The newly elected Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Alexander Phillips, has chosen Sussex Nightstop as one of the 20 charities she will be supporting during her Mayoral Year.
Brighton-based Sussex Nightstop provides a safety net for young, vulnerable people aged between 16-25 years of age who are at risk of becoming homeless by providing emergency accommodation in the homes of Volunteer Hosts.
Commenting being selected as one of the Mayor’s charities, Sussex Nightstop’s Executive Director, Alison Marino said: “It is an honour to be recognised and chosen as one of the Mayor’s 2019 charities.
“Sussex Nightstop enables the community to respond to the issue of homelessness amongst young people – every night a young person stays with one of our Volunteer Hosts is a night where they are safe from the risks and precariousness of rough-sleeping or sofa-surfing. Being selected as a Mayor’s Charity for 2019-2020 is a privilege. It provides us with the platform to help raise awareness of the issue of youth homelessness and fundraising through the Mayor’s Charity events will enable us to invest further in the recruitment and training of new volunteer hosts – enabling us to grow both in numbers and the range of young people we can support.”
Each year, The Mayor of the City actively supports a range of charities which operate in Brighton & Hove, specifically servicing the local community and helping to improve the lives of residents in the City. Alongside Sussex Nightstop, the other chosen charities are Allsorts, BHT, Brighton’s Women’s Centre, CRUSE, Grace Eyre, Oasis Project, RISE, Survivor’s Network, Sustrans, Whoopsadaisy, Amaze, Brighton Table Tennis Club, Clock Town Sanctuary, Extratime, Hummingbird Project, Off The Fence, Rockinghorse and The Martlets.