The 5th Bumble Bimble Charity run was once again a massive success, raising nearly £5,000 for the Basement project, a Bromsgrove based homeless charity. The popular bi-annual trail running event sold out within days, and we look forward to the next event on 1st December.
The Basement Project is a small local charity that helps young people under 25 with any issues or problems they are experiencing. The Basement is a safe, secure environment and offers some stability to young people. Sometimes we can be the only people who ask, “How are you today?”. Feedback from young people shows the difference and impact we can make in their lives. Comments like…. “I don’t think I would be here without you”; “You are the only people who listen and understand me” and “I can’t thank you enough for all that you have done”. Every penny given to us goes to support young people, e.g. £10 will buy gas or electric for a week; £20 will buy a pair of shoes for an interview or a train fare to a medical assessment. £50 will buy a second hand washing machine or fridge. Our aim is to help people find a home and keep it and to live independently, whilst considering their future.
The event was jointly sponsored by another excellent local company, Champion Security Installations and also the NFU Mutual (Bromsgrove and Redditch Branch) for their support.