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.