Homeless charity welcome Albion donation

A donation of food by the club has been gratefully received by Sussex Homeless Support.

By Bruce Talbot • 19 March 2020

The club donated the food that would have been used in hospitality areas when last Saturday’s Premier League game against Arsenal at the Amex was postponed because of the coronavirus.

Jim Deans, of Sussex Homeless Support, said, “It was better than the food the supporters get to be honest!

“It was more like the food the VIPs get – posh sandwiches, coleslaw, strawberries, all the things we couldn’t afford to buy if we’re honest. We got the lot.

"Some of the guys asked us ‘what is that?’ because they were not used to some of the food we gave to them. I can’t think of a better place for the food to end up than helping the homeless community in Brighton.”

Albion have helped Sussex Homeless Support in the past, as Jim explained.

“The football club and American Express donated 400 blankets at the start of the winter, so they know us well. They contacted us early last Friday when they knew the Arsenal game was postponed and by the afternoon it was with us and was served on Sunday at our soup kitchen by the clock tower in Brighton.”

To find out more about Sussex Homeless Support and how you can help click here.