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BHT collected a record £5,207 in our annual street collection before Christmas, smashing last year’s total of £4,511.
Collections took place at Brighton Station on Friday evening and at sites throughout Brighton and Hove on Saturday afternoon.
It is not too late to donate, all funds raised will go to BHT’s First Base Day Centre to support rough sleepers at Christmas and throughout the year. Donations can be made here or by sending a cheque payable to Brighton Housing Trust to 144 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4PH
We are extremely grateful to the people of Brighton and Hove for their incredible generosity this year. This record amount is indicative of the concern that people feel about seeing people sleeping on our streets.
We had over 100 people out on Saturday, either collecting donations or singing in choirs. We had church groups, community organisations, councillors, volunteers, members of staff and Board members, even the Brighton Table Tennis Club, all turn out.
I am so grateful to them all and, in particular, everyone who donated towards achieving this incredible result. It will definitely make a big difference.
Andy Winter, BHT Chief Executive