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‘Wired for Sound’ fundraiser event: a bit about the 2nd of your nominated charities – FareShare Brighton and Hove

Following on from last week's blog post about our ‘Wired for Sound‘ event's first nominated charity I’d like to present a bit more detail about the 2nd local charity in which our DJ competition and social will be supporting;  ‘FareShare Brighton and Hove‘:

FareShare Brighton and Hove: Fighting Hunger, Tackling Food Waste and Improving People’s Chances.

At FareShare Brighton and Hove we do three amazing things. Firstly we tackle food waste by collecting quality surplus food from the food industry and saving it from landfill. With this food we help support over 50 organisations in the Brighton, Hove, Worthing and Lewes areas who serve some 3800 of societies most vulnerable people, increasing access to healthy food across the community.

Without the food we deliver 60% of the projects we serve would be unable to provide their food services at all and for the others it would have a dramatic impact on their financial situation. In 2012 we delivered a whopping 305 tonnes of food saving projects over 1.1million pounds! 

In addition to reducing food poverty and tackling waste FareShare Brighton and Hove aim to improve people’s life chances. We offer positive sustainable volunteering opportunities, enabling and empowering volunteers to gain work experience as well as personal and social skills. We recruit a large number of our volunteers from the projects we deliver food to with the aim of helping people from food handouts into work.

We are very cost effective as a charity with every £1 we receive being transformed into 7 meals being distributed and 8 minutes of volunteering opportunities including training, travel expenses and support. We hope to expand and deliver not only more food but more to more projects in 2013 and this means that to fuel the vans, to train the volunteers, to meet the demand of more hungry people in society we greatly need your support


Phone: 01273 671111

Registered charity number - 1093245

I hope to see you at ‘Wired for Sound‘ on 23rd February.  Do contact me in the meantime if your company would like to sponsor the event, or for further details or information regarding the charities or the event itself.

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