This year we have leveled up our charity commitment by working with not just one local charity but two! After much deliberation between the CB team and time spent at length reviewing all applicants against our criteria to decipher which charities we feel we could make the most impact and add the most value, we have finally decided to donate pro-bono digital support to The Clock Tower Sanctuary and Together Co.
The Clock Tower Sanctuary
Is based in the center of Brighton and is a drop-in day center for 16-25 year old’s battling with homelessness. They were founded in 1998 by people who were concerned about rising levels of homelessness in Brighton, some of whom are still amongst their 45 volunteers.
How do they support our community?
Young people facing homelessness are often distressed so Clock Tower meet their immediate needs by providing a freshly-cooked hot meal, clean clothes and a hot shower. Last year, they provided more than 1,500 showers and hundreds of hot lunches.
They run weekly activities and workshops which help build young peoples self-esteem and gain new life skills including yoga, fitness, table tennis, men’s group and women’s group, CV writing, healthy eating, anger management and budgeting.
They assign each client a Support Co-ordinator who works through a plan to identify and access the services they need, such as seeing a doctor or getting registered for benefits. They also help find housing and look for training or work, as well as covering travel costs of attending interviews or buying a smart pair of shoes, or clothing.
With all of these amazing services it is easy to see why we were passionate about supporting The Clock Tower Sanctuary and the amazing work they do in our city.
Is a local, Sussex-based charity that aims to reduce loneliness and create connections to change lives for the better. They have been helping create life-changing connections for over 20 years and have over 400 volunteers. The three main ways seek to tackle loneliness by…
They match people with people to create friendships that make life better. In their 20 years of doing this they’ve seen loneliness eased and lives changed – all through the simple power of human connection.
Social connections are key to our well-being. Together Co help people find the people and places they need to be happier and healthier. This might be having someone you can chat to when you need to, or someone who helps you navigate local services that could benefit you.
It’s through collaboration Together Co seeks to end disconnection. They share expertise and ideas with other organisations working to end loneliness and social isolation to create a society where no one is left out.
We feel Together Co is great charity for the CB team to work with as we feel we can really add value and since covid and many of us shifting to working remotely, we feel loneliness is still really prevalent.
We’d like to thank all of the amazing charities that applied and would like to reiterate it was a super close call!
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