As part of its work with the community, the local water company offers four annual regional grants to charities across Isle of Wight, Sussex, Hampshire and Kent.
It is delighted to announce homeless charity ‘Off The Fence’ is the chosen charity for East Sussex.
The money will help support the charity’s “Hygiene for All” project, which aims to assist the homeless with their hygiene, an essential element to improve health and wellbeing.
The water company is helping fund the charity’s hygiene van, mobile shower and laundry vans with the hope this will lead to a long-term project to support the homeless in the city for as long as it is needed.
Donna Williamson, Corporate Fundraiser for Off The Fence said:
“Off The Fence is honoured to have Southern Water as a partner in our Hygiene for All project. Their support will have a profound impact on the homeless community in Brighton & Hove.”
Beverley Thompson, community campaigns and engagement manager for Southern Water added:
“This is an incredible charity that helps the homeless in our community, and addresses some of the issue surrounding homelessness.
“We’re delighted to be working – and supporting its ‘Hygiene for All’ project which aims to ensure the homeless community always have access to their most basic need – hygiene.”
As well as helping to fund the hygiene van, mobile shower and laundry vans, Southern Water employees will have the opportunity to volunteer and spend time in the vans, visiting different areas of Brighton and Hove, providing the homeless with access to immediate hygiene facilities.
The charity helps homeless men, women and young people in Brighton and Hove. The mobile laundry vans provide the homeless with opportunities to look and feel better, while also providing individuals with further, everyday support.