Brighton Magazine

The Brighton Magazine

Selected Brighton Magazine Article

Tuesday 04 December 2018

Brighton & Hove Greens Launch Reverse Advent Calendar Campaign In Support Of Local Charities

Last weekend Brighton & Hove Green Party began collecting donations of clothes, food and toiletries for a range of local charitable organisations which support the city's most vulnerable residents

The Reverse Advent Calendar campaign is returning for a second year, after a hugely successful first run last Christmas. 

Green Party of England and Wales co-leader Jonathan Bartley visited Brighton to launch this year's campaign alongside MP Caroline Lucas and the local Greens. 

The charities which the Reverse Advent Calendar will support this year are: Brighton Women's Centre, Voices in Exile, Whitehawk Food Bank, Off The Fence, and Bevendean Food bank.

Britain's largest food bank charity, The Trussell Trust, has said it is expecting its busiest month ever in the run up to Christmas, with more and more families finding themselves unable to afford their basic needs. 


Caroline Lucas, the Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion, said: 

"Last Christmas we asked local residents across Brighton and Hove for donations of food, clothes and toiletries to support those most in need at Christmas, and the response was overwhelming. Sadly, we are a year on and there are still so many in need of support.

"So this year we are running the Reverse Advent Calendar campaign once again, working with more fantastic charities in the city. 

"We must continue to fight for a future where no one has to use a food bank, but in the meantime, there are small things we can do that make a big difference.  

"At this time of year it is vital that we come together to support those most vulnerable in our communities.

"If you can spare anything at all for those in need this Christmas – please be part of our campaign."

As well as the homeless, the charities receiving donations from this year's campaign will support refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable women.

The local Green Party office on Surrey Street, Brighton, will be accepting donations until the 20th December. If you would like to donate any items, the wish list can be found here: 

by: Mike Cobley




Share    


Barns Courtney had started his musical journey as part of indie bands, SleeperCell and Dive Bella Dive. He then toured as a singer/songwriter, opening for Libertine Carl Barat but paid the bills by working at PC World. 
Credit Graham_Macindoe

On September 3, 2017, director Mike Mills emailed Matt Berninger (The National's frontman) to introduce himself and in very short order, the most ambitious project of the National's nearly 20-year career was born and plans for a hard-earned vacation died. 

As Brighton Festival 2019 entered its second (and middle) week, reviewer Simon Turner attended the opening performance of Superhoe, at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.

To emphasise just how much they are into his new show, Rich Hall's Hoedown, the American comedian's many fans are turning up at venues dressed in a full cowboy hat and cowboy boot ensemble. 
Credit Chris Saunders

This year is a landmark year for songwriter Richard Hawley. Not only is he due to release his eighth studio album, Further, but a musical based on a collection of his songs opens in his hometown of Sheffield. 
Credit: Kasia Rucinska & Andrezj Strazalkowski

“If we can't imagine a positive future, how on earth could we possibly create one?” - Lucy Neal.

Artist Pete McKee, who opens a pop-up gallery in Brighton, this summer, has announced details of his latest book, Council Skies.

In October 1980 three musicians took to the stage in their hometown of Bradford to play a gig under the name New Model Army.

Local artist Jamie McCartney is exhibiting works at the Design Renaissance Gallery in Hove, for the month of May to coincide with Artist Open Houses and Brighton Festival.

Imagine what life would be like in Brighton following a nuclear attack on the UK? The chaos, the anguish, the resilience ..

This month's, Brighton Festival, the largest annual, curated multi-arts festival in England, announces a new partnership with Worthing Theatres. This move sees three events brought to Pavilion Theatre.

Kneehigh's Production of Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) at Theatre Royal Brighton was to an extent engaging in semi-unusual ways. 

This Saturday, Without Walls and Brighton Festival bring a day of eclectic outdoor performances that address the urgent political and social issues of our time.
Credit David Bracey

Last Saturday Brighton Festival 2019 launched with a riot of colour and creativity as thousands of children took to the streets in elaborate and impressive costume for the annual Children's Parade.

Archive search

Search our archives for what's on and gone for the best of this city's theatre music comedy news and much more...







Organising a conference or event in Brighton?
See our Brighton Conference section.
Brighton web design by ...ntd