Every year, Shelter provides free help and advice to more than 3 million vulnerable families living in inadequate or unsafe housing, as well as those at risk of losing their homes altogether. Shelter also campaigns central and local government to improve the lives of families facing bad housing and homelessness.
In May 2014, Shelter reported that 4,000 households in England are at risk of losing their home every week amid high housing costs and a shortage of affordable homes. The charity has warned that despite reports of a recovering economy, many families are still struggling to keep their heads above water and may still yet hit danger levels when interest rates begin to rise.
At BRI we believe that having a safe and comfortable home is a basic human right that is at the core of a stable and healthy society. A proper home gives families and especially children, a decent chance in life.
BRI are preparing to take on the River Rat Race, a wet and wild 10km urban water obstacle course at London's Excel Centre on 16 August 2014 in support of Shelter. The course will include running, swimming, a 20 foot dock jump, kayaking and a variety of water obstacles along the way!!
Please show your support for Shelter by sponsoring the BRI team using the link below:
We will report back with some (perhaps embarrassing) pictures from the day and hopefully tales of survival and success!
Thank you for your sponsorship!