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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Will you brave the cold at the Big City Sleep Out?

Join our challenging sleep out at the i-360 on Monday 16 December to raise vital funds for The Clock Tower Sanctuary. With the cold winds blowing off the sea, this will not be a comfortable night – but it is not meant to be. Whilst many of us are fortunate to go home to a warm bed most nights, one …

Make Change Count unites local homeless charities this winter

The Clock Tower Sanctuary is one of nine charities which will benefit from the city-wide campaign ‘Make Change Count’, which is also supported by Brighton & Hove Council and Sussex Police. All the organisations involved will receive donations from the Just Giving page and text to donate service with funding raised for vital practical services for people who are rough …

Flying the rainbow flag at Pride

CTS was able to join in Brighton’s famous Pride parade, on a float generously donated and decorated by Pegasus, one of our corporate partners. Research by The Albert Hunt Trust found that 77% of young LGBTQ+ people reported that their gender/sexual preference was a key factor in being rejected from their homes. And 24% of young homeless people in the …

Brighton Marathon 2020 – here we come….

We are so excited to have been chosen as one of the official local charities of the Brighton Marathon Weekend 2020. Our amazing team of marathon-runners, 10k-ers and BMRiders raised over £12,000 for us in 2019, making this one of the biggest fundraising events in our year. We have a few places left on Team CTS 2020, but they will …

A huge thank you to GamesAid

We were thrilled to be nominated as one of Games Aid’s ‘carry over’ charities this year, which enabled The Clock Tower Sanctuary to benefit from the amazingly generous support of the Games Aid community. Our incoming Chair, Rob Kidd was presented with a cheque for £21,114 at a ceremony at the Barbican in October in 2019. This vital funding will …

Sleepout for The Sanctuary at Brighton Open Air Theatre

What a great evening – thank you BOAT and everyone who helped out! On Saturday 28 September, ‘Sleepout for the Sanctuary’ at the Brighton Open Air Theatre was a soggy success, raising over £1,600! Thank you to those kind people who slept out on a wild & woolly September night! Also to Lucy of Yoga Music Flow for sunset warrior …