Sun cream and other donations needed at First Base

BHT is appealing for donations of sun cream, baseball caps and sunglasses for our day centre First Base, to help protect our clients in the summer sun.

First Base helps homeless people in Brighton and Hove by providing food, showers, clean and dry clothes, and support to get off the streets. First Base is still open and supporting people in our city, although not currently working as an open-door day centre due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Debbie Piper, Deputy Manager at First Base, said:

While many of us enjoy the hot weather, for homeless and vulnerably housed people exposed to the elements it can be really problematic. Basic items like sun cream and sunglasses can make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of our clients. We still need donations of the usual items such as toiletries, clothes and underwear too, and want to thank our generous local community for their ongoing support.

Items can be dropped off at First Base Day Centre itself at St. Stephen’s Hall, Montpelier Place, Brighton, BN1 3BF, or at BHT’s head office at 144 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4PH. Alternatively a range of particularly useful items can be purchased from their Amazon Wish List:

If you think you can help or would like more information, please call 01273 326844 or email

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