BHT Christmas Appeal

Give the gift of a better future this Christmas


BHT Christmas Appeal

Give the gift of a better future this Christmas

Will you give the gift of a better future this Christmas?

Homeless and alone at Christmas.

Christmas is traditionally the time of year when people come together with loved ones. With the past two years dominated by the pandemic, lockdown and isolation rules, togetherness and connection have never felt more important. But this Christmas many vulnerable people will be homeless and alone; some will be sleeping on the streets, and others sofa surfing or in temporary accommodation.

BHT Sussex provides specialist advice to prevent people becoming homeless, supports those who find themselves sleeping on the streets, and delivers personalised services providing support and tools to help our clients achieve healthy independent lives. Last year, we supported 744 people to move away from rough sleeping and prevented 453 households from becoming homeless.

We are determined to be there for local people in need this winter.  You can help us by making a donation to our Christmas appeal by clicking on the Make a Donation button below.

How your gift makes a difference:

£12 donation

A donation of £12
could provide a meal, clean clothes, a hot shower and laundry facilities for someone who is sleeping rough


A donation of £30
could run a group support workshop for young people who are  experiencing mental health problems


A donation of £50
could pay for specialist legal and housing advice to an individual or household at risk of eviction to prevent homelessness

Thank you. First Base has not only kept me from the streets. You've helped me to change my life around. You've given me the ability to make the right decisions, not just for myself, but more importantly how to become a better parent.
What can I say? I came to the Intern Programme not having worked for more than six years to getting two paid jobs within eight months!  Thank you so much for the opportunity.
I can only thank the project for saving my life. This extends to all my family and friends who was very concerned for me. You brought me back from a place of desperation. Much love to all the staff.
I was very anxious and upset.  The staff were calm and managed to resolve the issue – so much so, I have a better relationship with my landlord. Thank you!
I can't speak highly enough of the experience here. It's changed my way of thinking about recovery and has changed my life for the better. I will be forever grateful.
Thank you for encouraging me to get into accommodation, I’ve been rough sleeping for years I’d forgotten what it felt like to sleep in a bed, I’ve started to put weight on though but I’ve never felt better, I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for First Base!
It's reassuring to see, that even during the coronavirus epidemic, BHT staff were still available. Unsung heroes like shop staff. And for that, I'm truly grateful.
You have definitely gone above and beyond your job for me. You are the best mental health professional I have had and I have had loads. Thank you for never letting me down!

Watch our Christmas Appeal video to find out how your support makes a difference to vulnerable people across Sussex. This film was generously donated by Big Egg Films:

Our supporters are at the heart of BHT's work and your kind donations make a huge difference.
To find out what you can expect as a BHT supporter, read our Fundraising Promise.

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