Host your own Big Breakfast to raise vital funds for Cyrenians
Cyrenians has been at the forefront of homelessness support for over 50 years; delivering sustainable solutions for the causes and consequences of homelessness.
Nearly one in ten people in Scotland go without food, or worry about being able to feed themselves. This September, join us in our mission to give more people access to 'something to eat, and someone to eat with', by hosting your own Big Breakfast Fundraiser. The money you raise will enable us to tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness, including food poverty.
At Cyrenians, our Good Food projects support people through access to food, which supports improving their health and wellbeing, and through developing skills and confidence around cooking. People tell us this empowers them to move towards a more settled lifestyle, and further from the risk of homelessness. Every week, our Fareshare enterprise provides food for more than 20,000 meals across South East Scotland by redistributing surplus food.
To help us reach even more people, join us and host your own Big Breakfast fundraiser this September.
Wherever you choose to host your breakfast, whether at home, work, school or in your community, we invite you to come together, cook together, or simply share a meal together; having fun and raising money for a great cause at the same time.
To find out more and to get involved, request your fundraising pack today. We'll send you everything you need to plan your event including posters, recipes and fundraising tips.
Thank you so much for your support -we look forward to hearing from you soon!
What your fundraising kit contains:
• Money box
• Your guide to hosting a big breakfast
• Recipe Cards
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Case Study: Jane’s Story
When I was on a Drug Testing and Treatment Order (because I’d had a long standing drug addiction) I was put forward for the Beginners Cooking Class at Cyrenians. I was just starting to come out of addiction and into recovery then. It was really early on, just the first few weeks, so having that bit of structure in my day really helped.
I then applied for a volunteering opportunity at Cyrenians Good Food and began helping out in one of the classes and lunch clubs once a week. Now I’m learning how to become a cooking trainer myself! I’m about to start volunteering in the next couple of weeks doing English language teaching. I did a degree in English Literature and I’ve never really used it so it’ll be good to tie all this in.
I’ve now been clean for a year and I’m thinking about moving onto work. Two years ago none of that was even in my sights. I never thought I would work again because I was in such a mess. Cyrenians has been such a life line, helping me move on and giving me continued opportunities to volunteer and learn. It’s been life changing.
The staff here have been amazing. They’ve stuck by me, even through blips I’ve had, and supported me. It sounds so cheesy but it’s like a family. Even just sitting down once a week at the lunch club and meeting everybody here. It gives you the hope of moving on to better things. I can’t praise the place enough really. The training is amazing in itself, but I was mostly coming along more to be part of something and part of the group here. My family now tell me that I’m basically back to the person I was 15 years ago. It’s quite overwhelming. I was in homeless accommodation before and now I have my own place. Sometimes, life just happens. Cyrenians are there when it does. I’m the proof.”