A brief window into the work that Crossover does on the streets. As filmed by Inger Woodcock.
Trialed on Sunday 9th, an early morning breakfast was hosted by Crossover for the rough sleepers at Circus Street. This proved so successful that Crossover decided to continue trialling this over the coming months and see how it develops.
Currently there is a seven-church night shelter, which hosts around 15 rough sleepers which provides them breakfast. When this ceases at the end of Winter (March) there will be no replacement for Sunday breakfasts for those guests. Crossover will be the only food run on a Sunday daytime. Not having food runs over the weekends can prove dangerous, particularly for substance users, a Sunday morning Breakfast may just save a life!
For further information on this, or any other Crossover project – please do contact us on the contact page or donate to help fund the work we do. Thank-you.
It’s that wonderful time of the year again! We’ve been incredibly touched by the volume of volunteers willing to help out at our Christmas events across the festive period – so a massive thank-you from Crossover.
If you would still like to help, we aren’t looking for volunteers, but you can still contribute by bringing a gift for a homeless person. It could well be the only gift that they receive this Christmas. If you would like to get involved, please purchase a present and bring to St. Peter’s church on December 23rd or 24th and we’ll give it to someone in need on Christmas day.
If you would like more information on this, or any of the Crossover projects – please do get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.
This Christmas, Crossover Brighton will run their annual carvery on Christmas day for the homeless or needy. This event usually feeds around 80 people with a proper Christmas lunch. They also run two additional drop-in sessions on the 26th and 27th of December. These drop-in’s will be a day of relaxing for the guests, with a big-screen movie and snacks provided.
The Crossover team have to work hard in order to put on these events over the festive season and they are always looking for support. If you can lend a hand by filling any of the needs below – please don’t hesitate to contact us using the contact page:
- Taxi drivers to sheuffer people to and from the events (25th, 26th, 27th December)
- Set-up and set-down (26th and 27th December)
- Servers and helpers (26th and 27th December)
- Donations (you can donate online here)
Thanks for your help and support!
Our project manager, David Bolton was filmed for a interview that has now been featured on a local website which discusses the issues of homelessness in Brighton and Hove. The website, “Homeless – Brighton’s Invisible Community” features some great articles and figures about the needy in the city of Brighton.
Crossover have now been featured in various media forms across the city (and beyond!) as an example of people reaching out to the needy in our city of Brighton. The latest article, by Sandra Christofi on her local website which discusses the issues of homelessness in Brighton and Hove. The website, “Homeless – Brighton’s Invisible Community” now features a dedicated article surrounding Crossover and the 3:16 team.
Sandra Christofi writes:
People attending the event [Saturday afternoon street feeding] were relaxed and openly expressed their gratitude for the team putting up this weekly service. Diane, who has been attending events organised by St Peter’s Church and Mr Bolton’s team for years, said this was a great social experience that gave her the chance not only to meet new people, but also to get advice and support.
Diane said: “I think they are marvellous, they really are. They keep us going. A lot of people are going through hard times at the moment, and if you’ve got a problem, you can come to them, which is great help when you are on your own. I can’t say enough for them.”
Similarly, recently made homeless Simone said she wouldn’t know where she would be now had it not been for Mr Bolton and his team of volunteers supporting her and her husband through these difficult times.
The event also attracted the attention of passers-by, who were impressed by the care, hard work, and quality of service provided by the team.
Umain, an engineering graduate from the University of Sussex passing by at the time of the event, praised the project and expressed his interest in supporting it by volunteering, adding that what the team was doing was ‘remarkable’.
He said: “I think it’s a pretty good project, there should be more social projects like this. These (homeless) people are not useless, they definitely have a role in society and we should all do something to help them.”
You can read the the full article here: Crossover Article.