Local MPs Caroline Lucas and Peter Kyle, welcomed the opportunity to attend a special Saturday Supper event highlighting awareness of four charities who help the Poor, the Hungry and the Homeless in our City.
The event, hosted by The Brighton Light Trust at Holland Road Baptist Church on Saturday 7th May, brought together the charity volunteers, their supporters and local people who have benefited from the charitable services of Christians Against Poverty (CAP), Off The Fence, Keys Detox and Brighton & Hove City Mission.
Jeri-lee Kenny, local Community Co-ordinator with Christians Against Poverty, says “There are a variety of great charities operating in the streets of Brighton, it’s important to know what each charity specialises in, so that together we can guide people to the right doors, because problems don’t just come in ones, they ‘come in threes’.
“It’s no good just sitting on the fence, when problems arise” says Brightonian Paul Young CEO of Off The Fence, who as a young lad admits “I took from the City and now I’m giving back. I’ve seen grown men cry because they have been given a pair of socks. If you’ve had no change of socks for 3 months, it’s a small gesture that means a lot. ”
Dr Alan Saunders former director of ‘Albion in the Community’ who has recently be awarded the FA’s national Charity award for his work in inner London also attended as an guest of Honour to support the evening.