Local charity, Sussex Homeless Support, is in the running for a national award in recognition of an inspiring film designed to recruit more supporters and highlight the plight of the homeless in the community.
“We are all just one step away from being homeless”.
The documentary looks into the issues faced by Sussex Homeless Support and the people they help. An insight into a week with the charity from collecting food waste and provisions to running the Street Kitchen, distributing emergency tents and food and running the buses which give emergency accommodation, a hot meal and a safe haven to up to 20 homeless and their pets each night. The compassion of founder Jim Deans and the volunteers shines through and their support of the homeless and rough sleepers in the community is inspiring. This support helps many homeless people keep their dignity and get back on their feet.
Supporters of the charity, have been urged to support the organisation and vote for the film at the Charity Film Awards website www.CharityFilmAwards.com
The Charity Film Awards champions effective story-telling and digital engagement among not-for-profits in the UK.
Since its launch in 2017 over 1000 charity films have entered and over 1⁄4 million members of the public have voted. The awards have driven significantly increased video views, positive PR, social media engagement and donations for the participating charities. Last year’s winners include: Child Bereavement UK, NSPCC/Childline, RSPCA, Cats Protection and Breast Cancer Care.
Simon Burton, founder of the Charity Film Awards, commented:
“All the charities that have entered deserve to be congratulated, but they need more than thanks, they need votes!
“It’s simple for the public to vote for their favourite charity film at www.charityfilmawards.com and many voters also go onto donate. Nearly 10% of those who voted last year also made a donation.”
The Awards are free to enter for charities. The current public vote phase will determine the final shortlist, which will then be judged by a panel of experts. The winners will be announced at a gala event at a prestigious venue in London in Spring 2020.