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BHT Hosts Black Tie Fish & Chip Dinner

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Bardsley's Black Tie DinnerA Black Tie Fish and Chip Dinner was held at Bardsley’s of Baker Street on Tuesday 25 April to raise funds for BHT’s First Base Day Centre.

We’d like to thank all of the guests who came along to support BHT, and the local businesses which kindly donated prizes towards the charity raffle.

Special thanks go to Bardsley’s restaurant and The Close Shaves who entertained the guests with beautiful harmonies and ukulele accompaniment. There was even enthusiastic fish-and-chip based audience participation!

All proceeds from the event will go directly towards delivering vital services at First Base Day Centre for people who are rough sleeping in Brighton and Hove.

It was a very enjoyable evening, with fantastic food and wonderful entertainment. We are so grateful to everyone that supported the event.

Sara Peskett, Fundraising Officer


First Base in Towels, Sun Cream and Underwear Appeal

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BHT’s First Base Day Centre is appealing for donations of towels, boxers, socks and sun cream to be able to continue to provide shower facilities, clothes and sun protection to rough sleepers during the summer months.

Items can either be purchased from our Amazon Wish List or dropped off at First Base Day Centre itself at St. Stephen’s Hall, Montpelier Place, Brighton, BN1 3BF, or at our head office at 144 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4PH.

Something as basic as a shower, that we may take for granted, helps people who rely on First Base to stay clean and healthy.

Sun protection is essential to the wellbeing of our clients.  Homeless people are far more likely to get skin cancer than the rest of society.  Sunbathers are generally advised to avoid the sun between 11am and 3pm.  This advice is not always seen important or possible for those that live on the streets.

Your donation will make a difference to both the physical and mental wellbeing of our clients.

Deirdre O’Halloran, BHT First Base Day Centre Acting Manager


BHT Winner of Cycle Challenge

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BHT has won the Brighton and Hove Cycle Challenge for mid-sized organisations by encouraging as many staff as possible to cycle to work during the month of March.

The cycle challenge run by Brighton and Hove City Council in conjunction with Love to Ride, encouraged all staff to log their cycle rides on the Love to Ride Brighton and Hove website during the month of March. Those that clocked the most miles won.

Over 15% of BHT staff took part, over double their nearest rival, the University of Brighton. Funding has now been agreed for another three years for organisations to take part.

Members of staff from BHT were presented with their prize at a reception in the Mayor’s Parlour with the Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Cllr Pete West.

Our staff recognise the link in their wellbeing for themselves as well as our clients and residents. They cycled 1,293 miles, saving 635lbs of CO2, saving money, reducing our emissions and getting fitter at the same time. We are already looking forward to next year.

Daniel O’Connell, BHT’s Head of Human Resources and Learning and Development.

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