Charity Tandem Skydive in aid of the Genesis Trust
Genesis Trust is a local and long-standing charity supporting hungry, homeless and vulnerable people in Bath and the surrounding areas. Via ten interlinking projects the charity provides immediate practical help for people in crisis and offer long-term opportunities for them to rebuild their lives.
Their projects provide basic essentials such as food, clothing and furniture, as well as mentoring, one-to-one support, training and work experience to support people on their journey towards independence and empowerment. Their vision is a thriving community where everyone has hope and a future.
Over the past few years there has been an increase in the amount of people sleeping rough in Bath, using the charity's services and requesting emergency food. Their work is vital in preventing further marginalization and for giving people the opportunity to better their lives and prospects.
Lifeline: The Lifeline Centre is a daily drop-in providing immediate support for people who are homeless, vulnerably housed or those experiencing complex problems, such as financial insecurity or drug and alcohol addiction. It is a place of refuge, offering a warm and safe environment with hot drinks, emergency food, clothing, a shower and wash facilities, one-to-one support and advice.
Life Skills: Life Skills offers practical and creative workshops, educational training and mentoring to vulnerable adults who are struggling with mental health issues, isolation, or addiction. All of the courses are free. The aim is to support people to improve their health and well being, and gain the skills and confidence to move forward in life.
Furniture Project: The Furniture Project collects donated furniture and second-hand household items for resale at a low cost to the Bath community and surrounding areas. Committed to helping people gain the skills and confidence needed to reintegrate into society, they also offer work experience and training opportunities for the long-term unemployed, or those with a history of homelessness and addiction.
Family Matters: Family Matters works in partnership with B&NES Connecting Families Services and the B&NES Council, to provide mentoring and support to local and refugee families. Volunteers meet with families for up to two hours a week, for a minimum of six months, helping them to bring about long-term positive change in their family life. Visits may involve listening and signposting to professional help, supporting children to get to school, teaching healthy cooking, reading with children and budgeting.
Food Projects: Thanks to the support of local churches and volunteer teams the charity offers food to rough sleepers and people in crisis 365 days of the year.
Lunch Box: provides a hot meal every Monday and Wednesday in St Michaels Without.
Soup Run: offers soup and sandwiches every night of the year in the Cattle Market carpark.
Bath Foodbank: provides emergency food parcels in central Bath, Twerton and Southdown.
Bath Street Pastors: Bath Street Pastors, part of the Ascension Trust, patrol the streets of Bath every Friday and Saturday night, ensuring that vulnerable people are kept safe at night. With 50 volunteers from 27 church congregations, they work alongside other organisations in the city, such as the Bath Nightwatch scheme. Their mission is to be a reassuring presence on the streets and make sure everyone gets the help they need to get home safely.
Home for Good Bath Area: Home for Good is a national Christian charity championing adoption and fostering in the Church community. By helping Churches to be welcoming of adoptive families, and supporting individuals who want to foster and adopt, Home for Good Bath Area makes it easier for local people to provide loving homes for children in need.
For more information about the charity visit their website www.genesistrust.org.uk
To book your charity skydive and raise money for the Genesis Trust, go to our booking page or phone us on 01869 278706.