An image of people cooking in the Clock Tower Sanctuary kitchen.

World Kindness Day 2020

Today is World Kindness Day, and despite it falling on Friday 13th we are certainly feeling lucky reflecting on the kindness that surrounds the Clock Tower Sanctuary. The young people that use our services prove that kindness and resilience go hand in hand; there’s strength in putting the needs of others before your own. Due to current health and safety …

What have young people been telling us about lockdown?

June 2020 – as the lockdown began, our clients who were rough sleeping were quickly triaged into accommodation with little time to prepare themselves. Some were placed in unfamiliar parts of Brighton and some further away in Newhaven or Eastbourne. Many told us they were pleased to be accommodated but found this new, unplanned change of circumstances difficult. They didn’t …

A day in the life of a CTS Support Coordinator

Our three Support Coordinators are key to the work we do at CTS – find out more from Angelika about what her job involves: “In reality, no two days are exactly the same! When I get into work, I’ll check emails and my to-do list. There’s usually some paperwork to complete before our team of volunteers arrive. We then sit …

A message about Covid-19 from Frances Duncan, CEO – updated Thursday 26 March

The Clock Tower Sanctuary is working hard to support our clients through this difficult time. Since Monday 23 March, we’ve been working with the Council and other agencies to secure emergency accommodation for our clients who are rough sleeping. We’re also working with community organisations in the city to try and get hot meals delivered to those without access to …

We are delighted to be chosen as a Mayoral Charity for 2019-20

What an honour!  The Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Alexandra Phillips has chosen us as one of her official charities for her Mayoral year,  alongside some amazing local and national charities. As well as benefiting from an exciting Gala Dinner in March 2020, we’re looking forward to working more closely with some of these incredible organisations, who also help vulnerable …

Building a brighter future

Exciting day! The builders have arrived to start transforming our day centre into a brighter, better space for our clients, volunteers and staff – creating a new kitchen, new bathrooms and laundry facilities and IT suite. A HUGE thank you to all our funders who have made this project possible – The Garfield Weston Anniversary Fund, Redevco Foundation, Pret Foundation, …

Brighton & Hove and beyond shows us true community spirit

Thank you to everyone who has shown us such generosity in the run-up to Christmas. We have been overwhelmed by the kindness shown by local businesses, schools, community groups and many individuals who have delivered so many boxes of food, toiletries, sleeping bags, warm socks, hats and gloves, cleaning products and other essential items to us in the last few …

The Big City Sleepout raises an incredible £21,100!

Our fantastic 41 fundraisers make it a night to remember raising an incredible £21,100! The rain did not stop all night, but it didn’t dampen our supporters’ spirits who bedded down at the British Airways i360 on Monday 16 December, to raise money for young homeless people in Brighton & Hove. Welcoming everyone to the event, Frances Duncan, our CEO …

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