Brighton & Hove comes together to help homeless young people
With the sun making its first, welcome appearance this week, we have been reflecting on how compassionate and generous the local community have been.
So, we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated, help raise funds, volunteered and supported homeless young people during the dark, cold nights over winter.
Shining a spotlight on those that have made a difference
You are all super stars! Here are just a few stories from those that have gone that extra mile to help homeless young people this winter in Brighton & Hove.
Marks & Spencer’s
The staff at the M&S Brighton branch have been unstoppable. Last year they came together armed with paint brushes and elbow grease to redecorate our tired and warn day centre. Instore, they also waxed legs and danced for 12 hours to raise money! They ended the year with bundles of Christmas gifts and treats for our clients. What a team!
Peacehaven Community School
For a second year, the students and teachers came together to put of a show stopping Christmas play, Annie the Musical. Alongside their fair and cake sale, they raised an incredible £1,700. Big thanks to all the parent too!
Homebridge House residents
Thank you to Vic Standen, who has taking the charity to his heart. He has support The Clock Tower Sanctuary since 2015, rallying up support in Saltdean helping raise thousands for homeless young people. Vic always makes us smile when he pops in and reminds us that being young at heart is the key!
Truestory Theatre Company
The theatre raised a whooping £2,203 at their festive production of Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, thanks to their generous audience. The famously tight-fisted, mean-spirited, money-grabbing Scrooge must be beside himself!
We were delighted to have the young cast come and visit the day centre to see how the money raised will make a difference to the lives of homeless young people.
Thank you also to all the lovely businesses that have donated raffle prizes towards our events, helping to make them such a success: The Grand Hotel, Badger Clothing Company, Experience Days, Riverford Organic Farmers and Brighton Zip Wire.
If you and your friends would like to find out how you can make a difference to homeless young people, please visit our How You Can Help page or contact Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org.