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BHT Launches 2018 Christmas Appeal

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4Dec

BHT has launched its 2018 Christmas Appeal with a disturbing and hard hitting video in which nine year old Milly speaks of her future as a homeless teenager.

The video can be viewed here. It was made for BHT, without charge, by Hove-based film production company Big Egg Films.

BHT needs to raise £35,000 this Christmas in order to provide its services at First Base Day Centre over Christmas and throughout the coming year.

Over the last year First Base worked with 1,113 clients, 1,089 of whom were rough sleepers. Through the support at First Base, 222 people were helped into accommodation.

If you support First Base today with a donation of £30, this will fund a personal care package. Each client will receive:

• A warm welcome
• Hot meals daily, including a delicious Christmas dinner
• A chance to shower, freshen up and get clean clothes
• Laundry facilities
• Medical treatment, optician and podiatrist
• Expert help with mental health and addiction problems
• Advice on housing, employment and benefits

You can give someone the gift of a better future this Christmas.

BHT’s chief executive, Andy Winter, said:

I cannot praise Adam Sheldon and his colleagues from Big Egg Films more highly for our 2018 Appeal video. For the second year running they have donated their expertise and time to produce the most amazing film. Thanks also to Benfield Primary School who loaned us the venue and six of their students, and CMT Performance Coaching performance arts school in Worthing, and the ‘teacher’, Grace Church from Stumble Trip Theatre. And finally, special thanks to the star of the film, Lola Berry, who played the part of Millie.

Donations to BHT’s Better Future Christmas Campaign can be made online , by text by sending BASE05 £10 (or any other amount) to 70070, or by sending a cheque made payable to ‘Brighton Housing Trust’ to Andy Winter, BHT, 144 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4PH.

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