Fundraising with FOCUS4HOPE

Jonathan
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The Campaign

Following my successful completion of a 1,053 mile unsupported fund raising campaign in April 2021, I will commence an unsupported 1,000 mile fundraising campaign in February 2022 to raise funds for a charity close to my heart, Focus4Hope.

As of May 2021, I have currently raised approximately £2,000 and still have a way to go to reaching the target amount of £10,400. 

All funds raised go directly to Focus4Hope.

Focus4Hope is a charity that provides support for the elderly, homeless, isolated, and otherwise vulnerable in West Yorkshire, including women escaping from violence. The group, which began as a community-based nonprofit started by friends, was founded in 2016 and is now a respected pillar of the charitable community.
The figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show there were 71,387 domestic abuse-related incidents reported to West Yorkshire Police in 2018/19.
I honestly can’t imagine how vulnerable the victims must feel.
That equates to a stunning one every 7.4 minutes.

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Something else close to my heart, is the work they do to bring resources to those who need them most by hosting outreach events in the West Yorkshire area on a regular basis. During fortnightly events in Leeds, they feed up to 100 homeless individuals and provide parcels full of essential hygiene items and food.

I want to drive the reasons around people being proactive with life and wealth coaching to
mitigate/reduce the need to call upon charities and
maintain their desired life.


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Focus4Hope regularly put-on events to foster connection and community between people they work with in vulnerable areas. Focus4Hope’s events are aimed at not only providing much-needed physical resources, but a source of connection to fight loneliness and isolation, which is an issue close to their hearts.

A central player in the creation of the Leeds Homelessness Charter, solidifying a unified mission for a group of homelessness organisations in the greater West Yorkshire area. This resulted in a more organised effort to combat homelessness, whilst bolstering cooperation and coordination between many non-profit, faith, public and private sector organisations with similar goals.

The organisation now desperately needs funds to pay for a support worker who can work with the people they help. The cost of a support worker for one year is £10,400, which I hope to raise.

As soon as it is legally allowed by government guidelines (with a provisional date sometime in March), I will walk pulling my pulk on wheels and complete 1,040 miles with the hope to raise much needed funds.

We need your support

In 2022 I will repeat the distance in Alaska and the Yukon, and I will cover a distance of 1,000 miles pulling a sled with all my own supplies and staying outside until the distance is complete.

If I receive total sponsorship of £10 per mile, we can reach our goal and fund this much needed support worker for Focus4Hope.

Walking WIth My Bear continue to support in other ways, please visit our shop page where a percentage of all proceeds will go to this worthwhile cause.

£1 per Beanie purchased
£5 per Cap purchased
£1 per Book purchased

Please consider donating any way you can to help such a valuable cause in West Yorkshire.

Walking With My Bear is proud to support FOCUS4HOPE and the amazing community work they provide

One of the many reasons I chose to support Focus4Hope


When I spoke with Louise, the Founder of Focus4Hope, Louise spoke about how they needed £10,400 for a support worker due to the reactive work they provide.

So why is covering 1,000 miles important?


Based on my experience, when proactively working with private clients, an average person's planning for their life journey to retirement is age 40 to age 60.

Everyone has their own equivalent 1,000 mile journey in life. 

If a person is supported with their mindset and wealth coaching, they have a fighting chance to live an amazing life. Many people get to retirement and don’t have enough money. Some don't even reach retirement! 

This can lead to homelessness, loneliness, stress, anxiety, illness, behavioural issues and much more, which puts more pressure on the system and charities like Focus4Hope.

Focus4Hope require much needed funds of £10,400 for a support worker. At present I have raised approximately £2,000 as of 1st May 2021.

The route I will walk will follow the Yukon Dog Sled 1,000 mile route from Fairbanks Alaska to Whitehorse Yukon. 

I'll cross frozen wilderness, rivers, lakes and icy roads. All unsupported with all my own supplies.

The countdown continues to my 2022 adventure

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Make a Donation

It is only because of donations Focus4Hope are able to do the work they do. If you feel you would like to donate money, food, clothing, toiletries or your time we will ensure it is used to help those most in need in West Yorkshire. Thank you.
If you do opt to donate, we would like to ask you write WWMB in the comments section on the donation page. Thank you once again.

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