Clients are helped to come off the streets
Brighton & Hove based charity Off The Fence are this year celebrating 20 years of serving the city.
Started in 1997 by Paul and Wendy Young along with a few volunteers from around the area, Off The Fence was founded with a vision to end social and spiritual poverty in the lives of vulnerable people.
MPs Peter Kyle and Caroline Lucas, right, flank CAP manager Sue Stone
An event hosted by the Brighton Light Trust at Holland Road Baptist Church on Saturday 7 May, brought together four charities which work with the poor, the hungry and the homeless.
Jeri-lee Kenny, a local volunteer with Christians Against Poverty, said, “There are a variety of great charities operating in the streets of Brighton and Hove, 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’.
Standing together: Aisling with parents Caroline and Jeremy Hubert
Many young women of 22 might have a student loan of around £30,000, but live in the assurance that they have years to pay it off.
Aisling Hubert, however, has been landed with court costs of £50,000, for taking on the might of the State over the rights of the unborn child.
The children on a Brighton estate have returned to a very different school after their summer holidays.
For Whitehawk Primary School was third bottom of over 7,000 of the OFSTED assessed schools and was put into ‘special measures’, after inspectors judged that it had not achieved acceptable standards.
Back row (left to right): Artan Ramaj, Mina Mall, Mark Allwright, Miljard Gosturani, Denise Mazzoleni, Julie Williams
Middle Row: Aurora Sang, Giovanni Siragusa, Hannah Howgill, Jackie Gray, Genevieve Fox, Yasmin Frampton, Rebekah Tonge, Joy Dawes, Karin Smale
Front row: Melchiorree Ficano, Thomas Curryer, Michele Steffieri, Daniele Gremito, Genzi Zeka, Ergys Gjoka, Tyler Evenson
Mark Allwright reports on an exciting joint venture between Sussex and Albanian churches
In September a combined team from Centre Church (from Burgess Hill and Brighton Campuses) and from The IBTI (International Bible training Institute) went on a mission trip to Albania led by Tyler Evenson. Ultimately, the aim of the trip was to support and encourage a church and church plant, in the areas of Institut and Bathore in the capital, Tirana.
CROWDS FLOCKED to see Open Air Campaigners use their creative skills to tell the story of the Gospel at the Brighton Festival Fringe.
Among the crowds at the May event was a lone man who ‘lingered’ to hear more following a presentation, according to Phillip Deuk, Community Chaplain of Holland Road Baptist Church in Hove.
One of God’s SWAT teams – left to right: Sara, Mark, Vanessa, Andy, Rosie, Eve and Paul. Rodney Shotter is sitting on the floor
in the middle
Meet the healing team who could pitch up at a car boot sale near you
WITH THEIR BEATIFIC SMILES AND SENSIBLE SHOES, YOU WOULD BE FORGIVEN FOR THINKING THAT THIS GROUP OF MIDDLE-AGED CHURCHGOERS IS HARMLESS.
And you would be so wrong. In fact, they are one of God’s spiritual SWAT teams, keen to right wrongs inflicted on their fellow man by the powers of darkness.