Our 2023 Christmas appeal film has been released. The film was made to support our annual Christmas campaign, which raises money for First Base, our day centre providing practical support and advice to get people off the streets.
As usual, the film was kindly donated by Big Egg Films, who work with us every year. This year’s film highlights the story of a real client that First Base helped move away from rough sleeping and into accommodation.
As mentioned in the film, First Base Day Centre is often the first point of contact for those who find themselves on the streets. People can shower, get a hot meal, and wash their clothes, as well as get the support and advice they need to move away from homelessness for good. The centre staff also help people to secure employment and to access key services, such as GPs and mental health support. Last year 6,856 visits were made to the Centre, which is the only one of its kind in Brighton and Hove. First Base will be open as usual over the festive period, including on Christmas Day.
If you feel moved by the film to donate, please visit our JustGiving page here. Every donation to our Christmas Appeal will go to First Base. As soaring rents and living costs push more people into homelessness, this service is needed more than ever.