Have a Big Boss Brekkie this week and help end homelessness

THIS week is The Whitechapel Centre’s Big Boss Brekkie Week and they want everyone in Merseyside to get together with  friends, family, neighbours and colleagues to enjoy a Big Boss Brekkie and raise funds for their work supporting homeless people. Big Boss Brekkie Week is an opportunity to get involved with fundraising for the homeless in a fun, social and relaxed way. Like coffee mornings and cake sales, all you have to do is organise a breakfast – invite colleagues, family, friends or people in the community to share a tasty breakfast for a small donation to The Whitechapel Centre. Lots of people have already signed up to host a Big Boss Brekkie this week, including local illustrator Becka Griffin, who hosted a Big Boss Brekkie with her friends and neighbours. She said: “What better start to the week than getting together a group of good friends for a super-healthy breakfast of avocado on toast and overnight oats?  We had a lovely morning and we raised money for a really important cause too.  I’d thoroughly recommend getting involved – it’s really simple to put on your own Big Boss Brekkie.” And those that don’t fancy cooking can head to one of the Big Boss Brekkie Venues around the city. These include Moose Coffee, The Piazza Café Bar and The Beatles Story in the city centre, and Wigwam Coffee and Space Coffee. Charlotte Hopkins, Community & Events Fundraiser, said: “This is our second Big Boss Brekkie Week and it’s incredibly exciting to see more and more people getting together and enjoying a tasty breakfast to support The Whitechapel Centre. This year we’ve got a great choice of Big Boss Brekkie Venues  that mean everyone can get involved and support the charity, whilst enjoying tea and toast, or yummy pancakes, or a tasty Full English! “Breakfast is incredibly important part of what we do at The Whitechapel Centre. Providing something as simple as a bacon butty, can start a conversation that allows us to understand a person and their story better. Once we understand each individual’s needs, we can immediately start looking for a solution to help prevent or end their homelessness.” The Whitechapel Centre served over 10,000 cooked breakfast to rough sleepers at the centre last year, where there are experts on hand all day every day to prevent or resolve homelessness. This is a lot of work and fundraising underpins almost everything the charity provides. £50 could pay for 100 breakfasts and £100 could pay for eight hours of vital support to a vulnerable adult. This could end homelessness for a person who has found themselves with nowhere to go. To find out how you can host your own Big Boss Brekkie or get more information on our Big Boss Brekkie Venues go to http://www.whitechapelcentre.co.uk/bigbossbrekkie or email fundraising@whitechapelcentre.co.uk