Local charity ‘Bright For Good’ is helping the homeless through photography
A collection of local professional photographers and printers have come together to raise money for the Clock Tower Sanctuary, a charitable organisation that raises money for homeless young people in Brighton and Hove.
Those who donate their work to Bright For Good are selling their professional photographs and prints for a fraction of their usual cost, donating 100% of all fees to support 16-25 year olds suffering this winter from homelessness. Photographs and prints are on sale for just £12. £10 of which goes directly to the Clock Tower Sanctuary, whilst the remaining £2 covers printing and handling which is being provided by Colourstream Brighton, who are generously working at cost price.
A picturesque depiction of West Pier’s skeletal frame taken by John White is available for purchase:
“Brighton has always stood for something more than just a place to live. It’s a place to be, somewhere to be proud of, something to take part in.”
As the temperature rapidly drops and the winter gets bitterly cold, there is great concern for those who sleep on the streets during this time of year. The artists collaborating to raise money state, “Our hope is that by giving something of our own to those who live in Brighton, we can bring out the best of us all and give something to those who need it most.”
Christmas is a particularly difficult time for those living on the streets, with recent research conducted by housing charity Shelter, revealing that Brighton & Hove is the worst city for homelessness in young people.
It is believed that there will be nearly 2000 young people spending Christmas on the streets.
Bright For Good have collectively raised over £850 through the selling of the stunning photographs and prints that depict some of the natural beauty of Brighton & Hove.
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Funds from photography and print sales will go towards protecting a vulnerable young person from the cold. The Clock Tower Sanctuary have also launches Just Giving page to allow residents to donate directly.
The charity state that just £10 could pay for “a young person to have a hot shower, wash their clothes and eat a nutritious hot meal.”
Bright For Good claim that “we appreciate that many people have other causes close to their own heart. If that’s the case all we would ask is that you share this page so that others can have the opportunity to choose too.”
All the stunning prints available for purchase can be viewed here.