Meet Chris, who has given up his time to drive the Regenerate team support vehicle on the London to Africa cycle tour. Regenerate’s target is to raise enough money to subsidise 100 young people from our London estates to get life changing opportunities such as volunteering trips abroad. Here is Chris’ story.
I have been living in Bournemouth for the last two years after getting clean from drug addiction. I had been involved with drugs and crime since I was very young, but I had always felt that God had a different path for me. I would say my biggest challenge so far has been the choice to move away from Birmingham and to be apart from my kids.
I will be driving the van and supporting the guys, so there’s not been that much training for me! However, I am hoping to raise money for Regenerate and to have a positive impact on someone else. I know that a few wrong choices we take early on can map your life out, so that’s why I love the Regenerate project and it feels right to join the team and help on this great trip. I am excited to reach Africa as it is somewhere I have always wanted to go!