Founded in 1997, Brighton Oasis Project (BOP) is entering our 20th year in operation. BOP is the only provider of gender-specific substance misuse services for women in Brighton and Hove and children who have been affected by substance misuse in the family.
BOP’s service users include women offenders, sex workers, homeless women, women whose children are ‘at risk’ and children who have been affected by a family member’s drug or alcohol use. Each year BOP directly supports over 500 women and 200 children from its two central Brighton premises.
To celebrate its 20th birthday, BOP is running a series of events including an afternoon tea fundraiser on Thursday 14th September at Brighton’s Hotel Du Vin on Ship Street. The event will be hosted by author, broadcaster and journalist Sali Hughes. Hughes will be interviewed by BOP Director, Jo-Anne Welsh, about her newest best-selling book as well as issues affecting women currently such as the dangers of female stereotyping and the importance of self-care. Sali will finish with a Q&A session.
Guests will be treated to a glass of bubbly on arrival, followed by full afternoon tea by Hotel Du Vin and discussions with Sali Hughes. There will be a silent auction with lots including a private dining experience with specialist event caterers, Gastro Catering. There will be a raffle with prizes including vouchers from Preloved Of Brighton and The Garden House Brighton to be won. Each guest will also receive a goody bag to take home.
Sali Hughes is resident beauty columnist for Guardian Weekend magazine and a features and comment writer for a range of magazines. She is also a regular contributor to BBC radio 5 live reviewing television, music and entertainment and has contributed to BBC Radio Four’s Woman’s Hour, The Chris Evans Show on BBC Radio 2 and on news and entertainment programmes on ITV, BBC, and Channel 4. Sali’s first book, Pretty Honest: The Straight Talking Beauty Companion, was published in by Fourth Estate (Harper Collins) and her second book is called Pretty Iconic: A Personal Look At The Beauty Products That Changed The World. Both are best sellers. Sali writes a weekly opinion column for popular women’s digital platform, The Pool, and has her own award-winning website: www.salihughesbeauty.com
BOP Director Jo-Anne Welsh said, “We are delighted to have Sali Hughes host our afternoon tea event at Brighton’s Hotel Du Vin. Sali speaks out about issues close to the hearts of our clients and to women nation-wide.”
Tickets for the event are £40 each and available to purchase online by visiting www.oasisproject.org.uk/tea.
Please call Brighton Oasis Project’s Fundraising and Communications Lead, Laura Ward, for further information.