Last week we launched our annual Christmas fundraising appeal for First Base Day Centre.
First Base works with rough sleepers. During 2015 almost 1,000 men and women have used the services provided, including showers and toilets, food, clothes and underwear, as well as helping them to find accommodation, training and work experience.
Christmas is a particularly busy time for us, but throughout the year we have seen more and more people turning to us for support. Never before have our services been needed as much as they are today.
As we approach Christmas, I am asking for your support. Each year around 1,000 street homeless men and women come to us for life-sustaining, and life-changing, support. This Christmas we expect to see 150 different men and women use the facilities offered at First Base. Without your support, we would not be able to continue our work.
But it’s not just single street homeless people who we work with. Please watch our new video to see how easy it can be for a family to lose their home. Homelessness can be prevented thanks to the work of our advice centres in Brigrhton, Eastbourne and Hastings.
We are asking supporters for two things:
Make a one-off donation to the work of First Base Day Centre.
Make a regular donation to support our work. While people are particularly moved to support our work in the run up to Christmas, our services are needed year-round.
Donations can be sent to me, c/o 144 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4PH. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Brighton Housing Trust’.
Thank you very much.