Our homeless apostolate “Cherubs Kitchen” will be donating its Sunday Lunch profits for the month of February to Sussex Homeless Support CIO’s NEW homeless Mobile Bus Night Shelter (see video below)! The converted double-decker bus with births for twelve sleepers is designed to provide warmth and safety for rough sleepers of the city complimenting the Brighton & Hove Churches Winter Night Shelter, run by fifteen partner churches of different denominations across the city taking in those experiencing homelessness during the winter months making up the shortfall for the lack of only occasional Council provision.
The Mobile Shelter needs funds to cover the cost of fuel for running the bus and its generator to keep the guests warm! Also to provide a warming evening meal, tea & coffee and other refreshments, as well as fresh supplies of underwear and socks, gloves, coats and hats etc. The bus goes out every evening at 8pm meeting guests at one of the St Vincent de Paul soup runs, taking them in for the night and then sending them off with or to breakfast in the morning. Volunteers drive and welcome the guests and keep the guests company overnight.
Our own Fr Jerome will be overseeing our apprentices as they prepare, cook and serve the roast lunches. Every Wednesday, Father gives half of his day off (from Cherubs) and continues to cook the 100+ meals served at The Hub homeless drop in with our host and partners in the project, the Salvation Army Brighton Corps. This coming Sunday (4th Feb) is Father Jerome’s birthday and he has launched a campaign on Facebook to raise funds for The Hub to help toward the costs of catering supplies and improve the services and facilities we can offer our guests e.g. computer and internet access.
With Majors Elizabeth and Mike Lloyd, Fr Jerome has been networking with other homeless support projects to collaborate and provide more services for The Hub’s guests and before Christmas the Morley Street Surgery visited The Hub to provide free flu vaccinations and this past Wednesday a dental nurse visited. We hope soon to have a regular barber too! We ‘re always in need of volunteers… feel free to contact Fr Jerome!
Alternatively, cheques may be made payable to:
The Most Reverend Jerome Lloyd
c/o 40a Roundhill Crescent, Brighton, England BN2 3FR