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Local businesses combine efforts for supported living Summer Fayre fun

23rd September 2022

Sanctuary Supported Living

Corrine, Senai and Tyrese celebrating the Supported Living Summer Fayre

Vulnerable clients of a Brighton supported living service are celebrating fundraising efforts, having raised £415 thanks to the generosity of the local community.

Sanctuary Supported Living’s Brighton and Hove Foyer provides housing and personalised support to give young people the very best chance to get their life on track and look forward to a happy and independent future.

This year the annual Summer Fayre was held to raise money for their cooking group, where the vulnerable clients learn how to cook on a budget, and the Wheel Project fund, a valuable upskilling project where clients repair and restore donated bicycles with a focus on health and wellbeing. As well as fundraising, the fayre was an opportunity to meet members of the public and raise awareness of the service’s work in Brighton.

Staff and clients alike were overwhelmed with the response to their appeal for donations – big or small – to use as prizes for the tombola. Contributors included Experience Days, LazerZone, Yellowave Beach Sports Venue, British Airways i360, The Grand Brighton Hotel, Bewilder Box and Coffeetzar.

A fantastic day of family entertainment, the event saw guests enjoying best-loved fete games and traditional treats whilst making the most of the sunny weather.

"We’d like to thank all the contributors for their generous donations to our raffle, and to everyone who saved the date to attend."

Kerry Lower, Project Worker

Project Worker, Kerry Lower said: “As well as an opportunity to have fun, this event helped to raise crucial funds that allow us to continue supporting clients on their pathways for independence. We’d like to thank all the contributors for their generous donations to our raffle, and to everyone who saved the date to attend. Everyone who supports us is making such a difference and it means a lot to us that they recognise the work that we do and want to help.” For more information about Sanctuary Supported Living’s supported housing services for homeless and vulnerable young people, visit our young people page.