Join forces with your fellow Harrogate cyclists to raise much-needed donations for the Harrogate Homeless Project this winter.
Make your last ride of 2019 count by joining Struggle Events for a social ride this New Year's Eve. The entry fee is unwanted Christmas gifts, food and clothes that will help us collect essential items for our local Harrogate homeless charity this winter. Read on for more details...
Date: Tuesday 31st December 2019
Time: Sign-on and coffee served from 9am. Rides leaving from 9:30am
Where: Prologue, Wellington House, Cold Bath Road, Harrogate
35 Mile Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31578632
55 Mile Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31578672
Entry Fee: Unwanted Xmas gifts or donations (read below for details)
Donating to Harrogate Homeless Project
Riders will be asked to sign-on and pay an ’entry fee’ of unwanted Christmas gifts. Items needed by the charity include non-perishable foods, clothes and useful personal items such as toiletries and cleaning products. All items will then be donated to the Harrogate Homeless Project to help provide essential items for their residents and service users during the upcoming coldest months of 2020.
Mikey Kay, Hostel Work at the of the Harrogate Homeless Project said: ‘Donations of food, toiletries, cleaning products and clothing would ensure that we at the Harrogate Homeless Project can continue to provide the best level of service that we possibly can for our service users. We use these items between the Hostel, where we support 16 residents who live here, and at our day centre, where we provide hot meals, support and washing facilities to street homeless and vulnerably housed individuals. We would truly appreciate any help and donations that we receive and would like to thank you for thinking of us.”
What to donate?
Items such as UHT milk, coffee, tinned meats, sleeping bags, new underwear, men’s deodorants, custard, rice pudding, sugar, laundry powder, toilet paper, olive oil, hairbrushes, nail clippers and cleaning products are all products we especially need.
What not to donate?
Although all items are gratefully appreciated, the hostel isn't in need of tea, pasta, soup, washing up liquid, tinned vegetables, cereal, hats, ladies sanitary pads, bedding and blankets.
Local clubs Harrogate Triathlon Club and Harrogate Nova join forces on a Struggle Event
How to Bring Donations?
Please bring items to Prologue at 9am before the ride begins. Riders cycling to the start can bring items in a rucksack, which will be stored for them while out on the route. Monetary donations, however small, will also be collected if riders don’t have suitable items to donate.
Director of Struggle Events Victoria Tremlin with her fellow Harrogate cycling club at a Struggle Event
What Happened Last Year?
Last Christmas Struggle Events hosted a social evening at Cold Bath Brewery. Local cycling businesses donated items which were raffled off to the Harrogate cycling community during a fun evening. The event raised £237.80 for the Harrogate Homeless Project which provided much-needed funds to support the homeless and vulnerably last Christmas.
Cappuccino Cycling Club smiles out in force
We hope you can join us for the last ride of 2019 to support this vital local charity. We encourage you to bring your fellow cyclists, club mates, friends and family. Non-cyclists are more them welcome to join us back at Prologue for post-ride coffee and cake.
Find out more about the Harrogate Homeless Project