UPDATE 12th SEPTEMBER 2016: Please note that this appeal has been incredibly successful and we have now run out of storage space at First Base so, please, no more towels for the time being. Thank you to everyone who has donated towels and who has tweeted about the appeal.
Original post from10th August 2016
I don’t know about you but I love my early morning shower. It sets me up nicely for the day ahead. But imagine if you are street homeless and you wake up having slept in the clothes you wore the day before, and the night and day before that.
At First Base Day Centre we provide showers as well as toilets, and clean and dry clothes. People who use toilets need toilet paper. We are so grateful to Nadine Schofield and PMOD (Project Management on Demand) who are paying for all our toilet paper this year (£571).
We go through a lot of towels at First Base. Each day we need around 200 freshly washed towels. Again, we are grateful to Rebecca Kimber and Create who are paying for all our washing powder this year (£400).
What we need now are towels, not necessarily new, but ones that homeless people at First Base can use.
My colleague, Deidre O’Halloran, the Deputy Manager at First Base, explains: “With the summer finally in full swing, our towel stocks are in need of replenishment. Being able to have daily shower at First Base, not only helps our clients stay hygienic and healthy, but makes a real difference in their ability to face the day ahead.
“If you have any spare towels lying around at home or wish to purchase some from our Amazon wish list or elsewhere, you will be making a difference to the lives of homeless people in Brighton. No donation is too small and all is very much appreciated.”
You can find details of the First Base Amazon Wish List by following this link.
Towels can be dropped off either at First Base itself at St. Stephen’s Hall, Montpelier Place, Brighton, BN1 3BF, or at our head office at 144 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4PH.
Thank you so much,