Sun Cream and Sun Hat Appeal for Rough Sleepers

We are making our annual appeal for sun cream and sun hats to protect homeless people who are often exposed to extreme heats in spring and summer.

First Base Day Centre helps homeless men and women in Brighton and Hove by providing food, showers, clean and dry clothes, and support to get off the streets.

My colleague, Deirdre O’ Halloran, Deputy Manager of First Base, said:  “Your support in donating sun cream and sun hats will help us to encourage rough sleepers to protect themselves from sunburn and associated illnesses during warm spells.”

Rough sleepers are far more likely to get skin cancer than the rest of the population because of their extended exposure to harmful rays.

You can either purchase sun cream or sun hats from our Amazon Wish List on the link below, or drop items off to First Base itself at St. Stephen’s Hall, Montpelier Place, Brighton, BN1 3BF or our head office at 144 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4PH.

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