Brighton community group to help relieve ‘strain’ on abuse survivors and homeless with city-wide secret Santa

Brighton Girl - an online community for women living in Brighton- has launched a new, city-wide secret Santa campaign to help bring gifts to the less fortunate members of the community.

Thursday, 12th December 2019, 4:12 pm
Updated Thursday, 12th December 2019, 4:23 pm
Brighton Girl have organised a city-wide secret Santa to help take the strain off the homeless

The campaign - dubbed The Big Wrap by organisers - will allow the people of Brighton to donate gifts at drop-off points like The Brunswick, the coffee corner, Old Albion and the newly re-opened Winter Foragers until December 18.

Once the donation drive is finished, The Big Wrap will conclude with a huge community gift wrapping party at the Marwood bar and Coffee House on December 18, starting at 6.30pm and finishing at 9.30pm.

The party is free to attend and everyone is welcome to come along, listen to music, enjoy the food and help wrap the donations.

Once wrapped up and ready, the donations will be sent off to support three local charities: Sussex Homeless support, Survivor’s Network and Rise.

Pippa Moyle, the founder of Brighton Girl, was inspired to start the initiative to make sure no one goes without a gift this Christmas.

She said: “I’ve witnessed the strain that Christmas can have on families, homeless people and abuse survivors. Our Big Wrap is a small gesture to show people facing hard times that our city is here to support them. Brighton Girl has made such a positive impact on the lives of thousands of women and this is the perfect opportunity to extend our support network to the wider community.”

Brighton Girl is a community group which aims to help women living in Brighton to find their feet, make friends and socialise in the city. With more than 6,000 members on Facebook, the group organises monthly drinks and coffee meet ups, days out, and a range of other events to help Brighton women stay busy and keep having fun. To find out more about them and for a full list of drop-off points for The Big Wrap, visit their web site.