Donating 10K to Off The Fence

December 20th, 2022

Brewers have been proud supporters of this incredible charity for a number of years. To help with their most recent refurbishment project, we have donated £10,000 of decorating supplies to help them continue their crucial work.

About Off The Fence:

For over 20 years, Off The Fence’s vision has been to see an end to social and spiritual poverty in Brighton and Hove.

In 1993, CEO Paul Young responded to the question, 

“When are Christians going to get off the fence and do something about social poverty?” 

This was when he and his wife, Wendy, made the decision to go out into the streets of Brighton and Hove to help the most marginalised and vulnerable in the city. Paul started out with one friend, speaking with the homeless, guiding them to areas and services in the city where they could receive help.

This team of two soon turned into a team of four. Eventually, seventy volunteers from across a range of local churches and different denominations joined them, all with the goal of caring for, and saving the lives of those who were falling through the cracks of society.

Gateway Women’s Centre Building Appeal:

As a part of Off The Fence, Gateway Women’s Centre provides a welcoming, safe space for women going through a time of crisis or emotional difficulty.

The building occupied by Gateway in Station Road, Portslade, has been put up for sale by its owners which will influence their ability to provide the core services that we provide currently to more than 100 women. 

Therefore, Off The Fence have launched a capital appeal to enable them to secure the Gateway Project for the future. £83,000 is required for the renovations of the building so Brewers were honoured to be able to contribute towards this.

To find out more about the appeal, please click here.