Trekking Scotland’s Southern Upland Way to Combat Homelessness in BANES

In an effort to address the homelessness crisis in Bath and its surrounding areas, Julian House staff members Rory and Jon are taking on the challenging Southern Upland Way Walk.

This 210-mile journey across Scotland, from coast to coast, is more than just a hike; it’s a testament to their dedication to raising awareness and funds for those in need.

map of the trek

At the heart of their mission lies the Manvers hostel, a vital refuge accommodating up to 24 people per night. However, due to budget constraints, demand exceeds capacity, leaving many without a place to stay. The urgent need for alternative accommodation underscores the critical nature of their fundraising efforts.

All proceeds from their trek will directly support the establishment of a new direct access hostel in the Bath area. This facility will ensure that vulnerable individuals have a place to seek shelter and support, with no barriers to entry. With the assurance of a bed, individuals can stay until suitable long-term accommodation is found, a process that often takes several months.

Both Rory and Jon bring personal experience to their advocacy, having faced homelessness themselves. Their journey is grounded in empathy and a deep understanding of the challenges faced by those in crisis.

Your contribution, no matter the size, will make a tangible difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness in BANES. By supporting Rory and Jon’s trek, you’re helping to provide essential resources and support to those who need it most. Join them in their commitment to creating positive change, one step at a time.

Donate to their fundraiser here: