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Jakob Poffley

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

Event details

Homelessness Challenge

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.

Event date

14-February-2017 10:00  - 
18-February-2017 09:00

Event type

UK challenge

Event is completed


Donation by Anonymous
on 16-04-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 13-03-2017
£1.25 gift aid
Can't believe you actually managed to do this - great cause, well done!! :)) x
Donation by Iona Balleny
on 03-03-2017
£3.75 gift aid
Well done fantastic achievement.
Donation by Mark
on 02-03-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Well done, you are an inspiration to us all.
Donation by Julia Richard & Ethan
on 26-02-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Derek Fellows
on 19-02-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Donation by Beth Hurry
on 17-02-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Jakob!
Donation by Connie
on 17-02-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Sorry this is so late; hope this gets you ever closer to your target 😊 xxx
Donation by Faye Gooch
on 17-02-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Jake, almost at your target! Amazing job!
Donation by Ben & Julie Poffley
on 17-02-2017
£5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £916.00
Offline Donations: £484.00
Total Raised: £1,400.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,557.00

Donations closed

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