So after I finished work last night at The Grand, I walked the streets of Brighton for a couple of hours with the volunteer crew of the Christmas Giveaway Brighton in Need organised by the awesome Lydia, who gave out sleeping bags, roll mats, coats and rucksacks filled with survival goodies such as toothpaste, toothbrush, heated hand packs, socks, hats and gloves as well as Christmas opening times info for the homeless charity First Base. Everything on the drop has been donated by the kind people of Sussex and the master plan pulled together by Lydia herself.
There was a few emotional moments but the most humbling bit for me was when Lydia gave a sleeping bag and rucksack to Nick on North Street and he asked what was in it. Lydia explained and he said to take the hat and gloves back as someone had brought him a hat earlier today and his own gloves were fine. I welled up big time! So here’s a quick pic of the volunteer crew by the station and the very selfless Nick.
Full blog post coming shortly.