Last year we joined forces with the British Airways i360 as their official charity partner. The team have pledged to help us raise funds and awareness of our work across the city and they’re certainly delivering on their promise…
Fundraising for youth work.
First up – The events team raised an incredible £500 for us over Christmas from their cloakroom donation collection box. We will put these funds directly towards detached youth work – getting out there on the streets to help young people identify and articulate the challenges that are facing them.
A new freezer for CHOMP lunch club.
Secondly was the donation of a brand new freezer – an item the BAi360 team no longer needed, but was exactly what Chomp Club in Bevendean were after.
Chomp is a lunch and activity club for children and families who struggle to eat well during the school holidays. Latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show record levels of poverty in working families and there are many low-income familes that are struggling in Bevendean. The Chomp Club, held at the Salvation Army on Leybourne Road, is a lifeline.
The recipients were thrilled, saying “having our own freezer will make a massive difference to us. Our food is donated by FareShare Sussex and this means we can keep it separate from the other groups at the venue and have space to store everything”.
Thanks British Airways i360 for your ongoing support!