Winter Appeal 

It's been a really tough year for everyone. Could you help make it a little brighter for young people who are experiencing homelessness?

A little light in the dark

By donating to our Winter Appeal, you could give a young homeless person a Christmas meal in warmth and safety – and the support they need over the winter months. And you could also give them hope; and the chance of a better life next year when the pandemic recedes.

As the only drop-in day centre in Brighton & Hove specifically for 16-25 year-olds, young people experiencing homelessness know they can find a warm welcome and the practical support they need at The Clock Tower Sanctuary.

A gift of £18 could pay for a Christmas meal and a gift box for a young person to enjoy.

A donation of £48 could fund a case-work session for a young person where they can talk to someone who will listen, understand and help.

A pledge of £96 could fund a day with a Support Coordinator, giving a young person the practical support they need to start a better life in 2021.

A gift of £1,529 could fund The Clock Tower Sanctuary’s work for a whole day this winter.

Last year, we worked with 186 young people who had nowhere else to turn. As a small charity, we rely on the generosity of our supporters to keep our services running. You can see read about how your donation makes a difference to our clients on the Stories page.


Or please donate whatever you can - we appreciate every penny!

Yes, I would like to help


No work party this year? No worries!

Why not donate the costs of your work party this year instead? Our #XmasPartyHeroes can help young people experiencing homelessness in Brighton & Hove. Find out all you need to know at and remember to tag us into your social media posts so we can say thanks!

Pay it forwards with a Virtual Gift

If you want to buy a gift that really makes a difference this year, why not choose from one of our virtual gifts? Your generosity will give your loved-one a feel good factor and at the same time be helping of one our clients — win win! There are 6 gifts to choose from - just head over to the Virtual Gifts page to buy one. 



Share your best Christmas Jumper Selfie with the world and help fundraise for young homeless people at the same time. Take a #CJSforCTS, make a donation and tag a pal to do the same this December - the cheesier the better! We’ll be re-sharing our favourites, so be sure to tag us on Instagram @theclocktowersanctuary and /thectsbrighton on Facebook and include #CJSforCTS 🎅🏼

"I had been renting a flat but when I lost my job, I couldn’t afford to pay the rent. I have no family around, so I started sofa surfing with friends, but after a while I ran out of people to stay with and spent two weeks rough sleeping. It was really scary. I slept under bridges, in parks. But I didn’t really sleep, I couldn’t…I relied a lot on The Clock Tower Sanctuary for food and having somewhere you feel safe. When I had nowhere to go, I could come here and eat amazing food and have people to talk to. ”
- 'Sarah', aged 21