Woman sets up charity for homeless
What started as a jolly Christmas celebration with work colleagues has led one woman to set up a charity for the homeless in Brighton and Hove. After buying and giving food to a homeless man she encountered, Lydia Sinclair from Henfield in West Sussex was so shocked by the number of people she saw on the streets of Brighton, that she was spurred into action and launched a week long appeal on Facebook for sleeping bags and warm clothes. The response was so overwhelming that the first drop included 32 packs made up of essentials such as brand new sleeping bags, coats, roll mats, warm hats, gloves, jumpers, and certain non-perishable food items. Indeed the donations just continued to roll in that Lydia, who runs a recruitment business, has even been able to donate supplies to shelters and drop-in centres all over the city. As they say, Charity is not just for Christmas it’s for life. Lydia intends to continue the good work and has now registered Brighton in Need as a charity.