A group of students and teachers from Lancing College braved the winter weather and slept outside for a night to raise money for local homeless charity Brighton Housing Trust (BHT). Forty-eight students and teachers were sponsored by family and friends to take part, raising a total of £1,430 to date.
Chris Mole, Housemaster at Lancing College said:
“We are so pleased with the support from the student college body and staff. We are thrilled to be able to support a local cause and help those who need it most during the winter months. Thank you so much to everyone who donated!”
Lauren Ellis, Fundraising Manager at BHT, said:
“At BHT we meet people from all walks of life, all with their own reasons for being homeless. We are not here to judge. We are here to support vulnerable people through tough times, help them get back on their feet and provide them with the tools to make long-lasting positive changes in their lives. We couldn’t do this without the support of the local community and those like Lancing College – thank you to everyone who was involved!”
The money raised will go towards BHT’s First Base Day Centre, helping people who are sleeping rough in the city to get off the streets, start realising their aspirations and find a place they can call home. Last year First Base provided hot showers, clean clothes, support and advice to more than one thousand people.
This year, BHT celebrates its 50th birthday. Find out more about the BHT@50 appeal www.bht.org.uk/bht50-appeal