The Poor - World Vision, Zimbabwe
The Needy - The Genesis Trust
The Genesis Trust is a Bath-based charity that currently runs nine projects across the city to help homeless, needy and disadvantaged people in Bath. Through these projects Genesis helps to relieve poverty and hardship by meeting people's basic needs, offering advice and support, and providing real opportunities to help them make genuine progress in their lives. They act as a place of safety where vulnerable people can come to be valued, respected, guided, befriended and welcomed into a community.
The nine projects run across Bath are Lifeline Centre, Sunday Centre, Life Skills, Bath Foodbank, Furniture Project, Lunch Box, The Wood Works, Bath Street Pastors, and Bath Soup Run.
In 1995 The Genesis Trust became a registered charity responding in a practical way to those in the city of Bath. It is supported by more than 50 local churches in Bath and surrounding areas who help provide volunteers, finances, premises and prayer. In demonstrating what happens when churches work together to help people in need, they hope to provide a strong and compelling Christian witness to the community.
The Needy - Julian House
Julian House is the leading provider of services to single homeless men and women in Bath & North East Somerset.
Although Julian House is not a large organisation the challenge that faces it is significant. Providing a bed is the relatively easy part of its work. Much more difficult is the task of identifying why its clients are in this situation and then finding the right solutions.
One third of all funds raised by Love Running Bath will be equally split between The Genesis Trust and Julian House.