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Soul of the City Choir

Posted on 18th April 2019 by

We are delighted to be Soul of the City‘s charity partner for the year. It’s wonderful to be linking with such a dynamic, inclusive, like-minded organisation that brings people and communities together to enjoy singing, have fun and improve wellbeing. In our befriending and social prescribing work to connect people to reduce isolation and loneliness, we believe no one should be isolated or feel lonely in a city as active, vibrant and positive as ours.

Check out the choir’s awesome cover of ‘Shake it Out’ by Florence & The Machine:


Soul of the City Choir – Shake it Out from Tilt on Vimeo.

Follow Soul of the City Choir on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Fundraising partnerships

Posted on 11th April 2019 by
Chatty Bus at University of Sussex

Brighton & Hove Buses ‘Chatty Bus’ launch at University of Sussex

We’re really delighted to announce fundraising partnerships with these like-minded local organisations for our 20th anniversary year!

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Changes ahead

Posted on 11th April 2019 by
Jo with Business Women of the Year award

Jo Crease, CEO

Over the next few months, Impetus is reshaping its work to respond to growing demand and the challenges of a fast-changing city. This will include focusing our work on tackling and preventing isolation and loneliness.

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Supporting and Fundraising – December update

Posted on 20th December 2018 by

Cakes

Easy fundraising
Some of our supporters are keen to develop easy and fun ways to fundraise; such as bake-offs, cake sales, coffee mornings, clothes swaps, quiz nights, dining evenings, hosting film viewings and ‘Strictly’ gatherings. Even organising birthday celebrations asking friends to make a donation instead of presents. All these ideas are brilliant and we do have a Supporter Ideas help sheet which is available to download.

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The Impetus Winter Reception

Posted on 20th December 2018 by

We were delighted to welcome over 100 guests to our Winter Reception at the Fabrica Gallery on Thursday 13 December 2018. We organised the celebratory event to also raise awareness and support of Impetus’ vital work and services to reduce loneliness and isolation in our city.

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The Brighton Summit

Posted on 15th October 2018 by

People at Brighton Summit

Over 350 Brighton businesses, charities and larger organisations came together on Friday 12 October for the Brighton Summit – Look Up. Jo Crease, Impetus Chief Executive, attended the event.

Attendees went along for a fully-immersive learning and networking day. Jo left with ideas, contacts and strategies for growing Impetus’ work in Brighton and Hove.

Jo commented:

“It was a very inspiring day with thought-provoking speaker sessions, expert workshops and plenty of networking.”

Supporting and Fundraising Update

Posted on 4th October 2018 by

Karen Hunter

Over the last couple of months I’ve met and been inspired by supporters championing Brighton & Hove Impetus in innovative ways to raise awareness and funds.

Easy fundraising

Some of our supporters are keen to develop easy and fun ways to fundraise; such as bake-offs, cake sales, coffee mornings, clothes swaps, quiz nights, dining evenings, hosting film viewings and ‘Strictly’ gatherings. Even organising birthday celebrations asking friends to make a donation instead of presents. All these ideas are brilliant and we do have a Supporter Ideas help sheet which is available to download here.

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Connecting with Nature – Impetus Away Day 2018

Posted on 19th July 2018 by

Impetus staff under a tree

Earlier this week, Impetus staff ventured into the South Downs for our Away Day. The day was guided by The Grow Project — specifically, directors Jo Wren and Julie Wright — which runs a variety of courses about getting outdoors, reconnecting with nature and improving wellbeing.

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Volunteer Workshops and Wellbeing Activities

Posted on 12th July 2018 by

Volunteers at cafe during wellbeing walk

Your commitment and contribution as a volunteer really makes a difference to our local communities in Brighton & Hove and to our work at Impetus. You already do so much, for which we are grateful, but we are also inviting you to get involved, socialise with others and have fun with us at our Volunteer Workshops and Wellbeing workshops.

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Welcome our new Fundraising Manager, Karen Hunter

Posted on 12th July 2018 by

Karen Hunter

Hello everyone, I’m delighted to join Brighton & Hove Impetus as Fundraising Manager. I’m inspired by our volunteer-led charity blazing a trail for people-power; connecting people to reduce isolation and improve health and wellbeing by providing invaluable community support services across Brighton & Hove.

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