christadelphian brethren who race to get to children before the streets get to them.
Jeremy Harrison is such a brother from the Newbury ecclesia who cycles for Railway Children and for Cystic Fibrosis. On the 7th of July he had 639 miles covered so far – only 300 left to the Lands End finishing line. Look who came to cheer me on that day at Shrewsbury!
Brother Jeremy is undertaking this life time challenge of cycling from John O’Groats to Lands End (JOGLE) over 940 miles taking 2 weeks. He planned to be averaging about 65 miles a day with a few much more. It going to be some adventure to see the highlands of Scotland with the big Glens (riding over Glen Coe) to the undulating green of Devon and Cornwall via the Lake District and Welsh Marches in between!
He is doing this as a 50th Year personal celebration and challenge and in memory of his middle brother who died suddenly last December at the age of 51.
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We hope to raise loads of money for two excellent causes. Please give exceptionally generously!
Thank you to all those who have generously donated to his special charities. If you haven’t and would like to the Justgiving website address is, www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jeremy-harrison2 for Railway Children or 3 for Cystic Fibrosis, the life-limiting genetic condition affecting more than 10,000 people across the UK affecting the lungs and digestive system and by some causing chronic infections and reduced lung function. Currently, half of those with CF will not live past age 41.The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is fighting for a brighter future for people with CF and their families by funding cutting-edge research, driving up standards of care and supporting people with the condition and their loved ones every step of the way..
‘End to End’ mission accomplished! A lovely family celebration at Land’s End. After cycling 932 miles I arrived at 12:30pm, under 14 days since rolling away from John O’Groats what a great welcome! Thank you for all the support along the route and big thank you for all the donations made to my causes, it means a great deal to me!