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Bath Abbey Tower Abseil – Take a Leap of Faith!

On the 6th and 7th July we are offering you the once in a lifetime chance to abseil from the top of the Bath Abbey tower. We’re aiming  to raise £20,000 to support homeless, hungry and vulnerable people in the city, and fund sustainable renovations at Bath Abbey. This adventurous challenge will enable you to...Read More »

Finding Hope

Homeless and living in a night shelter during the cold winter months, Alex was extremely vulnerable and suffering with high levels of debt. “After returning from a period abroad I had a nervous breakdown. I was totally destitute. I was referred to the Genesis Trust and got involved with Life Skills. Ever since then it’s...Read More »

Meet Our London Marathon Runners

Homelessness has more than doubled across the UK since 2010, and in Bath’s most deprived areas, as many as one third of children are living in poverty. Faced with such shocking realities, our super-fit London marathoners have decided to take part in the biggest running event of the year this month; raising money to support...Read More »

Struggling to Make Ends Meet

Sadly, many individuals, families and children, despite living in what is considered one of the more affluent areas of the UK, will be struggling to make ends meet this month. Recent studies by the council have identified Twerton as the most deprived area in B&NES, where more than one third of children live in poverty[1]....Read More »

Spotlight on Home for Good Bath Area

Home for Good is a national organisation founded in 2013 by a group of Christian leaders who were also foster carers and adoptive parents. Home for Good’s primary mission is to encourage local Church communities to champion fostering and adoption in their area, and to bring recognition and support to the people who are already...Read More »

Team Genesis Takes on the Battle of Lansdown

This spring our very own team of Genesis staff and volunteers, along with friends and family, will be battling their way through the muddiest of fundraising challenges. Traversing 10km of obstacles the Battle of Lansdown promises to be a very messy and fun-filled day – one we hope will make a big difference to the...Read More »

All Hallows School Visits Lifeline

Young Moiya, a 5 year old pupil at All Hallows Prep School in Somerset, first came across the issues of homelessness after meeting a rough sleeper on the streets of Bath. Struck by his situation, she told her parents she would like to help. Together with All Hallows, Moiya and her parents organised a fundraising...Read More »

New Beginnings, Better Futures

This week we held our ‘Growing Together’ event at Bath City Church to both celebrate our incredible volunteers and supporters, and to introduce our strategy for combating homelessness and disadvantage in Bath over the coming years. We had a wonderful turn-out of over a hundred people and were delighted to showcase our ten interlinking projects...Read More »

New Shower & Washing Machine at Lifeline

Our Lifeline drop-in centre hosted 8,000 visits last year; providing basic resources such as food, drink and clothing, as well as advice and long-term support. This year we have been keeping super busy expanding the facilities that we offer to our visitors. Over the winter months we have been opening Lifeline on a Saturday morning,...Read More »

Painting A Better Future

Meet Jaq, mother of two who struggled with unemployment and anxiety before taking up art and crafts as a way of improving her well-being. Joining us as a volunteer 9 years ago through an initiative with Bath Mind, Jaq has since combined her passion for art, with her personal experience using art therapy and professional...Read More »