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21st September 2020 Hannah Morris (2019, English)

Exonian Hannah Morris walks 54 miles to fight homelessness

Hannah Morris (2019, English) reports on a 54-mile hike she made with two friends to raise money to prevent and relieve homelessness.

I recently completed – along with two friends, one an Oxford student and the other a student at Bristol University – a 54-mile sponsored walk over two days to raise money for the Oxford-based charity Aspire, which focuses on homelessness prevention and relief. We walked from the source of the Thames along the Thames Path singing songs on the way to numb the pain. As you can imagine, our feet are very sore!

Once we reached Oxford we made food and distributed it to rough sleepers in the city, starting in Cowley and finishing by the train station, with the support of Turl Street Homelessness Action.

The levels of homelessness in the UK, and particularly in Oxford, are unacceptable. Talking to the rough sleepers around Oxford when distributing food and hearing their experiences first-hand made the inequalities between us even harder to accept. Everyone deserves the basic human right of a safe and warm place to sleep at night.

Here is the link to our JustGiving page which is still live and accepting donations! We would really appreciate your support.

Hannah  Morris walks along the Thames Path for charity

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