Tesco Shoreham (Holmbush) have been supporting Sussex Homeless Support for the last year. Food is donated instore by their customers and we collect, whenever we get the call. But Tesco Shoreham go way over for SHS. Last year the staff made up Christmas packs full of goodies for our clients. Their knitting group made hats, […]
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In December 2018, Yuri, the manager of the Kemptown coop and Bart, Manager of the St James’s Street coop, each presented Jim Deans, founder of SHS, with a cheque for £250. They both invited SHS to do collections for the charity instore as well. It’s great to have the support of local businesses and to […]
We are being supported by groups countrywide. The Big Hearts Square Group is one of these. Based in Wales, they have been providing us with an enormous amount of beautifully knitted and crocheted items – hats, scarves, gloves and their special multi-coloured blankets. People from all over the UK send their knitted and crocheted squares […]
Legal and General in Brighton are great supporters of SHS and what we do. In November 2018 they chose us as their ‘charity of the month’. We were invited to set up an information stand in their foyer and had the opportunity to chat to people about our work. Sarah Morgan, our ambassador at Legal […]
Merry Maids Society are a group of ladies from the Brighton & Hove area, who meet on a regular basis. To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, they organised a lunch with a guest speaker and held an auction. Lillian Harrop, one of the SHS volunteers is a member of this group […]
Sussex Homeless Support volunteer Amy Smith ran the Brighton Half Marathon on Sunday, 24th February 2019, to raise funds for SHS. Amy’s initial target was to raise £150 but she achieved an amazing £660 in sponsorship. Well done and thank you Amy from everyone at SHS.
Lloyd Russell-Moyle helps out at the Street Kitchen. We were delighted to be joined by local MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle at our street kitchen on Sunday 28th October. Lloyd is a great supporter of SHS and champions the cause of the homeless.
An opportunity to see what life was like for a homeless person, by spending a night on the streets. We raised awareness, gained support and publicity for our work. Thanks go to Fat Boy Slim and Hove Lagoon for supporting this. We hope to make this an annual event, so watch this space …..
AXA Insurance run an annual corporate responsibility fund. This year Sussex Homeless Support were fortunate to receive one of the four prizes for the south east. Giorgio Finella, SHS volunteer and AXA employee, presented Jim with a cheque for £500. If your company runs a corporate responsibility fund, please think of SHS.
In August 2018, the Levellers held their Beautiful Days festival at Escot Park in Devon and raised almost £5,000 for us. The boys then came and joined us at the Sunday Street Kitchen on 23rd September, helping to serve food and chatting to our homeless visitors. A concert at The Dome in October raised £860 […]
Oliver’s Brighton – Oliver’s parachute jump raised £1,065 for SHS but he hasn’t stopped there … On 15th September 2018, Oliver Dall, owner of Oliver’s Brighton, jumped out of a plane to raise money for SHS. The Harry Potter enthusiast jumped in Slytherin attire with Hedwig attached to his shoulder. He has been an avid […]
Teenager Gabriel Preston climbed Snowdon for us – August 2018 Distressed by seeing so many homeless people on the street, teenager Gabriel Preston and his mum, Andrea, a SHS volunteer, decided to raise funds for the charity, by climbing Snowdon. They did it and raised a whopping £700 – over double their initial goal.
We are delighted to say that our 2019 Sussex Homeless Support Fundraising Auction , which ended on Thursday, March 14th, 2019 has raised the amazing sum of £3,263. We had 79 incredible ‘lots’ donated to us. This is our second year of running this highly successful auction, raising much needed funds for the charity and […]
On August 4th 2018, we built a bus for Brighton Pride and joined the procession. What a privilege and what an amazing day. We couldn’t take the real bus so we made one! Our volunteers and homeless service users joined in the carnival atmosphere, partying into the evening.
On the 19th May, we took the orange bus, volunteers and some of our homeless service users to Windsor, to see the wedding. We were given a prime parking spot and we worked with the police and other organisations to offer the ‘displaced’ homeless a place to relax, have a cool glass of water and […]
In March 2018, we launched an online auction to raise funds for the ‘Orange Bus’. We needed funding to keep the bus taxed, insured and to keep the generator running every night we were open – the generator keeps the lights on and the bus warm and costs £25 per night in fuel to […]
Jim Deans turned an old, out-of-service double-decker school bus into a refuge shelter for rough sleepers. We met up with Jim to have a chat about his bus, homelessness and how you can help.
Last year was a busy one for Sussex Homeless Support. We saw the number of homeless and rough sleepers rise dramatically and we did our best to answer their needs. We were lucky to have more volunteers join us. Support came in all different ways – fundraisers, cooks, cleaners, people wanting to help serve food and […]
On Monday 21st January we had a serious fire on the mens bus. The upstairs bedding area is water and smoke damaged. The locker area is gutted with the fire. It seems to have started in a strip light behind the lockers. The bus has special non heating lights so it looks like the electrics […]