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Brighton Half Marathon: Running for a cause

Posted on 17th February 2018 by

Chloe

“Running is my thing,” says Chloe. An Advocate for Brighton & Hove Impetus, she is taking on The Grand Brighton Half Marathon next Sunday, 25 February, and raising funds for the charity.

The Brighton Half is one of the UK’s most popular races and is celebrating its 28th year in 2018. One of the first major halfs in the running calendar, it is now also one of the largest running events in the south east, with its iconic finish along the seafront on Madeira Drive.

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Coffee Companions

Posted on 14th December 2017 by

coffee companions drinks mat

One of our volunteers is setting up a Coffee Companions group. Participants use Chat Mats to let other people know if they would like some company with their cup of coffee. It is an easy way to make conversation and meet new friends.

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Still need to do your Christmas shopping online? Why not Give as You Live?

Posted on 14th December 2017 by

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Still got Christmas shopping to do? Give as you Live is a free application that allows you to shop online and help raise money for charity. You don’t pay any extra for the items you would normally buy, but a portion of each purchase will come to us at Brighton & Hove Impetus. Discount voucher codes are also available for John Lewis, M&S, Amazon and Etsy.

Sign up today and help us raise money to help us to connect with more people in Brighton & Hove to reduce isolation and improve wellbeing.

Connect 4 Loneliness Campaign – update

Posted on 14th December 2017 by

Our Connect 4 Loneliness Campaign continues into January so there’s still time to get involved! We’ve had a great time at our events so far, here’s just a selection of pics:

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‘Connect 4′ Loneliness Campaign – coming soon!

Posted on 28th September 2017 by

Connect 4 Loneliness Campaign logo

Brighton and Hove has one of the highest rates of loneliness in the UK.

Loneliness affects people of every race, age, and gender at any time of the year, but some people feel lonely each and every day. Not having anyone to connect with can have a devastating impact on these people’s lives.

In response, we are launching the ‘Connect 4′ Loneliness Campaign on 30th October this year.

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Calling all artists

Posted on 20th September 2017 by
card designs

Photo Credit: stratoz Flickr via Compfight cc – cropped

Are you a budding or established artist? We’re holding an Art Competition, the winners of which will have their pieces reproduced (with your permission) for Impetus greetings cards. There are 4 categories: Under 16s, Brighton and Hove, Winter theme and Loneliness and isolation.

Your artwork can use any of the following mediums: photography, paintings, drawings, digital art, typography (poems etc.). It should be produced at 5″ wide x 7″ high (127 x 178 mm).

Entries will be displayed at our Winter Festival event, 2 December, at The Brunswick. Closing date for entries is Monday 20 November 2017. Please post your entries, including your name and contact details, to: Art competition, Impetus, Intergen House, 65-67 Western Road, Hove, BN3 2JQ.

Contact Toni Slater or Seb Feast for more details:
toni.slater@bh-impetus.org / seb.feast@bh-impetus.org

Yellow Rose campaign boost

Posted on 15th September 2017 by

Yellow Rose frame at Pride day

Our annual Yellow Rose campaign, promoting the power of friendship, inclusion and community and raising awareness of the issue of isolation in Brighton & Hove, ran throughout August and gave us a significant boost.

The campaign galvanised hundreds of supporters using #YellowRose on social media and raised more than £350. We also gained ten new volunteer sign ups. So a huge thank you to everyone who gave their support.

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We are expanding our Community Navigation service across Brighton & Hove

Posted on 30th August 2017 by

Chrissie CN

Our Community Navigation service is set to expand its reach to all GP surgeries across the city. The service allows GP’s and other staff in surgeries to refer isolated patients, who our service Coordinators work with to identify what support they need. Community Navigators are trained volunteers with previous experience of supporting people who then help the person to access essential local groups and services.

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Presentation of Certificate of Appreciation to local businesses

Posted on 24th August 2017 by

Warren and Angie - Crumpetty Tree, Nico - Morelli Zorelli, Tristan - Hells Kitchen

Fundraising Manager, Alex Mackain-Bremner, presented Certificates of Appreciation to local businesses for their support of the community picnic we hosted in Palmeira Square Gardens, Hove, 17 June. Pictured here is Alex with (clockwise) Warren and Angie at the Crumpetty Tree café, Tristan at Hells Kitchen deli and Nico at Morelli Zorelli.

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