Record breaking street collection for Brighton Housing Trust

This weekend we collected a record £5,207 in our annual street collection, smashing last year’s total of £4,511.

Collections took place at Brighton Station on Friday evening and at sites throughout Brighton and Hove on Saturday afternoon.

We are extremely grateful to the people of Brighton and Hove for their incredible generosity this year. This record amount is indicative of the concern that people feel about seeing people sleeping on our streets.

This money, together with the funds raised through other activities this month, will help our day centre, First Base, to support rough sleepers at Christmas and throughout the year.

The Rock Choir

We had over 100 people out on Saturday, either collecting donations or singing in choirs. We had church groups, community organisations, councillors, volunteers, members of staff and Board members, even the Brighton Table Tennis Club, all turn out.

I am so grateful to them all and, in particular, everyone who donated towards achieving this incredible result. It will definitely make a big difference.”

It is not too late to donate. Donations can be made online or by sending a cheque payable to ‘Brighton Housing Trust’ to 144 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4PH.

David Chaffey, BHT’s Director Of Housing and Property Services, with Cllr Phelim McCafferty

Councillors Adrian Morris, Karen Barford, and Daniel Yates

Television journalist Tracey Dooley with the BHT Elf (and our Senior Manager for Mental Health Services) Sharon Munnings

Former Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Cllr Pete West

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