This Christmas we ask that you remember the men and women who are sleeping rough on the streets of Brighton.
For most of us, Christmas is a fun time of year involving family get togethers, presents, too much to eat and drink, awful jumpers and cheesy films.
If you are sleeping rough or are homeless, it can be the most miserable and lonely time of the year. A bitter reminder of what you haven’t got, what you’ve lost or what you’ve never had…
Throughout this festive period BHT’s First Base Day Centre offers comfort to local homeless men and women with a month of Christmas events, food
First Base is the only project for homeless men and women in the City to remain open over the Christmas and New Year period.
In the weeks before Christmas service users decorate the Centre and help with cooking mince pies and sorting through donations of scarves, gloves, hats, socks ready to give to those who need them.
A couple of days before Christmas we serve a traditional Christmas dinner to people who are sleeping rough in the city, along with entertainment and games. We also provide a cooked breakfast and a warm welcome on Christmas morning, for people who have literally nowhere to go and no one to spend Christmas with.
The work of BHT, and specifically First Base Day Centre, relies on the goodwill of people from the local community.
The money raised will go towards the much needed services at First Base which literally change lives and move people away from the streets. Please give generously this Christmas to ensure we can reach everyone who needs us.
You can donate through our JustGiving page or you can send me a cheque made payable to ‘Brighton Housing Trust’ c/o BHT, 144 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4PH. Thank you for your support.