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BHT Highlights: December 2015

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19Jan

BHT prides itself on the quality and diversity of its services, producing more news stories than we can usually fit on our website. Read on for a round-up of BHT news highlights throughout December:

rosies_W300BHT Chief Executive Andy Winter appeared on the Christmas addition of The Rosies, a feminist chat show.

Andy discussed the work of BHT, but declined to wear a Christmas jumper himself citing something about being middle aged and boring!

hector_W300A new film about a homeless man, Hector, was shown at the Komedia.

BHT Chief Executive Andy Winter was amongst the panel for a question and answer session after the film.

santa-sleigh_W300Santa sleigh rides and a fairground ran from The Level on Monday 21 December.

Proceeds from the fairground were donated towards our Christmas Appeal Campaign for BHT’s First Base Day Centre.

bardsleys_f&c_W220A black tie fundraising event took place at Bardsley’s fish and chip shop in Brighton.

The event included a three course dinner, live entertainment from a capella singers, Naked Voices, and a raffle.

The evening raised £1,500 for BHT’s First Base Day Centre.

It’s not just at Christmas that we need support. Our services are needed throughout the year, and we have to raise £100,000 each year to keep First Base open.

It is unimaginable what would happen if First Base was not able to continue to provide its services.

xmas2016_collection_W300The Christmas Street Collection in Hove raised over £1077 for BHT’s First Base Day Centre.

Many people turned up to support BHT and take part in the Choir.

We were delighted that a number of supporters, rather than making a one-off donation, have taken out standing orders, making regular donations for our work.

We are extremely grateful to everyone who continues to support our work.

xmasvideostill_W220Our 2015 BHT Christmas Appeal video was released.
Please click here to watch our #WhoWouldYouTurnTo Christmas Advert Campaign.
A family face a sad reality when a chain of events told through the timeline of an advent calendar leave them homeless on Christmas Eve.

We’d like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Beast for making the film and Fugu PR for set-up and promotion. Without the kind support of companies like these the world would be a poorer place.

BHT-Annual-Review-2015BHT’s Annual Review 2015 was published.

This includes a report from the Chair of the Board, Joan Mortimer, along with an introduction from our Chief Executive, Andy Winter.

Real life stories from clients, a services guide, new roadmap and the latest financial information complete the Review.

archwayxmascards02_W220BHT’s Archway Project had their Christmas party at Sackville Gardens. They had a buffet, raffle and did a Christmas word search along with the obligatory “cheesy” music! (Nice jumpers!)

The Archway Project at Sackville Gardens also had a Christmas card making session whilst eating mince pies and listening to Christmas music.

firstbase_rocc_W300BHT’s First Base Day Centre corporate sponsors ROCC Computers delivered boxes of Christmas presents for clients of the service.

First Base also also delighted to receive a big donation of tea, coffee, sugar and toiletries from their new corporate sponsors Groundsure.

ROCC Computers also ‘rocc’d up’ (you’re sacked, Ed) to donate mince pies for the client Christmas Dinner and a cheque for £1500.

Staff from BHT’s Housing Services met with East Sussex Credit Union to plan Manage your Money sessions for tenants in the early 2016.

route_one_xmas_lunch2015_W300Clients and staff from BHT’s Route One project went out for Christmas lunch.

Crackers were shared and everyone got involved with “bad jokes” and party hats, before tucking into some huge pizzas at VIP Pizza.

Staff and clients at BHT’s Shore House project said farewell to their Occupational Therapy students who did some great work at the project and will leave behind some useful tools for the staff to follow up with.

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