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Kemptown coop manager Yuri

Brighton Coop stores support SHS

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 […]

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Big Hearts Square Group knit & crochet for SHS

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 Sarah Morgan ambassador

Legal and General in Brighton support SHS

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 […]

AXA Insurance cheque presentation

AXA Insurance £500 donation

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.

SHS model bus at PRIDE

Joining the PRIDE march

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.

Volunteers Street Kitchen

A brief summary of 2018

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 […]

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Bus suffers fire damage

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 […]