Portslade teen to climb mountain for homeless charity

A teenager was inspired to raise cash for the homeless after seeing so many people sleeping rough in Brighton '“ and now he's set to climb Mount Snowdon.

Tuesday, 7th August 2018, 5:28 pm
Updated Friday, 31st August 2018, 5:22 pm
Andrea and Gabriel

Gabriel Preston, 13, from Portslade, will climb 3,560ft up Wales' highest mountain on Wednesday, August 15, to raise money for Sussex Homeless Support.

Gabriel, who is a volunteer at Sussex Homeless Support, was inspired to help the charity after seeing many people sleeping rough on the streets of Brighton during a shopping trip last Christmas.

His mother Andrea is tackling her first marathon, the Reigate Intersport 10K, on Saturday, September 16 to raise awareness about the charity.

Sussex Homeless Support is a Brighton-based charity that cares for all rough sleepers in the city and aims to reach zero food poverty.

Volunteers currently feed 100 people each week through the charity's weekly Anti-Freeze Homeless Project and the Street Kitchen at the Clock Tower hosted every Sunday.

Sussex Homeless Support's mobile night shelter provides hot food and a safe place to sleep for men, women and their pets.

To support Gabriel and Andrea's fundraising campaign, visit: www.gofundme.com/snowdon-amp-10k-runRelated stories: Bus transformed into night shelter