BHT Sussex is appealing for donations of sun cream, reusable water bottles, and other items for clients at 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 as remained open throughout the pandemic to supporting rough sleepers in our city.
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 Sussex’s head office at 144 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4PH. Alternatively, a range of particularly useful items can be purchased and sent from their Amazon Wish List.
If you think you can help or would like more information, please call 01273 326844 or email [email protected]
Find out more about how you can help someone sleeping rough in hot weather from Homeless Link here.