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Collecting items for 'Brighton in Need' this Christmas

Collecting items for ‘Brighton in Need’ this Christmas

Brighton in needThis year BACA is supporting Brighton in Need – a local charity who put together basic survival packs for people sleeping rough in the city. The charity launched last Christmas when they donated 32 ready-made rucksacks full of essential items to Brighton’s rough sleepers.  In January 50 more packs were delivered.  This Christmas Brighton in Need is hoping to donate as many packs as possible.  BACA is helping this great cause by collecting the items listed below around the Christmas tree.

Please help us by bringing in any of the following items by Friday 18 December:BACA Christmas tree 2015

New OR clean and good condition second-hand items

  • Thermal knitted gloves
  • Thermal knitted hats
  • Fleece Snood/Scarf Thermal scarves
  • Fleece Jacket/Coat
  • Toiletry bag/wash bag
  • Rucksack/Back-pack
  • Sleeping mat/camping roll/yoga mat
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Stainless Steel Flask/Camping kettle
  • Adult Heavyweight Waterproof Jacket/Trouser Suit

 New clothes

  • Socks – preferably fleece thermal
  • Thermal Vest
  • Thermal Long Johns
  • Thermal knitted gloves/hats/scarves

 New food items

  • Still Bottled Mineral Water 500ml
  • Biscuit/breakfast bars
  • Instant Coffee or Hot chocolate Sachets

 Other small new items

  • Hand Warmers
  • Foot Warmers
  • Crepe Bandage/First Aid set
  • Roll-On Anti-Perspirant Deodorant
  • Shower Gel
  • Face Flannel
  • Medicated Talc
  • Handy Tissue Packs
  • Chapstick
  • Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Heavy duty dustbin bags
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush

We also want to send a big thank you to Southern Land Services for donating our Christmas tree this year!  It is a spectacular tree that has put everyone in a festive mood.