8-year-old ‘sleepout’ superstar, Hattie, raises over £1,000

When Hattie, just 8 years old, got in touch to tell us she was planning to do her own ‘sleepout’ to raise money for CTS, we were blown away. Having already done a sponsored one-night sleepout for us in 2021, Hattie had decided she wanted to do even more this time around. She was going to spend 8 nights in …

New Chair and Vice Chair appointed at The Clock Tower Sanctuary

The Clock Tower Sanctuary, a charity supporting young people experiencing homelessness in Brighton & Hove, has today announced the appointment of Emily Brock as its incoming chair and Mo Kanjilal as its vice chair. Emily Brock, incoming chair, says “As a trustee of Clock Tower Sanctuary for the past 5 years, including as vice-chair since 2019, I have seen the …

Group of hikers standing in front of a windmill in the countryside. They are all wearing Hike Against Homelessness white t-shirts.

Hike Against Homelessness a roaring success!

On Saturday 2nd July, we held our first Hike Against Homelessness, and we’re pleased to say it was a resounding success! We had a lovely mix of staff, CTS volunteers, clients, corporate partner teams and individuals walking with us on the day. Everyone absolutely smashed their fundraising targets and raised £9057 which will go directly back into our work here …

Team CTS bosses Marathon Weekend

On 10th April, Team CTS took to the roads to run and ride in Brighton Marathon Weekend events.  After some stellar fundraising efforts that saw every one of our team members smash their target, race day finally arrived. And what a day it was! Bathed in Spring sunshine, Brighton’s streets came to life with music, megaphones and cheering. Thousands of …

2 volunteers are preparing food in the Kitchen. In the background, one is at the cooker stirring a saucepan, and one is making sandwiches in the foreground.

CTS awarded Investing in Volunteers award

We are very pleased to announce that CTS has been awarded NVCO’s ‘Investing in Volunteers’ award for our commitment to volunteer experience.  The award recognises the incredible work of our Volunteer Coordinator, Claud, who has worked tirelessly to ensure that volunteering is very much a two-way street at CTS, and that our volunteers feel valued and supported. “I am delighted …

Comic Relief 2022: CTS makes national TV debut!

If you tuned in to Comic Relief a couple of weeks ago, you might have noticed that CTS made a brief but brilliant appearance! 57 minutes into the show, during a clip thanking the KFC Foundation, a snippet of a video about our ex-client Dandi’s experience was shown – you can watch the full version here. Dandi became homeless after her …

A group of runners are standing in line in front of some trees, posing for a team photo.

Marathons and more: Emma’s fundraising story

Over the last 3 years, Emma and her group Rogue Runners have raised an incredible £8,818 for us through marathon runs and other challenges.  These funds have made a huge difference to our work supporting young homeless people in Brighton. Heading down to the seafront to cheer Rogue Runners on in the marathon is always a highlight too! The group …

Haircuts back up and running in the centre

Last Friday, the wonderful George from Angel-i Barbers returned to the centre for the first time after the pandemic to offer our clients free haircuts.  George, who is based at Richmond Barbers in London, is a passionate about using his skills to make a difference, and regularly works with charities and other community groups. He is involved with Haircuts 4 …

Learning more about hidden homelessness

Since I recently joined The Clock Tower Sanctuary as a Trustee, I have been learning about how young people find themselves in a situation where they are homeless. Through this research, I have found that there are a lot of people who find they are homeless and hide that fact. There are also lots of ways in which people can …

An image of Vicky. She is sat down wearing glasses and holding a cup of tea. She has long blonde hair and a floral vest top on.

Volunteers Week 2021: Vicky

As part of this year’s Volunteers Week, Volunteer Support Coordinator, Vicky, shares her reflections on her time at The Clock Tower Sanctuary. So, Vicky, tell us how you got involved with volunteering at the day centre. I came to Brighton as a student but had been out of the area for a couple of years. Since coming back I was …