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Amy Williams to join almost 100 people taking part in abseil off Bath Abbey tower

Olympic Gold medallist Amy Williams will be taking part in the Leap of Faith! abseil this weekend off Bath Abbey tower. She will join acting Rector Stephen Girling, an Abbey Tower Team, Genesis Trust staff and volunteers, representatives from Bath schools, business, the council and local residents. With a target of £20,000 to raise, all...Read More »

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 »

Spotlight on Street Pastors

Street Pastors was formed in London in 2003. Branching out across the UK, they now have over 15,000 specially trained volunteers in 300 locations, patrolling the city streets and helping people in a variety of practical ways. Today, many serious issues affect the safety of our communities; violence, knife crime, drunkenness and disorder, and drug-related...Read More »

Starting on the Road to Recovery

Darren, 38, a recovering addict, has been volunteering with the Furniture Project for the past three months. He’s come a long way on his journey from crisis to independence. “It started when I was 13. I was born in Chippenham, then our family moved to Corsham and my sister was born. All the love was...Read More »

It’s Volunteer Week!

And we are celebrating the incredible efforts of our 700 plus volunteers. Giving their time and energy, many have been with us since the very beginning, and continue to make our mission to support people struggling in the area Bath, possible. From cooking and distributing hot meals, to collecting and delivering furniture, to facilitating art...Read More »

A Place of Refuge

Our drop-in centre Lifeline opened in 2003. Fifteen years on and, together with our amazing team of staff and volunteers, we continue to provide a home away from home for roughly 30 visitors a day, five days a week. “What we provide at Lifeline are the little basic things that we all take for granted....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 »