Sussex Homeless Support Launch Online Fundraising Auction

homelessThe Sussex Homeless Support have launched an online auction, which runs until Thursday 14th March at 8pm. This is their second year of running this highly successful auction, raising much needed funds for the charity and its work.

An abundance of prizes have been donated by businesses and individuals throughout Sussex, so there’s something for everyone. Prizes include a hamper from Infinity Foods, tea for two in Somers of Lindfield, a family photo session, cookery lessons, a ticket for Legends Live at the Brighton Centre, and many, many more. Every penny raised by the auction will go to support the work of Sussex Homeless Support.

Based in Brighton but with links covering the UK, SHS is a homeless charity that works with and supports many others in the city to achieve its ambition of zero food poverty and 100 % support for all people in Brighton and Hove.

As well as collecting food and items of clothing and distributing them out daily, to people on the streets, SHS cooks for 60 + people for the Anti-Freeze Homeless Project (Mondays) and hosts the lively Street Kitchen at the Clock tower on Sundays, where it feeds in excess of 120 homeless and rough sleepers every week. The charity also provides supplies to people recently housed and prepares weekly food parcels for those on the poverty line.                                                                           

Recently Sussex Homeless Support have acquired a second old double decker bus. These two buses run as mobile night shelters. Between them, the buses can sleep 20 people in bunk beds. Each bus is equipped with a kitchen, sitting area and changing room.

The new bus is up and running and our original bus is about to come back into use, having recently suffered a devastating fire. As soon as our second bus is useable, we will then operate a Men’s bus and a Women’s bus.

Trained volunteers operate the bus, ensuring that it is a warm, safe and secure place to sleep for men, women and their pets. A hot meal is provided every evening for all of our guests.

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