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Sponsor Melanie to Run Brighton Marathon for BHT

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Melanie Atkinson is running the Brighton Marathon and raising funds for BHT’s First Base Day Centre because she feels strongly that no one should be homeless in the 21st century.

Melanie, a mental health nurse and counsellor by profession is married to Brighton and Hove City Councillor, Peter Atkinson, himself a long term supporter of BHT.

Last BHT worked with 6,843 clients, 4,442 of whom had a physical or mental disability. 1,038 were rough sleepers.

We deliver services and projects across Brighton and East Sussex to those people most in need, changing and saving lives. We ensure that people, in spite of austerity, can still access services, opportunities, access to justice and protection of their rights. And we provide homes for people.

BHT’s First Base Day Centre was open for 288 days last year and helped 306 people to move off the streets.  That’s one for every day.

Please click here to sponsor Melanie through her JustGiving page

This is my last marathon run, I promise, and I will be just less than a couple of months off from being 55!

I’m sure that between us we can raise a great sum for a good cause. Seeing the sponsor money slowly grow gives me that extra push to head out for the long, gruelling, painful, arduous, training runs! Come and watch if you can too and yell like crazy!

Melanie Atkinson

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