I will be spending 4 nights sleeping rough in the 4 UK cities with the most homeless people and hitchhiking between them and taking no money with me!
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Hello, my name is Jakob. I'm currently in my final year of sixth form studying A levels. I like to challenge myself, live life adventurously and do things things others may not be prepared to.
Shelter are doing amazing work to help those living on the streets or in temporary accommodation and working to address the root causes of homelessness so please help me to raise as much money as we can to make a real change!
I will be using my Instagram to document the challenge as I go so do follow me @jakobpoff
This coming February I will be spending 4 nights sleeping rough in the 4 cities in the UK with the highest numbers of homeless people (London, Brighton, Bristol and Manchester). I will be hitchhiking between them and I will be taking no money with me at all so I will be living 'freegan' (where you find food thrown away in supermarket bins etc.) and accepting help from the public if necessary.*
It would be patronizing and wrong to even suggest this is anything like what it must really be like for those that are actually homeless as it is only 4 days and people are more likely to help you when you are doing something for charity. I think it will be a good insight though into what it could be like and not having any financial back up will help with that.
*I will be taking account of how much I am given in terms of food and money and donating double that amount back to Shelter myself afterwards so that the generosity of the public isn't being used up by me instead of going to those who really need it.
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