Brighton based youth homeless charity The Clock Tower Sanctuary is proud to announce it has been awarded an incredible £69,729 this year from GamesAid, a UK based video games charity that exists thanks to the energy, passion and fundraising efforts of the UK Video games industry.
The Clock Tower Sanctuary which receives no statutory funding to run its service, was delighted to be one of 8 charities to share an amazing £557,832.
Natalia Borg Development Manager at The Clock Tower Sanctuary said “It’s amazing! We want to say thank you to everyone in the games industry who took the time to read our story and vote for us, with a special thanks to all the Brighton based gamers and studios.
With youth homelessness on the rise, the demand on our service grows. This incredible donation means we will be able to continue our work helping vulnerable young people break away from homelessness – it will genuinely change lives”.
The 8 charities lucky charities include Brighton’s The Clock Tower Sanctuary, Accuro, Aidis Trust, Autistica, Lifelites, Over the Wall, Solving Kids Cancer and Special Effects, who were awarded their cheques in style at the GamesAid Giving Ceremony kindly hosted by Warner Bros in London.
The Clock Tower Sanctuary’s mission is to prevent vulnerable young people from becoming part of the long term homeless population. They intervene early with young people to help prevent problems spiralling out of control.
• In 2016 we supported 172 individuals who her homeless or insecurely housed.
• Brighton and Hove has the second highest number of rough sleepers in the UK