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Andy kicks off fundraising with half marathon for The Clock Tower Sanctuary

The Clock Tower Sanctuary work with homeless people aged 16-25 in Brighton, providing access to services and support like showers, meals, computer access and a space to do laundry and receive post. The only drop-in day centre in Brighton for young people who are homeless or insecurely housed, the charity provide stability and emotional support, and a path out of homelessness.

Our Client Services Manager, Andy Austin nominated The Clock Tower Sanctuary in 2018 for our #share7 campaign, donating a portion of our £20,000 fundraising total to the homeless charity. He’s continuing his support through #share77k, nominating them as one of our 10 charities. Here’s why the work they do is so important to him:

“Unfortunately homelessness continues to grow, with young adults being among the most vulnerable and likely to have had a tough start in life. So the support, facilities, activities and life-skills training The Clock Tower Sanctuary provide are vital in helping to improve their situation and make a positive move towards a life after homelessness.”

To begin our two years of fundraising for #share77k, Andy ran the Endurance Life Half Marathon across Birling Gap and Beachy Head last weekend, raising an amazing £465 for The Clock Tower Sanctuary. Search Seven donated £150 towards his fundraising total as part of our CSR programme, which supports our staff in their fundraising efforts – £250 for their first fundraising event and £150 thereafter.

On being included in our 2018 #share7 campaign, and receiving a portion of our fundraising total, Natalia Borg, The Clock Tower Sanctuary’s Development Manager said:

“The enthusiasm and compassion of the Search Seven team is second to none – we’re chuffed to have their support! The money they raise will go a long way to helping vulnerable young people in our City break away from homelessness.”

Visit The Clock Tower Sanctuary’s website for more information about the help they offer for homeless young people in Brighton.

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